At Tipperary Institute we are preparing to teach the Cisco Wireless Fundamentals course, as part of this course we obtained a number of wifi finders so as to assess their suitability when compared to using PDA’s or laptops to locate WIFI hot spots.
What we discovered was that the laptops and PDA’s are capable of detecting the hotspots from a greater distance due to the power that they can feed to the antennae when compared to the WIFI finder. The Wifi finder however is smaller and lighter, I would describe it being the size of a credit card and about 0.5 cm in thickness. It typically detects a hot spot when you are within 10 – 15 meters of the Access Point
13 Dec 2004