Re: Wireless network at home

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On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 07:12:25PM -0400, Hugo Haas wrote:
> Gerald suggested that I should tell the world (or at least fogo) how
> cool I am. So here is a pointer for people wanting to do the same since
> it's actually realy easy to do.
>
> I have installed a wireless network at home. I have a laptop which is
> connected to my cable modem and which does masquerading.

> If people want to do the same, I described the system at:
>
>   http://larve.net/people/hugo/2000/10/wireless-lan

I finally set this up at home tonight, woohoo!

I am using a 5-year-old Compaq Armada laptop as the base station,
(built from parts of other old ones by Hugo, I think there are
pictures of that operation somewhere.) Its hostname is ralph-wiggum,
because it's so feeble.

Now I just need to get a better battery for my Vaio and I can
start working from the back yard. :)

--
Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@impressive.net>
http://impressive.net/people/gerald/

Re: Wireless network at home

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* Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@impressive.net> [2001-07-20 02:25-0400]
> I am using a 5-year-old Compaq Armada laptop as the base station,
> (built from parts of other old ones by Hugo, I think there are
> pictures of that operation somewhere.) Its hostname is ralph-wiggum,
> because it's so feeble.

For the record, here are the pictures:

http://larve.net/people/hugo/pictures/2000/03/laptop

Talking about wireless network, I actually did some coverage tests at
my (future) new place, and it works really well, even in large houses,
and it covers apparently quite some space outside the building.

Someone (whose name will be kept secret) used some cool Windows
software in the Somerville/Cambridge area the other day and discovered
lots of (unsecured) wireless networks. It is a program which checks
for base stations, displays all the characteristics if it finds one,
and can even be hooked with a GPS to put that on a map and have
worldwide free wireless connection by stealing packets from others.

--
Hugo Haas <hugo@larve.net> - http://larve.net/people/hugo/
Hey, did you hear that? Sounds like a giraffe is dying over there.

Re: Wireless network at home

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On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Hugo Haas wrote:

> * Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@impressive.net> [2001-07-20 02:25-0400]
> > I am using a 5-year-old Compaq Armada laptop as the base station,
> > (built from parts of other old ones by Hugo, I think there are
> > pictures of that operation somewhere.) Its hostname is ralph-wiggum,
> > because it's so feeble.
>
> For the record, here are the pictures:
>
> http://larve.net/people/hugo/pictures/2000/03/laptop
>
> Talking about wireless network, I actually did some coverage tests at
> my (future) new place, and it works really well, even in large houses,
> and it covers apparently quite some space outside the building.
>
> Someone (whose name will be kept secret) used some cool Windows
> software in the Somerville/Cambridge area the other day and discovered
> lots of (unsecured) wireless networks. It is a program which checks
> for base stations, displays all the characteristics if it finds one,
> and can even be hooked with a GPS to put that on a map and have
> worldwide free wireless connection by stealing packets from others.

namelessly,
http://rdfweb.org/people/danbri/NetStumbler.zip

or google for NetStumbler...

--*a*b*i

Re: Wireless network at home

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Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org> writes:

> On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Hugo Haas wrote:
>
> > * Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@impressive.net> [2001-07-20 02:25-0400]
> > > I am using a 5-year-old Compaq Armada laptop as the base station,
> > > (built from parts of other old ones by Hugo, I think there are
> > > pictures of that operation somewhere.) Its hostname is ralph-wiggum,
> > > because it's so feeble.
> >
> > For the record, here are the pictures:
> >
> > http://larve.net/people/hugo/pictures/2000/03/laptop
> >
> > Talking about wireless network, I actually did some coverage tests at
> > my (future) new place, and it works really well, even in large houses,
> > and it covers apparently quite some space outside the building.
> >
> > Someone (whose name will be kept secret) used some cool Windows
> > software in the Somerville/Cambridge area the other day and discovered
> > lots of (unsecured) wireless networks. It is a program which checks
> > for base stations, displays all the characteristics if it finds one,
> > and can even be hooked with a GPS to put that on a map and have
> > worldwide free wireless connection by stealing packets from others.
>
> namelessly,
> http://rdfweb.org/people/danbri/NetStumbler.zip
>
> or google for NetStumbler...
>
> --*a*b*i

Anyone know of a linux equivalent?  My cable modem was out last night
and my plan was, if I couldn't get connected through it today, was to
go to downtown Portland, ME and see if I couldn't hop on someone's
wireless LAN.  Fallback plan was to spend the day in an internet
cafe.

--
Ted Guild <ted@guilds.net>
http://www.guilds.net

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