Thread: Read raw wifi stream on linux

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    Read raw wifi stream on linux

    Hello, forgive my ignorance regarding serial streams, gps and wifi protocols (among alot of other things) but shouldn't it be possible to read the raw wifi adapter stream on linux similar to how you can read the raw GPS stream by connecting to a serial port? And without needing extra hardware? The purpose being to calculate a very crude location when GPS is unavailable.

    Doing a bit of googling is telling me I need extra hardware (on top of a wifi adapter) and I need to deserialise (if thats the correct term) the Software Defined Radio. Shouldn't the existing adapter deserialise it already and just give me the raw ascii stream?

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