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by arizonajon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

I ordered and received this week an Alfa AWUS036AC dual-band USB Wi-Fi dongle. I am going to connect it to warpig1.0 and see what a kismet run looks like with it. I haven't dug into kistmet logging yet to see what flexibility it might have to restrict what is logged, but I'm sure that there's someth...
by arizonajon
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: A bunch of log files that didn't upload
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: A bunch of log files that didn't upload

here are two
by arizonajon
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A bunch of log files that didn't upload
Replies: 3
Views: 326

A bunch of log files that didn't upload

Hey Andrew - I have about 100 log files that WiFiDB doesn't process. I tried using the uploader program, then I tried manual via the web page. Neither worked, or at least I cannot find the files in WiFiDB. I don't get an error, either. All the files are standard .vs1 files, with a header of # Vistum...
by arizonajon
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

... Since the pis would just be sending home, you wouldn't really need a connection into them (unless you feel they need management, then that is another story) Hey Andrew - thanks for the feedback. I'm pretty sure it is "another story". The remote Pi generates a data stream that I don't need to re...
by arizonajon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

Can I install two Wi-Fi adapters on the mobile PC running Vistumbler and Windows 7? I'd like to improve my scan rate, and was thinking I could set one to 2.4 GHz and the other to 5 GHz. Maybe even more than two, if that works. Right now the only way I can envision this working is by running two inst...
by arizonajon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

hey - this is cool. I will give it a try soon. WarPig1.0 is the name of my RPi with kismet. Wrote it up here at my blog jonadams.com/wireless/?p=1027 This past week I spent time learning about vpn. I have a number of remote RPis or Windows boxes, all collecting telemetry or listening to radio channe...
by arizonajon
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

Yep, it was an old one that Raspbian auto-recognizes. The newer (like 4 y old one) with dual band and (maybe) ac needs to have the driver compiled, and I haven't done that yet.
by arizonajon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

you'll note that I don't have the manufacturer's database installed. I tried to do it by following the procedure, but got errors each time.
by arizonajon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

I did a short (~1 mi) drive just now, attached are the .netxml and .nettxt files. Man, they grow fast. I need to figure out a way to throttle the output a bit.
by arizonajon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

here are both of those files from my 2 minute run. i added a .txtsuffix to each to get by the uploader. Just remove that and you'll have them as they were.
by arizonajon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Kismet output files

Hey Andrew - I finally got kismet running on an RPi. Took most of the day, mainly due to *nix learning curve issues. What I have learned is that kismet doesn't have a single output type that handily has the usual stuff that Vistumbler provides. For instance, there's 5 files in the log I ran just now...
by arizonajon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

or, if I somehow get Kismet up and running, does that produce files that can be read by WiFiDB?
by arizonajon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Re: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

and the point is, I'd like the output files from my app to be readable by the WiFiDB app, and maybe even importable via the uploader tool.
by arizonajon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

Building files that can be interpreted by Vistumbler

Hey Andrew - Just returned from another 60k AP trip to LA, and am getting enthusiastic about writing my own wardriving solution using a RPi, a GPS dongle, and a Wi-Fi dongle. It will be a lot more convenient than having to haul the pc around with me. I might even put it all in a box and mag mount it...
by arizonajon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Request Features
Topic: Ability to play mp3 and wav audio files
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Ability to play mp3 and wav audio files

Hi Andrew - I was wondering if there'd be a way you could add to Vistumbler the ability to play .wav or .mp4 files, in addition to the current .mid files. I have a number of custom sounds that I have crafted for wardriving, but haven't found a way to play them through Vistumbler, They do work fine o...
by arizonajon
Fri May 03, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Drones
Topic: Holy Stone HS210 Mini Drone
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Holy Stone HS210 Mini Drone

Alrighty - I finally bought myself a drone. This little HS210 is pretty cool. For ~$30, it's a quad rotor, comes with three batteries, controller, and will do some limited auto-aerobatics. Freaks the cats out. Like a giant bumblebee as it approaches. Huge prop wash. IMG_8912.JPG I am now studying fo...
by arizonajon
Fri May 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Hey Andrew -

Running the Uploader again just now - it appears to be working well and advancing through the waiting files. Server looks to be taking one every 30 seconds or so. Thanks for resolving that!

