LimeSDR Mini

by Lime Microsystems

An open, full-duplex, USB stick radio for femtocells and more.

View all updates Oct 13, 2017

Wi-Fi Analysis with gr-802-11 and Wireshark

In this latest demo, Karl shows how gr-802-11 — a GNU Radio based OFDM transceiver for IEEE 802.11a/g/p networks — can be used with the LimeSDR Mini to observe and record Wi-Fi signals. In the video, we can see the application configured for a 20 MHz channel in the 2.4 GHz band, with a QAM constellation being displayed as data is transferred between a smartphone and laptop.

The Wi-Fi signal is captured to a file which can then subsequently be read by the popular network protocol analyser, Wireshark. The benefits of using an SDR with Wireshark instead of 802.11 hardware include that you don’t need to worry about whether your WLAN adapter is filtering packets, and of course you’re free to modify the physical layer since it’s software.

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Product Choices


LimeSDR Mini

The LimeSDR Mini is the perfect way to start experimenting with and building your own wireless networks, protocols, and testers.


LimeSDR Mini with Aluminum Case

This custom-made aluminum case comes with a LimeSDR Mini and two antennas. The case not only keeps your LimeSDR Mini safe, but it also helps reduce noise interference. Perfect to slip into your pocket for all your on-the-go wireless adventures.


Acrylic Case

Keep your LimeSDR Mini safe in this custom acrylic case.


Lime AC Mini Case

From the Lime AC Case project.

An aluminum case for LimeSDR Mini, including one fan.


Multi-band 4G/3G/2G Monopole Antenna

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

A TG.09 4G/3G/2G cellular hinged SMA(M) mount monopole antenna.


Grove Starter Kit

A collaboration with Seeed Studio, this 21-piece kit comes with a GrovePi+, an acrylic base plate, a USB extension cable, and a wide variety of Grove sensors and actuators: Ultrasonic Ranger, Temp&Humi Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Rotary Angle Sensor, Button, Light Sensor v1.2, 3-Axis Digital Accelerometer (±1.5 g), Relay, Sound Sensor, LCD RGB Backlight, Buzzer, Red LED, LED Bar 2.0, Touch Sensor, and Piezo Vibration Sensor. Compatible with Scratch. NOTE: LimeSDR Mini, Raspberry Pi, power supply, and microSD card are NOT INCLUDED.


Lime Microsystems

Working toward the democratization of wireless communication through an open source ideology.

Ebrahim Bushehri

Jessica Gillingham

Andrew Back

Zack Tamosevicius

Richard Jonaitis

Josh Blum

Lexi Hatziharalambous

Karolis Kiela

Andy Chang

Ignas Skudrickas

Chris Holgate

Seeed Studio

Grove Starter Kit Partner

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