Windows XP w/wireless Linksys USB vs NetStumbler trying to wardrive
Ive been searching for days now, and still can't figure out why I would need to use NetStumbler for war driving, or how to configure XP to work with it. I seem to get results by letting XP find locations, but I can't really tell. I drive around checking out areas, but get odd results, and it doesn't seem like NetStumbler is doing anything because I can turn it off and get the same results. NetStumbler finds a gang of access points, but I can't get online. XP will tell me when I have a connection, and how good it is. I don't if I am doing something wrong, or need to cut off the connection with XP or not. I read the notes on NetStumbler, but no help, and I did the auto configure.
I guess my question is, do I need to do something with XP's network settings for NetStumbler to work, or is NetStumbler even needed. Im tired of driving around the neighborhood slow and creepin everyone out while trying to figure out what is happening.
I got the impression I would need to choose a service everytime I wanted to access the interenet without NetStumbler, but I don't understand, I don't freakin understand.
Im using a Wireless G USB network adapter from Linksys. I never installed the software that came with the network adapter, just let XP take care of it. Don't hesitate to talk to me like an idiot.