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Fedora wireless analyzer

asked 2017-04-28 12:30:05 -0500

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Are there any graphical wifi analyzers like LinSSID/inSSIDer available to install on Fedora?

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answered 2017-04-28 13:34:57 -0500

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kismet, wavemon. Besides, linssid is easy to compile yourself.

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answered 2017-04-28 15:57:29 -0500

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updated 2017-04-28 15:58:39 -0500

It's not graphical, but it's quite easy to use: just run iwconfig to find out what adapters you have, and once you see the one for wifi (for me it was wlp7s0), run the following command (replace wlp7s0 with the name of your adapter):

sudo iwlist wlp7s0 scan

If that provides too much information for you, you can run that output trough grep like so:

sudo iwlist wlp7s0 scan |grep -e Signal -e SSID

That command only displays the signal strength of a network together with it's name, you'll be able to search for other things too with grep.

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why run iwlist as sudo?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-04-28 16:56:52 -0500 )edit

Thanks, but I would prefer something more interactive which will refresh the output automatically.

Bavarian gravatar imageBavarian ( 2017-04-29 00:40:13 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-04-28 12:57:37 -0500

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updated 2017-04-28 16:54:53 -0500

iwlist substitute wireless interface designation here scan

example: iwlist wlp3s0 scan

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