[MLB-WIRELESS] Any suggestions on a Good GPS/wireless, Strength mapper?

Kim Hawtin kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au
Thu Sep 11 15:42:49 EST 2008

Kim Hawtin wrote:
> Bryan Pliatsios wrote:
>>>> Now that I have my node up and running (pity I cant find anybody to
>>>> connect to *shrugs*, but them's the breaks), I was hoping that I could
>>>> generate a "coverage" map of my antenna's around the neighborhood.
>> [SNIP]
>>>> Any suggestions  would be Great.  I might even compose a howto if I get
>>>> it working properly.
>>> Kismet and gpsd with a bluetooth gps receiver would be perfect for this
>>> I believe.
>> A useful piece of software is Radio Mobile.
>> I don't think it has been mentioned before, or maybe a verrry long time.
>> It's not a real-world surveying tool, but a modelling package.
>> Check it out, I spend hours playing with it trying to predict long 
>> distance hops and V/UHF converage:
>> http://www.cplus.org/rmw/english1.html
> I can't remember his name, but the guy in MtGambier that wrote the driver for
> the G15 Logitech keyboard for Linux wrote some add ons for gpsdrive that logs
> ESSID and signal strength to a MySQL database to do coverage maps...
> not sure if this is published, but something to look out for. =)
> i need to this around home myself.

Mike sent the url for the howto =) ;

I'll have a tinker with this and let you know how we go ;)

Basically you need MySQL server, GPSd, gpsdrive and Kismet.
Theres a little bit of config and you'll need to create the sql
db from the sql source file from the gpsdrive source
(included in debian, not sure about other distros, anybody?)


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Information Technology Services, The University of Adelaide
kim.hawtin at adelaide.edu.au

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