[thelist] Wireless security

john at johnallsopp.co.uk john at johnallsopp.co.uk
Wed Sep 21 14:20:32 CDT 2005

>> > Do people really do packet sniffing to residential wireless
>> > networks? Do they park their cars in front of folks' houses
>> > and sniff away?
>> Sounds like you're thinking of detached housing. I'm living more
>> densely than that, so there are the neighbours .. I'm thinking the
>> signal would probably reach maybe six different others [...]
> FWIW: We live on a terraced street and can usually pick up half a
> dozen of our neighbours' access points from our house. I know for a
> fact that ours is reachable (albeit over a pretty bad connection) from
> five doors down.

Cheers Jon

Yes, corner-terrace here. So the signal goes a little further than I
thought it might. Interesting. We also have a business centre over the
road so .. best to lock up I reckon :-)


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