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Wartraining

Screenshot just before exiting the train

Taipei has a great and inexpensive mass transit system. It combines a subway and above ground train. It would have been pointless to wartrain (or should we call it warsubway?) underground, as there wouldn't have been that many WAPs to pick up. So, I took the Muzha (Brown) line, which is an elevated rail line, from Taipei Zoo to Zhongshan Junior High School. Total trip time was about 20 minutes.

I expected Taipei to have more WAPs, as this is the computer manufacturing capital of the world. The Muzha line runs through the center of the city. I only found 130 WAPs, 129 on the train, and one WAP as I stepped off. 90 out of the 130 (70%) had WEP disabled. You can download the wartaxi NetStumbler log at the end of this article.

Wartaxiing

Riding a taxi in Taipei is a religious experience. The fragrant incense and moth balls smells will overwhelm you if you are not prepared. The lanes painted on the roads bear no meaning, as cars and scooters alike make their own lanes. The taxi driver paid no attention as I sat in the front passenger seat and fired up my laptop.

The route taken was from the Four Points Sheraton in Chung Ho District to the United Hotel near the Taipei 101 skyscraper. I expected to find more WAPs on this 20 minute taxi ride, but ended up find 21 WAPs. 16 out of 21 had WEP disabled. You can download the wartaxi NetStumbler log at the end of this article.

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