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    inline signal strength meter?

    Have my carputer working, and now I want to start wardriving. I have an antenna in the works, and I have the Orinoco gold card waiting. Here's my question , risking ridicule, and much flaming...

    Are there any inline signal strength meters available for 2.4 GHz?

    I would like to be able to see my signal strength, seperately from my computer screen. Is this possible? I haven't run Netsumbler yet, since I don't have my card in my hands quite yet.

    I'm thinking a little string of LEDs, so that I could custom mount these seperately from everything else.
    2000 Subaru OBS

    Dell P3 @ 900 Mhz
    7" Lilliput TS w/DigitalWW in-dash mount
    80GB External HD

    I am Zero Bitrate....

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    the only thing i can think of would be an array of LED's controlled through the parallel or serial port, since there would have to be software to poll from the WiFi card's driver

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    After a lot of searching, it looks like I may have to go with such a solution. I was hoping for something entirely hardware driven, but I guess software simplifies any problems with loss, antenna diversity, and all that stuff.

    Anybody know enough about Netstumbler to help me out here?
    2000 Subaru OBS

    Dell P3 @ 900 Mhz
    7" Lilliput TS w/DigitalWW in-dash mount
    80GB External HD

    I am Zero Bitrate....

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