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Giveaway of the day — Abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER 2017

Detect open and encrypted WLAN networks in your range!
$25.54 EXPIRED
User rating: 38 (60%) 25 (40%) 50 comments

Abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER 2017 was available as a giveaway on August 4, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER provides an alternative to Windows' network scanning function, offering enhanced speed and reliability. It can be of use in finding nearby Wi-Fi connections, allowing you to identify free hotspots that can grant you Internet access.

Available wireless networks are neatly displayed in tree-view and sorted by their protection status (password-encrypted or open). Aside from the network SSID, you can view the network type, security-related details (encryption algorithm) and the signal quality.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Abylonsoft

Homepage:

http://www.abylonsoft.com/wlan-live-scanner/index.htm

File Size:

47.6 MB

Price:

$25.54

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#19

Aside from all the "comments" pro or con, I've been in "computer systems" likely longer that most alive readers here - that said, often there are install problems or confusing instructions that too often make it impossible for many to "try"
But to this one now, I happen to know there are at least 7 hot spots in range, my TV finds at least 5 nearby Routers or Networks BUT this program found NONE........
If nothing else thought it would be "interesting" to see what I've missed in the area..........NO LUCK..

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

iwontell, probably you let you display only the free wireless networks. In this case all encrypted wireless networks are hidden.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Just a note about WIN 10/64 systems. Just over half the time I do any install (GAOTD or not), I have to run the setup program using the "Run as Administrator" or it fails - frequently with "nothing happens."

Reply   |   Comment by Riverboatsam  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Riverboatsam,
Not important but I'd guess - it's how you system was set up as YOU should be the ADM in the startup so you might want to Change the "boot" startup setting - that's likely your problem with any pgms

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

Uninstall your security software if you think you need to disable it before or during an installation. You do not seem to need them. Since keep it light-hearted! Please do not complain if the browser suddenly suddenly opens up dubious websites or other unusual events happen suddenly!

Reply   |   Comment by nibo1978  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

Another similar program always free is Xirus wi-fi inspector,

https://www.xirrus.com/inspector/

they used to also have a sidebar gadget wi-fi inspector too before microsoft depretiated the sidebar due to security problems with the entire concept...

direct download link for windows http://wvw.xirrus.com/l/66982/inspector-pc/b2yh2s

and for Macs http://wvw.xirrus.com/l/66982/inspector-mac/b2yh2q for those scared off by the request for contact information prior to letting you download... their reason is they sell advanced wi-fi hardware solutions and hope that you might want something if you are surveying the wi-fi usage.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

my pc already has a scanner.if it enhanced what already exists maybe i would try it. I think you marketing points need to be improved to sell my interest.

Reply   |   Comment by George James Ducas  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Been a GOTD subscriber for years. TOTALLY SICK OF THE INSTALLATION COMMENTS. There used to be substantive comments. Now 9 times out of 10, it's just idiots who can't read instructions. Are you fed up with it too?

Reply   |   Comment by Benjamin  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Benjamin, quick answer NO! A longer answer... just because us who have been regular visitors know all the pitfalls and tricks of success when dealing with individual giveaways requirements it does not mean there is anything wrong with new visitors being bewildered by the system at first. If for example there are between 10 and 50 thousand visitors and only 1 percent are new visitors daily and have some issue with the unfamiliar installation or activation process why shouldn't at least some of those have the right to ask for help or express their disatisfaction at their frustration... just like you expressed your disatisfaction at them...

But at least they have lack of knowledge or maybe ignorance and moderator delays in the answers to the initial problem query causing multiple new users to ask very similar questions because the earlier questions and replies are held awaiting moderation for a while as a mitigating factors.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Benjamin,

Me too I am a many years user. Remeber the days when we had Giovanni suggest free alternatives and Karl who tested the S/W 1st hand and comment... BUT I welcome the installation comments, because sometimes compatibility with different systems may derail the newcomers (I for one have XP, Win7 and a bunch of Win10 with different flavours). Also language used here is pretty civil, not insulting to newbies... I think it's fair to have everybody input their problems no matter how trivial they may be.

Reply   |   Comment by BestFind  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

@TK: So, how about a separate, parallel thread for installation issues? I'm guessing, since GOTD is not actively responding to every such problem, they feel that read.me is enough. And it is!

In separate thread (new) users can complain about installation and other users can help them.

BTW, I'm here for many years and have installed/uninstalled a lot of giveaways and in all those years only twice I had a problem, but it was a general fault that required complete change of the installation wrapper. GOTD team reacted fast and soon the problem was gone.

