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I realised that I never got around to describing the actual machine that I’m using to do my networking and stumbling, so here’s the story.

I’m using a Sony VAIO laptop, which I purchased 2nd-hand from sold.com.au, which I believe is now controlled by Yahoo. As I mentioned previously, I bought a Netgear WG511 PC Card to connect/stumble wirelessly, and that has an external ‘bulge’ style antennae which is all that I’m currently using (even for stumbling). The specs of the actual laptop are;

  • Sony VAIO PCG-R505CT (see picture)
  • Pentium III 800 MHz processor
  • 256MB Memory (upgraded from the base 128MB)
  • 20GB Hard drive (new one installed after previous one failed)
  • 12.1″, 1024 x 768 Active Matrix TFT Display
  • Running Windows 2000, SP4, fully patched as of today
  • Using Network Stumbler 0.3.30

Sony VAIO Laptop

This machine is great for portability, because the core of the machine is encased in the normal laptop design, and then there are extra drives and ports (CDRW/DVD, Floppy, Printer port, more USB etc) provided via an extra ‘slice’ that clips onto the bottom of the laptop when required. Since I don’t need these facilities when war-driving (or riding), I can just leave it all at home and work with a much smaller and lighter device. More details about the rest of my rig in another post…

Written by Beau Lebens

January 5th, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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