April 7, 2005

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Wifi results are in

Total: 52

WEP: 29 — 55%

-Channels-

Chan1: 6 — 11%

Chan6: 33 — 63%

Chan10: 1 — 2%

Chan11: 16 — 30%

-SSID-

AP’s with Default SSID: 28 — 53% (Includes: Linksys, netgear, 3com, 2wireXXX)

-Speeds-

11mbs: 15 — 28%

22mbs: 10 — 20%

54mbs: 27 — 51%

-Vendors-

Unknown: 12 — 23% (SSID’s ignored, only true listings)

2Wire: 13 — 25%

3Com: 1 — 2%

Apple: 3 — 6%

Cisco: 1 — 2%

D-Link: 3 — 6%

Intel: 1 — 2%

Linksys: 14 — 27%

Microsft: 1 — 2%

NetGear: 3 — 6%

Note: As a reminder, this was done from a Toshiba Satallite laptop from my truck driving home from work. I have no omni directional antenna (or GPS) or even an external card. I thought these results were intresting because I don’t live in a very densely populated area. I may in the future get some better equipment & do some real maping. Also: The percentages may not add up due to rounding — but they are close.