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Kismet Alternatives

Kismet is described as '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' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Kismet for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android 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 - farproc or WiFi Analyzer - VREM. Other great apps like Kismet are Vistumbler, NetSpot, NetStumbler and Homedale.

Kismet alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kismet.
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Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any...

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  1. inSSIDer icon

    inSSIDer

    • Windows
    36 alternatives to 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 see how many access points are in the same...

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    Wifi Analyzer - farproc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    36 alternatives to Wifi Analyzer - farproc 

    Wifi Analyzer is a handy tool which helps you to select a better channel for your wireless router. It turns you android phone into a handy Wi-Fi analyzer!

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  3. WiFi Analyzer - VREM icon

    WiFi Analyzer - VREM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    36 alternatives to WiFi Analyzer - VREM 

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

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    Vistumbler

    22 alternatives to Vistumbler 

    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner and mapping utility designed for Windows Vista and above

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    NetSpot

    • Mac
    • Windows
    47 alternatives to NetSpot 

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

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    Free WLAN Site Survey Software for Mac
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  6. NetStumbler icon

    NetStumbler

    33 alternatives to NetStumbler 

    NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g. It has many uses:Verify that your network is set up the way you intended, find locations with poor coverage in your WLAN, detect other networks...

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    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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    Homedale

    • Mac
    • Windows
    33 alternatives to 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.

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    See an overview of all available access points with their signal strength, encryption [WEP/WPA/WPA2], speed and channel.
  8. wavemon

    • Linux
    21 alternatives to 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 varying features) with all devices supported by the...

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    1.  Command line interfacewavemon either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Intercepter-NG

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad
    10 alternatives to Intercepter-NG 

    Intercepter-NG is a multifunctional network toolkit for various types of IT specialists.

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    1.  PortableIntercepter-NG can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Root requiredRequires root to use Intercepter-NG, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    WiFi Scanner

    38 alternatives to 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 connect to WiFi networks.

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