OpenStreetMaps with multiple 3D view renderers. Very helpful for looking up line of sight between two map points \o/
WiFi & Spectrum Analysis Tools
Basically a command-line mesh-debugging tool :-) Recommended by Freifunk wiki.
- "horst" is a small, lightweight IEEE802.11 wireless LAN analyzer with a text interface. Its basic function is similar to tcpdump, Wireshark or Kismet, but itâ€™s much smaller and shows different, aggregated information which is not easily available from other tools. It is mainly targeted at debugging wireless LANs with a focus on ad-hoc (IBSS) mode in larger mesh networks.
Download, untar, install with make
wget http://br1.einfach.org/horst_dl/horst-3.0.tar.gz tar -zxvf horst-3.0.tar.gz cd horst-3.0 make
If you have an issue with your
make clean make: Entering directory `/home/wrought/downloads/horst-3.0' rm -f *.o *~ rm -f horst rm -f .build_* make: Leaving directory `/home/wrought/downloads/horst-3.0' touch .build_debug0pcap0 cc -Wall -DDO_DEBUG=0 -g -c -o main.o main.c In file included from main.c:35:0: display.h:23:20: fatal error: curses.h: No such file or directory compilation terminated. make: *** [main.o] Error 1
then install the dev library:
sudo apt-get install libncurses-dev
AirView Spectrum Analyzer
This is a non-libre tool that comes with Ubiquiti's AirOS (that all of their routers run).
It can show both real time and averaged views of power levels (in dBm) plus a waterfall diagram view.
For the Ubiquiti Bullet M5, it operates at frequencies from 4.9 to 6.4 ghz.
It is a Java Web Start tool. Runs fine on Linux.
Console-based signal strength indicator.
aptitude install wavemon
Other networking utilities
- EtherApe - a graphical network monitor
- WireShark - a network protocol analyzer
- Tools for modeling user traffic