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.