Alternatives to NetStumbler for all platforms with any license

  • inSSIDer icon

    inSSIDer

    Let's face it-- there's SOOO much Wi-Fi everywhere these days, the built-in Wi-Fi tools and free utilities that used to help us understand the Wi-Fi environment just can't keep up anymore. Those tools don't help you...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet

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  • NetSpot icon

    NetSpot

    NetSpot is a free app for wireless site surveys, Wi-Fi analysis, and troubleshooting.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Vistumbler icon

    Vistumbler

    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Features: Find Wireless access points - Uses the Vista command 'netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid' to get wireless information GPS...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Functions very similarly and even works on my Win8 installs. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Kismet

    Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any wireless card which supports raw monitoring (rfmon) mode, and (with appropriate hardware) can sniff 802.11b...

    Free Linux

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  • KisMAC icon

    KisMAC

    KisMAC is an open-source and free stumbler/scanner application for Mac OS X. It has an advantage over MacStumbler/iStumbler/NetStumbler in that it uses monitor mode and passive scanning. KisMAC supports several third party PCMCIA...

    Open Source Mac

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  • WiFi Explorer icon

    WiFi Explorer

    WiFi Explorer is a tool to scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It can be used to quickly identify channel conflicts, overlapping and other factors (e.g. configuration issues) that may be affecting the connectivity and/or...

    Commercial Mac

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    NETGEAR WiFi Analytics

    How strong is your WiFi signal? You can use the NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app to get advanced analytics that help you optimize your existing or newly extended WiFi network.

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • NetworkMiner icon

    NetworkMiner

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Homedale icon

    Homedale

    With Homedale you can search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. Use the detected access points with Google Geolocation and Mozilla Location Service to locate yourself.

    Free Windows

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  • iwScanner icon

    iwScanner

    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface. Its designed in Glade and written in python, so it just need PyGTK to run in any linux environment For the scanning engine it uses wireless tools, so...

    Open Source Linux

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    iStumbler

    iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and Bonjour services with your Mac.

    Commercial Mac

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    NetSurveyor

    NetSurveyor is a diagnostic tool that falls under the category of WiFi Scanners or 802.11 Network Discovery Tools. The best known in this category is NetStumbler . A discovery tool reports the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for each...

    Free Windows

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    WifiInfoView

    Scans wireless networks in your area and displays extensive information, including: SSID, MAC Address, PHY Type (802.11g or 802.11n), RSSI, Signal Quality, Frequency, Channel Number, and more...

    Free Windows

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    Winhotspot

    Win Hotspot is portable WiFi hotspot application has inbuilt WiFi Scanner to list Channel ,Signal % etc. It Also has bandwidth meter and WiFi Repair Tools. Please Update to version 1.2, Internet sharing bug has been fixed. ...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning may contain malware such as : PUP.Optional.Adtool PUP.Optional.Somoto.A PUP.Optional.Somoto.A (x2) PUP.Optional.DeltaTB PUP.Optional.OpenCandy & may install itself in startup
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    Prime

    Prime is a Network Design product from prime.sourceforge.net: Prime is a administration software that will allow easy, but detailed planning and drawing of an entire network with the capability to place, move and manipulate entities...

    Open Source Windows

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  • WeFi icon

    WeFi

    If youre tired of clicking around trying different Wi-Fi connections to find one that works - You want WeFi. WeFi is software loaded onto your laptop or mobile device. It automatically detects and qualifies all Wi-Fi access points...

    Free Mac Windows Windows Mobile Android S60

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  • Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector icon

    Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

    The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi...

    Free Windows

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  • WiFi Scanner icon

    WiFi Scanner

    A 802.11 wireless scanner and connection manager for Mac OS X. WiFi Scanner will detect access points and clients in ad-hoc mode if the SSID is being broadcasted. It can be used for wireless site surveys, wireless discovery, and to...

    Commercial Mac

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  • WiFi Radar Pro icon

    WiFi Radar Pro

    Want to monitor your area networks? Identify and troubleshoot issue with your home, small office or enterprise network? Gather useful information about your network performance? Are you simply in search of an elegant replacement of...

    Commercial Mac

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  • AdRem MyNet Toolset icon

    AdRem MyNet Toolset

    Network diagnostic and troubleshooting tool organizer with GRAPHICAL network map: Scan the local network and automatically create graphical network map of the discovered devices. It can display their IP address, MAC address, DNS...

    Free Windows

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  • Axence netTools  icon

    Axence netTools

    Axence NetTools Pro is a free and comprehensive set of host monitoring, network scanning, security and administration tools, all with a highly intuitive user interface. Displays several tables with important information about your...

    Free Windows

  • wavemon

    wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It should work (though with...

    Open Source Linux

  • WiFinder icon

    WiFinder

    Finding a free WiFi network while on vacation can be a nightmare. Using advanced GPS technology, WiFinder scans and places all networks on a map. While walking or driving, WiFinder will automatically update the location of networks if...

    Commercial Mac

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    • Discontinued Website/app unavailable.
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    PacketsDump

    Packetsdump is a free sniffer tool, it is also a general purpose network diagnostic tool for LAN administrators, security professionals, programmers and students who are interested in network traffic transmitted between PC and the...

    Free Windows

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  • TCPEye icon

    TCPEye

    TCPEye is an easy-to-use monitoring application that will display a list of all network processes. It sports all the features of "netstat" command and adds some options of its own as well as some third party online tools for...

    Free Windows

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    netsniff-ng

    netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Virtual WiFi Hotspot icon

    Virtual WiFi Hotspot

    Virtual Wifi Hotspot is a free software router for Windows based system running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Using Virtual Wifi Hotspot, you can share any internet connection Via Wireless...

    Free Windows

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    • Warning Contains adware, possibly dangerous. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/43de43f71841a0a5d23470bebc1c42116d9c7d0a4e2cae367e848f03650c1010/analysis/1422323411/
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    Packetyzer

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued
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    wardrive

    Wardriving app, stores scans in sqlite db on the sdcard and displays found networks around in the map. Requires Google MAPS installed. *REQUIRES VALID GPS POSITION TO WORK*

    Free Android

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NetStumbler Comments

Network Stumbler Comes with Malware

Negative Comment by DavidJz
about NetStumbler Aug 2013

Just tried downloading and installing Network Stumbler. It came with a large set of malware downloads including a downloader active agent. Seems like it was pretending to be a zip opener. No permission was asked, and no options were presented to opt-out of the extra crudware.

In any case, cleanup required uninstalling at least three programs, running a Windows System restore to a previous date, and then running MalwareBytes, in order to completely remove all traces of malware.

This was an experience of the worst kind of misleading BS crapware.

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If I remember correctly this one does not properly support ...

Comment by mistaecko
about NetStumbler Jun 2011

If I remember correctly this one does not properly support Vista/7 and 64bit.

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