I drove 1700 miles from PA to OK to visit my folks. Had the laptop plugged into my Minvan's power port (formerly known as a "lighter"). I passed metro areas in PA, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. I was able to be online on an unsecured network within 20 miles, sometimes more, of each city. Not to mention hotels out in the middle of nowhere providing me with unsecured wireless. The funny part is, the hotel we stayed at said that it had high speed wireless, but did not. Luckily the other hotels close had wireless
When I reached Oklahoma, at my parent's house, I was able to connect to 4 unsecured wireless networks, and see 3 secured on top of that in thier neighborhood. When my dad saw me walking around the house with my laptop using remote desktop to log in here, he though that was just the niftiest thing since peanut butter, so he went out, bought a toshiba laptop, a Linksys wireless router, and 2 pci network cards for his 2 desktops, and had me set it up. Yes, I secured it.