[rescue] speaking of WEP

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Sep 6 15:58:01 CDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 03:41:51PM -0500, Michael Parson wrote:
> > My house is surrounded by WLANs.  In an area this big:
> > http://www.mrbill.net/wardrive.jpg
> > I found almost a hundred wireless networks when I went
> > wardriving back in January.
> I've not gone wardriving, but from my livingroom, I can only see one
> other AP, and it's WEP protected too.

I can see four or five, depending on time of day etc, with the Atheros-based
Airport card built into the Intel Mac and the Macbook.

I found the data file from the last time I went wardriving around the
neighborhood (July '05).  Unfortunately the GPS was giving funky data, 
and the coordinates are about 33 miles offset from where I actually was..


Some interesting entries that I wouldn't expect to have WiFi:

N -95.33007812	W 29.44231445	WGPuckExpress	00:0d:3a:28:d4:79 
N -95.28596680	W 29.44227295	GOODYEAR-GEMINI	00:04:e2:bc:73:06 
N -95.30808594	W 29.44241943	cicispos	00:12:17:b5:73:9a 

All of the "2WIRE" entries are apparently the Time Warner-provided
wireless router/gateways.

Will be interesting to do it again once I get a vehicle (the Kia's dead,
so I'm driving Amy's car and she doesn't want me all geeking it up) to
drive around in..


Bill Bradford 
Houston, Texas

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