Cheers and 73 - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Fri May 03, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Good morning Andrew - I seem to be having the slowest upload ever experienced. Metz's stuff is all done, there's no other obvious things running on the server, and I'm running v1.2.1 WiFiDB Uploader. I have over 100 files to upload, but it seems that I can only upload one in the WiFiDB instance runn...
by arizonajon
Thu May 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Hey Metz -

Go back up this thread to find the link to the WiFiDB Uploader.

Cheers and 73 - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Thu May 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: black text with black background - can't see anything
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: black text with black background - can't see anything

Hey Metz -

Andrew would obviously know the answer, but it seemed when this happened to me it had something to do with the .ini file getting messed up. I think I deleted it and it was fine afterward.

Cheers and 73 - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Metz is Rockin'
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Metz is Rockin'

This must be how PFerland and ACalcutt felt when I got back from my first long business trip.

Uploader has constipation.
by arizonajon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Help / Support
Topic: access to WIFI DB
Replies: 10
Views: 6867

Re: access to WIFI DB

Ok, I was lazy at the time I posted the above. I went back to a thread we had on new features and a link to the WiFiDB Uploader V1.2.1 was there. So, I installed that Uploader, added the appropriate information, and the API key. That's running now, attempting to push uploads to the server. But, afte...
by arizonajon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Metz is Rockin'
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Metz is Rockin'

Was wondering why WiFiDB Uploader was slow to respond - I see there's a new kid in town uploading! Cool!

Haven't been to Clearwater area in over a decade - nice to see the APs there being captured.

Welcome aboard!

Cheers and 73 - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Help / Support
Topic: access to WIFI DB
Replies: 10
Views: 6867

Re: access to WIFI DB

Hi Andrew - There seems to be something fatally wrong now with my version of WiFiDB Uploader. I know we talked about this a while back, but now it just doesn't work, even when I bring all the files collected from the mobile setup to the main computer and attempt the upload from there. I can upload u...
by arizonajon
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Things are working pretty well with my setup, and I've made some minor changes to the mobile to make it perhaps be more sensitive. While we've already talked about the OpenMap layer, and that the label database isn't imported. But I'm zoomed in on midtown Phoenix and I see many labeled roads like "O...
by arizonajon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: 1.5 M APs this week?
Replies: 2
Views: 4040

Re: 1.5 M APs this week?

Added another ~360k APs between mid-November 2017 and last weekend. I am amazed that there were that many all bottled up! As part of that, got about 2k in Reno. First was a walk around our office building there, then a drive from Carson to Reno. Was a Ford truck made out of aluminum, so the mag-moun...
by arizonajon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

For me, at least, that version of WiFiDB does not run on my mobile PC. "WDB_Uploader has stopped working."
by arizonajon
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

morning Andrew - then i try to log in to wifidb says that i'm locked out...
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

thanks Andrew. Did i ever have a API key?
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

here's the contents of the 04122016 directory.
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by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

I can't tell, now. Here's the directories with all the WiFiDB Uploaders I know of:
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by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

When I start WiFiDB Uploader, I only get the box that allows me to assign a name to the upload. The main screen (tabular format, showing individual uploads) never shows. However, in the Task Manager, it's running. And, it seems, it is uploading, as I see a bunch of files having been uploaded. Someth...
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

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try again:
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

i dont have something called an uploader log directory. heres a screenshot.
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

My WiFiDB upload client ("2.0", from 2016) is no longer even loading correctly. Sounds like you have a version that is behaving well. Where can I get your version?
by arizonajon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

