Since I don’t have a decent media player at the moment, I’m using my
laptop for listening to music. I’m going to a talk by Cory Doctorow
tonight, in Oslo. That means 45 minutes on a plane with a bit less than
an hour on a bus in each end. Being bored, I’ve been running
scan periodically. Some fun results I’ve had:
- ESSID: “privat, hold deg unna” (private, keep out)
- ESSID: “Johnny”. Who guesses where in Oslo I saw this?
A little less than half the networks seems to be running unencrypted. The biggest number of APs I’ve seen at once was 15. Once I got within the city proper, I don’t think I’ve seen less than four or five at any time.
I hope the number of unencrypted networks keeps high. It would be awesomely cool if we could actually get good, working roaming between the different networks so you could sit on the bus and actually use the networks, not just see them.
Update: Make that 19, not 15. No, 20. It seems
iwlist scan runs
into a bit of trouble then, truncating the output so it just displays
the MAC address of the AP.