KisMAC Alternatives

    KisMAC is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KisMAC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is inSSIDer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NetSpot or Vistumbler. Other great apps like KisMAC are Kismet (Free), NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source), WiFi Explorer (Paid) and WiFi Scanner (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 4, 2018

    1. 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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      Most users think inSSIDer is a great alternative to KisMAC.
    2. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.
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      NetSpot vs KisMAC opinions
      Some users think NetSpot is a great alternative to KisMAC, some don't.
      Kismac is a packet sniffer and network vulnerability analyzer while NetShot only analyzes the strength of a given wifi network
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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    4. 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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    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. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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.
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    9. NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

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    10. 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...
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