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MagPi 51 WiFi Detector

Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:06 am

I got everything installed on a RPi3, problem is most of the time arp scan can't detect my connected devices (it does detect once in a while, like 1 out of 100 times lol), all my connected devices are "on and active" and not sleeping, do I need a USB WiFi dongle?

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Re: MagPi 51 WiFi Detector

Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:18 am

It should work with the regular built-in WiFi on a RPi3B as long as you've got a good enough power supply.
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Re: MagPi 51 WiFi Detector

Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:35 am

DougieLawson wrote:It should work with the regular built-in WiFi on a RPi3B as long as you've got a good enough power supply.
That's what I'm thinking but the problem is here, still not sure why it's not working on my side

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Re: MagPi 51 WiFi Detector

Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:52 am

I think the problem is that using arp-scan is basically a flawed concept. It doesn't find anything on my network (which has 27 devices when everyone is using it).
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Re: MagPi 51 WiFi Detector

Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:04 pm

DougieLawson wrote:I think the problem is that using arp-scan is basically a flawed concept. It doesn't find anything on my network (which has 27 devices when everyone is using it).
Interesting, care to elaborate more? Cause there are a lot of guides and tutorials online that got it working, yeah I didn't work for me, sobs

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Re: MagPi 51 WiFi Detector

Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:22 pm

It simply doesn't work.

It doesn't find my Android tablet or my cell phone.

It also fails to find six out of my eleven raspberries. It fails for my NAS, my router, my printer and my WiFi AP. All of those devices are on 24/365 and permanently connected to my home router. Six of my Raspberries are WiFi, five are wired. My NAS is wired, my AP is wired, my printer is WiFi.

That's before we start looking for other transient WiFi devices like Xboxes, PS4s, laptops, netbooks and everyone else's phones.
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