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 it’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