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Powerful, Proximate Network

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I’ve moved house now, although I haven’t got ym new desktop, so I’m not set up properly. I’m still operating via laptop, but my ADSL isn’t connected at this house, so the wireless modem isn’t much good to me at this point either :).

Just out of interest, I turned on my wireless card and loaded up Net Stumbler the other day and have noted that I continuously get a strong signal (60 ish SNR) for another network which must be close. What is really interesting is that if I walk out the back of my house, the signal to my own AP drops off significantly, but the signal to this other network remains constant and strong. I can only guess that they have a powerful antennae on it or something which provides me with a strong connection regardless of the small change in distance/location.

The network is secured (WEP), and is identifying itself as an ‘Agere‘ modem, but that’s about all I know.

How would one go about finding out who’s network this is? I’m interested to know who it belongs to and what sort of a set-up they’ve got.

Written by Beau Lebens

February 19th, 2004 at 4:00 pm

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