Homedale - wireless analysis

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Homedale - wireless analysis

#1 Post by webfork » Tue May 06, 2014 3:38 pm

...search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. Use the detected access points with Google Geolocation and Mozilla Location Service to locate yourself.
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http://thesz.diecru.eu/content/index.php

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http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-To ... dale.shtml

Status: Not portable. Softpedia was listing it as portable because it's a standalone EXE but it saves settings to the registry: HKCU\Software\CompSoft\Homedale
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#2 Post by Midas » Wed May 21, 2014 7:32 am

Homedale v1.47 released (changelog & download: http://thesz.diecru.eu/content/homedale.php).

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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#3 Post by webfork » Thu May 22, 2014 4:45 pm

Confirmed; portable.dat saves settings locally.

Thanks Midas for pointing that out and to whomever GBR is.
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#4 Post by Midas » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:37 am

webfork wrote:Confirmed; portable.dat saves settings locally.

Thanks Midas for pointing that out and to whomever GBR is.
  • :oops: Where did I do that?

    On a related note, SZ Development also makes available recently updated 'winpcap' dependent (and thus not natively portable) York network logger (http://thesz.diecru.eu/content/york.php), among many other free utilities.

    I suggest the current topic be turned into an umbrella topic for all SZ utilities -- as already done for Nirsoft and Skwire.

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#5 Post by webfork » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:22 pm

Midas wrote:Where did I do that?
Hmmm ... too long ago ... I don't remember what that was about.
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#6 Post by Midas » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:51 am

Homedale v1.59 released (changelog & download at http://thesz.diecru.eu/content/homedale.php).
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#7 Post by __philippe » Sat May 21, 2016 2:02 am

Homedale v1.61 released as of 16-MAY-2016
http://www.the-sz.com/common/get.php?product=homedale

Changelog:
Version 1.61: Vendor and SSID strings in log file are now in quotation marks

Full product changelog history here:
http://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/history.txt

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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#8 Post by I am Baas » Sat May 21, 2016 4:44 am

Homedale is portable.

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Create an empty portable.dat file and place it in the application folder.
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#9 Post by webfork » Sat May 21, 2016 4:47 pm

I am Baas wrote:Please move to submissions
It took me a little too long but all set.

A few steps towards an entry if someone wants to tackle that before I get to it.

Steps:

1. Download from http://www.the-sz.com/common/get.php?product=homedale and unzip to a folder of your choice
2. Create an empty text file and name it portable.dat
3. Launch Homedale.exe

License: Freeware

Synopsis:
With Homedale you can search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. See an overview of all available access points with their signal strength, encryption [WEP/WPA/WPA2], speed and channel. You can also monitor the signal strength of selected access points in a graph over the time. With a right mouse click, you can start logging to a text file, create a screenshot, or connect/disconnect from a Wi-Fi / WLAN access point.

Additionally, you can use the detected access points with Google Geolocation and Mozilla Location Service in addition or separate from a GPS tool if present.
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#10 Post by __philippe » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:57 am

Homedale v1.64 released as of 23-Aug-2016 · 1001kb

v1.64 Changelog :
  • More vendor names shown for MAC addresses,
  • sorting fixed
  • frequency graph usage fixed
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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#11 Post by __philippe » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:04 am

Homedale v1.65 released as of 28-OCT-2016 - 1002kb

v1.65 Changelog:
  • faster download of OUI.txt from new server
  • minor user interface fixes
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Footnote for the curious: Background story behind this release

When Homedale starts, it downloads OUI.txt (file containing network devices vendors names mapped to MAC addresses).
Prior to this new 1.65 release, the OUI.txt file was downloaded from the official server, but this server is pretty slow, and takes over a minute to download the file. (3MB+)
When closing Homedale during this download, the process would keep running in the background until it had completed the download.
This elucidates the slightly perplexing situation where Windows Task Manager would still display an active Homedale process, even after the Homedale application had been terminated.

Homedale's developer swiftly produced an updated version calling a fleeter OUI.txt server (download now takes about 15 secs), and all's well that ends well...;-)

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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#12 Post by __philippe » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:31 am

Homedale v1.67 released as of 22-JAN-2017 - 2265kb (PE executable)

Changelog:
- 1.67
added Command Line option to filter output

- 1.66
improved High contrast mode


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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#13 Post by __philippe » Sat May 13, 2017 3:58 am

Homedale v1.68 released as of 7-MAY-2017 - 2,273kb (PE executable)

Changelog:
- High DPI support improved
- Command line option for unix time stamp added

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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#14 Post by __philippe » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:38 am

Homedale v1.73 released as of 16-NOV-2017 - 2,306 kb (PE executable)

Changelog from v1.69 on:
  • V1.73: Polish translation added by https://pao1m2.wixsite.com/translator
  • V1.72: New command line option to append to existing log instead of deletion
  • V1.71: Highlight selected AP in graph
  • V1.70: Channel added to log file, /i /h command line options added for minimize to system tray
  • V1.69: /m command line option fixed

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Re: Homedale - wireless analysis

#15 Post by __philippe » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:39 am

Homedale v1.74 released as of 28-DEC-2017 - 2,306 kb (PE executable)

http://www.the-sz.com/products/homedale/

Changelog v1.74 :
  • Note shown in graph and log, MAC vendor detection improved with help from Juergen

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