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coconutWiFi... Imagine the following: You're on a trip with your iBook, PowerBook or MacBook Pro and you want to check emails or do something in the internet. So you're searching for a wireless access point. To do this the "normal" way you have to check the Apple airport-menu continuously to see if a network is in your range.

This normal way is very bad because of two facts:

  • You will miss many networks, because you don't want to open and close the airport-menu all the time
  • In the airport-menu you don't see if the network is encrypted or open - you have to try to connect to verify this

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Version 3.0 beta1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later

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Syzzygy Member IconComment+169

While this version worked fine for me initially, before long when I moved my cursor to Cocowifi's menu bar icon I got an endless beachball, making Cocowifi's UI unavailable.
I restarted my machine but the menu bar icon no longer appeared.
Clearly, some bugs need to be worked out.
I'm running OS 10.5.8 on an Intel core 2 duo MacBook Pro.

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Version 3.0 beta1
PorkPieHat Member IconReview+0

Same here: it starts to open and immediately calls out to Google (which I suspect is just version checking), but then...nothing. coconutWiFi does not show on the dock, it just does nothing and the GUI cannot be found. Useless.

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Version 3.0 beta1
Dorkypants Member IconReview+118

Works on my Snow Leopard (10.6.4) system, but is very slow. iStumbler works much faster and better.

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Version 3.0 beta1
Kermit-Frog Member IconComment+5

Does not open/show on Snow Leopard 10.6.3. :(

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Version 3.0 beta1
Jazzyguy Member IconComment+3659

Doesn't work on 10.5.8.It just didn't show and it was running according to Activity Monitor.I forced quit it there and used Apptrasher to get rid of it.

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Version 3.0 beta1
1111 Member IconComment+88

in SnowLeopard i see in airport menu very well when network is crypted or not. shows lock sign when is not free hotspot or freenet..

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Version 3.0 beta1

Yes, but only when you click on the "wireless icon"; meanwhile you may have passed over an open network that you could have used, had you known it was there; but you wouldn't unless all you did was continuously click the icon. Or you could install this program.

Davidsan Member IconComment+9

It is not compatible with Snow Leopard! Too bad!

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Version 2.0
Zo219 Member IconComment+506

Perfect - wish this gem would be updated.

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Version 2.0
Frankvh Member IconComment+15

Although I used to like this little app a lot, i have isolated this app as being the very likely culprit of a -10810 error.
On an almost clean install with 10.5 follwed by an update to 10.5.3, I got one error after the other. Reviewing all the apps and utilities I had installed (just a handful), I decided to do away with Coconut Wifi. End of errors! I hope to see this diamond back again though!

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Version 2.0

I got the same error code even with the new beta (version 3). I had to delete the application after I managed to make a force restart of my MBP.

It's a pity that this application has had the same effect on my computers both times I have tried it. The first time was some years ago and even then it was a disaster on my computer.

I had hoped that all this was solved by now, but apparently not.

Martim Weinstein Member IconComment+5
Martim Weinstein

I spent all weekend wondering why the hell my internet connection had become so slow... ended up finding that cocunut wifi was the culprit! As soon as I quit it I'm up to speed again!

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Version 1.3
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Downloads 20,968
Version Downloads 6,699
License Free
Date 28 Mar 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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