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WiFi Finder Speeds Up Hotspot Locating

Jul 30, 2008
WiFi internet connectivity has become something that many people have come to rely on throughout their day to provide them with wireless access to the web, and when they suddenly are without a WiFi connection, some just feel lost.

Devices that are enabled for wireless mobile networking, such as personal digital assistants, PDAs and laptops generally have some type of built-in function that will indicate when there is an WiFi hotspot available to connect to. However, there are some laptops that have to be rebooted in order to get a correct reading of the WiFi network availability, which can be a significant hassle when trying to simply make a quick connection to check on email or connect to the office network to grab a file. A dedicated WiFi locator can remove the hassle and make the whole process much simpler and stress-free.

There are currently just a few models of WiFi finder devices to choose from on the market. But with the continual rise in popularity of WiFi networks, there will undoubtedly be a wider selection of them in the future. The WiFi hotspot detecting units are all small and lightweight, making them easy for travelers to take with them wherever they go.

There are currently just a few models of WiFi finder devices to choose from on the market. But with the continual rise in popularity of WiFi networks, there will undoubtedly be a wider selection of them in the future. The WiFi hotspot detecting units are all small and lightweight, making them easy for travelers to take with them wherever they go.

These devices are primarily geared toward sniffing out the free WiFi access points, although there are some models that will also indicate the presence of hotspots that are available on a pay-per-use basis. The WiFi locators can be attached to a keychain, to the zipper-pull of a briefcase, laptop case or can be carried conveniently in a pocket or purse. This makes them quick and very easy to grab and put them to work to locate wireless access points. So, without even taking your laptop out of it's case, let alone booting it up, you will be able to know if you have a good signal that you will be able to use to get online.

With a portable WiFi locator, you simply push the button on the device to activate its WiFi locating capability. There are lights that sweep across a small display to indicate that it is busy seeking out a signal. When the signal is found, the lights will show how strong the signal is. You can easily move around a room that has WiFi wireless hotspots and check the signal strength so that you can choose the best area in which to settle in and get to work on your laptop.

These small WiFi finder units should be a companion device for anyone who is often out in public areas, or who travels a great deal, yet still needs to be able to get connected to the internet. These finders come in especially handy when you just don't have time to waste and want to find your hotspot as quickly as possible.
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