Wireless everywhere!

I had the opportunity to play with a laptop with wireless networking this weekend. I installed Ubuntu and fired up Kismet to make some sense of the RF energy permeating our home. I had expected to find a handful of our neighbors' networks, but to my surprise there were 46 wireless networks. Not content with this new information, I wondered how far away these networks are.

I decided to hop in the car and drive around our neighborhood, which covers about one quarter of a square mile. In no time the number of networks doubled, then tripled and kept climbing.