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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Thu 09-Aug-12 18:39:56
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wifi maping


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following on from this thread, "-how-does-google-latitude-know-where-i-am"
http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/general/t/3893940-h...

I have found a site that appears to do crowd sourcing of wifi data
wigle.net
Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 09-Aug-12 19:03:21
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Re: wifi maping


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That onehhas picked up my neighbours ... but not one of my 5 appear there! Well away from the road, so maybe not enough power to be seen.

Also, neither of my Scottish ones are shown either!


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Aug-12 20:31:18
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Re: wifi maping - EDITED


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Not a one picked up in my 16-house close smile.

EDIT Yet I can see loads of Networks from here, all secured except the BTWiFi things.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Thu 09-Aug-12 23:12:10)


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 09-Aug-12 22:47:28
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Re: wifi maping


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None anywhere near here, and InSSIDer is showing 12 including myself, sitting downstairs. There'd be more if I took the laptop upstairs.

But google knows where I am.

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Aug-12 23:11:50
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Re: wifi maping


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
None anywhere near here, and InSSIDer is showing 12 including myself, sitting downstairs. There'd be more if I took the laptop upstairs.

You can submit your local wifi data to them then, but quite why anyone would want to I do not know.

Oliver.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 10-Aug-12 11:59:52
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Re: wifi maping


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What's the point of this site?

If you are close enough you'll see the SSID anyway and if you're not, you won't!

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Fri 10-Aug-12 13:08:12
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Re: wifi maping


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well it could be useful for finding btwifi locations, better than the postcode granularity that the bt site gives.
Standard User rarrar
(member) Fri 10-Aug-12 18:34:19
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Well it has picked up the private SSIDs of my 2 FON wifi routers but not the Public FON SSIDs !
They were mapped about 50m from actual location.
Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Fri 10-Aug-12 21:53:43
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but not the Public FON SSIDs !

it may be that they are there, just the private one is displayed on top, thus masking it.
(they would have been found at the same time and location, )
their display does "have scope for improvement !"
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