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  • Thorn
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    Originally posted by converge
    they can be obtained from outside the US. selling them in the US is illegal. using them for 802.11a in the US is illegal. (is there an exception for licensed amateurs?)
    It would appear so, although I'm not quite sure. I've never worked 5GHz myself.

    However, the ARRL at http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/reg...te.html#higher says in part:

    All modes and licensees (except Novices) are authorized on the following bands [FCC Rules, Part 97.301(a)]:

    ...
    5.650-5.925 GHz
    ...
    That range overlaps on one of the 802.11a U-NII bands:

    5.150-5.250 GHz
    5.250-5.350 GHz
    5.725-5.825 GHz. <----

    So it would appear that if you worked anywhere in the 5.650-5.925 GHz range as a Ham you'd be legal. I'd have to look at Part 97 to see if there are any restricitions, but it sure looks like you could use it within the standard operating limits. (High power and antennae up to the max ERP.)

    Originally posted by Chris
    To my knowledge there is not, but Thorn would be a better person to ask.
    Thanks for the vote of confidence. ;)

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  • murakami
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    Originally posted by 1master
    Witch doesn’t? Kismet, Netstumbler, Airmagnet....
    You're right, never having an A card, I've never really thought about it.

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by converge
    they can be obtained from outside the US. selling them in the US is illegal. using them for 802.11a in the US is illegal. (is there an exception for licensed amateurs?)

    To my knowledge there is not, but Thorn would be a better person to ask.

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by 1master
    The Netgear WAG511v2 with an internal connector is FCC aproved.

    FCC ID: PY3WAG511

    So i gues it’s the same card that u get in the US.

    The thing is, if you open it, use the connector on 5 ghz, you are in violation of the law here. It is FCC approved in it's 'as is' condition. Modifying it changes that. Still good info though. Thanks.

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  • 1master
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    The Netgear WAG511v2 with an internal connector is FCC aproved.

    FCC ID: PY3WAG511

    So i gues it’s the same card that u get in the US.

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  • 1master
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    Originally posted by Chris
    I am pretty sure that the US version of this card does not have the external connector. If it did, it would be in violation off FFC regs. Now, you could purchase one from an overseas outlet, but using it with an 802.11a antenna would then put you in violation of FCC regs.
    It’s not like an external connector. U have to open the card to get to it. It’s like all the miniPCI cards that are 802.11a. They all have connectors for internal antenna wiring and aproved by the FFC.

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  • converge
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    they can be obtained from outside the US. selling them in the US is illegal. using them for 802.11a in the US is illegal. (is there an exception for licensed amateurs?)

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by 1master


    WAG511 is a client card.

    I am pretty sure that the US version of this card does not have the external connector. If it did, it would be in violation off FFC regs. Now, you could purchase one from an overseas outlet, but using it with an 802.11a antenna would then put you in violation of FCC regs.

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  • 1master
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    Originally posted by murakami
    Many have the hirose.UFL connector which is good for about 100 uses (testing and installation) but not daily use.
    Install and do not remove. U should never remove pigtails. I tape my pigtails to the card.

    Originally posted by murakami
    As Chris said, these are not available as client cards, but can be scavenged from APs.
    WAG511 is a client card.

    Originally posted by murakami
    Assuming that this all works, is there software that supports A & B/G scanning?
    Witch doesn’t? Kismet, Netstumbler, Airmagnet....

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  • murakami
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    Originally posted by 1master
    Sweden... :) I think all miniPCI cards have connectors for antennas even in the US.
    Many have the hirose.UFL connector which is good for about 100 uses (testing and installation) but not daily use.

    Originally posted by 1master
    Yes it was a PCMCIA card with a connector. U can find one inside a Netgear WAG511 to. I am pretty sure that u will find them in the ones sold in the US.
    As Chris said, these are not available as client cards, but can be scavenged from APs.

    Assuming that this all works, is there software that supports A & B/G scanning?

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  • 1master
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    Originally posted by Chris
    Look at his avatar. He will find them in Europe. They are only illegal (802.11a with connectors) in the States..
    Sweden... :) I think all miniPCI cards have connectors for antennas even in the US.

    Originally posted by Chris
    If I am not mistaken 1master actually posted som pics of A cards with external connectors from Europe a while back...but that may have been on the NS Forums.
    Yes it was a PCMCIA card with a connector. U can find one inside a Netgear WAG511 to. I am pretty sure that u will find them in the ones sold in the US.

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  • 1master
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    Originally posted by murakami
    Well that's great, but where are you gonna find an pcmcia 802.11a card with a connector or a B/G card with RPTNC or RPSMA connector?
    If u followed the link then u see that a miniPCI card have a pigtail. U can bye a pigtail with whatever connector u want.


    Originally posted by murakami
    After the pigtail and the 5 ft of feedline, that 5.5 dBi of unity gain is pretty close to zilch. Best it can do is get the signal outside of the car.
    Well that’s pretty close to what I used last year and I think the result was pretty good.

    /André

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  • Chris
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    Originally posted by murakami
    Well that's great, but where are you gonna find an pcmcia 802.11a card with a connector or a B/G card with RPTNC or RPSMA connector? After the pigtail and the 5 ft of feedline, that 5.5 dBi of unity gain is pretty close to zilch. Best it can do is get the signal outside of the car.
    Look at his avatar. He will find them in Europe. They are only illegal (802.11a with connectors) in the States.

    If I am not mistaken 1master actually posted som pics of A cards with external connectors from Europe a while back...but that may have been on the NS Forums.

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  • murakami
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    Well that's great, but where are you gonna find an pcmcia 802.11a card with a connector or a B/G card with RPTNC or RPSMA connector? After the pigtail and the 5 ft of feedline, that 5.5 dBi of unity gain is pretty close to zilch. Best it can do is get the signal outside of the car.

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  • 1master
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    This year it’s not a team effort….

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