The CarPC is the perfect mobile GPS/WIFI/OS platform for a bit of WarDriving, so who has setup their rig to do this?
Which WIFI Card are you using / warstumbling software?
With my Laptop in the car, when I used to do this, I used a PCMCIA Orinoco card - which had various features, was ideal for "scanning".
But are there any decent USB WIFI offerings? Perhaps a USB to PCMCIA interface (so I could re-use that dusty Orinoco Card).
Plus adding the external antenna on the roof significantly added to the detection rates, so a WIFI device with external antenna port essential.
Looking at building my CarPC very soon, currently doing my research on all the CarPC Hardware / wiring for the car...
Would be interested to read about your WarDriving setups + pictures.
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Thanks soundman - WOW - You were picking up WIFI networks from 500ft away from their source!
Must have been using a decent high gain antenna for that.
Considering the CarPC is fitted semi-permantly into the car, its just the perfect setup for WD.
Only requirement would be a suitable, sensitive, wifi card / device which can enter the correct listening "states".
Will factor this into my build in due course...
I have a Habey HB_NB037H half-PCI Wifi/Bluetooth card. The antenna is under the seat with the CPU and I have have real good luck with inSSIDer. It logs to a file that you can then dump into a google map and it does a good job of collecting details. It is a lot nicer than NetStumbler because it supports a lot more wifi chipsets than NS does.