This is how a single ESP8266 based sniffer looks like: http://i.imgur.com/x4l3u5E.png
Packet Sniffers are there as we're continuously monitoring security around our office space and we wanted to use ESP8266 as simple, small, iot 'intruders' sensors - however...
The fact that @Espressif is limiting the access to the promiscous mode and so far we're getting only the Beacon packets and yeah, only 128bytes with no payload - is a complete disaster!
Now when it gets to IoT and building 'new things' and testing and being proactive - when things like a full 'promiscous' mode is Limited in any way it is just a step backward. We're all makers here, what motivates people to disable a functionality like this in their chip?
It seems we are not able to do this on a large scale with ESP8266, sorry - we are not able to do this at all with ESP8266.
Does anybody know why promiscous mode is limited? Or knows any alternatives we can use to progress with our project?
thanks in advance.