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kuthulu
June 20th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Hi, i wrote a little app using python and glade to create a simple wireless scanner like netstumbler, you can download the .deb package from here:

http://kuthulu.com/iwscanner/index.php?module=download

Home of iwscanner
http://www.kuthulu.com/iwscanner

if you have time please give it a try and post here your results

thanks

dmizer
June 20th, 2008, 07:19 AM
please post the source as well, thank you.

mavi_yelkenler
June 20th, 2008, 02:16 PM
hey kuthulu,

i tried the app and it is working. i ve been searching such an netstumbler like app in linux. thanks a lot.i hope the gui will be nicer..

regards

kuthulu
June 20th, 2008, 03:09 PM
please post the source as well, thank you.

it's written in python, the sources are included in the package, when installed you can view them in /usr/share/iwscanner/iwscanner.py

kuthulu
June 20th, 2008, 03:10 PM
hey kuthulu,

i tried the app and it is working. i ve been searching such an netstumbler like app in linux. thanks a lot.i hope the gui will be nicer..

regards

thanks for testing...
what would you change in the gui???

suggestions are welcome

mavi_yelkenler
June 20th, 2008, 03:28 PM
thanks for testing...
what would you change in the gui???

suggestions are welcome

in fact it is not bad,
by the way, look at the channel part in the picture, it shows all zero?

anyway i am happy with the app

kuthulu
June 20th, 2008, 03:52 PM
in fact it is not bad,
by the way, look at the channel part in the picture, it shows all zero?

anyway i am happy with the app

post the output of the "iwlist ath0 scan" command to see where the problem is.

mavi_yelkenler
June 20th, 2008, 04:08 PM
iwlist ath0 scan


ath0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1A:2A:02:CA:44
ESSID:"........"
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=4/70 Signal level=-91 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=200
Cell 02 - Address: 00:1A:2A:60:19:B3
ESSID:"......"
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=5/70 Signal level=-90 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=200
Cell 03 - Address: 00:1D:19:11:24:CE
ESSID:"........."
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=4/70 Signal level=-91 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=200
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

Vadi
June 20th, 2008, 04:10 PM
I loved netstumbler on windows.

Some tips: upgrade to debian package maker 0.4, and for architecture change to "all" - because I can't install on 64bit ubuntu when it's set to i386.

Vadi
June 20th, 2008, 04:13 PM
You can get 0.4 from here: http://code.google.com/p/debianpackagemaker/downloads/list

I'll comment on the gui and tweak it with glade if needed after you fix the package :)

kuthulu
June 21st, 2008, 03:31 AM
dpm 0.4 crashes in my box (ubuntu 7.10)
i updated the link in the first post to the new package v0.1.1 with architecture set to "all" and fixed the "channel" issue.

mavi_yelkenler
June 21st, 2008, 12:34 PM
thanks kuthulu, now it shows the channels

Vadi
June 21st, 2008, 12:47 PM
I think categories in .desktop should be "Categories=System;Application;", so that it ends up in System Tools and not in Accessories.

Another thing, the label besides "speed" should change as you drag the bar, not after you release the button. Could you also add a tooltip saying "Scanning speed", so it's more clear what the speed does?

kuthulu
July 4th, 2008, 06:27 PM
i added a .tgz file so you can run it in other linux environment.
http://www.kuthulu.com/iwscanner

Vadi
July 4th, 2008, 11:03 PM
You should have it be packaged into ubuntu :)

Edit: btw, your server reports the mime type wrong for the .deb, which confuses firefox and makes it want to save the .deb when I told it to install all .debs :(

kuthulu
July 4th, 2008, 11:16 PM
i fixed the mime type, i set it to "application/x-deb"

Vadi
July 5th, 2008, 12:54 AM
Sorry but it should be "application/x-debian-package", thanks :)

kuthulu
July 9th, 2008, 10:41 PM
yes, you're right
i updated it, thanks

kuthulu
September 7th, 2008, 12:16 AM
new version
i added support for opening and saving NetStumbler (.ns1) and NetDetect (.ndd) file format.

get it here:
http://kuthulu.com/iwscanner/iwscanner-0.2.0.deb

Vadi
September 7th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Looks good. Have you filed a report on launchpad to have it added to ubuntu repositories?

kuthulu
September 7th, 2008, 06:00 PM
not yet... but it's good idea
i'll wait to see how it works and if it's ok then i'll try to get it added to the repos.

Vadi
September 7th, 2008, 07:39 PM
It's working great when I test it :)

mocha
November 3rd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Wow! This is so nice! I was just thinking about netstumbler the other day while planning to experiment with some new antenna designs. I was thinking, gee, running iwlist all the time is going to be a pain, it would be nice to have a netstumbler for linux! Your prog addresses this need. Thanks! ):P

Spenzer4Hire
November 7th, 2008, 02:14 AM
Nice work. I was looking for something quick and simple. Thanks!

jim87410
June 7th, 2009, 11:40 PM
I just installed it on my Acer Aspire One running 9.04 Remix and it looks like it is working fine. This is just what I was looking for. Thank you.

Jim
http://bloggajim.com

Zill
June 24th, 2009, 09:30 PM
iwScanner v0.2.3 runs fine on my ancient 450MHz PC running Xubuntu Hardy. A very useful utility. Many thanks.

Phreaker
June 24th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Runs perfectly on Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit
My wireless card is Linksys WUSB54GR (rt73 chipset)

OUT OF THE BOX

andersja
December 9th, 2009, 05:51 PM
Looks good. Have you filed a report on launchpad to have it added to ubuntu repositories?

I took the liberty to file the below bug in Launchpad for inclusion of iwscanner in the Ubuntu repositories:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/494580