Things change. Just a few years ago wireless meant cell phone. That’s back when cell phones meant mobile calls.
Today, wireless is everywhere and your Mac is right in the middle. We connect to Bluetooth devices. We connect to wireless networks. We connect to local connectivity services. For Mac users, there’s only one free app that discovers everything you need to know.
ChickenMac: It’s Everywhere. It’s Everywhere.
If the sub-heading is too graphic, or brings back memories of yesteryear, you have only Dick Orkin to thank. Like ChickenMan, wireless is everywhere.
Finding wireless base stations, devices, and networks is easy thanks to a free Mac app.
iStumbler literally allows Mac users the opportunity to stumble upon nearby devices or networks or connections.
Setup and usage is instant. There’s no need for a manual, because iStumbler doesn’t do much more than use your Mac’s Airport or network connection to find the truth—it’s out there.
iStumbler options are nominal. It will auto-select the best network connection under Airport. You can set the number of minutes that iStumbler remembers data and samples data.
For Bluetooth, iStumbler will scan for Discoverable Devices, Connected or Paired Devices, Favorite Devices, and Recent Devices.
Discovering Bonjour Services will display nearby hosts and services, including protocols.
iStumbler even uses Location Services and display Shared Devices and, if you wish, share your Location with others. Or not.
All of iStumbler’s collected data can be stored in Logs. You know, just in case someone from NCIS needs to hack into your Mac to see where you’ve been; assuming you had iStumbler running all the time. Hey, they hack into the security cameras at convenience stores all the time.
If you want to know what your Mac is connected to, or can connect to, iStumbler is the Top Free Mac Discover App of the week.