How many hotspots can you see?

One of the first things you notice when you get your XO and try to connect it is all the different wireless routers in your neighborhood. It's those great little green ears doing their job. Easily the best wireless connection I've ever experienced. Out of curiosity, how many wireless connections have you run across using the XO?

In my somewhat remote West Seattle neighborhood I've found up to 9. Where with my other computer I never saw more then two.




  1. Holland said,

    I'm in 98007 and I see 21.
    18 locked, 3 unlocked

    on December 20, 2007 at 1:07 PM

  2. cathy said,

    I see 2 - one my neighbors and one my Apple Wireless Hub. My Mac is wired to the Internet and I set up Airport on the Mac to select the OLPC - mesh. Therefore, the OLPC now has (slow) internet. Its slow because the XO is generally slow. I also ran the script as described on (I edited the script on my mac, put it on the USB drive and followed the directions to load and run it on the XO (I know no Linix). Voila - it worked the first time, but the next time I booted - no wireless connection to the Apple Hub - even when I ran the script (and reboote) again. Oh well - I have t-mobile and mac to XO connection.

    on December 23, 2007 at 3:47 PM