WiFiKill For Android: Remove Other Devices From A Wi-Fi Network

Do you share a Wi-Fi network with someone and end up frustrated because all the bandwidth is being hogged? Well, there’s a very mean, yet effective, solution to your problem available on the Android Market right now. With WiFiKill, you can now do what should be considered the meanest thing you can do to a person using the internet; kicking them off the Wi-Fi! Normally, this is managed through a PC with admin rights to the Wi-Fi router, but WiFiKill is here to give you control, and make war as you kick people off of a Wi-Fi network so that you get the bandwidth you need. Read More

Perform Wi-Fi Connection Diagnosis With PEAP Provision Using TekWiFi

Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol or PEAP was jointly developed by Cisco, Microsoft and RSA Security in order to resolve deficiencies of EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) which is used in wireless networks and Point-to-Point connections. PEAP was designed to provide more secure authentication for 802.11 Wireless LANs. TekWiFi is a portable application that monitors your wireless connection and displays available wireless networks in reach. You can acquire diagnostic information on connected wireless networks, assigned IPs, as well as associated gateway and DNS servers. It automatically provides PEAP authentication on client side, along with diagnosis of connection problems for DNS servers, default gateway, Wi-Fi hotspot or the specified ISP homepage, which makes TekWiFi very useful. Read More

How To Share A Wi-Fi Connection With A System With No Wi-Fi Card [Ubuntu]

Sometimes you may require sharing a wireless internet connection with a computer which has no Wi-Fi adapter. Doing so can become quite tricky as the computer without a Wi-Fi card cannot be connected to a wireless router. In this post we will provide you with a quick tip to explain the procedure to share a wireless internet connection from one Ubuntu system with a Wi-Fi card (e.g. Laptop) to another Ubuntu computer which has no Wi-Fi card (e.g. a desktop PC). Read More

Connect To WiFi Networks By Scanning QR Codes With Barcode Scanner [Android]

A couple of months back, we covered WiFi Joiner – an Android app that allows you to create QR codes for WiFi access points and share them with your friends, colleagues or customers so that they may simply scan these codes to connect to the affiliated networks – eliminating the need to share long access keys. However, to scan said codes, they would need to have the same app installed on their devices. Not to undermine the functionality that WiFi Joiner provides (they were there first, after all), but it’s highly unlikely for all your Android-wielding friends to have the app on their devices. Relatively new to the Android Market, WiFi QR Code Generator works roughly the same way but, however, the QR codes it generates can be scanned with Barcode Scanner – a free app that, owing to its simplicity and effectiveness, has grown to become the default QR code scanner for a vast majority of Android users. More than 10 million downloads and counting (as of this writing) are proof positive of its popularity. Read More

TS3 Remote For Android – Monitor TeamSpeak 3 Desktop Client Over WLAN

In the beginning of the current month, the guys over at TeamSpeak Inc. released the Android variant of their group VoIP chat client in beta. Apparently, that wasn’t all they had in mind for the platform. Released to the Android Market roughly a week ago, TS3 Remote is a handy little Android tool that lets you connect to the TeamSpeak 3 client running on your computer over local WiFi and monitor whatever channel you are currently in. The app simply displays all users in the channel along with their nationality and status (mute, speaking etc.). It does not stream audio. So what’s the point? Join us after the break to find out. Read More

Disable Radio And Use Wi-Fi On Any Android Device Without Airplane Mode

Do you have an old Android device lying around in the drawer somewhere that you were contemplating on using as an Mp3 device? Stuck with an Android phone that is no longer activated? Devices in such condition can still serve the purpose of a movie or music player or are even great for surfing the internet on Wi-Fi. You must be aware that Wi-Fi and radio are at the top of the list when it comes to battery consumption, and for a device meant to be used as an Mp3 player alone, it’s not fair that the device keeps checking for a a service signal and consequently be wasting some vital battery juice. Of course there is the Airplane Mode that does that for you, but you would have to enable that option every time you turn the device on. This is where this Wi-Fi Only script comes in handy, and you have XDA-Developers forum member Condemned Soul to thank for that. The script is meant to run on any rooted Android device running any ROM.

