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Thread: War Driving (and War Chalking)

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    Talking War Driving (and War Chalking)

    Here's another cool use for your GPSr. War Driving is basically using a WiFi equipped laptop (or PDA) with GPSr attached to locate and map WiFi signals ("Hot Spots").

    War Chalking is an off-shoot, where folks chalk symbols on the sidewalks near "hot spots" to show others that free wireless is available.

    One quick drive through most any town with a WiFi equipped device will quickly prove to you that you should have WEP (Wired Equivalent Protection--a wireless encryption scheme or MAC address filtering) enabled if you have a wireless router in your home or business.

    www.wardriving.com

    Here's a link to download "NetStumbler"--THE WiFi finder of choice (for most wireless cards).

    http://www.netstumbler.com
    Last edited by The G Team; 08-03-2004 at 07:23 AM. Reason: Forgot Link (Doh!)

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    I haven't yet made the connection between the WiFI and the GPS - I've found a couple of hot spots, but not sure where the use of the GPS comes in.

    Suggestions?

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    Default GPS and Wardriving

    Check this site for an example of the end result of Wardriving:

    http://www.wifimaps.com/

    NetStumbler will interface with a GPSr and will create a log of hot spots, including coordinates. You can then upload the logs to website such as the one above.

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