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iStumbler Alternatives

iStumbler is described as 'is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and Bonjour services with your Mac' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to iStumbler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Android Tablet. The best alternative is inSSIDer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try WiFi Analyzer - VREM or NetStumbler. Other great apps like iStumbler are NetSpot, WiFi Explorer, WiFi Scanner and Wifiner - WiFi Analyzer.

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  • Mac

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  1. inSSIDer icon


    • Windows

    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.

    Windows Version
  2. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.

    Free WLAN Site Survey Software for Mac
    Almost everyone thinks NetSpot is a great alternative to iStumbler.

  3. WiFi Analyzer - VREM icon

    WiFi Analyzer - VREM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Optimize your WiFi network using WiFi Analyzer by examining surrounding WiFi networks, measuring their signal strength as well as identifying crowded channels.

  4. NetStumbler icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g.


    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.4.0, released in April 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  5. WiFi Explorer icon

    WiFi Explorer

    • Mac

    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.

    WiFi Explorer vs iStumbler opinions
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    It's free and is a great alternative to iStumbler, MacStumbler, KisMac, etc. The free version shows the BSSID, Network Name, Vendor, Signal strength, Channel, Channel Width, Band, Mode, Generation, Max Rate, Security, and Scan. I would have kept using iStumbler but they decided to charge money for it. This is a great alternative!

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  6. WiFi Scanner icon

    WiFi Scanner

    • Mac

    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 connect to WiFi networks.

  7. Wifiner - WiFi Analyzer icon

    Wifiner - WiFi Analyzer

    • Mac

    Easily analyze your Wi-Fi and see the issues preventing you from having a stable and fast connection. You can run a comprehensive scan of your wireless network, get an interactive color-coded heatmap, and see the "dead" zones clearly.

  8. WifiInfoView icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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...

  9. Homedale icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

  10. Xirrus wifi designer icon

    Xirrus wifi designer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Designing a Wi-Fi network that meets user demands in your unique environment is easy. Use this intuitive, predictive heat-map tool to develop your predictive design to implement a robust Wi-Fi network.

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