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Mac OS X airport command result parser

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Tiny MacOS only python library to integrate/use wi-fi scan results in your python projects. Wi-Fi scan data gathered by calling & parsing the results of a small MacOS cli utility called "airport".

/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport is the default path to program executable. Exporting environment variable AIRPORT_PATH will update the defaults if you have your executable in a different path.


pip install airport-py


import airport

# current connection 


InfoResult(agrCtlRSSI='-64', agrExtRSSI='0', agrCtlNoise='-92', agrExtNoise='0', state='running', 
op_mode='station', lastTxRate='702', maxRate='1300', lastAssocStatus='0', 
auth_80211='open', auth_link='wpa2-psk', BSSID='d0:3:4b:e9:55:99', SSID='AirPortTimeCapsule', 
MCS='5', channel='44,80')

# wi-fi scanning

scan_results = airport.scan()

print map(lambda r: (r.ssid, r.bssid,, scan_results[:3])

[('kablo-ac', 'fd:4a:e9:6f:95:7e', '52'),
 ('kablo', 'fd:4a:e9:6f:95:7d', '11'),
 ('oz-hukuk', '88:31:fd:4e:20:67', '11')]

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