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Analyze Wireless Network Coverage In Mac With NetSpot Survey Software

Finding out whether your Wi-Fi is properly configured and placed at location where all Wi-Fi enabled devices can easily connect to network without encountering any signal strength problems is arguably a hectic task, as you have to move around the worksite to place your WiFi devices at hotspot reachable locations. In such situation, Wi-Fi coverage analysis tools can come extremely handy to map your different worksite locations with Wi-Fi devices covered area. If you own a Mac and are looking for a way to visualize your wireless network, NetSpot is probably the best tool you can try. It’s basically a wireless survey software that lets you draw map of your workspace to not only view availability of WiFi networks but to analyze WiFi coverage as well. In addition to checking your Wi-Fi network covered area, it also help users plan in setting up Wi-fi devices, so they can access WiFi hotspots without having to move around different locations to check signal strength. Read More

Connecting To Hidden Wi-Fi Issue To Be Resolved In Mango

If you are a user of Windows Phone 7, then some of the basic issues that an Android user (and a WP7 hater) is sure to throw at you are missing features like the lack of copy paste (now resolved), ridiculously small number of apps (we are getting there, with 25k already in the Marketplace) and too much security (read inaccessibility of hidden Wi-Fi networks). On the latter you can now hold your own in any argument. Hidden Wi-Fi connectivity is finally coming to Mango! For a lot of people, it is the unavailability of such relatively small features that make Windows Phone 7 virtually impossible to use. If you are already using a beta version of the upcoming Mango update, then don't be surprised if you don't find the hidden SSID functionality on your phone. The feature has not been rolled out just yet, but will make its way to WP7 in the final Mango build. Read More

WiFi Network Backup Manager Saves And Loads WiFi Connection Settings

Configuring your wireless network settings can be quite a hassle when you have to re-configure your wireless connection after formatting your system or when an issue occurs. In many cases the wireless network is auto detected and merely requires a key to be entered for connectivity. However, sometimes the selection of the specific encryption and security type and other settings may have to be configured, which can be a bit hard to remember if you require connecting to multiple networks. For example, you might have a higher level of security settings for your Wi-Fi connection at office than at home. Instead of having to remember these numerous settings, why not save these settings for being imported later? Wi-Fi Network Backup Manager makes it easy to save and load Wi-Fi network profile settings. It allows saving an XML file of your wireless connection(s), which can be loaded in any other or the same computer (when required) to instantly load your Wi-Fi settings. Read More

Find Out The MAC Address Of Your Windows Phone 7 Device [Guide]

Media Access Control address, or MAC address as it is more commonly known as, is a way of authenticating if a device really belongs to a specific network or not. It also lets the network devices communicate with each other properly. It is your MAC address that tells your service provider if you are using a mobile device or a desktop and what sort of a device are you on. If you are a relatively advanced user then this can be pretty important for you. Unlike the previous versions of Windows for mobile phones, Windows Phone 7 lets you view your MAC address quite easily. Read More

Monitor & Manage Your Data Plan With My Data Manager For Android

My Data Manager is an efficient and useful app that controls and monitors the flow of all downloaded data on your Android device and allows you to manage all data-related settings by placing download limits on incoming data from various sources such as mobile networks, roaming plans and Wi-Fi connections. With My data manager, you can keep a track of the recent history of  data consumption by each app through a visually rich graphical interface. The app allows you to view bar and pie-chart graphical representations of said information. Read More

Wifi Syncr – Sync Files From Computer To Android Device Over WiFi

In our quest for apps, we’ve found several on the Android Market that let you remotely upload/sync files from your Android device to your computer (Sweet Home, for instance). Today, we found an app that reciprocates said function. New to the Market, Wifi Syncr is a free, easy-to-use tool that establishes a one-way sync from your computer to your device over a shared WiFi network. More specifically, the app remotely downloads files from a user-defined shared directory on your computer to one on the SD card of your device. And unlike most of the device-to-computer apps that we’ve come across so far, Wifi Syncr has proved to be the easiest to set up. More after the break. Read More

WiFi Chat – Find & Chat With Friends Over A WiFi Network [Android]

