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A Study on the Security, the Performance and the Penetration of Wi-Fi Networks in a Greek Urban Area

  • Savvas Mousionis
  • Alex Vakaloudis
  • Constantinos Hilas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6633)

Abstract

This paper presents a study on the expansion of urban Wi-Fi networks and the degree of users’ awareness about their characteristics. It involves an experiment contacted at the area of Serres, a Greek city of around 70,000 inhabitants. The findings revealed that although the number of Wi-Fi networks is quite high, their owners are unaware of their technical settings. As a result many networks remain either unlocked or with WEP encryption while many adjacent networks use the same channel thus reducing their performance.

Keywords

Wi-Fi networks usage wireless security war driving urban networks 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Savvas Mousionis
    • 1
  • Alex Vakaloudis
    • 1
  • Constantinos Hilas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and CommunicationsTechnological Educational Institute of SerresTerma MagnisiasGreece

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