GSM detection/identification. Kismet on Freerunner
stroller at stellar.eclipse.co.uk
Thu Jul 31 11:28:45 CEST 2008
On 31 Jul 2008, at 09:31, Ken Restivo wrote:
> Hmm. Has anyone ported Kismet to the OpenMoko yet?
> Since the phone has a built in GPS, it seems like it would be the
> absolutely ideal Kismet platform, and also for something similar to
> map cell phone signal strength and coverage.
I don't think the Freerunner's wifi driver (chip firmware?) will do
passive mode. I think you may be able to run Kismet without this, but
if so it is MUCH less useful.
> Also, has anyone created a GSM Kismet, or some kind of tool that
> will list all carriers and their relative signal strengths.
> With GPRS, it could also upload that coverage data to a public site
> somewhere and create nice interactive maps. Could be helpful for
> people choosing which carrier to use: you could see who's got what
> coverage where in places that you commonly travel to, live in, and
> work in.
I think this idea was suggested a while ago, with some positive
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