Newb Wardriver

Questions about the operation or expectations of the NetStumbler software

Newb Wardriver

Postby rustyz82 » Wed May 05, 2004 4:50 am

I got bored last night while i was delivering papers so i turn on my laptop and set it in the car with netstumbler runing. I managed to find 42 wireless networks in the corse of my 6 paper routes. Now I want to setup a wardriving rig, something other then my Linksys pc card with its internal antenna. But I am rather clueless as to what I need or want. If anyone would care to point me in the right direction I would appriciate it. Thanks.
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Postby Monitr7 » Wed May 05, 2004 9:51 am

rustyz82 wrote:I got bored last night while i was delivering papers so i turn on my laptop and set it in the car with netstumbler runing. I managed to find 42 wireless networks in the corse of my 6 paper routes. Now I want to setup a wardriving rig, something other then my Linksys pc card with its internal antenna. But I am rather clueless as to what I need or want. If anyone would care to point me in the right direction I would appriciate it. Thanks.


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Postby WiFiLinux » Wed May 05, 2004 10:51 am

rustyz82 wrote:I got bored last night while i was delivering papers so i turn on my laptop and set it in the car with netstumbler runing. I managed to find 42 wireless networks in the corse of my 6 paper routes. Now I want to setup a wardriving rig, something other then my Linksys pc card with its internal antenna. But I am rather clueless as to what I need or want. If anyone would care to point me in the right direction I would appriciate it. Thanks.


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Postby beermuppet » Wed May 05, 2004 12:57 pm

You need a compatible card, ideally with an external antenna. Orinoco or similar cards are ideal.

If you search the forums you can find out what type of pigtail, cables and antennas you will need for maximum range.

Also if you are able to run linux, Kismet is a very good piece of software. It will detect some APs that Netstumbler cannot.

A compatible GPS combined with a suitable mapping program will make presentation of the Access points fun.

Best bet is to read, read, read and read. Google and Search the forums, and you will learn lots.

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Compatible cards and other wardriving equipment for sale:
http://www.computerguy.co.uk
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Postby rustyz82 » Wed May 05, 2004 10:19 pm

thanks for the info.. i'll do some reasearch and come back when I have more questions :)

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Postby rustyz82 » Wed May 05, 2004 10:20 pm

also are there any live linux cd's that i can use to run kismet? I cant afford to reformat the laptop just for that but if I could just use a live linux cd that would be ideal...
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Postby WiFiLinux » Wed May 05, 2004 11:32 pm

rustyz82 wrote:also are there any live linux cd's that i can use to run kismet? I cant afford to reformat the laptop just for that but if I could just use a live linux cd that would be ideal...


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Postby G8tK33per » Thu May 06, 2004 1:35 am

If only I had more coffee in me right now...meh.
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Postby rustyz82 » Thu May 06, 2004 1:43 am

ok thanks. I'll start askin google some questions now and try to find some answers for myself. Thanks a ton for the leads though :)
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Postby G8tK33per » Thu May 06, 2004 2:04 am

Take a gander at this:

http://www.knoppix-std.org/
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Postby The Others » Thu May 06, 2004 2:34 am

warlinux can be got at http://www.wardriving.com

However, it has slightly lost it's appeal to knoppix-std. For was linux, search here for "Iwpriv eth0 monitor 1 6", that is, of course, if you plan to use an orinoco card.
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Postby WiFiLinux » Thu May 06, 2004 9:07 pm

rustyz82 wrote:thanks for the info.. i'll do some reasearch and come back when I have more questions :)

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No problem. Welcome aboard and good luck!
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