Mapping all the Wi-Fi networks in a small town in Norway

equipmentIn February and March of 2012, a fellow student and I performed some Wi-Fi data gathering as part of our Bachelor’s thesis. This activity, known asĀ wardriving, consisted of driving in as many streets as possible in the city of Narvik, Norway, equipped with a laptop (runningĀ inSSIDer), a 25 dBi omni-directional antenna and a GPS receiver.

The purpose of the experiment was to determine the current distribution of security algorithms, in particular to see how many still use WEP almost ten years after its deprecation. Continue reading “Mapping all the Wi-Fi networks in a small town in Norway”