A react-native module for viewing and connecting to Wifi networks on Android devices.



Add it to your android project

npm install react-native-android-wifi --save

Install the native dependencies

Use react-native link to install native dependencies automatically:

react-native link

or do it manually as described here.

Example usage

import wifi from 'react-native-android-wifi';

Permissions: Starting with Android API 25, apps must be granted the ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION (or ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION) permission in order to obtain results.

try {
      const granted = await PermissionsAndroid.request(
          'title': 'Wifi networks',
          'message': 'We need your permission in order to find wifi networks'
      if (granted === PermissionsAndroid.RESULTS.GRANTED) {
        console.log("Thank you for your permission! :)");
      } else {
        console.log("You will not able to retrieve wifi available networks list");
    } catch (err) {

Wifi connectivity status:

wifi.isEnabled((isEnabled) => {
  if (isEnabled) {
    console.log("wifi service enabled");
  } else {
    console.log("wifi service is disabled");

Enable/Disable wifi service:

//Set TRUE to enable and FALSE to disable; 

Sign device into a specific network:

This method doesn't have a callback when connection succeeded, check this issue.

//found returns true if ssid is in the range
wifi.findAndConnect(ssid, password, (found) => {
  if (found) {
    console.log("wifi is in range");
  } else {
    console.log("wifi is not in range");

Disconnect current wifi network


Get current SSID

wifi.getSSID((ssid) => {

Get current BSSID

wifi.getBSSID((bssid) => {

Get all wifi networks in range

wifiStringList is a stringified JSONArray with the following fields for each scanned wifi
  "SSID": "The network name",
  "BSSID": "The address of the access point",
  "capabilities": "Describes the authentication, key management, and encryption schemes supported by the access point"
  "frequency":"The primary 20 MHz frequency (in MHz) of the channel over which the client is communicating with the access point",
  "level":"The detected signal level in dBm, also known as the RSSI. (Remember its a negative value)",
  "timestamp":"Timestamp in microseconds (since boot) when this result was last seen"
wifi.loadWifiList((wifiStringList) => {
  var wifiArray = JSON.parse(wifiStringList);
  (error) => {

connectionStatus returns true or false depending on whether device is connected to wifi

wifi.connectionStatus((isConnected) => {
  if (isConnected) {
      console.log("is connected");
    } else {
      console.log("is not connected");

Get connected wifi signal strength

//level is the detected signal level in dBm, also known as the RSSI. (Remember its a negative value)
wifi.getCurrentSignalStrength((level) => {

Get connected wifi frequency

wifi.getFrequency((frequency) => {

Get current IP

//get the current network connection IP
wifi.getIP((ip) => {

Remove/Forget the Wifi network from mobile by SSID, returns boolean

wifi.isRemoveWifiNetwork(ssid, (isRemoved) => {
  console.log("Forgetting the wifi device - " + ssid);

Starts native Android wifi network scanning and returns list

wifi.reScanAndLoadWifiList((wifiStringList) => {
  var wifiArray = JSON.parse(wifiStringList);
  console.log('Detected wifi networks - ',wifiArray);

Method to force wifi usage. Android by default sends all requests via mobile data if the connected wifi has no internet connection.

//Set true/false to enable/disable forceWifiUsage.
//Is important to enable only when communicating with the device via wifi
//and remember to disable it when disconnecting from device.