coconutWiFi
coconutWiFi 3.0 beta1
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Indicates when in range of a wireless network or not.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 3.0 beta1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.5 or later



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coconutWiFi User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(2)
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Overall:
(6)

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-1

PorkPieHat reviewed on 28 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 3.0 beta1]


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+40

Dorkypants reviewed on 03 Sep 2010
Works on my Snow Leopard (10.6.4) system, but is very slow. iStumbler works much faster and better.
[Version 3.0 beta1]


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+5
Kermit-Frog commented on 05 Jun 2010
Does not open/show on Snow Leopard 10.6.3. :(
[Version 3.0 beta1]


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+2

+671
Jazzyguy commented on 28 Mar 2010
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.
[Version 3.0 beta1]


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+1

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1111 commented on 28 Mar 2010
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..
[Version 3.0 beta1]

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-1

+41
Lookin2it replied on 18 Nov 2010
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.
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+9
Davidsan commented on 28 Sep 2009
It is not compatible with Snow Leopard! Too bad!
[Version 2.0]


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+201
Zo219 commented on 14 Sep 2009
Perfect - wish this gem would be updated.
[Version 2.0]


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+2

+9
Frankvh commented on 02 Jun 2008
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!
[Version 2.0]

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+1

+16
macedward replied on 14 Feb 2009
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.
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+3

+5
Martim Weinstein commented on 12 Feb 2007
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!
[Version 1.3]


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+4
simichavel commented on 10 Oct 2006
Further comments (sorry for the string): Maybe I am overlooking something, but I miss some of the Aple features, which give you more data and control. (1) The CoconutWiFi menu does not indicate signal strength, (2) it seems to mark some (but not all) protected networks as open if you have a username and password allowing you to join, (3) when you encounter a a protected network it does not offer you the option to join, (4) when you encounter an open network it automatically connects you whereas, for instance, Apple asks first whether you want to join an unknown network. Personally I like the control.
[Version 1.3]


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+29
Syzzygy had trouble on 24 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 3.0 beta1]


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+1

-1
dwt had trouble on 20 Oct 2006
With 10.4.8 this nice little app causes my airport connection to go down to a screeching halt. Instead of 100 k/s (which is what my dsl connection gives me) I will only get between 5 to 15 k/s.
[Version 1.3]


burypromote
+1

+4
simichavel had trouble on 10 Oct 2006
Macintouch reports echo each other that with the 10.4.8 update coconutWiFi causes connectivity problems.
[Version 1.3]


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Downloads:20,817
Version Downloads:6,548
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:28 Mar 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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


coconutWiFi displays a small aqua-bubble in your menubar which indicates whether you're in range of a wireless network or not. The app also tells you if the wireless networks in your range are encrypted or open, so you won't miss the next open wireless network anymore.


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