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  • v. To search for a Wi-Fi wireless network while driving a motor vehicle.


Combining war- + drive (Wiktionary)


  • Sweet app that mates your GPS-equipped laptop to your NetStumbler 802. 11b network-detector and a satellite, stylistic or aerial map, automatically plotting all the WiFi base-stations you discover as you war-drive/walk through your environs.mapserver. is a tool for visually displaying position and signal-strength of WiFi (802. 11b) Access-Points.

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