BlueRanger Package Description

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.

BlueRanger Homepage | Kali BlueRanger Repo

  • Author: JP Dunning
  • License: GPLv2

Tools included in the blueranger package – Simple Bash script to locate Bluetooth devices

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


SYNOPSIS <hciX> <bdaddr>

    <hciX>         Local interface
    <bdaddr>       Remote Device Address Usage Example

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

root@kali:~# 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