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by arizonajon
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Report Bugs
Topic: AutoIt Error: Variable must be of type "Object"
Replies: 13
Views: 2286

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: 51

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: 54
Views: 7940

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: 9
Views: 41724

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: 4041

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: 1281

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: 987

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: 987

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: 987

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: 987

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: 13858

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: 13858

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: 987

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: 987

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: 987

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: Raspberry Pi
Topic: PiWem (Raspberry Pi Weather Monitor)
Replies: 6
Views: 3838

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: Raspberry Pi
Topic: PiWem (Raspberry Pi Weather Monitor)
Replies: 6
Views: 3838

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: 13858

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: 13858

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: 528

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: 54
Views: 7940

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: 7510

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: 1164

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: Photos
Topic: Pretty sure I captured a satellite about to cross in front of Saturn.
Replies: 1
Views: 2413

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: 7510

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: 7510

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: 7510

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: 3103

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: 3103

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: 2016

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: Photos
Topic: First Stacking Attempts
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

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...
by arizonajon
Sun May 29, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Share Scan Results
Topic: Server ignoring logs
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Server ignoring logs

I generated two logs yesterday and even though they'd upload, they were both "dismissed" by the server instead of being processed. I've attached them here. Any ideas on why they won't process?
by arizonajon
Sun May 29, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: First Stacking Attempts
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

First Stacking Attempts

Hi Phil - Maybe it's just me, but all the image links appear broken...
by arizonajon
Sat May 14, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wardriving Setups
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Wardriving Setups

which camera are you looking at? There are some awesome ones, but I can't afford those, and of course it would also require me to finally buy a good telescope :D
by arizonajon
Sat May 14, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Home Made Solar Filter
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Home Made Solar Filter

Good idea about the spotter scope. :shock: In the garage, I have some magnifier glasses I wear when working on small stuff, and push them up above my eyes when I don't need them. Then I walk over to the truck, or whatever, out in the sun, and realize that I might burn holes in my head if not careful...
by arizonajon
Sat May 14, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Request Features
Topic: Bigger Font Sizes for Old Guys
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Bigger Font Sizes for Old Guys

It also helps out on my truck wardriving setup. That's an 8" screen, which is generally ok, but when driving it's nice to have very bold, bright colors for quick glances. I set those up so the buttons are FF0000 red and 00FF00 green. Very nice. Not as pretty as before, but more functional for this i...
by arizonajon
Sat May 14, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Request Features
Topic: Bigger Font Sizes for Old Guys
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Bigger Font Sizes for Old Guys

Love the new ability to change button colors and make the fonts bigger. This is so cool, Andrew. And you're right, 12 pt font fills the buttons and starts to look weird, but for my tiny TW700 setup it will be just fine!

Thanks again!

Cheers - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Sat May 07, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wardriving Setups
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Wardriving Setups

Off topic, but I spent the morning making an adapter for the Canon A720 cameras we have left over from the big setup we had. They have this plastic ring around the lens that can be removed with the press of a button. So I took two of them. One of them I filled the inside of the ring with hotglue so...
by arizonajon
Wed May 04, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: War driving contest
Replies: 82
Views: 13858

War driving contest

Vistumblering here in Chicagoland is like shooting fish in a barrel with dynamite.
by arizonajon
Tue May 03, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wardriving Setups
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Wardriving Setups

This was the start of my wardriving career. A great 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi card. Epson145.jpg It was the Orinoco card, which had an external antenna connector on it as well, with an L-Comm 2.4 GHz fiberglass antenna on a mag mount (have them both still), and a Windows ME laptop permanently mounted on a homem...
by arizonajon
Tue May 03, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Drones
Topic: Wiring SP Racing F3 Controller with X8R SBUS, GPS, OSD, and Telemetry
Replies: 9
Views: 41724

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

Cool!

In the photo 20160424_084250[1].jpg, love that antenna. Looks like something out of Dr. Seuss!

When's the maiden voyage? Will it have Vistumbler onboard so you can warfly over neighborhoods?

Cheers - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Tue May 03, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Earthmate LT-40 GPS Problem
Replies: 22
Views: 8969

Earthmate LT-40 GPS Problem

If you got it to work, that's great! Good way to put an old GPS to work.

Did you do any Vistumbler runs and upload them to the database?

Cheers - Jon N7UV
by arizonajon
Mon May 02, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Help with Cameras + Tutorials
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Help with Cameras + Tutorials

I am following your FPV drone progress. I don't have the disposable income to invest in one right now, but I did get an FAA drone registration and tail number a few months ago when they were still free...