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Thread: Wifi chipsets and wardriving

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    I looked at the website. Sounds pretty cool. How close do you have to be to the home or office to get online with their network. It would be real shady sitting in front of a home/business on a computer.

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    Originally posted by themurph1018
    I looked at the website. Sounds pretty cool. How close do you have to be to the home or office to get online with their network. It would be real shady sitting in front of a home/business on a computer.

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    well first of all wardriving is not about accessing networks you find. Its about MAPPING them. Finding a wireless net and what kind it is due to the signiture it sends out is not illegal. However as soon as you get on the network then you are doing something illegal.

    WHat it all comes down to is.. do a lot of people who wardrive also get access to random open networks, Yes. That does not mean that wardriving itself is illegal.. its all how you use the data you are getting.
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    USB wireless cards are the best imho. However, make sure that it's orinoco based as they are the best cards, and you can add an external aerial.

    It's better to have a small run of cable from the USB card to the aerial (hell the pigtail is long enough!) and then USB lead to inside the car, than having a PCMCIA card in your laptop and a longer thicker, harder to mange aerial fly lead.

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    I got the Dell TrueMobile 1150 (rebadged Orinoco Gold) also from ebay for about $60.

    Works great with win98SE and win2k using netstumber...haven't tried XP but should be the same as 2k.


    The problem with the unsupported cards is that the Netstumbler software has to get the card to change channels etc. So if you want to stumble then get the most compatible card (orinoco gold).

    I did the same denial trying to use my prism card and some of the other software...Netstumbler is the best. So punt and get an Orinoco Gold type card and Netstumbler.


    (now if you have linux, then that is a different story)

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