Also, for those of you that don't know my mindset, I was obviously wondering about the raw packet injection capability of the thing! Obviously...
Well, using Arduino IDE 1.6.5 and the additional board manager to program the ESP8266 chip, I made a small program to spam the aether with random beacon frames. It's mostly harmless, but it shows packet injection is working just fine.
I couldn't resist to make a small portable gadget just for the kicks:
|WiFi Beacon Jam|
It has only two functions: on and off. :)
Here's the result in my phone WiFi scanner, seems like a christmas tree:
As I said, this is mostly harmless. It's not a *real* jammer. But I can easily imagine pretty interesting times ahead with these little chips.
Possibilities are, as they should be, limitless!
Anyway, it was a fun weekend project.
You can fetch the code at GitHub here (warning: lazy code ahead)!