blueranger Usage Example

Use the Bluetooth interface (hci1) to scan for the specified remote address (20:C9:D0:43:4B:D8):

[email protected]:~# blueranger hci1 20:C9:D0:43:4B:D8

Starting ...

Close with 2 X Crtl+C


By JP Dunning (.ronin)

Locating: ares (20:C9:D0:43:4B:D8)
Ping Count: 1

Proximity Change    Link Quality
----------------    ------------
FOUND           255/255


Packages and Binaries:


BlueRanger is a simple Bash script which uses Link Quality to locate Bluetooth device radios. It sends l2cap (Bluetooth) pings to create a connection between Bluetooth interfaces, since most devices allow pings without any authentication or authorization. The higher the link quality, the closer the device (in theory).

Use a Bluetooth Class 1 adapter for long range location detection. Switch to a Class 3 adapter for more precise short range locating. The recision and accuracy depend on the build quality of the Bluetooth adapter, interference, and response from the remote device. Fluctuations may occur even when neither device is in motion.

Installed size: 13 KB
How to install: sudo apt install blueranger

[email protected]:~# blueranger -h

BlueRanger 1.0 by JP Dunning (.ronin) 
(c) 2009-2012 Shadow Cave LLC.


        /usr/bin/blueranger <hciX> <bdaddr>

	<hciX>         Local interface
	<bdaddr>       Remote Device Address

Updated on: 2021-Sep-14