[kismac] Re: (No Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 20:49:42 +1030

  • From: "globo" <globo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 12:29:48 +0100

> > 1. Turning SSIDs ON or OFF
> >    Most space on the maps are used by the names.
> >    Would it be too hard to integrate a button
> >    to turn those on or off?
> Nope, not hard at al. I'll start working on it.


> >
> > 2. Custom bullets for APs.
> >    The colorcoding of the rounded bubbles is fine.
> >    Being totally opaque the overlap also.
> >    It would be great to be able to set a custom PNG for each Type.
> >    That way one could use transparency
> Yep, we can try that. They're inside the application bundle if you
>  want to edit them themselves.

I'll give it a shot.

> >
> > 3. Bulletsize depending on Signal-Strenght
> >    I don't know if KISMAC stores the position of the weakest  
> > reception.
> >    If it does it would be easy to calculate a rough area of
> reception
> >    by just scaling the custom-PNGs to scale.
> >    If it doesn't store that information
> >    a simple MIN and MAX value could be given.
> There's area mapping for this already.

Area mapping is quite time and resource hungry. Plus the area seems to
get larger and larger the more APs are found even if they are very
close. To be hones I don't quite understand it. Looks cool though,
especially if you run it through photoshop a little. I'll post an
example of a "beefed-up" area-map if you want to.


> > While I'm at it...
> > Is a live update for maps in the pipeline? When driving around the
> > WLANs are detected, however they are not drawn onto the map. That  
> > would
> > be nice to have.
> Strange, that SEEMS to work for me. I'll have a look. I don't have a
>  real GPS (yet, its arriving soon). i just use Set Position and keep
>  rough results, or just don't bother keeping the stumble results.

Defenitly doesn't for me. I have to relod the datafile and map before
the new APs are drawn.

> >
> > Also would a 4-Point calibration possible? Pretty much all maps a
> > distorted to compensate earths shape. A 4 point calibration would
> make
> > the KISMAC Layer a lot more reliable on larger scale maps.
> Yeah, we could try that one. I am not sure of the mathematics of
>  that. Can someone else work that one out?

As I've said - I wish I could help, but not a chance in that line of
work. I'll try to give back in other ways.


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