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Kismet Alternatives for Mac

Kismet is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is NetSpot. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Intercepter-NG or Homedale. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Kismet and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Kismet are WiFi Scanner, WiFi Explorer, Wifiner - WiFi Analyzer and Airport Utility.

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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  • FreeProprietary
  • Linux

Kismet is an 802.11 layer2 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system. Kismet will work with any...

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

    ⚫︎ Block TrackersNetSpot has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    Free WLAN Site Survey Software for Mac
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    Intercepter-NG

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • iPad

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

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Homedale icon

    Homedale

    • 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.

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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices.

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    AirRadar

    • Mac

    Scanning for wireless networks is now easier and more personalized! AirRadar allows you to scan for open networks and tag them as favourites or filter them out.

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  9. WiFi Radar Pro icon

    WiFi Radar Pro

    • Mac

    Want to monitor your area networks? Identify and troubleshoot issue with your home, small office or enterprise network? Gather useful information about your network performance? Are you simply in search of an elegant replacement of the default OSX wireless utility?

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  10. Wifi Network Testing icon

    Wifi Network Testing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Scan your wifi network and obtain troubleshooting details, with extreme granularity.

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    Main menu to select the tests you want to perform on your network
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