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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:56 am 
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I've got the carputer running like a dream now, so I'm playing with all of the little things - currently recording all of the WAP's (Wireless Access Points) around Gladstone and storing their locations on Google Earth.

Looks a little like this -
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Basically, if I need to connect to the internet while driving around, I know the spots where I can do it (the green spots). I can even maintain constant internet connection while driving if there are enough WAP's on my route. You can see the path I took around town to find them. I have yet to do everywhere, but that will come eventually.

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:04 pm 
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howdidyadothat?

details PLEASE!

does it log wireless networks automaticly?
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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:17 pm 
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I use Netstumbler http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/ to log the WAP's. I also have a GPS Receiver which Netstumbler uses to record the position of the WAP.

With this data saved, I go to this website - http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map?form=wifi and convert the Netstumbler files into Google Earth .kml files.

Then in Google Earth I add this new .kml as a placemark and it displays all of the WAPs in their correct co-ordinates.

Easy hey?

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:23 pm 
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it looks pretty easy

i'm gonna have to try that when i install my car pc
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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:51 pm 
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hey man thats fuggin cool!

no way would i have thought of that!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:16 pm 
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That is f**k awesome dude!

How hard is it to setup the carputer?
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Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:39 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
How hard is it to setup the carputer?
Depends, if you want to do it cheap you have to source the parts, make sure they are compatible make it all yourself etc etc, or if you've got the cash you can buy one out of the box and just plug it in

As little as $500 if you DIY, more like $1000-$1500 to buy it

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Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:50 am 
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Hmmm thats funky and def worth checking out.
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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:58 pm 
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do the different sized dots mean anything?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:58 pm 
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fiftyone wrote:
do the different sized dots mean anything?
I don't think so

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:48 am 
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Pandaman72 wrote:
fiftyone wrote:
do the different sized dots mean anything?
I don't think so


it might mean that the coverage is bigger in the bigger dots?

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:14 am 
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but google earth wouldn't be able to figure that out

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:29 am 
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phongus wrote:
it might mean that the coverage is bigger in the bigger dots?
I think there may be multiple WAPs in that area

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:31 am 
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fiftyone wrote:
but google earth wouldn't be able to figure that out
Google earth has nothing to do with the dots.

Netstumbler is the program that figures out where the WAPs are located, and all of those GPS co-ordinates are displayed as waypoints on Google Earth.

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Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:45 pm 
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Its like a refidex for wireless access points, correct?
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