Minimal Hardware/Software Setup

The gear needed for wardriving

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Postby sned » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Hi folks. Just joined. I want to contribute.

Can anybody suggest the best setup with the equipment I have?

- iPhone 4
- iPhone 6
- MacBook Air
- Garmin GPSMap62
- Raspberry Pi 2's (2 versions) kicking around

I'm also a developer. I'd like to have a system where I can grab some recently sniffed data. I can match up timestamps if need be.

Thanks in advance. Cheers

Postby zebul666 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:30 pm

I go with this very minimal setup: a rpi0, a Tp-Link TL-WN722N and a ublox-7 based mouse GPS, and a power bank, of course.

And for the software, I use a software I wrote:

Postby arkasha » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:25 am

This is super-cool!

Do you have cool pictures to help inspire people?

Cheers and great work,

-Ark and the WiGLE team

Postby zebul666 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:35 pm

@arkasha this is a question for me ?

I previously posted about this in viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2751&sid=831d48cccb ... 48d#p10501

It looks like this I changed the cord for some elastic. But not much of a change since.

I would have like to 3D print a case but that is a bit out of my league, and I don't have a 3D-printer at hand to avoid printing cost.

I made a quick tutorial to describe the software/OS setup I used. It is not complete yet, but it gives an idea. ... hlinux-arm

Postby arkasha » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:00 pm

yeah - just prompting you to show off!


Postby arkasha » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:04 pm

I tried one of the integrated "USB hats" with pogopins to see if i could decrease the footprint of my Pi stumbling rig, but it increased the power consumption vs. a simple Anker OTG hub. I also have some single- micro->A "inserts" that turn the OTG micro USB into a single A 'tab' that slides into a male A connector (super weird!) if you can bear to stumble with the internal radio and just need GPS.

Postby zebul666 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:21 am

OK. That's interesting for the USB hats. I will not try that then. Do you have any rough figure about the increase consumption power ?

I don't visualize what could be your micro to A USB insert. Is it something like what I used ? I have a micro to A 90° right angle adapter, you can see that on the photo.

I have not tried to use the wifi card of the rpi0 to sniff wifi beacon. You have to use a special driver and even modify the firmware ? I found that not easy the last time I tried.

Postby arkasha » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:04 am

No figures on the power consumption, just that I was seeing rail decoupling.

This little beast is the adapter I use:

Postby arkasha » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:05 am

I haven't looked into the driver/build for the pwnagotchi, but they clearly have full access to the radio, for what they do.

Postby zebul666 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:38 pm

I was thinking of the nexmon driver:

That's what I tried. That's what the pwnagotchi project must use.

By the way, I forgot that I use a rpi0 with no (built-in) wifi, so this is not relevant for me ;-)

You can find some impressive hardware setup in the various kismet's discord channels. Most notably #3d-printing-design

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