Scan surrounding WiFi access points with NodeJS
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node WiFiScanner

Installing

npm install node-wifiscanner

About

Scan surrounding WiFi access points with NodeJS.

On Mac, it will use the airport command.
On Linux, it will use the iwlist command (may require root privileges). On Windows, it will use the netsh command.

How to use :

// scanner.js

var wifiscanner = require('./wifiscanner.js');

wifiscanner.scan(function(err, data){
    if (err) {
        console.log("Error : " + err);
        return;
    }

    console.log(data);
});

Scanning surrounding WiFi access points is useful for getting geolocation. See geolocation.js for an example.

Similar project : node_wifi_location

Author

Simplified BSD License

Copyright 2012 Maurice Svay. All rights reserved.

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