The Wireless Landscape

Wireless survey of the Tenderloin District

What is WiFi? It is a protocol for sending digital information using electromagnetic waves. These waves are passing around you and through you, right now.

"The Wireless Landscape" is a visualization of this hidden topology. We walked through the Tenderloin listening for WiFi data, and found over 1,200 wireless networks and over 3,000 wireless access points. That is a lot of WiFi within a dozen city blocks.

What are the implications of having 3,000 access points in such a small space, all broadcasting data into the public sphere? Who can access that data, and who benefits from it? What is in the data? We ask these questions as you view our findings from the Tenderloin's wireless landscape.

                 

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ESSIDs of the Tenderloin

 

To the right is a listing of the wireless network names found in the Tenderloin.

In the 802.11 (WiFi) specification, the network name is  known as the “Extended Service Set ID”

You can download a text file which contains all the names by clicking this link:

     Tenderloin-ESSIDs.txt

ESSID Poster

These network names are also compiled into a 36"x48" poster graphic, previewed here.  Use the links below to download this poster in the format you need.

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  Tenderloin-ESSIDs-poster.pdf

 

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555ofarrell

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606 Tin & Bo (g)

606 Tin & Bo (n)

639 Geary

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7447 3404

888e710

967 workstation

@Home200D

@Home86B2

abbyhotel

abbyhotell

abc

abcd

ABMIT

ABVI Union Square 4

ABVI Union Square Lobby G

AC415 Network

ADANTE502

Adante610GearySF1

adc7

admin-db1cf6464-Wireless

adohi

Air Patrol

AirPortExpress

airportthru

Akenza_Network

akimi niijima's Guest Network

al n dru

ALDRICH

aldrich

Alex's Gift

ALHAMBRA2

alicia

AMADO

amberdan

anaconda

ANDRECHRISTIANBRAVO27

Andrew's Time Capsule

andyvivi

angel

apartment1

APJS07

Apple Network

Apple Network 2d09c5

Apple Network 78fdeb

Apple Network 9a3ccd

Apple Network acae4d

Apple Network af6c56

Apple Network tt

APT 502

APT_203

areyouspecial

ArsoN

Athena Hewett's Guest Network

attwifi

Auto Preparation

B-Poc

babybear

BabyTigers

baconNpancakes

bad boys

bailey

BAMSKI

bandb

Barbara Hernandez's Network

BayAreaProperties

bayfitted

BBnet

be639

Beep

belkin54g

Belkin_G+MIMO_Wireless_13A29D

Belkin_G+MIMO_Wireless_13B1B7

Belkin_G_Plus_MIMO_4B0C81

Belkin_N_Wireless_12B051

Belkin_N_Wireless_BFBCC3

Belkin_N_Wireless_ED8B51

Belkin_Pre-N_924026

ben10

Benjamin Franklin

Bettygrrlinthecity

bgcsftl

BIGA JONES

BLONDEMAFIA

blore

Blue Unagi

Blueboy

BobbyM

BOBSHOUSE

Bones007

Bootylord

BOSS

Box

boyetsantos

bpdl

Brannan

brenes!bb123

Bridie Benavidez

Buffering

bulldog baths

bumblebee

Bunnyboo

Bwrapped

C

Cafe Aria

cahleigh

caligula

canuseeme

capuc

carla

Carolee's Pad

Carolina

Castillo

Cate M.

