In this blog post we will cover how to configure a Linux device such as a Raspberry Pi computer as a remote WiFi Scanner. Our setup uses our Windows based WiFi Scanner on a Windows 10 laptop.
The Windows WiFi Scanner connects the the local or remote Raspberry Pi via SSH to transmit WiFi scanning results from the Raspberry Pi to the Windows WiFi Scanner for display.
The benefits of this setup are below.
- Linux device can be local or remote as long as SSH access to device is available.
- Linux device can be low cost device like a Raspberry Pi.
- Leverage wide selection of USB wireless adapter support available for Raspberry Pi devices and operating system.