As my lady-wife was driving, I had my ASUS Netbook running inSSIDer 2, to observe what WiFi circuits were showing up, mainly BT varieties north of Perth, to Dalwhinnie and down to Spean Bridge.
On stopping at a Dalwhinnie cafe, I attempted to close down the ASUS; but it warned me that it was INSTALLING a Windows 7 Update, so I left it in the car, carrying out that process etc.
Although monitoring the various WiFi circuits observed briefly, I had not knowingly logged in to any; and have not got any "auto-connects" registered for any on that route, apart from Stagecoach, City Link and Mega Bus - but the only coaches seen were all travelling south, so only within range for a few seconds but were detected - none of these lines were even seen on our northward journey.
After each "burst" of WiFis at villages and surprisingly remote spots, I would Stop and Start inSSIDer, to get a "clean slate".
None were of an obviously "free" nature, with no registration required; and again were only "in range" apparently for less than 30 seconds.
At one remote spot, with no obvious habitations etc, I picked up about 8 WiFi circuits.
Some hotels and garages were picked up as the A9 by-passed the locations, which were probably more than 100 metres away, some distinctly more than that; and that was inside the screening effects of our car.
The other registered WiFis are Ednburgh Airport (Virgin 2 hours free), and some hotels in Surrey where I occasionally stay on business trips.
The ASUS has basic Windows 7; and was running in Safe Mode. It had been in use both on the evening before and on that morning, tidying up etc; closing down normally, before embarking on that journey.
I did have an elderly GPS unit, Binatone CARRERA, plugged in to a USB port on the ASUS, as the GPS battery runs down very quickly. The other USB port has a Bluetooth chip.
Has anyone similar experiences?
Edited by eckiedoo (Thu 25-Sep-14 11:03:05)