[Community] Wifi, Modem and GPS

wonderphone at posteo.de wonderphone at posteo.de
Mon Jul 21 22:13:43 CEST 2014

Hi all,

Thanks, Christ, for the less reassuring news.

@all: Does the design of the Neo900 mean that one cannot use GPS 
without the modem turned on? I believe it was Ryan who did not want to 
switch on the modem and only wanted to use only Wifi instead. The more I 
learn about GSM I am beginning to find that sensible rather than a bit 
too safe.

What do you think?


Am 16.07.2014 21:30 schrieb Christ van Willegen:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM,  <wonderphone at posteo.de> wrote:
>>> Try to manipulate the firmware of you specific modem, while
>>> the triangulation data is already available?
>> Okay, when assuming that the whole world is against the phone user 
>> there is
>> no difference between triangulation and a rogue modem firmware. But 
>> with
>> data coming from the firmware send directly over the modem to a 
>> remote
>> server via udp (if the modem is able to mimick the protocol) tracking 
>> would
>> be much cheaper than by triangulation. Triangulation is costly for 
>> the
>> network operators and in Germany for instance you need a warrant from 
>> a
>> judge (ok, at least in principle).
> You can ask the modem for near-by cell towers and do the triangulation
> on the device, or in the firmware, itself...
> Christ van Willegen

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