Have you ever imagined making an extensive use of the WiFi of your Android device and turn it into an online friend finder? It might sound a bit odd but with WiFi Chat, you can now find people that are present around the same WiFi access point as yours and indulge in a friendly chit-chat with them. This amazing app from Coldbeans works quite smoothly and serves as a readily available chatting platform for the users. With WiFi Chat, you can share stories, gossips and pleasantries with your friends and strangers alike without having to send text messages over your mobile network. Read More

Remote Controls Your Computer From Windows Phone 7 via WiFi

Ever wanted to use your Windows Phone 7 device as a remote control for your Windows PC? Remote for Windows Phone 7 is a free, nifty app that lets you remotely browse and open files stored on your PC and manage running applications over a shared WiFi network. You can even define hotkeys within your phone and execute them on you computer with a single tap. More after the break. Read More

WiFi Joiner For Android – Connect To WiFi Networks By Scanning QR Codes

WiFi networks at workplaces are often secured by ridiculously long WPA/WPA2/WEP keys, which make connecting to said networks from your new (or newly wiped) mobile device quite a hassle. Similarly, if you like to keep the WiFi access point at home considerably secure, sharing it with friends who come to visit becomes equally bothersome. Introducing WiFi Joiner for Android, a free, handy app that lets you create and share QR codes for new or saved WiFi access points and connect to them by scanning said codes, saving you the trouble of typing in long security keys or waiting for our device to detect networks. More after the break. Read More

Auto Wake Up And Transfer Android Photos & Videos To Computer via WiFi

If you don’t have a data plan for your Android phone and are looking for the an efficient way to automatically back up photos and videos that you take with your phone’s camera, then a syncing-on-the-go solution is probably not what you’re looking for. What you want is an app that automatically transfers photos and videos from your device to your home computer over the affiliated WiFi network after, for instance, you return from an outdoor casual photography spree. There is an app that can do that, of course. But we have something better for you – a three-freeware combo that automates the entire process from turning on your device’s WiFi when you get home, to turning on your computer and wirelessly transferring camera photos and videos from device to computer. Read More

Shake To Toggle WiFi, Bluetooth, Rotation And Airplane Mode In Android

Shake Toggle is a small, handy tool for Android that allows you to toggle (enable/disable) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Orientation or Airplane Mode by giving your device a good shake or flipping it facedown. The freeware is particularly useful as an orientation toggle switch as firstly, you don’t usually need to toggle the rest that often and secondly, it is a great work-around for instances where, for instance, the display gets stuck in landscape orientation even though you’re holding your device upright. If you tend to shake your device angrily whenever your display orientation begins to act all stubborn, you might as well get Shake Toggle. Read More

Control Android Apps And Services From Your Computer With LazyDroid Web Desktop

There is always a demand for apps that provide comprehensive integration of mobile devices with computers and vice versa. While Motorola took the concept to a whole new level with the Motorola Atrix and its Webtop capability, not all of us can afford such expensive devices. LazyDroid is a free app for Android that allows you to control your device from your computer via a simple web-based interface. The app does so through both WiFi and USB, making it quite a versatile tool. For more on this wonderful application, read on! Read More

How To View Passwords For Wi-Fi Access Points Saved On Your Android Device

With multiple Wi-Fi access points saved on your Android device, it is quite normal to forget the security key to a certain network. This article presents a small, handy work-around for the rare instance where you need to view a forgotten password. For instance, your friend needs to connect to the Wi-Fi network you’re currently using on your Android device, he or she asks you for the security key but you just can’t remember it. What do you do? Read on after the jump to find out. Read More

Automatically Disable Android Lockscreen When Connected To Home WiFi Network

Keeping the screen of your Android device locked is a necessary precaution, but waking your device up, swiping across or along the screen to unlock it every time the display times out can prove to be quite a hassle, especially if your lockscreen is password-protected. And when you’re at home, said precaution becomes an unnecessary one. Presenting Unlock With WiFi for Android – developed by a senior member at XDA, this app automatically disables the lockscreen (whether password-protected or not) when your device connects to a user-defined Wi-Fi network. So when, for instance, you’re at home or work with your device connected to the specified WiFi access point, waking the device after a display time-out won’t take you to the lockscreen. The app also allows you to set a lock delay that determines the time the device would take to lock itself after it is disconnected from said network. Read More