I've sometimes thought it would be cool to have one of those fancy blog things and document some "awesome" project or another I'm messing with. I usually decide that my project is not really that interesting to anyone(or even myself) or I only take time to snap a few pictures and never do anything with them. If anything I only jam them up on some web server email a few direct links to friends.
Well, apparently I'm pretty excited about this latest project since I've actually created a blog.... it only took until 2012 but here it is.
Whether this project gets completed or not, I might find the blog useful for documenting other projects in the future.
Ok, on to the current project and impetus for creating this blog:
Portable 12V powered 11 (or 14) channel kismet_server running from a single antenna
(no fancy name yet.... maybe NFNY14.
I actually sort of like "ks14" )
- Prove out the single antenna to multi-radio via LNA idea
- Determine horsepower needed for 14 concurrent channel kismet_server
- Document it along the way
Some hardware particulars(red stuff in shipping, green is in my possession now):
- 14 x Ralink RT2870 USB sticks with RP-SMA connector
- 14 x SMA to RP-SMA adapters
- 4 x 7-port USB Hubs with ext power jacks
- 1 x Mini-Circuits 16 Port RF Power Splitter
- 1 x 2Ghz LNA
- 1 x PCTMDL 3g/GPS/Wifi Mobile Antenna
- 1 x MSI Wind Nettop 105: 12V Input, Atom 330, 2G, 4G CF, 500G SATA
Some software/config particulars:
- Openwrt trunk
- gpsd talking to an Axiom Sandpiper OEM GPS board
- RX ONLY, (no VAPs, interfaces in monitor mode only)
|Most of the materials on hand now|