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History Keeping: Tracking Is Possible

posted Dec 26, 2009, 4:00 PM by Majed B.
As I mentioned in a previous announcement, I've implemented a simple tracking method to track changes to an Access Point (AP).

Updates to an AP occur if one of these conditions is met (in order):
  1. Signal Strength is better (lower noise level): New record is added with new data using same MAC Address
  2. AP Name, Security or Channel changed: New record is added with new data using same MAC Address, coordinates and noise level
  3. AP found 250 meters away from previous known location: New record is added with new data using same MAC Address
Regarding number 3, I might change this to a lesser value (50 meters) in the future.

The collection of such data will allow us to track changes to an AP in terms of name and other attributes, and show if people share their APs or take them around too!