284 Wireless access points

On my train from Chelmsford to Milton Keynes I ran KisMac (wireless access point scanning software) and here’s what I discoverd:

Of the 284 access points:

  • roughly a third are open

  • A sixth are using WPA

  • half use WEP


Many people don’t change the name on their APs:

2WIRE051
2WIRE069
2WIRE089
2WIRE104


2WIRE116
2WIRE157
2WIRE424
2WIRE471
2WIRE472
2WIRE487
2WIRE527
2WIRE625
2WIRE681
2WIRE701
2WIRE752
2WIRE755
2WIRE764
2WIRE770
2WIRE782
2WIRE821
2WIRE907
2WIRE916
2WIRE922
2WIRE950
2WIRE987
3Com
3Com
3Com
access_point
Adapt
Airzone
akeem123
aliscool90
Amprac
andiroman
Apple
ARTENOVA
batignolles
BeBox
BeBox2
Bedmi
Belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
Belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
Belkin54g
Belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
Belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
belkin54g
Belkin_Pre-N_EC2D60
biarritz
Bingles
BONGOLAND
BTHomeHub-0E0A
BTHomeHub-9E1E
BTHomeHub-B2DC
BTHomeHub-C796
BTHomeHub-D199
BTHomeHub-E394
BTVOYAGER2091-79
BTVOYAGER2091-95
BTVOYAGER2091-99
BTVOYAGER2091-A4
BTVOYAGER2091-E2
BTVOYAGER2100-40
BTVOYAGER2100-E3
BTVOYAGER2500V-D0
CableWireless
CARAYOL
Cartman
Catfish
CMINSURANCE
conexant
D-Link
DanArc
davew
dbda-3Com
DigiNet
DKP_NET
editurt1
editurt1
Escosu
eurospot
eurospot
eurospot
eurospot
ExMans
feimui
FestungBreslau
Flat
FRALAN
Free
G604T_WIRELESS
G604T_WIRELESS
G604T_WIRELESS
G604T_WIRELESS
G604T_WIRELESS
GE3009
GE3009
GE3009
geekhouse
groundzero
GSMITHALLS
GWART2-54125
H&GChelmsford
hamish+kebbell
happy
HBH3R0ES
HBH3R0ES
HBH3R0ES
helifixltd
Highway9-1
Highway9-2
Highway9-3
Hollands
Home
hpsetup
hpsetup
hpsetup
hulla
huttonnetwork
is-wireless
jbrailsford
JEDI
jjbas123
Joes
jsaunders
khan
LBI
LHSHARE
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
Linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys
linksys_al
linksys_daudi
linksys_kerlontech
Livebox-A4E8
Logicbox
lolarose
Luigi
MAB
Mallory
MARGAS
marina
mayo-home
MPower
MSHOME
muk
my
mycloud
n
nanosecond
Nausicaa
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETGEAR
NETLAWGEAR66
nosh1
Ntl
NUNULAND
NX
Office
onecentigrade
P.Roman
pacific
parrett
Pernod-LAN
PeterJohn
philips
polo100
Project
Radical
raf
ralpharoo
ReadytoSurf
ReadytoSurf
ReadytoSurf
ReadytoSurf
ReadytoSurf
rfmlimited
Rob
runs
Shimul
shiny
siemaburaku
Sip2Save
Skindeeper
sonicwall
Sparkle
SpeedTouch568E38
SpeedTouch57E84A
SpeedTouchB5BD4E
SpeedTouchB9EA1D
sTILO
Sudhakar
Telstar_Net
The
the_auchoybur’s
Tony’s
ToolsGroup
TRAVIS
TWL-A11
UBHARWMS
USR9106
VDS
W-BLD111
W-BLD111
wanadoo
WANADOO-41E0
WANADOO-422D
WANADOO-5374
WANADOO-A00F
WANADOO-B898
WANADOO-C15B
WANADOO-E776
WANADOO-F112
Whare
WiFi
Wireless3
Witherspoon
WLAN
Yussouf
ZIDDNET
ZyXEL

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