[Community] Wifi, Modem and GPS

Ryan de Laplante (personal) ryan at ryandelaplante.ca
Tue Jul 22 16:06:38 CEST 2014

I'm also curious how the hardware monitor works. It watches the modem
for activity when it is supposed to be off. If it detects an unexpected
event, how does it alert me and is there a way to circumvent it?


On 21/07/14 04:13 PM, wonderphone at posteo.de wrote:
> 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?
> BR
> Oliver
> 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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