Stumble: Blackpool illuminations

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We went to see the Blackpool illuminations this evening, and I thought it’d be perfect for a stumble, as I’ve not done one in a while. Windy, sporadic rain, but I collected 1,122 SSIDs!

F**king Kismet!

As you may have well deduced, I’m a mac boy.

I know of the command line, and I’m not scared of it, as such, but I was getting a bit miffed with instructions for getting Kismet running under Linux Mint/Ubuntu.

Essentially, every guide told you how to install Kismet, told you to edit your .conf file and then quite simply “type kismet to start”… as you can imagine, with no immeadiate correct results, I got quite irritated quite quickly!

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Wardriving with an EEE

wEEEdriving? Anyway, with Mac OS X on the Asus, Kismac was next. While I waited for the Dell mini pci-e card to arrive, I dug out the old D-Link DWL-G122 USB stick and the GlobalSat USB GPS and hooked it all up.

After remembering where all the relevant drivers were, Kismac worked fine, found my two SSIDs at home, and the GPS was getting a signal and put me roughly in the right place. I say roughly as the dot to show where you are covers about 70% of the UK on the default map!

The Asus is so light weight, and OS X gets roughly 2.5 hrs on the battery (this will drop with it powering USB devices, but certainly long enough to go for a cycle or walk with the EEE in a backpack. Gets a bit warm, but nothing too alarming. We’ll see how it fares on holiday in Spain!

Mac OS on Asus

Really enjoying my Asus EEE, and have tried a few linux distros (mostly Ubuntu based) but I’m a mac boy, and once I started reading about the Uphuck and JaS hacks, well… it’s was only a couple of gig away!

I’m sure Nathan will be relieved that I’m no longer asking n00b linux questions, ad the next step is to get Kismac and the GPS on the Asus EEE.

Pocket sized stumbler

Asus EEE… apparently will run a hacked Mac OS X install… hmm!

This is too tempting. £200 for a pocket sized, lightweight, ultra-portable Mac laptop. I’ve just been to London this week, and it was a pain in the ass dragging the 15″ MacBook Pro around and trying to use it while waiting for trains etc.

This Asus will appeal to many Mac geeks… will let you know how it works for stumbling ;)

Stumble: War-walking

Gijón is pretty much uncharted territory on, so I brought my GPS, laptop and USB wifis with me this trip. Since I didn’t have a car to cruise round in, I set up my laptop up on my son’s walker and pushed him down to the beach for a stroll in the evening…

I was pretty amazed by the results, a helluva lot of APs, and a lot of the were unprotected or just WEP.

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