GSM detection/identification. Kismet on Freerunner

Stroller stroller at
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.

Hi there,

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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