On the AP Map page, the word "Natural" in the phrase "(Copyright) Natuaral Earth II" is misspelled.
by arizonajon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

is there a way for me the user to get an idea of how many individual records exist for a given AP? I do a search on "coxwifi" and come up with a list of nearly 23k APs. but there's nothing there that says for AP 22:25:64:FE:6B:46 (for instance) there's 42 positions, or 13,042 positions. I have no id...
by arizonajon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

I have been trying to use more of the features that you're adding to WiFiDB. I appreciate the "show on map" button for individual APs and for whole runs. Much quicker to locate using the inbuilt mapping function rather than the export to kmz then viewing on GE. I think there's something funky now ab...
by arizonajon
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Howdy Andrew - Have been watching the AP map on my iPad for the last half hour or 45 minutes now as the machine grains through my upload. Is everything being done on a single machine? I was wondering how the points get placed on the street map tile. It appears, at least here, that the points are liv...
by arizonajon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

as soon as I clicked "send", it updated the map page. Nevermind...
by arizonajon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

just tried the uploader again and it seems to be working well. Thanks! Then, I went over to the AP Map page, unselected all the "year" buttons, and selected "Follow Latest AP". It was really cool, watching it step down the SR51 freeway for a few miles, a new one every few seconds. Then it stopped on...
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

However, no labels appear at any scale but really zoomed out. For instance, the city name "Cedar Rapids" shows, but that's it.
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Hi Andrew - I am currently zoomed in here in PHX and am seeing alleys, parks, watercourses, ponds, etc. That seems to be working fine. Then, I typed in some random address on Wacker Dr in Chicago, and have the same level of detail. Seems like all the work you did really paid off! I am trying to run ...
by arizonajon
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Happy Holidays!

Hey Andrew - Thanks so much for creating and continuing to develop and improve Vistumbler and the WiFiDB. I try to run the s/w anytime I leave the house in the truck. While I had that portable setup using a Winbook a few years back, the arrangement became problematic and kinda got set aside. I think...
by arizonajon
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Hi Andrew - I did see the great work you're doing with Open Street Maps and the ESRI database. For the first time I can really see all the clusters at the national scale, and zoom in as desired to see more detail. I know my Vistumbler setup is slow, and sometimes gets dozens or more than a hundred A...
by arizonajon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

Re: What's Up with WiFiDB?

Good evening, Andrew - Thanks for the update on the server effort. I see it's still in some intermediate state. How long do you suspect it will be before I can upload some more files? I'm assuming that since the db shows only 2.7 M APs right now, and there were about 3.4 M before this, that eventual...
by arizonajon
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7449

What's Up with WiFiDB?

Hi Phil and Andrew -

I see that the site appears to be going through a complete db rebuild, or something like that. Any idea when it will be done and ready to allow new uploads and show the newest APs in Google Earth?

Cheers - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: AutoIt Error: Variable must be of type "Object"
Replies: 13
Views: 8599

Re: AutoIt Error: Variable must be of type "Object"

should have searched for "23971" before posting a new thread %^( sorry about that I am getting the same AutoIT error, machine is W10 Enterprise, happens when I click "Scan APs", opens an .mdb file, writes at least 1 record, then crashes. I've attached a copy of the .mdb zipped. I can probably convin...
by arizonajon
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: Getting error when attempting to install on work PC
Replies: 0
Views: 1205

Getting error when attempting to install on work PC

Hi Andrew - Hope things are well with you. Am attempting to install Vistumbler on my work PC, which is severely locked down. However, IT has been striving mightily to get it going, and we've gotten moved forward from the initial stage where it wouldn't load at all, to where now it loads, and upon pr...
by arizonajon
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: ViStumbler Betas
Replies: 55
Views: 21236

Re: ViStumbler Betas

am currently running Vistumbler 10.6.4 Beta 7. In the past month or so, I have begun to get a prompt that an upgrade is available. However, when I click to install I get the following error
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at least it's consistent. any ideas?