hello all - 

it's time for the monthly meeting of the twin cities wireless group
(TCWUG), same bat time, same bat channel.  we're trying something a bit
different this month with a brief technical presentation on a wireless
technology of interest to the group before we digress into our network
building discussions.

we have some elements of interest to discuss, notably the moos tower
survey and other potential locations.  this promises to be an interesting


 * introductions / misc. administravia
 * matthew hallacy (poptix) has graciously offered to give an overview of
   kismet and its operation.  some information regarding the configuration
   and operation of kismet as well as some of more interesting mapping
   features that it provides will be presented.

   Q: what is kismet? A: kismet is a wireless network auditing tool which
   is capable of sniffing out wireless networks and logging their presence
   (and location when used with a GPS).  this is a handy tool for auditing
   corporate networks and discovering rogue access points.  as well as
   generating propagation maps for various wireless applications.  though
   perhaps it's most famous for being the premier wardriving tool

 * discussion and planning for the moos tower survey to take place
   saturday, september 7, 2002. many from the group will be working to
   determine what the effective coverage of a moos tower node will be. 

   courtesy of REI, kinkos and a little cash we have some maps we can use
   for our discussions and for planning the coverage survey. 
 * further discussion regarding other potential backbone node locations
   and resources for hotspot providers.

 * open discussion 

 * plans for the next meeting, review of any actionable items from this
   meeting.  upcoming technology presentations (similar to matt's 
   presentation but on different topics of interest to the group.)


6:30 PM - tuesday, september 3, 2002
cisco systems - bloomington office
international plaza
7900 international drive
suite 400
bloomington, mn 55425
from the north

* take 35w south
* take 494 east to the 34th avenue exit, turn right
* immediately veer right and take the next right at the light onto
  80th street.
* take the next immediate right onto international drive.

from the south
just like coming from the north except you take 35w north to 494.
from the (east|west)
reaching 35w and following the above directions is left as an exercise
for the reader/attendee.

after you make it onto international drive ...

* international plaza is the large blue glass building to your left.
* you may park in the ramp and take the ramp elevators to level 1.
  proceed through the glass doors to your right and down the lobby foyer
  the main bank of elevators. take the elevator to level 4

note: you will need to sign in at the guard desk and indicate that you
are there for the wireless users group meeting in the cisco office in
suite 400.

steve ulrich                       sulrich at botwerks.org
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