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Use airView as wifi sniffer?

Is it possible to use the airView radio as a wireless sniffer? I'd be nice to be able to see if nearby interference is 802.11 or other. Site survey only works if you can hear the AP and its beacons and disrupts the current link.

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Re: Use airView as wifi sniffer?

Have you tried using the airView tool in the airOS 8 UI?
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Re: Use airView as wifi sniffer?

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Of course; works great! Was just wondering if it was possible to use the second radio to see who or what was creating the noise. Looks like others have had the same idea in the past, but using Unifis and with mixed results:

https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Wireless/Monitor-Mode-tcpdump-amp-RSSI/td-p/902012

http://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi/RSSI-for-stations-connected-to-another-AP/m-p/1023591

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Re: Use airView as wifi sniffer?

I don't think we plan to expand this functionality at this time, but point noted.