AirpyDump : Analyse Wireless Packets On The Fly

AirpyDump is a wireless packet analyzer, providing the interface most likely that of airodump-ng from aircrack suite. It currently provides three working modes which are Reader, Stealth and Live.

Reader Mode is used to read a written captured file earlier either with airodump, wireshark or airpydump itself. Stealth mode is used when you are on a run and don’t want to see the live traffic but just on the end of your run.

So, that you could press CTRL+C at the end of your run and captured packets will be displayed to you. Live mode which is not fully build yet, actually utilize curses library from python which have some problems until now, prints live packets i.e. as soon as they’ve captured by the wireless adapter.

The problem with Live Mode is with resizing the terminal. So, don’t try to maximize or restore the screen while live sniffing or else your terminal will be messed up. The only way then you have to get rid of it is forcibly shut it down and then spawn a new terminal again.

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READER MODE: python -r [/path/to/.cap/file]
STEALTH MODE: python -i [Monitor Interface] –live
LIVE MODE: python -i [Monitor Interface] –live –curses


[usage] python [arguments]


-h, –help prints help manual
-i, –interface= Monitor Mode Interface to use
-r, –read= Read a captured file earlier, e.g. packets.cap
-w, –write= Write packets to a file.
-c, –curses Utilize curses library to print live packets
-i, –live Must be used for stealth and live modes


Terminal Error Resizing while Live sniffing