Didier Stevens

Tuesday 10 June 2008

Quickpost: WiFi Channel Hopping with an AirPcap Adapter

Filed under: My Software,Quickpost,WiFi — Didier Stevens @ 9:26

Here is a Python program to do WiFi channel hopping with an AirPcap adapter.

The program (apc-channel.py) takes 3 options:

  • –interval sec to set the interval between hops (default is 0.5 sec)
  • –step increment to specify the size of the channel hop (default is 5)
  • –quit to prevent the program from displaying each channel hop

The program also serves as an example on how to use the AirPcap dll from a Python program.

I’ve a couple of other AirPcap programs written in Python (like one to monitor probe requests). If there’s enough interest, I’ll clean up the code and publish it. Be aware that you need an AirPcap adapter for all these programs.

Quickpost info


  1. There is interest…

    Comment by JJ — Wednesday 11 June 2008 @ 15:15

  2. […] Filed under: My Software, Quickpost, WiFi — Didier Stevens @ 9:10 As promised in my previous post, here is another Python program for the AirPcap […]

    Pingback by Quickpost: WiFi Probe Request Logging with an AirPcap Adapter « Didier Stevens — Tuesday 24 June 2008 @ 9:11

  3. Thanks for this…I’d like to see what else you have….

    Comment by Nels — Tuesday 24 June 2008 @ 14:03

  4. […] made a modification to my Python program to do channel hopping with the AirPcap adapter. Now you can specify a sequence of channels with option […]

    Pingback by AirPcap Channel Hopping With Python | Didier Stevens — Monday 2 February 2015 @ 0:01

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