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Postby blackwave » Fri Mar 14, 2003 9:13 am

Originally posted by farbase
I to read a MiniStumbler NS1 file and produce a simple listing of APs found and related information. The NS1 file looks binary but really cant tell. Anyone have a layout or file information on how to do this or where to start?


it is a proprietary format currently undisclosed to the general public. :)
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Postby farbase » Fri Mar 14, 2003 12:08 pm

Thanks. As I said I am new to this and probably asked the question wrong. What i figured out is Ministumbler does not have an EXPORT function, but NetStumbler does. So I just installed NetStumbler and bring in my Ministumber files and EXPORT them as TEXT.
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Postby blackwave » Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:36 pm

Originally posted by farbase
Thanks. As I said I am new to this and probably asked the question wrong. What i figured out is Ministumbler does not have an EXPORT function, but NetStumbler does. So I just installed NetStumbler and bring in my Ministumber files and EXPORT them as TEXT.


attaboy :) Most people wouldn't want to export on their PDA due to the large export text size that would generally be generated :)
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Postby farbase » Tue Mar 18, 2003 10:57 am

I must being doing something wrong. I keep reading that people capture MAC address in the Exports. When I export using Summary, Text or Wi-Scan I dont get MAC address? I only get the following. Can you help?

# Latitude Longitude ( SSID ) Type ( BSSID ) Time (GMT) [ SNR Sig Noise ] # ( Name ) Flags Channelbits BcnIntvl

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Postby Thorn » Tue Mar 18, 2003 11:05 am

The MAC is the BSSID.
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Postby RedDot » Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:32 pm

I know it's been a while, but...

I decided to play around with the .ns1 format a little while back, but have found myself lacking time recently, so I decided to post what little progress I made.

Not much more deciphered, but I can get signal/noise/lat/lon for each 'record' of a given ap. Which given motive, should be enough to do some neat things (like signal strength/coverage maps).

There is still a lot more to figure out, but if you'd like to take a stab at the code, it's here: http://reddot.echowave.net/ns1decode.cpp


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Format Changed??

Postby starkeeper » Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:20 am

Hi,
now we have 2004 and Netstumbler has moved on in devlopement. I tried the old Code sniplets, and nothing mainly nothing worked.

It seems that in Netsumbler 0.4.0 the ns1-file format changed. I can assign nearly all that you listet in this thread, only the latitude and longitude is not working.
Can anybody help to figure out how to read these values?
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