Friday, June 12, 2015

APHound v1.4 Released

APHound v1.4 is now available.

The main changes for this release were to add support for 5GHz access points and to add support for 802.11ac.

New Features

  • Added support for 5GHz access points to the Plus Edition.
  • Added support for 802.11ac to the Plus Edition.

Enhancements

  • Replaced chart legends with colour coding on the access point list.
  • Save and restore the splitter bar position when the application exits and starts.
  • Added additional fields to the access point information tab.
  • Added a grid to the signal survey when no background image is loaded.

Defects

  • Hidden access points will now always be issued with a consistent “Hidden #n” number.
  • Channel width representation on bar charts was overflowing and appearing too large.

Visit the APHound website for full details.

Friday, June 5, 2015

APHound V1.4 – Dev complete, finally!

Well, that took longer than expected - and in the end I bumped a couple of “would be nice” updates from v1.4 to v1.5.

But, I got the two big items for this release finished – support for 5GHz WiFi and 802.11ac support. Both of those took longer than I’d planned but that was simply because I didn’t like the way the code was evolving and decided to refactor some more of the 2.4GHz code to make it useful to 5GHz.

Apart from those two big items there’s also:

  • A bug fix for the way hidden networks are displayed.
  • Some additional fields on the Access Point Info tab.
  • A grid on the signal survey display when there’s no background image.
  • The main splitter control position is saved between runs of the application.
  • Libcurl has been dropped in to replace native API calls.
  • The chart legend boxes have been removed and the entries on the access point list are now colour coded.

So, a decent mix of changes.

Final testing should hopefully complete over the weekend and a release is planned some time next week.