News archive August 2006 - Koos van den Hout

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2006-08-25 (#) 13 years ago
Wardrive results 14 - 22 August: 636 new networks with GPS locations. Wigle changed stuff and has a huge backlog at the moment, so I'm waiting for the next entries to get processed.

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2006-08-25 (#) 13 years ago
I played with Google Earth and it's fun and has lots of options. And lots of stuff you can play with, so after some websearches and looking at some samples I added google-earth links in Camp Wireless so you can lookup a campsite in Google Earth when it has a waypoint.

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2006-08-25 (#) 13 years ago
Moving at work to a new office with all the associated network reconnection problems, things getting lost and other issues. And a new view for my webcam.

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2006-08-15 (#) 13 years ago
My webcam is back generating fresh images. Still people visit it, so I might as well give them something to look at.

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2006-08-14 (#) 13 years ago
Wardriving results 6 - 13 August: 624 new networks with GPS locations. Rain isn't the ideal wardriving climate, but new networks can still show up.

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2006-08-12 (#) 13 years ago
The harddisk in my laptop went bad, leading to the state where it did not want to recognize the disk at all. But I wanted my carefully built Linux install copied. The old freezer trick helped: the disk was readable again. It just confused the SMART data: 194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 43 (Lifetime Min/Max 65530/65).

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2006-08-11 (#) 13 years ago
I received spam (that's no news) with an invoice.doc attachment (that is a bit of news). Besides the usual rants about sending people word files, this has one interesting side effect: the company and author name are in the .doc file. Company: Phoenix Management Corporation author: William Esther.

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2006-08-08 (#) 13 years ago
While transplanting the Coffeecam to new hardware I made a copy of the entire system to a different (more silent) harddisk. The next problem was getting grub to install itself on that second harddisk. Which was easy, given the hints on a Software RAID Howto. Grub does not complain when I tell it /dev/hdc will be the future (hd0). This is something that would be a lot more trouble to get right in lilo.

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2006-08-07 (#) 13 years ago
Leukste SSID van vandaag: verboden_toegang_art_461wbsr. Dat netwerk had ook WEP beveiliging, dus het had zin om te beweren dat er geen toegang was voor onbevoegden.

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2006-08-07 (#) 13 years ago
Mijn document over draadloos netwerk uitleg en installatie bijgewerkt. WEP moet nu sterk afgeraden worden en naar aanleiding van een vraag van iemand een kort stukje over 'ad-hoc' draadloze netwerken.

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2006-08-06 (#) 13 years ago
Wardriving results 1 - 5 August: 206 new networks with GPS locations. I now configured kismet to show 802.11a networks too (the new card supports this standard), so maybe results will go up a little.

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2006-08-04 (#) 13 years ago
Using wpa_supplicant it should also be possible to log in to 802.1x secured (wireless) networks. The library network at work uses this but only documents usage with windows and macos X. I decided to give it a try and after some fiddling I had a working setup: Solis-air access under Linux.

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2006-08-03 (#) 13 years ago
After being unable to use the network at Mirjams' parents house because WPA is the default with their experiabox, I decided to upgrade my laptop and my home wireless network to WPA. I searched for a WPA supporting network card for my laptop. Based on the talk at the last sane conference on the madwifi driver project I chose a senao card with an atheros chipset. With a bit of fiddling I got it all working and now I have a secure network again at home.

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2006-08-01 (#) 13 years ago
De pagina wardriving in Nederland is aangepast met wat tips over niet opvallen tijdens het wardriven. Afgeleid van wat opmerkingen in een wigle.net forumthread over 'best practices' (engelstalig).

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2006-08-01 (#) 13 years ago
Wardriving results 25 - 31 July: 267 new networks with GPS locations. The heat last week kept me from going on interesting detours. The start of the new month at WiGLE gave me a very temporary high ranking for this month.

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