December 4th, 2004, 08:30 PM
usb gps linux/windows
I've been doing a good deal of warwalking and wardriving using my pocketpc and my dualboot laptop. Thus far, I've just been keeping track of where I've been finding the WAPs in my notebook.
I know a lot of tools have the ability to map them via gps.
I'm looking for a good usb (2.0) gps device. I would prefer that it works under both linux and windows. I'm using fedora core 3 (latest kernel with all updates) and Windows xp sp2 with all updates. If I can't find one that works under both OSs, then one for Windows will work just fine. I can map out everything using netstumbler.
Anyone have any experience with usb gps devices and what would you recommend I get?
FYI- I would normally not have a problem using a pcmcia card, but my laptop only has one pcmcia slot in which I'm using a netgear wg511 g/b card.
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December 4th, 2004, 09:51 PM
Certainly on the british ebay theres been a flood of Cheap GPS units from hong kong, cos like £30, there USB and claim to work under linux and windows, might be an area to investigate
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December 6th, 2004, 07:51 PM
Garmin makes good gps devices that work with linux and windows. Kismet has a built in GPS mapper for linux.
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December 7th, 2004, 02:12 PM
I thought garmin used the serial port?
You could always get a USB to serial adapter I suppose? Ive got one and it works on linux and windows and it cost me under £10, so it could be a cheap alternative, not as neat but never mind