Today during a train ride between Cologne and Aachen I let MacStumbler scan vor access points that I passed by. During the 70km ride it catched signals of around 65 wireless LANs:

Screenshot of the Macstumbler application during a train ride between Cologne and Aachen

Usually regular housing is only close to railways in cities. On the country site buildings are rather sparse. Taking these facts into account I’d suspect the average densitiy of access points in a city here is so high, that you probably would be in the reach of at least one everytime. I think that is pretty amazing and also a completely new development in recent years. Maybe one day the density will grow so much that you will be in the reach of at least one FREE access point one day?

Anyway if I’d allow MacStumber to sign into each public access point I could wardrive around the city and collect new Plazes along the way. And probably one would be able to easly beat Tantek Çelik’s record of 429 discovered plazes so far…

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