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#1 duffsparky

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

Hi All,

 

As part of and following on from these topics:-

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/454019/accessing-btfon-using-wireless-dsl-router/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/479651/general-wireless-network-connection/?p=2980825

 

Can anyone tell me if there is a way of scanning for wireless networks, from an XP Pro PC that is connected to a wireless router via ethernet cable. I want to find something other than the devices own software.

 

I know I can use the WDS scan facility found in Telnet but idealy I'm looking for something else, perhaps with  GUI?

 

Many thanks.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

DD-WRT Does this

 

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

Thanks Sneakycyber for the suggestion.

 

The Wivis software appears to only run through dd-WRT or OpenWRT. The unit I wish to use is a modem-router and although it has a Broadcom chip (BCD63568), it would appear that it is not possible to run either dd-wrt or openWRT on it. 

 

If it were possible to decouple(?) the modem part of the device then the storey might be different.


Edited by duffsparky, 26 February 2013 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

DD-WRT does support PPOE and Cable but it depends on the router.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

DD-WRT does support PPOE and Cable but it depends on the router.

Sorry I don't know enough about the subject to know what or how your comment would affect what I am after.

 

I have, however, installed dd-WRT v24 onto a D-Link DIR615 rev d4 and the embeded Wiviz software works great except for the signal strength part, which I want; it always shows as zero even for networks I can connect to. I've ask for help with this on dd-WRT forum and I'm just waiting for a reply, then hopefully I'll be sorted.

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

If it were possible to decouple(?) the modem part of the device then the storey might be different.

Thats why I posted that its compatible with PPOE A type of DSL or DIAL up Modem/router and Cable Modems/Routers. It all would depend on the Model router you have if DD-WRT will run and what features it will have. There are other options to DD-WRT List Of Wireles Router Firmware Projects I just happen to have experience with DD-WRT exclusively

Edited by Sneakycyber, 17 March 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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