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Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:20 am
I think putting a small reflector behind each antenna would look the least ugly. It's also what the Ez-10 guide shows on the website. You might get away with taping foil to the wall if the router is next to it. Made a v3 for another adapter, an old 802.11b/g ALFA AWUS036H. I had a feeling old faithf...
Sat Oct 23, 2021 12:38 pm
I did some internet digging. I managed to find a real commercial product that uses the same trifold reflector idea along with dimensions and photos from a guy called SkootS :lol: It is called the Hawking Tech "HAI15SC 2.4GHz Hi-Gain Wireless Corner Antenna." The claimed rating is 15 dBi. The product...
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: WiGLE WiFi Wardriving Bugs
The build on F-Droid is outdated but I did find the APKs on GH if anyone else is looking for it. https://github.com/wiglenet/wigle-wifi-wardriving/tree/foss-master/dist/release Edit: Seems to work. Instructions for keeping your settings when jumping builds since the signatures don't match (needs roo...
It's *very* hard to locate anything within an obstruction because of multipath propagation . You can get a general idea but with the way signals bounce you can end up at a wrong location due to building materials and layout. Even in your own photo there are dots that don't make sense. Your best bet ...
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:50 am
This is not my original idea, it's my practical implementation of the Ez-10 corner reflector. It makes omnis directional like a dish would but it's less picky about conditions. You can make this thing in 15 minutes, it costs nothing and it folds for storage. I got a 10 dBm difference in software to ...
Sat Aug 28, 2021 2:16 am
Topic: Best Android for WigleWifi
I recommend the Samsung S5. I use one as my personal phone. Stock Android supports VOLTE, custom roms don't. You might not be able to make calls with it past 2022. It's had continuous LineageOS support for about half a decade. Street value $50-$100, cheap OEM batteries, has all the radios. The only ...
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:51 pm
The main issue is the gps taking a long time for a first fix on cold boot. Could take 10 minutes with a clear sky. Your VK-172 seems like it has a u-blox (7?) chipset. You can warm start the GPS by getting assist data from the internet, it's saved in storage. The company offers a Windows-only softw...
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:28 am
I remember writing a janky script to do time syncs with my VK-162 GPS too. :lol: I wrote a WiFi suggestion in another thread, I'll quote it. For radio, get stuff from the MediaTek MT76 driver family. The most common chipset is the MT7612U. Trust me, own at least one of them. You can pick up a generi...
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:47 am
Topic: Pie vs Pi
I had good luck backpacking with a VK-162 GPS. For radio, get stuff from the MediaTek MT76 driver family. The most common chipset is the MT7612U. Trust me, own at least one of them. You can pick up a generic MT7612U adapter for about $15: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086L3D3NB/ If you want something b...
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:06 pm
Topic: Modern 2020 build
Ask your friends if they have spare phones in a drawer first. No joke, everyone seems to have at least one. If you have to buy one you can get ancient phones off eBay for $20 that come with all the radios you need. Check out Samsung phones starting from S5 and older. If you're using a more elaborate...
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:03 pm
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:38 am
TROMOS wrote: > I've noticed an improvement in results if I periodically switch wifi off > and back on. Obviously this is impractical to do manually for any > prolonged period. An automatic toggler may be a way to get round the scan This seems to work. I was shocked it was that easy! I walked around...
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:35 am
Here's an obvious one. GPS units tend to work better if you let them run for a while before you actually need to use them (warm/hot starts, no relation to the temperature of the unit). I mention this because cold starting a GPS can take ages. I can confirm that walking around large complexes gets lo...
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum's a bit quiet so let's talk about min-maxing the war experience. Here's a simple trick: just take public transportation! Some of the time I get GPS signal while in trains. A lot of the time I'll have signal while in buses. Take an adventure somewhere new in your neighborhood while you're at it...