AP Radar is a Linux/GTK+ based graphical netstumbler and wireless
makes use of the version 14 wireless extensions in linux 2.4.20 and
2.6 to provide access point
scanning capabilities for most models of wireless cards.
It is meant to replace the manual process of running iwconfig and dhclient.
It makes reconfiguring for different
APs quick and easy.
AP Radar was first introduced as a talk on June 26th 2002 at a
Personal Telco Project meeting in Portland Oregon.
Screenshot taken 5-Jul-2004 inside a home in Portland, Or.
Version 0.52 is the latest release
Slides from the introduction talk in on-line HTML or OpenOffice Presenter format
DIVX video of the presentation. avi file. 28MB.
More notes on the ApRadar wiki page.
To compile from source you need
* a 2.6 kernel or a 2.4.20 or newer kernel
* gtk+ 2.4 header files/static libs (libgtk+2.4_1-devel RPM, libgtk-2.0-dev debian)
* gtkmm 2.4 header files/static libs (libgtkmm2.4_1-devel RPM, libgtkmm-2.4-dev debian)
* libiw v27 header files/static libs (libiw27-devel RPM)
Download the source tarball from the Sourceforge File List
darcs users can get the source from the read-only darcs repository with:
darcs get http://apradar.sourceforge.net/darcs/apradar
Here is a quick compatibility test: run 'iwlist eth1 scanning', if that works, ap radar should work too.
Next release: "When its ready" -- ID Software
root/user split - dbus daemon
better dhcp client control
update all fields after a scan (only signal strength is updated)
associate by BSSID, for when two APs have the same ESSID.
WEP key support
Gnome panel docking
Gnome keyring support
For developers: Design Notes
For developers: Test Plan
The Wireless Extensions for Linux page by Jean Tourrilhes
HostAP, a most excellent driver for prism2 cards
Hosting services graciously provided by SourceForge.net.
More information is at the
AP Radar Source Forge project page
Download AP Radar 0.52|
May 14 2004 - Version 0.52 released, bugfixes |
Jan 10 2004 - Version 0.50 released aka "The Green Doughnut release"
Sep 18 2003 - Jason McArthur contributed a gentoo ebuild file.
Aug 23 2003 - Version 0.43 released
Jun 14 2003 - Version 0.41 released
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