Cards that reportedly DO NOT work/or have problems w/MiniStumbler 0.4

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Cards that reportedly DO NOT work/or have problems w/MiniStumbler 0.4

Postby st0k3r » Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:24 pm

because Netstumbler with a SMC2642W works fine in laptop Toshiba SP however Ministumbler in Dell Axim does not work

I have used drivers of SMC and Intersil

Pocket Winc and Pocketwarrior works ok

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Postby Barry » Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:25 pm

wrong chipset probably. windows uses the generic ndis drivers which let some unsupported cards work. pocket pc works a little different.
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Cards that reportedly DO NOT work/have problems w/MiniStumbler 0.4

Postby marius » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:17 am

The MiniStumbler users have suffered long enough.
MiniStumbler 0.4 is now available for download here. Read the readme before downloading, if you like.
Noob bashers, you will have to adjust your attitudes to the new floods of FAQs that have not even been asked yet.
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Postby Xoom » Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:58 am

is it confirmed then? that the SMC2642W does not work on mini-stumbler? I just found it for 34.95 :) (
but it doesnt work :(
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Postby Thorn » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:48 am

Thanks Marius!

In case anyone has any concerns, this post in the NetStumbler release thread explains how WarDriving book is not out of date right after being published, as it cover 0.4.
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ministumbler 4 and toshiba e755

Postby litehedded » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:42 pm

anyone have it working with an e755?
it opens and runs but nothing happens for me (doesn't close like NS will with unsupported cards). is it unsupported?
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Postby Chris » Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:40 pm

litehedded wrote:are you telling me to read the readme?
I have read it.
it mentions that the e740 is supported. I am wondering if maybe the e755 has a different builtin wifi?
can we please let version 4.0 be out for a day or two before the RTFM posts?

I am actually interested in how this one resolves as far as the chipset/builtin with the e755.

On the other note, I think that if folks hadn't started bitchin about stuff 3 horus after the release we mods would be a little less trigger happy on the RTFMs.
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Compaq Aero 8000

Postby freebird1963 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:52 pm

I have a the above handheld. I would really like to use it for something. That being with mini stumber.

The unit has MS CE handheld PC Edition version 3.01
Core System 2.11

SHould mini run on it ?
Cuz I get not supported error when I try.

Processor Type - Hitachi SuperH SH-4

I have two wireless cards. They both work with Netstumbler on XP.
One is agere ruby chip the other shows up as a PRISM2 IEEE 802.11 PC-Card Adapter_5V a mac address search shows this on the card

Prefix Vendor
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SMC 2642W doesn't work with 0.4

Postby raleighs » Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:03 pm

I confirm that my SMC 2642W (Prism 2.5) will not work with ministumbler 0.4 on my Ipaq.

I tried EVERYTHING to get it working... Drivers, settings... :(

Pocket Winc and Pocketwarrior also works great.

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Postby marius » Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:29 pm

I don't have a 755, so I haven't tried it. I'll add it to my Amazon wishlist and you can buy me one to debug on.
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No chance

Postby ac57846 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:49 pm

Sorry Dude, there is no SH4 version of Ministumbler.

I too have an Aero 8000 and love the form factor. However it has been seriously overtaken by technology's rapid march.

Mine is now used by my mother in law to strt writin her memoirs.
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Postby jvcrabb » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:09 am

Has anyone been able to get the Symbol CF card to work?
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Viewsonic V37, PC2003, Socket SD 802.11B

Postby reefland » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:38 am

I can't get MiniStumbler 0.4.0 working on this device. The "Socket SDIO WLAN" program sees the adapter, I can connect to my home wireless network with no issues.

NIC Firmware:

(Both latest on Socket's web site)

Steps I've tried:

1) Soft reset the device
2) Insert Socket SD 802.11b Card
3) Get solid link light.
4) Tap "Socket SDIO WLAN" to confirm driver see's the card.
5) Tap "MiniStumbler"
6) Status line says "Ready", " ", "GPS OFF", "0" (I have no GPS).
7) Says "The specified" next to Ready.
8) Says "This function" next to Ready.

How can I get the full text of the status?

9) Nothing appears in main panel.
10) MiniStumbler is very slow to respond to any selection.
11) MiniStumbler's "about" shows:

Prism2 card support by Marius Milner
Card Version: 0.00
Driver: 3.0.4
Station Firmware: 0.00
MAC Address: [address shown matches the card's sticker]

12) Close MiniStumbler
13) Tap "Socket SDIO WLAN" to check driver it shows:

"Unable to connect to the Wireless NetCard. Is it inserted?"

I have to soft reset the device to get it working again.
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Does it work with ipaq h5550

Postby Jimster » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:47 am

Does version 0.4 work with the ipaq 5550's built in wifi card? I can't get it working, is it me?
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Ministumbler and Fortuna GPSmart BT

Postby gems » Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:09 am


Ministumbler doesn't seem to recognise my Fortuna GPSmart Bluetooth GPS receiver. I've verified that the device works by running GPS software (SmartMap) on my PocketPC and connecting to the GPS device using Bluetooth.

SmartMap has a built in test utility so I know the devices are communicating using NMEA0183 with serial parameters COM5,57600,8,N,2.

I have configured Ministumbler to use these same serial parameters, as I know they work for SmartMap. I have also tried slowing down the speed to 19200 with no success.

When I launch Ministumbler it launches the Bluetooth browser, allowing me to select the GPSmart GPS receiver, but then I get "Config Error" in the status bar and no GPS data is captured.

Here's the kit and software versions I'm using:

Ministumbler Version: 0.4.0 Build 554
PDA: iPAQ3970
OS: PocketPC Version 4.20.1081 (Build 13100), aka Windows Mobile 2003
WLAN Card: Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11GP
WLAN Driver: Agere drivers for WinCE4 (Found in
GPS: Fortuna GPSmart BT
GPS Protocol: NMEA 0183

Hope someone can help.

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