A tool for monitoring wireless statistics in real-time.
WRAPI+ is a tool to monitor wireless statistics, including received signal strength, transmitted frame count, and failed frame transmissions and acknowledgments on a Windows XP end hosts' IEEE 802.11b/g network device. WRAPI+ was built upon the freely available WRAPI C++ library.
NAME CHANGED to tools/collect/802.11/wrapi_plus. Also see 'old name' field.
802.11 RFMON signal strength
MAC Layer Statistics (e.g., RSSI, TransmittedFragmentCout, RetryCount, etc)
Output file name
1)Before you run wrapi.exe, you need to stop "Wireless Zero Configuration Service". by typing these two command at the command prompt "net start ndisuio" and "net stop WZCSVC" 2) wrapi.exe [filename] It will generated two logfiles: [filename]_log.dat: the Mac Layer Statistics Data. [filename]_en.dat : Key the AP's Information. If there exist multiple APs. It will recorder all the AP's Mac address. However, sometime it would log a fake AP'MAC. If no parameter is given, it will generate logfile names use the current date for you such as "20041025153112.dat" and put it in the same directory.
WRAPI+ is an application built upon the freely available C++ library named WRAPI10 that provides function calls to gather wireless statistics in Windows XP. When run on an end-host, WRAPI+ periodically (every 500 ms, by default) reports and logs IEEE 802.11 network interface statistics that includes received signal strength, transmitted frame count, and failed frame transmissions and acknowledgments. WRAPI+ is provided with source code to maximize reuse and enable measurement customization.
1) Only works with some chipsets, For example: Net Gear WG511g v1 card. Lucent ORiNOCO wireless cards, Cisco Aironet cards (340 and 4800 series), Compaq and Dell in-built wireless cards, (Dell could not get Fail Count) Linksys cards. (not sure)
The files in this directory are a CRAWDAD toolset hosted by IEEE DataPort.
About CRAWDAD: the Community Resource for Archiving Wireless Data At Dartmouth is a data resource for the research community interested in wireless networks and mobile computing.
CRAWDAD was founded at Dartmouth College in 2004, led by Tristan Henderson, David Kotz, and Chris McDonald. CRAWDAD toolsets are hosted by IEEE DataPort as of November 2022.
Note: Please use the tools in an ethical and responsible way with the aim of doing no harm to any person or entity for the benefit of society at large. Please respect the privacy of any human subjects whose wireless-network activity is captured by the tools and comply with all applicable laws, including without limitation such applicable laws pertaining to the protection of personal information, security of data, and data breaches. Please do not apply, adapt or develop algorithms for the extraction of the true identity of users and other information of a personal nature, which might constitute personally identifiable information or protected health information under any such applicable laws. Do not publish or otherwise disclose to any other person or entity any information that constitutes personally identifiable information or protected health information under any such applicable laws derived from the tools through manual or automated techniques.
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Feng Li, Mingzhe Li, Mark Claypool, Bob Kinicki, CRAWDAD toolset tools/collect/802.11/wrapi_plus (v. 2005‑05‑10) https://doi.org/10.15783/C7WK5G, May 2005.
- wrapi_plus.tar.gz (5.55 MB)
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These datasets are part of Community Resource for Archiving Wireless Data (CRAWDAD). CRAWDAD began in 2004 at Dartmouth College as a place to share wireless network data with the research community. Its purpose was to enable access to data from real networks and real mobile users at a time when collecting such data was challenging and expensive. The archive has continued to grow since its inception, and starting in summer 2022 is being housed on IEEE DataPort.