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by arizonajon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's Up with WiFiDB?
Replies: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 209

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 19
Views: 978

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: 6685

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: 785

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: 17148

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?
by arizonajon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Drones
Topic: Wiring SP Racing F3 Controller with X8R SBUS, GPS, OSD, and Telemetry
Replies: 10
Views: 66219

Wiring SP Racing F3 Controller with X8R SBUS, GPS, OSD, and Telemetry

Perhaps the easiest way to turn it into a warflying devil is not to put a Windows box on board (lots of power consumption and complexity) but to build "bent-pipe" Wi-Fi system that has a receiver for 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and a transmitter for 5.8 GHz, then as the airship is flying along anything it hears i...
by arizonajon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Vistumbler 8.0 released
Replies: 5
Views: 5327

Vistumbler 8.0 released

Happy 8-3/4 years!

For me, the past two years have seen it grow in power and utility so much. Thanks again for building and supporting it!
by arizonajon
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: Import slows down dramatically at the end
Replies: 14
Views: 4321

Import slows down dramatically at the end

Signal history data is very valuable when you're mobile running Vistumbler. It helps to pin down a probable location (or at least the highest signal strength, an analog to proximity) for a given AP. I use Vistumbler and that feature extensively. For your application, something like Homedale would be...
by arizonajon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

Didn't realize that the database recorded altitude as well! And so many satellites for just peeping out a right side window. Pretty amazing, huh? Not only 4+ miles above the ground (Payson is ~5000 ft AMSL) but 20k ft horizontal for a range of 28k feet. That's darned impressive for a run of the mill...
by arizonajon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

I think at one time in the distant past I did do a contact from an airplane, but it must have been a long time ago and well before everyone got so 'touchy' about doing things on planes. I do have friends who are/were pilots and hams and they used to have (and sometimes till do) all sorts of fun, esp...
by arizonajon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

sorry, I meant "warflying". Gotta stick to the script! Note the several APs that are well off the path taken. These appear to be ones that I collected by car a while back. Also note that the "OK RV Wi-Fi" on the Arizona one was recorded somewhere a bit east of Winslow AZ but according to Google, the...
by arizonajon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

Was on AA 1100 this morning from PHX to ORD. The first is the first 45 min or so of the outbound flight https://live.wifidb.net/wifidb/opt/userstats.php?func=useraplist&row=7047 This one is the final 45 min or so of the arrival into O'Hare. Note the big hairpin out over Lake Michigan. https://live.w...
by arizonajon
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: War driving contest
Replies: 82
Views: 23618

War driving contest

So I got the remote node upload to a central server code finished. I put the WebUI on my AWS server here: http://dev.randomintervals.com/piwem/station.php?station_hash=ca3dec3b-b111-4534-95c3-21140653193c That is the RaspberryPi that I have running the python script on a crontab job to gather the s...
by arizonajon
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: War driving contest
Replies: 82
Views: 23618

War driving contest

The trip to Memphis this week (returned today) was very profitable in terms of APs collected (about 50k, virgin country) and wonderful in terms of barbeque and beer. There were 4 breweries: Ghost River (12); Bosco's (8); High Cotton (10); and Wiseacre (9). The Q was mostly pork, and a great variety ...
by arizonajon
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

forgot to ask for a window seat. Next time, if possible. I'd like to capture the takeoff from PHX and the landing at ORD, which is likely where I'm going next week.
by arizonajon
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

pretty cool, huh? I was amazed at the coverage. Unfortunately, I can't be sure that all the ones out west of O'Hare are on the ground or in the plane. I'll try it again this week here at Memphis and see. Memphis is very small, though, so it may not be very interesting...
by arizonajon
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Warflying
Replies: 9
Views: 3807

Warflying

Check out this .kmz... madmouse.kmz Interesting how well one can hear APs on the ground as well as the number of systems on board that are all running Wi-Fi. Lots of people's phones, perhaps in airplane mode (cellular off) but with Wi-Fi on. This log started at the gate just as the plane was about t...
by arizonajon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

Nope. Search export is still the very same file and APs that I've been getting for months. I searched for "coxwifi", got over 10k coxwifi APs, clicked on export, got the "search_export.kmz" file, opened that in GE and the same "noiram" APs came up. No coxwifi APs at all.
by arizonajon
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

Wow - my trip to/from SoCal didn't even net me 13k APs!!!

The upload function appears fine and dandy.

I'll check the search/kmz export now.
by arizonajon
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

I haven't tried the uploader since Wed - drive to CA tomorrow morning so will have a bunch more APs in the next 24 hours - will try tomorrow night!
by arizonajon
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

on the search function, it's not that the server doesn't compile a list of however many thousands of Netgear or CoxWifi aps there are, that works. It's when I do the kmz download and get the "search_export.kmz" that I always get exactly the same 5 kB file, on multiple computers with different connec...
by arizonajon
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

Happy new year and congrats on the server move!

WiFiDB importer seems to be broken. I am getting

"Failure to Move file to Upload Dir (/srv/www/virtual/live.wifidb.net/wifidb/import/up/), check the folder permisions if you are using Linux." when i use the Import function.

