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The title pretty much says it all. Does anyone know of a good replacement for windows XP's "View available wireless networks"?

I know of NetStumbler and the like, but I'd like something which can be integrated instead of Windows network manager.

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Is this a laptop? – Dave M Jan 4 '10 at 13:32
Uhmm, is what a laptop ? Yes, I'm using a laptop, why ? – Rook Jan 4 '10 at 20:07

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I would suggest checking the manufacturer's website of your laptop or wireless thingymebob. Nearly all new laptops I handle come bundled with some form of wireless utility from the manufacturer of the wireless hardware or the laptop. For example, the Intel hardware within a lot of the Dell Latitude models use PROSet. Asus come with their own Wireless LAN Utility, Broadcom have their own utility, Buffalo has another, the list goes on.

I think it would be better to get one intended for your specific hardware than get something generic, if you don't want to use the built-in wireless zero configuration feature.

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+1 @Kez The utility many vendors supply is excellent. The latest I have for my ThinkPad is a big improvement and manages connections very well. Also does a pretty good site survey. – Dave M Feb 19 '10 at 21:11

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