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never done it until this weekend.
basicly it is taking a laptop, or PDA and listening for wireless networks.
i did this going up and coming back from my grandparents home. too bad i dont have a gps.
things i learned
about 75% of these networks were not encrypted.
channels 6 and 11 are the most popular.
83% of them used default SSID's
netgear was the most popular, fallowed by linksys, cisco and PCX500. D-link and microsoft were rare.
the most popular speed was 11mbps and 22mbps. very few 54g and no detected 108g connections.
one guy had his address as the SSID
one guy must really like M.C. Hammer. with the SSID of "hammertime"
Update: today we drove up to Fort Wayne (from Columbus, IN) and I picked up 206 access points in Columbus, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne. 111 (54%) did not have encryption enabled, and the most popular channel was channel 6, with 124 APs (60%). 51 (25%) used the manufacturer's default SSID. Here is a summary text file exported from NetStumbler. I was never within range long enough to actually establish a connection, considering we were going 70MPH most of the way.
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