wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It should work (though with varying features) with all devices supported by the Linux kernel.
See the man page for an in-depth description of operation and configuration.
Where to obtain
Apart from debian/ubuntu packages (
apt-cache search wavemon) and slackbuild scripts for wavemon, this repository contains the full source code.
Please check this page for updates and for further information.
wavemon is distributed under the GPLv3, refer to the file
wavemon requires a Linux Kernel with wireless extensions enabled. If your Kernel setup uses
CONFIG_CFG80211, make sure that the config option
CONFIG_CFG80211_WEXT is set.
In addition, at least version 3.2 of
libnl is required, including the Generic Netlink support (
On Debian/Ubuntu, this can be done using
apt-get -y install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev
How to build
autoconf, so that in most cases you can simply run
./configure make sudo make install
to build and install the package. Type 'make uninstall' if not happy.
Refer to the file
INSTALL for generic installation instructions.
To grant users access to restricted networking operations (scan operations), use additionally
sudo make install-suid-root
If you have changed some of the autoconf files or use a git version, run
(This requires a recent installation of
Send bug reports, comments, and suggestions by opening an issue on github.