Wavemon 802.11 monitor
wavemon is an ncurses-based monitoring application for wireless network
devices. It was originally developed by Jan Morgenstern.
- overview screen, displaying all important information like device
configuration, encryption and power management parameters and network
information at once
- adaptive level bargraphs for link quality, signal/noise strength
and signal-to-noise ratio
- customizeable "level alarm" feature that notices the user of
changes in signal level strength audibly and/or visually
- full-screen level histogram displaying signal/noise levels and
- list of access points in range
- menu-based configuration from within the program
wavemon is free software.
It is distributed under the terms and licenses of GNU General Public License >=v2. See
the file COPYING within the archive for details.
The latest stable version is
0.7.6, download the stable version here.
Older releases can be found in this directory.
wavemon is also available as a Debian /
Ubuntu package. To install, simply type:
apt-get install wavemon
On slackware, corresponding build scripts can be found by
searching for 'wavemon' on slackbuilds.org (since 12.1).
The development release is based the current git development tree (below).
You can download the current development version
(last updated Sat, 18 January 2014)
curl http://eden-feed.erg.abdn.ac.uk/wavemon/wavemon-current.tar.bz2 | tar jx
cd wavemon-*; ./configure && make && make install
Git development tree
The wavemon sources are maintained as a git repository which can be
git clone git://eden-feed.erg.abdn.ac.uk/wavemon.git
You can browse the wavemon tree here.