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dot11Expert 1.6.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — dot11Expert 1.6.0

dot11Expert is a troubleshooting software for your WLAN (Wifi network).
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dot11Expert 1.6.0 was available as a giveaway on June 15, 2020!

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dot11Expert is a troubleshooting software for your WLAN (Wifi network) that gives you detailed technical information about your Wifi network adapters, your Wifi networks and their associated access points.
Features:

  • Deep statistics about network adapters (MAC and PHY level);
  • Automatic sensing of Wifi networks and access points;
  • Graphical display of RSSI of all available networks;
  • International support.
  • System Requirements:

    Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64)

    Publisher:

    KCSoftwares

    Homepage:

    http://kcsoftwares.com/?dot11expert

    File Size:

    2.9 MB

    Licence details:

    Lifetime, no updates

    Price:

    $19.99

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    #13

    No feedback. Still disappointed

    Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #12

    Though Windows XP is mentioned in the System Requirements the setup.exe cannot be run in Win XP. It "is not a valid Windows 32-bit application file". In Windows 10 the program runs but I cannot find out how to make any WLAN troubleshooting.

    Reply   |   Comment by Ferro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    Ferro, the supplied setup.exe is built to require Vista or higher in order to be recognised as a valid win32 application. If you want to try this on XP you can use the giveaway license data with the portable zip version at https://www.kcsoftwares.com/files/dot11expert.zip

    The utility of the statistics this provides is debatable.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #11

    Still has the same bug of not keeping the wireless adaptor awake and after a while the adaptor ceases scanning other channels and only reports the Access Point it is directly connected to. To wake up the wireless adaptor one has to tap on the systray wireless icon and windows wakes it back up and it then shows all the access points in range again until it goes back asleep again in a few minutes.
    The bug in the previous giveaway version where it would double report the conencted access point has been fixed in this build.
    There are no new features or improvement to the graphing to help it be more useful.

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

    TK, In this and the previous version giveaway I reported the bug that the program allows the wireless adaptor to go into idle non-scanning mode and in the previous giveaway I speculated that there MUST be an windows API to wake up an idle wireless adaptor ... well turns out there IS! inssider uses it... and so does open source https://www.vistumbler.net/

    When this is running alongside dot11expert the wireless adaptor stays active and if it was idle before vistumbler is launched the act of launching vistumbler wakes up the wireless adaptor and scanning commences. If wireless adaptor has gone to idle and one exits dot11expert (when only it was running) and then relaunched, dot11expert is unable in its current form to wake up the idling wireless adaptor... it HAS to be woken up externally by more acomplished software. I suspect if I took the time to download vistumbler source code I could find the required API call to keep the wirelss adaptor alive and scanning but what's the point? Kyle needs to do it if he cannot find it in Microsofts documentation! I've already done far more of his work for him already.

    Currently because vistumbler shows wirelss access points by channel in graphing windows it is much more useful than this for spotting generic cross channel interference problems.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #10

    I have v1.5.1, and that is running fine. It found my main NIC, and the interface is responsive. Based on the comments I'm seeing here, I think I won't "upgrade." It does what it says...it's not a particularly unique or powerful tool in my opinion, but it's okay (assuming it works, of course, which is has been for me).

    Reply   |   Comment by David  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #9

    dot11Expert is a small app, just short of 7.5 MB -- ~4.5 MB if you get rid of or don't count the uninstall files. Installation adds the program's folder, plus a folder under Users\ [UserName]\ AppData\ Roaming\, adding one HKLM registry key for uninstall & one HKCU key for KC Softwares\dot11Expert.

    I monitored installation & ran dot11Expert in a Win7 VM. Starting the app caused the browser to open a web page to a forum post talking about an error when the WLAN AutoConfig service wasn't running. In the app, clicking the logs option under the "?" menu also showed that service wasn't running. Starting the service from the Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Services app fixed that.

    It does work, & as stated in the description, it only shows info for Wi-Fi -- the screen shots on today's GOTD page show what to expect.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
    #8

    So . . . . . . . How did this get so many thumbs up??? Hmmm???

    Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #7

    As the previous comments have pointed out, after installation it does absolutely nothing, as you can't select anything, as it doesn't detect anything. Rather pointless really.

    Reply   |   Comment by Trevor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
    #6

    I downloaded this to diagnose a network issue I'm having on an old WindowsXP machine, but when I try to install it by running the included Setup.exe file, my computer says that it is "not a valid Win32 application" ???

    Reply   |   Comment by R.Holler  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

    R.Holler, use https://www.kcsoftwares.com/files/dot11expert.zip in http://kcsoftwares.com/?download v1.6.0.15 is 32bit.

    Reply   |   Comment by JardaH  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #5

    Doesn't find a Network adapter..................

    Reply   |   Comment by Gautam Vandar  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
    #4

    Well, it appears to work when I installed on a Windows 10 tablet (NuVision brand). It found the adapter and networks. I could look at the adapter statistics and a couple of other reports. Not sure why I would actually need it but it's installed now so will considfer it a tool if ever needed.

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

    Been using the freeware version of this tool for a few years... without any problems. No clue why it doesn't work for you but for me it works flawlessly.

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

    Doesn't find a Network adapter,

    Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Lough  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
    #1

    Doesn't seem to do anything. Apparently I've no network adapter. Nor can I select an access point. I'm unable to select a network. I went over to the dot11Expert forums and that hasn't being updated since Dec. 2017. Disappointed.

    Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
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