Scan surrounding Wifi

In this project, we use BW16 to scan available WiFi hotspots in the surroundings.

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In this project, we use BW16 to scan available WiFi hotspots in the surroundings and print the SSID, encryption type, signal strength information of each detected hotspot.

Ameba RTL8722DM is a low-power dual-band WLAN and Bluetooth Low Energy SoC by Realtek. The RTL8722DM also include memory for Wi-Fi protocol functions and application making it simple for anyone to develop various kind of IoT applications. At the same time it has a wide range of peripheral interfaces. With all these interfaces, it can connect to most of the electronics components like LEDs, temperature and humidity sensors, and so on.

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    First, make sure the correct Ameba development board is selected in Arduino IDE: “Tools” -> “Board” ->

    Open the “ScanNetworks” example in “File” -> “Examples” -> “AmebaWiFi” -> “ScanNetworks”:


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    Final Result

    Then upload the sample code and press the reset button on Ameba. Afterward, you can see the “**Scan Networks**” message appears, with the detected WiFi hotspots and the information of each hotspot.


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