iwScanner Alternatives

    iwScanner is described as 'wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to iwScanner for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like iwScanner are inSSIDer (Paid), PRTG Network Monitor (Freemium), SmartSniff (Free) and NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2021

    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.
    2. 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.
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    3. An advanced network monitoring solution to monitor network up/downtime, traffic and usage. Features include availability, performance, and bandwidth monitoring (SNMP, WMI, packet sniffing, NetFlow), instant alerts, reporting, failover clustering.
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    4. SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.
    5. NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can parse PCAP files and regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files with HTTP, FTP, SMB, SMB2, TFTP and several other protocols.
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    6. 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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    7. 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.
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    8. 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, 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11n traffic.
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    9. cStatus - A free, reliable tool to scan and monitor networks. cStatus has two main functions: To monitor and to scan a network.
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    10. 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.
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