Wavemon – Display Live WiFi Signal Strength in Terminal

March 23, 2020 — 1 Comment

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Looking for a wireless network manager? Wavemon is a command line ncurses-based wireless network monitoring application for Linux.

Wavemon displays live signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It should work with all devices supported by the Linux kernel.

Wavemon is available in Ubuntu universe repositories. Simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install it:

sudo apt install wavemon

Then run wavecom to start the monitor. For more information run man wavemon.

While the software packages in Ubuntu repositories are always old. You can get the latest release from the link below:

Wavemon in Github

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One response to Wavemon – Display Live WiFi Signal Strength in Terminal

  1. more information if you do
    sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/wavemon

    to enable scanning

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