E-Z Setup

Postby blackwave » Mon Sep 23, 2002 12:20 pm

Question:Blackwave, what setup do you suggest?

The following setup has proven to be the simplest, and most used...
1 wifi card
1 gps
1 laptop/pda/... windows machine

iPAQ 36xx/37xx/39xx
PC Card Expansion Pack Plus

WiFi Card:
ORiNOCO Silver/Gold
Dell TrueMobile 1150

Garmin eTrex Basic/Legend
... PC serial to gps converter
... PDA Setup
Belkin USB/Serial Y-Sync Cable for iPAQ H3800 Series

RadioShack Male DB9-Male DB9 Gender Adapter

RadioShack Null Modem Adapter

Garmin Serial Connector
PC interface cable (RS232 serial port connector)
PC interface cable with cigarette lighter

Automotive Windshield Mounting Bracket


Microsoft MapPoint 2002

GPS Plus




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Long thread

Postby carbolic » Tue Sep 24, 2002 6:15 pm

Wow, this thread is getting long.

I just found that 2WIRE is using the Orinoco card, also. Thought I should mention that.

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Cisco 340 / 350

Postby CannonFotter » Thu Sep 26, 2002 4:20 am

There has been alot of posts on getting the Cisco Aironet cards to work with Netstumbler . After answering several question on how to get it to work and several replys saying that it didn't I have managed to duplicate the issue.

I have 2 laptops both with Cisco cards Compaq 1650 (works) and an HP 5130 (which doesn't). I have tried both XP Home and XP pro, a clean install & and upgrade. It appears to be an issue the the PCMCIA drivers. The Compaq has th Texas Instruments pci-1131 cardbus controler where the HP has the Texas Instruments PCI-1420 cardbus controler.

The Compaq laptop will work with the XP default driver and the WildPackets driver. The HP will only work with the default xp driver.

I am looping for a better solution, and I'll keep you informed.
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Map Converters

Postby Thorn » Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:48 am

Q: I want to map all the APs I've found. My mapping software is _________ . How do I make a map?

A: Match your map program to the appropriate converter:

1) Mapsource: MapSStumbler

2) MS MapPoint 2002: StumbVerter

2a) O'Neill's FileConverter

3) MS Streets and Trips:

4) DeLorme Topo USA: Email zoso71 at seasonalguest@hotmail.com or use StreetStumbler, and Set for comma deliminated.

Asked by many, answered by many more. Compiled by Thorn
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What wireless card should I use with NetStumbler

Postby netrambler » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:54 pm

Question: What wireless card should I use with NetStumbler?

Answer: The Orinoco based wireless cards are very popular. The cards work with NetStumbler, work in both Windows and Linux, and most provide a port for an external antenna.

Cards that currently work with Netstumbler 0.3 include (from the NetStumbler website):

Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE (Agere ORiNOCO) Dell TrueMobile 1150 Series (PCMCIA and mini-PCI) Avaya Wireless PC Card Toshiba Wireless LAN Card (PCMCIA and built-in) Compaq WL110 Cabletron/Enterasys Roamabout Elsa Airlancer MC-11 ARtem ComCard 11Mbps IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card 1stWave 1ST-PC-DSS11IS, DSS11IG, DSS11ES, DSS11EG
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What OS's work with NetStumbler

Postby netrambler » Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:58 pm

Question: What operating systems work with Netstumbler?

Answer: (from the Netstumbler website) Windows 2000, Windows 9x, Windows XP.
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French documentation

Postby PRoSPeRe » Mon May 26, 2003 1:01 pm

Q: Are there any French translations of the NetStumbler documentation?

A: You can find a French documentation of Netstumbler on the WikiWikiWeb of Nantes-Wireless :

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Postby HITMONEY » Mon Jun 30, 2003 2:31 pm

Q: Can you run NetStumbler and mapping software at the same time?

A: Yes, you can. You just need two GPS units configured on different ports.
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Re: Prism

Postby wsup.im.chiLLiN » Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:04 am

Originally posted by ZipperSeven
Q: What is the magical prismum card people keep refering to?

A: There is no prismum card. Nor is there a prisum, prizm, or prisim card. Prism refers to the chipset in a series of cards that are not supported by NetStumbler. These cards however, are supported by the ever popular Kismet software, which only runs on Linux variants.

Q: Is Prism support going to be built into the next version of NetStumbler?

A: Marius works for Avaya, which is a company that spun out of Lucent, the company that designed the original chipsets which are used in the Orinoco series cards which are by the way, supported by NetStumbler. In short, probably not.

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Q: It says on the NetStumbler site that my Linksys card is not supported! What gives?

A: If you have the latest version of NetStumbler and Windows XP, chances are your Linksys card (with the Prism chipset) will work. Make sure you are using the latest drivers either from Linksys or from Intersil, and that you are NOT running the Linksys configuration utility. Also, be sure to select the "NDIS 5.1" driver from the "Device" menu within Network Stumbler. If all else fails, buy an ORiNOCO Gold kit with the antenna for $150... isn't it about time you got an external antenna jack anyway?
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Postby sparafina » Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:54 am

Q: How do I find out about the new version of Netstumbler?


You can keep track of developments on Marius' personal web site

Subscribe to the Netstumbler [url=netstumbler-subscribe@c2security.org]listserv[/url]

Or see the listserv archive
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Postby Thorn » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:00 am

Q: I have a number of different APs with the same SSID. I want to connect to a particular AP via NetStumbler. Can I force connection to a desired AP via NetStumbler?

A: No.

First, you cannot connect to any AP via NetStumbler, as [SIZE="5"]NetStumber is NOT A CONNECTION MANAGER, AND DOES NOT CONNECT TO ANYTHING.[/SIZE]

Secondly, no connection manager software that is compliant with the 802.11 Standard will force a connection to a particular AP. To do so would break ROAMING, a integral part of the 802.11 Standard.

There is a simple way to do this and to conform to the standard: Give different WLANs different SSIDs.
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