NetBeez Gets Hip To SSID Hopping

NetBeez is one of my favorite use cases for the humble Raspberry Pi. If you’re not familiar, they use the SoC, either via preconfigured unit or using the Raspberry Pis you inevitably have laying around, as a sophisticated WiFi monitoring sensor. This is all fed into a larger dashboard, and gives an accurate client-side perspective of how your network and services are performing.

NetBeez just released version 1.5 which adds a key new capability, SSID hopping. You can now have a sensor regularly cycle through up to four SSIDs, which means you might be able to reduce the total number of sensors needed significantly, depending on your needs.

It’s a really key feature that I’m looking forward to testing out.

NetBeez 1.5 Release Notes

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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