WiFi Monitor/sniffing support

All ESP8266 boards running MicroPython.
Official boards are the Adafruit Huzzah and Feather boards.
Target audience: MicroPython users with an ESP8266 board.
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chrisq
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WiFi Monitor/sniffing support

Post by chrisq » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:59 pm

Hi

Will WIFI monitor/sniffing be supported by esp8266-micropython?
Described on espressif site here:
http://bbs.espressif.com/viewtopic.php?t=457

regards,
chrisq

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deshipu
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Re: WiFi Monitor/sniffing support

Post by deshipu » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:13 pm

I asked a similar question during the kickstarter campaign, and the answer was "no" (see https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... t-12473590 and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... t-12480764).

Then again, nobody stops you from writing a C module that would expose this functionality yourself.

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Re: WiFi Monitor/sniffing support

Post by chrisq » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:09 am

[quote="deshipu"]I asked a similar question during the kickstarter campaign, and the answer was "no" (see https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... t-12473590 and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... t-12480764).

Then again, nobody stops you from writing a C module that would expose this functionality yourself.[/quote]

That's a shame.
Unfortunately I don't have the necessary skills to contribute with this within a reasonable time.

@Damien

I see that you don't think promiscuous is useful for IoT, but that is exactly what I need it for.
Primarily detecting wifi units coming within range, such as a person arriving/leaving home.
It can also be used to triangulate the location of said person, which can be useful for things like turning on lights, open garage doors etc.
There's nothing shady about wifi monitor/promiscuous mode, I hope you reconsider.

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