Wavemon – Handy Command Line Utility for Monitoring Your RasPi Wifi Connection #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
As I continue to flirt between running my OctoPrint rig wired or wifi, this command line tool to monitor wifi connection health caught my eye over at RaspberryPi-Spy. Particularly helpful because I run this Pi headless most of the time, so ssh’ing into it, I have appreciated this suite of wifi utilities for helping me determine if I have positioned the Pi in the right place. Of course, if I break the pipe and can’t reach the Pi anymore on the network to run Wavemon, that also tells me something. 😉
While experimenting with an Edimax WiFi dongle on my Raspberry Pi I wanted an easy method to monitor the wireless signal strength as I moved around the house.
The Pi was running from a USB power bank and sometimes this can result in the WiFi dongle dropping the signal. It’s hard to trouble-shoot WiFi issues so I went looking for a simple utility that would constantly report the status of the connection.
Eventually I found a utility called Wavemon. It’s free, easy to install and does exactly what I needed.
To install Wavemon use the following command :
sudo apt-get install wavemon
You can run Wavemon from the command line after the Pi has booted or from within a LXTerminal window once you have launched LXDE using “startx” using :
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