Cheers - Jon
by arizonajon
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

I haven't seen any traffic on this item, so I'm asking again. I just ran a search for "coxwifi" and got the same "noiram" results as last month. Am I doing something wrong or is the server colicky?
by arizonajon
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: WiFiDB.net Bug Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

WiFiDB.net Bug Report

Hi Phil - With the sheer amount of APs collected, GE gets very very slloooowwwwwwwwwww. What I've been doing is using "netgear" or "linksys" as a proxy for the overall coverage. However, for the past month or so whenever I do a search using a SSID like netgear or cablewifi I always get the exact sam...
by arizonajon
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PiWem (Raspberry Pi Weather Monitor)
Replies: 6
Views: 5810

PiWem (Raspberry Pi Weather Monitor)

I have a 5 watt Harbor Freight solar panel that i got a long time ago. I think I'll try running an RPi from that in a mode that puts the RPi to sleep and then wakes it up every so often to communicate something. Are there some good power saving modes available in an RPi universe? I mean like a milli...
by arizonajon
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PiWem (Raspberry Pi Weather Monitor)
Replies: 6
Views: 5810

PiWem (Raspberry Pi Weather Monitor)

Hi Phil - I use a Davis Vantage Pro 2 wired station up on the roof. Chose wired over wireless as I have ham transmitters in the house and I didn't want to have interference between the wx station and my other stuff. Considering homebrewing some sensors like dust/particulate pollution, as the commerc...
by arizonajon
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: War driving contest
Replies: 82
Views: 23618

War driving contest

That was a great trip to Chicago. Something like 40-50k APs? Drove over 250 miles; inside the city, there were 300-500 APs per mile! First night went to Pequod's Pizza, where they do a nice thick crust pizza with the outside of the crust dusted with Parmesan cheese and cooked in an iron pan so that ...
by arizonajon
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: War driving contest
Replies: 82
Views: 23618

War driving contest

Hey guys - I hope you're doing well! I've been getting around a bit. Last week I hit Louisiana on business, and picked up a few k APs, as well as visiting Abita and Old Rail breweries. Abita was amazing. Hope I can get back there again soon... Headed back to Chicagoland tomorrow - besides work, I wi...
by arizonajon
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Signal strength question
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Signal strength question

For what you're doing, you might consider this tool:

https://www.acrylicwifi.com/en/wlan-sof ... wifi-free/

Cheers - Jon
by arizonajon
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Beta
Topic: ViStumbler Betas
Replies: 55
Views: 17148

ViStumbler Betas

Looks like the WiFiDB importer is stuck. There's a bunch of files that have been waiting since yesterday or so...
by arizonajon
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GRAPHS
Replies: 33
Views: 12952

GRAPHS

well knock me down and call me cornpone - i guess i missed that somewhere along the way, Andrew! I will make sure that my mobile setup does have that function checked and will also go back and measure my RSS vs what I'd expect, and see how well my Wi-Fi dongle is doing vs what it's reporting! Cheers...
by arizonajon
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Share Code
Topic: how to know the scanning AP was Disconnect
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

how to know the scanning AP was Disconnect

Isn't that "straightforward" to tell by looking at whether the Windows network icon down in the Windows system tray? I don't think Vistumbler is involved in the AP associate/disassociate process, it's Windows driving the process. AFAIK, Vistumbler is just reporting what Windows netsh is hearing.
by arizonajon
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pretty sure I captured a satellite about to cross in front of Saturn.
Replies: 1
Views: 3538

Pretty sure I captured a satellite about to cross in front of Saturn.

Cool - seems reasonable. Or, aliens were launching an attack on Saturn...
by arizonajon
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GRAPHS
Replies: 33
Views: 12952

GRAPHS

Hi Byron - Wow, sounds like you've been deep in this for a while! Since Vistumbler uses the native Windows netsh, that's what's discussed in the link http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15797920/how-to-convert-wifi-signal-strength-from-quality-percent-to-rssi-dbm 0.5% = 1 dB, which, like I said above...
by arizonajon
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GRAPHS
Replies: 33
Views: 12952

GRAPHS

Hi Byron - I too viewed Mr. McNeil's presentation. Neat antenna design! If what you mean by "Network Stumbler" is NetStumbler, I used to run that over a decade ago. It was a very nice software program and (I believe) worked directly with the WLAN card drivers. It could do some pretty neat things, li...
by arizonajon
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: GRAPHS
Replies: 33
Views: 12952

GRAPHS

Connect your Wi-FI sniffing setup to your computer with the first test antenna attached. Start up Vistumbler but do not push the "Scan APs" button yet. Go to "View>Graph>Use RSSI in graphs" and uncheck if it's currently checked. That will make sure you get the data as a percentage. Click the "Graph ...
by arizonajon
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wardriving Setups
Replies: 10
Views: 6078

Wardriving Setups

I added some info and a diagram showing the stackup.

http://www.jonadams.com/wireless/
by arizonajon
Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wardriving Setups
Replies: 10
Views: 6078

Wardriving Setups

In addition to the permanent setup in my truck, I now have the beginnings of a totally battery-operated, portable setup for walking, biking, hiking, driving (in someone else's car), riding the train, etc. IMG_3946.JPG This is the MicroCenter Winbook 700 (got a refurbished one for $43 at MicroCenter...
by arizonajon
Mon May 30, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Wandering Wi-Fi APs
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Wandering Wi-Fi APs

noiram2 is everywhere! In New Hampshire, in Chicagoland, in LA, and in Phoenix. And I haven't even been to NH, so they may be following someone else :D

8A:15:04:FB:99:A1 on 2.4 GHz
02:10:18:45:44:21 on 5 GHz
by arizonajon
Sun May 29, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Stacking Attempts
Replies: 5
Views: 2597

First Stacking Attempts

[quote="pferland"]Went out last night since it was nice and clear and wanted to take some video of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars to try out stacking them. I found the program Autostakkert at autostakkert.com and it works really well with manually tracked objects. It is able to easily find the object and...