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hotspot finder

(1) A website that lists the locations of hotspots. See hotspot.

(2) An app in a mobile device or handheld unit that detects the presence of an 802.11 network. Also called a "Wi-Fi detector" or "Wi-Fi signal finder," it reports which hotspots are in the vicinity by network name (SSID) and security type. See hotspot.


A Smartphone Hotspot Finder
Apple coined the phrase "there's an app for that," and there are plenty of smartphone Wi-Fi finder apps like the iPhone app above and all other platforms.







The Handheld Hotspotter
Canary Wireless's Digital Hotspotter identifies more information about hotspots than most apps do: SSID (hotspot name), signal strength, encryption status (Open or Secure) and channel number. This is the SSID of the first found network.
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The company's flagship service, TeleNav GPS Navigator[TM], offers functionalities comparable to in-car systems and stand-alone navigation devices, such as automatically updated maps and business locations, full-color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, and gas price finder.
Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder Expands Its List of Supported Mobile Operating Systems, Also Including Apple iPhone, Symbian Series 60 and Windows Mobile
The company's flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator[TM], is comparable to in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a superior experience with functionality such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, lowest-price fuel finder and more.
The company's flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator[TM], is comparable to in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a superior experience with functionality, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, lowest-price fuel finder and more.