WiFi Info Docklet
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WiFi Info Docklet

Updated Aug 02, 2008 by fedroponce

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Comment #41 Friday, July 25, 2008 8:43 PM
Well, the docklet uses MS Wireless API to retrieve the WiFi Data, I don't know if in your setup tha API will not retrieve the information. I have a Ralink WiFi adapter in my desktop & an Intel WiFi adapter in my laptop... I use windows configuration utilities, so I do not know if using 3rd party ones will case such a problem... could you test it out by configuring your system to use MS configuration instead of the 3rd party ones? I do not think the VPN client has enything to do with that, since you need to stablish a WiFi connection before initiating a VPN session (which creates a tunnel on the already stablished WiFi connection).
Installing the MS Wireless Lan API resolved my issue where the docklet wasn't showing up at all. I am now able to add it to my dock on WinXP SP2 machine. However... After I configured it with the (only) Wifi adapter it detected on my laptop, and connect to our WAP, the docklet still shows "Disconnected" status. Could this be related to the fact that I'm using a 3rd-party utility for managing wireless connectivity (ThinkVantage Access Connections) instead of using Windows' built-in wireless management tools? Or perhaps it has to do with me also using FortiClient for VPN and Firewall?
Comment #42 Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:14 AM
I have added some basic code to show the External IP Address associated to the current connection... this is not really related to the Wireless API, nor to the WinSock or other Windows API. What I actually did was to incorporate some code from my URL monitor Docklet to load a web site (right now I hardcoded checkip.dyndns.org) to retrieve the External IP Address.
I have not jet uploaded the updated Docklet (since I think some customization options should be included, like setting the desired web site, port and web page), but right now I would like to have some help on testing this out outside my development environment... should you like to test the updated component please download the DLL only update from my site WiFi Info Docklet Updated Test DLL and send me feedback on it.
Simply overwrite de WinFiDocklet.dll (under WiFi Docklet folder) with the included one. After that whenever "Detailed information" is selected the External IP Address info should be shown at the bottom.
I assume so; I used to use one of those gadgets, as well, until I got OD and I turned SideBar off. I never looked into how it obtained the ext. IP, but if that's how it did so, I assume the same method would work fine for the docklet, too
Comment #43 Friday, August 1, 2008 4:08 PM
By far the best working, easiest to use, and most reliable WiFi meter out there. Thanks for developing this outside the SySstats system. Those docklets never work right on my system. Incredible job. InanimateOne
Comment #44 Friday, August 1, 2008 5:36 PM
Thank you guys... I'm glad you like my docklet. Will thrieve to continue enhancing it.
Comment #45 Saturday, August 2, 2008 9:20 PM
Excellent!!! Thanks for sharing this. Works great!�
Comment #46 Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:07 PM
Comment #47 Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:12 PM
Sorry for the emtpy post.. *Damn u safari* I think this docklet is great and i like that u are able to see your ip but could u please make one more like 1spray, without the black box? i like to keep it simple ^^ Anyway.. great work!
Comment #48 Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:17 PM
Comment #49 Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:19 PM
once again sry for the empty post.. and just forget about the post i wrote ^^ *confused* Ill go to bed now ^^
Comment #50 Saturday, September 13, 2008 10:21 PM
Awesome job !
Comment #51 Sunday, September 14, 2008 1:24 AM
Thank you all for your comments... There is a new skin for my docklet by floink WWW Link, it looks great with vista!
Comment #52 Friday, September 19, 2008 10:54 PM
ey fedroponce, i downloaded your docklet (which is awesome!) but my signal strength does not go beyond 60% (and it doesn't go past three bars...never did). used it with my router at home and at wifi spots but same result. tried moving it right beside my router...same result. any ideas? thanks a lot!
Comment #53 Friday, September 19, 2008 11:17 PM
Well... I just simply translate the values returned by the WIFI API to an image (since the WiFi API returns a number 1-100), are you runnin it under XP or Vista? What values are being returned by other windows monitoring apps (preferably the OS included ones?)
Comment #54 Saturday, September 20, 2008 3:12 AM
Vista. it's got full bars when i check it under "wireless network connection" (if not 5 bars, 4). that should be at least around 80% right? not that it's compromising my internet use, just that it's kind of bugging me that i never see it go beyond 60% (but i do see it go below that from time to time). what do you think? thanks.
Comment #55 Saturday, September 20, 2008 1:38 PM
Not really sure... maybe a rounding issue... let me double check the image selecting code to look for any hidden bug.
Comment #56 Monday, September 22, 2008 10:17 PM
cool, thanks a lot!
Comment #57 Sunday, November 2, 2008 1:53 PM
Comment #58 Sunday, November 2, 2008 2:05 PM
Hi, what do I put into the command to make it open up my Network Connections in Vista?
Comment #59 Monday, November 3, 2008 1:29 AM
ianlange11, Capture "::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}" without the qoutes in Command and leave parameter empty
Comment #60 Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:57 PM
Oh cool Thanks! How do you find more of those commands for other folders?

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