I have been knowledgeable about Gumstix for sometime now, though I have
never been involved with a project that has required such a small computer.
I do not have any experience with the OpenEmbedded distro, and I am a
beginner at best with configuring Linux, or apps running on Linux. My
project is an educational experiment that will not violate any domestic
regulations or laws.
I am in need of a computer that I can startup with the press of a button and
it will automatically load the OS with no user login, setup, etc, load the
proper drivers for a USB attached, pre-amped wireless adapter, load a
NetStumbler-similar program, record the wireless networks information (to be
accessed at a later time), and be able to be shut down (for the preservation
of power; it must be battery powered for mobility) by pressing the same
This project entails the recording of all 802.11b/g wireless networks within
radius of the adapter, and it will be necessary at multiple sites (startup,
record, shutdown, startup, record, shutdown, etc, data to be accessed later
I would like to hear from experience users how this could possibly be
accomplished, including the hardware and software needed. My backup plan is
to use a laptop using the BackTrack beta3 distro, using the Kismet app, but
that's not nearly as useful given the scope of my project.