Peace Driving: Case Studies of Wi-Fi Usage

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Executive Summary

Wireless networking technologies, under the umbrella of the IEEE 802.11 suite of standards and commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is now commonplace technology in both the home and office. In this paper, the authors present the results of studies into wireless networking uptake and security within two town communities in the UK. Their paper concentrates on the geographical positioning of wireless Access Points (APs) and the security measures used to protect these liberating technologies from unwanted misuse, often referred to as war driving, they employ the title peace driving, for wireless networking surveying which aims to address security issues in Wi-Fi networks.

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