NetStumbler 0.4 available, finally

Questions and configuration information about the NetStumbler software

Postby seinman » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:06 pm

Why is 2k/XP now required? I've been waiting for a LONG time for this release, simply due to the fact that my laptop can only run 98SE or less. Finally 0.4 comes out, and I can't use it. Just my luck!
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Postby King_Ice_Flash » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:17 pm

Most likely becuase of the NDIS drivers that come with xp/2000.
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Postby Mr.White » Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:40 pm

seinman wrote:Why is 2k/XP now required? I've been waiting for a LONG time for this release, simply due to the fact that my laptop can only run 98SE or less. Finally 0.4 comes out, and I can't use it. Just my luck!



Are you sure it won't run 2K? I've seen it on some pretty old and slow laptops. It was breathing hard like a fat kid climbing stairs but a slow 2K install is still way better than any 98/ME install.
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Postby Madhadder » Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:32 am

Problem is the hardware... Some of us use old 486ish type lappys
that can't run Win2k. I have a Toshiba Libretto 70ct that runs Win98
just fine, but anything more that that is not possible...

So for this Lappy, I'm gonna stick with NS .30. I use Orinoco Gold
cards so I don't have any probs. with card compatibility..
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Postby seinman » Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:20 am

Mr.White wrote:Are you sure it won't run 2K? I've seen it on some pretty old and slow laptops. It was breathing hard like a fat kid climbing stairs but a slow 2K install is still way better than any 98/ME install.


I tried upgrading to 2k a while back, but it wouldn't work with my 16-bit PCMCIA slots. It insisted on using 32 bit drivers, which of course are incompatible. So the OS and Netstumbler will run, but I won't be able to use my 802.11b card. Or, I stick with 98SE and a working card, but no netstumbler. Oh well. Guess i'll have to get an Orinoco card, install 0.3, and just be done with this whole fiasco.
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Postby Thorn » Fri Apr 23, 2004 5:40 am

0.4 will run on Win9x just fine with an ORiNOCO card. My "acid test" unit is a Pent-I, 100MHz, 16MB. While the initialization is a bit slower than 0.3.30 (about 10 seconds), once 0.4 opens it runs without a hitch.
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Postby King_Ice_Flash » Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:04 am

Confirmed, I can uses NS .4 with win98, but I am using a 66mhz with 128M ram. It runs slower than roadkill. You just ain't gonna have all of the new nifty card support.
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Postby gibblewabble » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:10 am

Thank you Marius, I will also be sending some cash but I also wont use paypal. I have sent in the compat report, I bought a new toshiba satelite in march and was broken hearted that the internal A card wouldnt work :( , now it runs smoother than a babies bottom :D . Life is good, and congrats on the birth of your child fatherhood is great.
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Postby seinman » Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:47 am

I bought an Orinico Gold card, it's on its way. Does anyone have a link to download 0.3, in case 0.4 runs crappily on my system?
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Postby Thorn » Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:04 pm

seinman wrote:I bought an Orinico Gold card, it's on its way. Does anyone have a link to download 0.3, in case 0.4 runs crappily on my system?


NS versions 0.3.22, 0.3.23 and 0.3.30 are all available in the old downloads section at http://www.netstumbler.com .
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Postby mbstone99 » Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:55 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you Marius! I am downloading it now and going to give it a run tonight probably. :)

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Postby Madhadder » Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:03 am

For those who don't want to deal with tha "Wonderful" company Paypal
but still want to kick Marius something for NS/MS check out the donation
page.

http://www.stumbler.net/donate

Look at the bottom.. You can now buy something from the amazon store
and have it sent to him.. Just pruse his "Wishlist"...
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Postby chemman14 » Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:48 pm

i was able to use my centrino with ns .3
am i the only one or sumthin?
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Works fine with DLINK DWL 520+ PCI Card

Postby kevmetric » Sun May 02, 2004 6:31 pm

Like a charm ...however, for extra flexibility, I also
own a Linksys WUSB 2.5 wireless client, and as long
as you have no preferred network/profile in the Linksys
proprietary site survey tool, it will pick up surrounding
SSID's fine inside NetStumbler.

Otherwise, if you indicated a preferred SSID /profile in
that proprietary tool, then it will warn you that the Linksys
USB wireless card is not in promiscuous mode, and you
need to fix it. So, powering down the PC, and rebooting
with the no preferred SSID in the other tool, enables
Netstumbler to work.

I also noticed the utility stops the Zero Configuration Utility
inside windows XP.
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Postby wrzwaldo » Sun May 02, 2004 8:55 pm

kevmetric wrote:Like a charm ...however, for extra flexibility, I also
own a Linksys WUSB 2.5 wireless client, and as long
as you have no preferred network/profile in the Linksys
proprietary site survey tool, it will pick up surrounding
SSID's fine inside NetStumbler.

Otherwise, if you indicated a preferred SSID /profile in
that proprietary tool, then it will warn you that the Linksys
USB wireless card is not in promiscuous mode, and you
need to fix it. So, powering down the PC, and rebooting
with the no preferred SSID in the other tool, enables
Netstumbler to work.

I also noticed the utility stops the Zero Configuration Utility
inside windows XP
.


Yes it does. I think there is a revision in the works that will restart WZC upon NS exit.
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