Reply   |   Comment by Yanco  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Yanco, consider this, for there to be a single comment thread on that one issue GAOTD themselves would have to start it at the very start of every giveaway AND to make sure every new visitor with installation problems SEE's it and READS it before replying with their specific issue they would have to make that thread sticky in bold font and apear at the top of all the user entered comment threads which makes it very in your face and bad publicity to start a giveaway anouncing the expectation of installation problems for visitors with overzealous chicken little anti-malware programs that cry wolf or block things it feels like just out of paranoia or a breach of some browser modification policy defaults... If such a thread is left to linger at the bottom of the comments threads then many will not see it as the days comments are added and it goes further and further scrolls away!

Patience and unending empathy is the ONLY answer until GAOTD can come up with a system that does not offend the overzealous anti-mlware vendors out there.

Alexa Bennet OFTEN replies on GAOTD teams behalf regarding AV induced non-installation issues, other times Alexa may not be about or other users have already answered the queries/complaints negating the need for a GAOTD team response... last time I read the readme.txt file I did not see explicit instructions to temp disable the AV if installation seems to silently fail... so what are new users not doing that they should be doing?

just read todays readme.txt and THERE IS NO ADVICE about what to do should the program not install due to the themidia wrapper.

The first thing you all should be campaigning for is the boiler plate answer that giveaway team give to these regular comments about a giveaway skipping the installation and going straight to activate should be in the readme.txt file for every giveaway bundle that includes an exe/gcd file combination. Only when it is does any long term visitor have any right to complain that new users don't read the readme.txt properly in my opinion!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

TK, odds seem high you weren't here when it was different. There were very few 'installation' comments, and if so, it was a simple preface to substantive and insightful comments regarding the performance, features, and/or bugs about the software. It's easy for you to say this stuff if you don't know what it was like before.

Reply   |   Comment by Benjamin  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been downloading GOTD programs for a while and have figured out how to install. It is not easy for newcomers to figure this out. That being said, it should not be this difficult to get the free program. In early days of GOTD we did not have to jump through the hoops or play with our systems and antivirus' to install a program. Make it easier and you won't have all the comments on installation!

Reply   |   Comment by lou  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Benjamin,
I follow the readme.txt to the letter, so I’m not one of the idiots that you have described, but I have had intermittent installation problems for about three or four months. (I had had no problems for years at all before that.) Some of the giveaways now just finish the setup processes without actually installing the supposed programs.

Reading the comments daily, I have noticed that many people have encountered the same problem as mine. I think unless Giveaway of the Day would do something about it, we will continue to see these kinds of comments here.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon King  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Benjamin, from your judgment I wouldn't advise going on a gambling holiday as you misscalculate the odds badly... I still have giveaway extracted installers from the very first days of the site, others that figured it out publicised the weakness, in the system GAOTD used then, on youtube videos and how to extract the unprotected installers so GAOTD were forced to invent a more secure wrapper to protect their business model. It's easy for me to say this stuff because I was there and have been a regular site visitor almost daily since the sites inception and do not think only of myself and my wants and needs :-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I followed the advice given below: "Turn off Firewall and Turn off my Anti-Virus program". I've done this and I cannot install the software.

Over to you GAOTD....

Reply   |   Comment by Wombat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#12

In a quick note to the developer, I've personally found the way that the Wi-Fi signal strength is displayed in an Android app, WiFi Analyzer, is incredibly useful. Perhaps you might add something similar to Abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER 2017?

play[.]google[.]com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer

To everyone else, while it's normal to think of Wi-Fi scanners as useful to find a connection away from your home or office, your own Wi-Fi network may be suffering from congestion of the Wi-Fi airwaves from nearby networks. Using the Android app mentioned above, you might be able to set the frequency used by your Wi-Fi network to the least crowded channel, which can make a nice difference.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#11

WiFiLyzer -- portable&free ever best app
http://drevocolor.ru/image/antena/WiFiLuzer_2.png

Reply   |   Comment by blowfish  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

blowfish, you had me right up to the .ru

Reply   |   Comment by PCL  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

PCL, WiFiLyzer is an Android app.

Made by DV Power, a company in Taipei.
No.511, Yongji Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, R.O.C.

Taipei is not in Russia.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

PCL,
Rest assured that this .png image won't harm your computer although it is hosted on a Russian website dealing with interior design... seemingly.
You will probably be also worried to hear that WiFiLyzer is developed in the Republic of China...
Also but R.O.C. is another name for Taiwan. So no reason to worry.
Welcome to nowadays global Web ---ah it was meant to be worldwide from the start.

Reply   |   Comment by eb235  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#10

Every day half or more of the comments are about installation problems. Something should really be done about it. Maybe make a separate thread for such comments is a good start, because I believe people would like to read about the actual giveaway software.
Have a nice day!