CCA

CD's Network

CHARITOLARCE-PC_Network

cheung201

Cheznation

chico

chipiwireless

chorcha

ChuHome

Churro

CIBER-URY

cicelyhomeAC22

CISCO PARTNER SUMMIT

ciscostaff

cityimpact

citypizza&comidayucatan

cityradio

CityTech

CJ

cleopatra1

CLIFT

Coarse

Cobra Status

Coffee

coffee

Coignard

comcast hotspot 631

conchita

Conor Murphy's Guest Network

Conor Murphy's Network

ConsuladoGeneralDeChile

contrerasfamily

contrerasnet

CoreSOB

cradlepoint2

CRAIGMAISTER

crono

Cum Dumpster

CYBERCEL

CZ

D SISTERS

d-link

Dad's Home

Dakota

Dakota's Guest

Damiracle

daniel1984

daniellozano

Danny's att

dao

darksource

DAS501

Daves Network

david

DAVID-PC

david-pcwireless

davidsnetwork

dd-wrt

deep

default

dellota

Dem Ninjas

Denis-2004

dewa

dhara

Diana

Dick Marcinko

Dimstar

dipting

dirtyvirus

djibouti

DJvictor

dlink

dlink411

dlink4111

DMMS WLAN

DONT PANIC

Doomsday

Doris

Drako's

Dreamway 26

drewlover07

DREWSTON

DRYS409

dudeskie6

Duong

DUVEL

eames

eapv net

Earth22

EasylinkFamily

EchoBaseCharlieSF

eduardocampos

eigoncalves

El Team AllStar

ELBelkin

emjay

Eric Zausner's Network

ES

euroflip

Everest

exitwifi

Ezen

ezparking

Family's Network

felipe-Wireless

Fiasco-Ops

firstfloor

FLIBBERTIGIBBET

FM-29039B843420-Wireless

FORMality

fortress_of_solitude

fox

FOXIEWEB

frazzychik

Free Internet

Free Public WiFi

Free the Net

Free the Net-scanning

Freeman

FreeZRnetWifiHotspot

fuck off

Fuck You

Fusion

Gaatachi

GalaxyRaver.com

gallery heist

gaspare

GATEWAYINN

Gatsby

GENARO

geoduck

george

getout

GetYourOwn

GFMyers1-Wireless

GG-Cahill

Gharbaar

gjt @ midori

Glide

Gmlfk729

godsandearths

GOHIL

Gommie

gomsuk

good_monkey

GoonieLinksys

gowings

GratefulDead

grenadinet

guahan

guglielmelli

gv

gwroutt

h o w a r d

Halcyon03

Halcyon04

Hamilton

Hamilton Lobby Wireless

Hang

HApartments

Happy

Haq

hastings

hawking

Hector antonio

hee

Hello Kitty

HelloMoto

Henry McAlpine's Network

hermanmiller

HGEA

hhonors

HichamEX

HiltonSFMtg

Hironemus

home

homewireless5254

homewireless6246

homewireless8494

HomexxxAway

HORSEPOP

hotassbitches

Hotcakes!

Hotel Adagio

Hotel California

hotmail

hottipskip

hpsetup

Huge Nipples

HUHCPLAZA

hung

IHDC

image

Infinity

Interactive Forums

InterContinental_Wireless

IntoTheGroove

iqkadri

irvan

isaias-Wireless

israel Garcia's Network

ivanandtatiana

ivangogora

JAB

JAMAL

Jared

Jasmine Mendoza

jaydamage

jayson415

JBLIZZA

jc linksys

JCC Home

jeff

jellypanda

Jesus

Jesus Is Lord

Jet Blue hot spot

Jheirl

JimboWIRED

jinerich wifi

JINSEON-PC_Network

JL WIRELESS

JMONTES

JNY

Joelovely

Johnny5

jojo

JONAS_Network

Jones

Jorge-PC-Wireless

jorgewireless

Jose Wireless

jose1

JOSEPH

Joseph"s

JOSKY

Juanpech12

juicezoneA

juicezoneB

Julia

June

K

Kailingyu

KaiNate

kamal

kantipur

Karen Network

karent

Kathryn2

KBWireless

KBWirelessGuest

Kelly

Kepone

Kepone2

KGhouse

khemistry

khunchom

kidoyo

Kimpton

KimptonMeeting

King's home

Kiska

KissMyButt

kitten_Jiew

knox

Kte

Kunklebot

kunni

LaBleu

ladybast127

laith

Lam Ong Wireless

LASSEN

Laundromat

laura

leeman

LeiJay

leon2000

Leonid

Leslie MacDonald's Guest Network

LEWLAN

LEYOU2-PC_Network

Limegreen

lindsey

linksys

linksys home

linksys411

Linksys4464

Linksys621

linksys_SES_31078

linksys_SES_7907

listana

LittleFaith

Longhorn

Loredo

love

LovesPreciousWayAlways

LSDnetwork

LT

Lucky-Girl

Luiza Ribeiro

lupita

m.wilson

M\303\251nage \303\240 trois

Mac25

madonna

mai

MAK402

mama&dada

MANDERSON

MandiWeb

Mandy

mangler

Mango

MansWear

maria

MARICEL

marina

Mark Twain 07

Mark Twain08

MarkTwain09

MarkTwain12

MarkTwain16

MarkTwain19

MarkTwain21

MarkTwain26

MarkTwain30

MarkTwain51

MarkTwain52

MarkTwain53

MarkTwain54

MarkTwain55

MarkTwain56

MarkTwain57

MarkTwain58

MarkTwain59

MarkTwain62

MarkTwain63

Martlon

Matro

Maxx Luv's House of Emotion

MAZ

McAnleigh

McCain4Prez

mediate

megahoc

MegaTron2010

Memento Mori

MI LINK1

michael's Network

middleeast

midnitecowgirl

miguel pc

MIKE-PC_Network

mimi

min

MINH-PC_Network

MMB

mmpe

moist

moist guest network

molly

MON sans-fil!

