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Kismet Alternatives for Windows

Kismet is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is inSSIDer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vistumbler or NetStumbler. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Kismet and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Kismet are NetSpot, Intercepter-NG, WifiInfoView 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.
This page was last updated Jun 27, 2022
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. inSSIDer

    • 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.

    Some users think inSSIDer is a great alternative to Kismet, some don't.
  2. Vistumbler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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



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

  4. NetStumbler

    • 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.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated.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

    Some users think NetStumbler is a great alternative to Kismet, some don't.
  5. 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.

    Discontinued

    App unavailable on Play Store and website is flagged by modern browsers as potentially malicious.

    Warning

    Website blocked by modern browsers as possible trojan.



  6. WifiInfoView

    • 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...

  7. 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.

  8. NetSurveyor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    NetSurveyor is a diagnostic tool that falls under the category of WiFi Scanners or 802.11 Network Discovery Tools. The best known in this category is NetStumbler .

  9. Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection. Applications include:

  10. Virtual WiFi Hotspot

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Virtual Wifi Hotspot is a free software router for Windows based system running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

    Warning

    Malware

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