[NCLUG] (offtopic) WLAN wardriving in FC

Sean Reifschneider jafo-nclug at tummy.com
Wed Sep 25 19:37:37 MDT 2002

On Wed, Sep 25, 2002 at 06:28:56PM -0600, Benson Chow wrote:
>wonder if there have been any known wardriving+mapping attempts around
>here, curiosity in how many people have it and how many insecure networks.

I've complained to the "warchalking" guy that his card doesn't include a
way to indicate a "public" AP -- basically meaning an AP that the owner
authorizes the public to use...  Remember, not all open APs are

I've never (on purpose) used someone else's AP without permission, mostly
because I think it's a pretty bad legal climate to be doing that in.

>The guy tried twice it seems, I did get two three attempts with his MAC,
>two close together and one a few hours later.

It could just be a neighbor of yours?  The one time that I have used
someone else's AP without permission, I was out in my driveway and only
realized after I'd sone my copying that I was coming from an IP address I
didn't recognise.  I think I associated with a neighbors AP across the
street instead of my own...

 You know you're in Canada when:  You see a flyer advertising a polka-fest
 at the curling rink.
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
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