Monet

morshumagic

moscohome

MoSF

Motorola

MP16888

MP23314

MRRICO-PC_Network

MT0924

mtg

Munkhbold

my network

MYBLUEHEAVEN

myLGNet

myLGNet3EC4

myLGNet_28d7

MYSTICWAY

nabin

NaloRulez

naoufel

Narita

Narnia

natyierose

NETGEAR

Netgear

NETGEAR-2.4-G

NETGEAR-24-G

NETGEAR007

NETGEAR1

NETGEAR_11g

Netwerkz

Network1024

Network11

NewFolk

Nguyen

nicole

NINJA-TV3

Nite Cap

NO GOD BUT ALLAH

noel

noodlenet

NooraStefan

Nuestra Casa

O'Farrell Studio Network

Obezyanki

OJNetWork

olivencia

OOPSSS

orange303

orange304

orta

oscar

Osha

Otillia

Otto's

P McG

PamPam

pams_555ofarrell

PamYoTop_N+

Pano1

Paper Street Soap Company

Parc 55

Parc 55 Conf

Parc 55 WiFi

Parc55_Conf

Partridge

PattySergi

Paws

Peetnik

Pepper

PGSwirelessPGS

PHiLA

phoenix

phung1968network

PlanetHome

pnb

PonyNET

Portland1

Pravda

Primjai's Network

print server 3A1CE3

print server 5983FD

print server 6069D3

printer

Private-10

private201

private201d

Propark2g

PUBLIC-

PUBLIC-500L

PUBLIC-525L

PUBLIC-536L

PUBLIC-601O

PUBLIC-610L

PublicSF

Pug's place

Quang

rabbit hole

Rabbit Teeth

RABINDRA

RADPRO

RAMAYANA

Rashida

Rayco

Raymont

Rayonghi

rayreadyray

Red de juan canul

Red Sparrow

Renie

rew

rhiaow

rickylarro

rickyruby

RM a.k.a akaPheLa

rmontgom

ROBER

RockinThePT

romulus

RONACUNA-PC_Network

roomies

rosebat

royden

RoZziTa FreZziTa

RSMNET

russianserver

Ryan Mancera's Guest Network

Ryan Mancera's Network

Ryu Hyabusa

SAF TL Net

SAIF

sal77

SAMANTHA

sambuu_san

Sanchez

sanguis

SansFil

sara garcia's Network

sara mew

satantoto99

ScoobyDoo

scottttocs99

SDSwlanR001

Sea of Lace

SecretPizzaParty

SecureHastings

sedo

SENATOR

Sex Addict

Sexy-Bruising

SexyParty

SF-IT

sf49er

SFkroc

SFRM

Shadow

shadow

SHADOW-PC_Network

SHARP

Shatangi_told_you

shengwifi

shiba inu dognet

Shift-1423

shoeshopping

Shop Archetype

SilverFox

SINGH_IS_KING

Sj

SJB-Network

Sky Temple

SLICKTIVITY

SLN-GUEST

smashemal

So Hyphy

socogirl

SOLARAGUA

Somboon

sor1

spank me

Sparky

Squidwig

squigglyspooge

SST-PR-1

ST10636

StAnthonys-guest

StAnthonys-lab

Star Market

starrlynet

Stephfillon

StillyNet

stinky

stinkybinky

StudioNet

Sugar

Sunny

Sunra MyWi

sunraytvi.com

SUPERFROSHOUSE

SUREXOS

SVDP Arlington

Sweeny

Sweetpea

swig

Tam Nguyen

taRga beast

tawnia

teamcuddle1

TEDANDALS

Tesla

thai415

THAITALY

The Ambassador

The Burrow

The Condo

The Hideout

The Main Room

The red balloon

TheBloodyVagina

TheFAM

thefordsquirt

TheGrayArea

thekop

TheL

thelozanos

therobs

these lovin' arms

thierry Apple

this is it

TIGER

tikka masala

Time Capsule Gwen

TinhTran

TJS Network

TOMO

tonnp

Tonygamboanetwork

top1

TOTH-WIRELESS

Tran

TRANS-AM

TREND-KILLER

TUCKY-PC_Network

Turcos

Turtle Express

twilight

ubiquitous

UHWRO

Untitled

user's Guest Network

uv512

vaginaladies

Valhalla

vanja

Vantaggio

VEEDIMS_OSI_UC_2010

Vega-Wireless

venezuelans

Verizon MiFi2200 3009 Secure

Viciouz

Vincent Palo's Network

vinh

vinnie

virgo65

virtU L T R Asleek

virus-spreader

vortechsaz

vydcorg

waraporn

warwick_regis

Wearezombies

weeni

Wen Jiabao

Western

whitetiger

whome

Wiffy

wildcard

William Liao

willow3L

Wingate

WINPC

Wireless

Wowin it up

wp apartment

WRX398

WY177GGG

ychung

yifei

yihaa

Yolanda

YoungWorkersUnited

Youssef

Yusworkshop

zainab

zbinden

zfam

Zidius

zoe 18

zoe 8

zoe 8 new

zoe_base

zoe_sf

Zulu

ZyXEL1

 

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