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Any PA wardrivers out there?

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:21 pm

I found some AP's in the canonsburg area. Just wondering if there was anyone else out there?

Postby Guest » Fri Feb 15, 2002 12:49 am

Yep. I found a couple here in the Altoona area.

Lehigh Valley, PA, USA

Postby Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:40 pm

I stumble the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. I do it out of my car with my IBM 1300i series laptop with a built in IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini PC Card. I am going to config my GPS next weekend and finally put it on the laptop too. During the course of the last 14 days I have acquires 37 different AP's with no WEP on my lunchtime drives and too and from the offices.

I live a few miles north of Allentown, PA and have a clear elevated view of the city. Does anyone know of a design for an antenna that pickup from 5-8 miles?

Lehigh Valley Mall

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 24, 2002 8:39 am

Is barren as hell. Spent 3 hours in there looking for an AP, but no dice.

Oh well

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:45 am

Well, it's been 10 days since I posted that last and now am up to almost 225 WAP (90% no WEP) in the ABE area. Definitely not barren. I fact, I bought a ORINOCO gold card and it gets less reception than my build in IBM WAC, so the ORINOCO went back.

Lehigh Valley Mall

Postby Guest » Tue Feb 26, 2002 6:48 am

Oops, I thought you meant LV in general. I nailed two in the LVM. No WEP but the ESSID's were default and difficult to tell which shop they were coming from.

Drove down 78 past Atown...

Postby Guest » Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:53 am

Went for a drive last night.. Nothing at all along 78 from NJ out to Allentown. Swung down 309 to Quakertown and there were a ton with WEP enabled... Might swing by during the day when it wouldn't be conspicious to be sitting in a parking lot with airsnort...

Philly Stumbler exposed

Postby Guest » Sun Mar 24, 2002 8:52 am

Just picked up this mornings Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and noticed a picture with a caption "This man may be tapping into your network" on the front page. Even the local media is picking up on this so watch out.

This may be the article.

Postby Guest » Sun Mar 24, 2002 9:01 am


Postby Guest » Sun Mar 24, 2002 5:32 pm

They actually mention

where in philly

Postby Guest » Mon Mar 25, 2002 11:35 am

any of you's outside in bensalem


Postby Guest » Tue Mar 26, 2002 1:02 pm

Heh. I was just driving through Bensalem over the weekend. There is NOTHING out there. 1 emitter in 1/2 hour of driving around Neshaminy mall, and that's with kismet on a 5dbi mag mount on the trunk..


Postby Guest » Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:55 am

i found quite a few in bensalem...try the new many of them are insecure..accessed internet on about 90% of em.

Postby Guest » Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:05 am

I've gone driving down in the Oakland area and also in downtown Pittsburgh... There's TONS of AP's all over town.

If anybody wants to go stumbling sometime, let me know. I'm looking for a few others to do some exploration with.

Postby drewzhrodague » Mon Apr 15, 2002 3:09 pm

Did some in Pittsburgh, did a random drive-by through areas I thought might have hotspots. Check-out the results at

I'd love to see your results, contact me if you'd like to join-up with some other people in Pittsburgh.
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