AirSnare Alternatives

    AirSnare is described as 'other tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place'. There are more than 25 alternatives to AirSnare for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AirSnare are tcpdump (Free, Open Source), netcat (Free, Open Source), Nethogs (Free, Open Source) and Sysdig (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 2, 2019

    1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. It allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network to which the computer is attached.
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    2. Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded.
    3. Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce. With a little Lua cherry on top.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks.
    4. SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.
    5. Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network.
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    6. HTTP Debugger Pro - A Professional HTTP Sniffer and Analyzer for Developers
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      Intercepter-NG is a multifunctional network toolkit for various types of IT specialists. The main purpose is to recover *interesting* data from the network stream and perform different kinds of MiTM attacks.

      Discontinued

      App unavailable on Play Store and website is flagged by modern browsers as potentially malicious.

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      Website blocked by modern browsers as possible trojan.

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