Reply   |   Comment by Yanco  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Yanco,
I have been a regular visitor to to GOTD for years and installed lots of the offered software.
Whereas it's true some installation-related comments are just because the probably new users do not follow the instructions in the zipped file, some cases like this are because something fundamental is missing in the software itself.
It is not because of not only me when I click the setup.exe file, with and the software just fails to install, moreover with no error message.
Some folks say for whatever reason, one needs to disable the AV! That's potentially not a wise thing to do.
How is one supposed to know that, especially if it's not the software author telling you? I'm quite sure GOTD software does not normally require installing instructions not in the accompanying readme file.
Also many folks offering software not only read the comments, but often respond to such problems and offer solutions within good time.
So there are cases like today's where comments about some aspect of the software not functioning as promised are justified, right here. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by xprt007  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@Agent007: You can take a look at the answer to TK, under Benjamin, please.

Reply   |   Comment by Yanco  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

Check out: inSSIDer 3.1.2.1 For Windows the Final Free Version

http://www.app4downloads.com/2016/04/inssider-3121-for-windows-final-version.html

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

John, That's exactly what I would have said, and considering the name made me check the date it was written...

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Nowhere near as good as the InSSIDer free edition.
Shows very little information in an unhelpful format.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi John, the abylon WLAN-LIVE-SCANNER software is primarily intended to connect to networks and show only the most necessary information. If you want to see nice graphics, you should use a different software.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

For the GOTD visitors who installed,and installation does not show up...Two words....'Themida Wrapper'..Google it...To echo what commenter Therese said,"check your antivirus and firewall settings. You may need to disable some part of both."..That's just the way it is,most A / V and firewalls will see 'Themida' as a threat,and prevent / block install.It's been this way for at least 5 or 6 years now,whenever GOTD uses 'Themida'.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael G. Vanier  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#6

does this provide any advanced functionality above and beyond what standard built in wireless connection of windows:
Available wireless networks are neatly displayed in tree-view and sorted by their protection status (password-encrypted or open). Aside from the network SSID, you can view the network type, security-related details (encryption algorithm) and the signal quality.
These are easily obtained from windows wireless connection wizard. Sorry it sounds like a complete waste of time and money to me. But you must show what it does above and beyond what windows does anyway for you to expect me to pay 25.00 or for that mater even if free there is no bonus or justification for me to install it. I just adds to heap of other programs that actually do something different than windows.

Reply   |   Comment by Kerry Voss  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Kerry Voss, With no response to the question then I can only assume this program is a waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Kerry Voss  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

I am experiencing the same problem - the Setup.exe initiates the GAOTD message to say that the programs has been successfully activated - and then nothing happens.

Will GAOTD or Abylon extend the 24 hour time limit for this software considering the problem is with GAOTD or Abylon? I'd like to know....

Reply   |   Comment by Wombat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

I can confirm the observation of the poster BP.
Once you click setup.exe, it connects to GOTD to check availability of Giveaway & activate, and then behold ... nothing else.

Reply   |   Comment by xprt007  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#3

GOATD installer still doesn't work on Windows 10 64-bit (says software activated but doesn't actually install the software).

So did usual of manually downloading the software from publisher's website (http://www.abylonsoft.com/wlan-live-scanner/download.htm) and installing that. It installed, but it states the CD-Key and Registry-key obtained through the registration process are invalid!

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Steve, It worked for me on W10 1703.

Have you disabled your antivirus?
I use Defender and it never stops these GOTD installs.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John, and, Defender is free.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John, and for Vista and Windows 7, the same AV (Defender) is Microsoft Security Essentials. Also Free.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Steve,
unfortunately the registration data are published on various pages on the Internet prohibited, so we differentiate the setups (and registration data) of free covermounts and the official version on our homepage. The range of functions is identical.

Reply   |   Comment by abylonsoft  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

turn off your av while install.

Reply   |   Comment by newbee  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#1

I followed registration instructions and received the license key.However, clicking on the Setup.exe initiates the GAOTD availability check form and then nothing happens. The Setup program will not start.

Reply   |   Comment by BP  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

BP, check your antivirus and firewall settings. You may need to disable some part of both.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

This is BP UPDATE: I turned off virus protection and the Setup.exe then installed. No problems.

Reply   |   Comment by BP  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

BP, It worked for me on W10 1703.

Have you disabled your antivirus?
I use Defender and it never stops these GOTD installs.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am using Avast! and all I have to disable is the shields control, which the program allows me to do for various times, the shortest being ten minutes. For firewall, I have one on my router, but also I run Zone Alarm, and for that I just put it into "game" mode, which is what I have learned to do with all software firewalls to install tricky software. Again, it's strictly temporary while the new software installs. I still have to OK installation as Zone Alarm alerts on every step involving outside communications.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John,, Defender is free, for Vista and Windows 7, the same AV (Defender) is Microsoft Security Essentials. Also Free.

Reply   |   Comment by Adrian  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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