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Free NetSpot Alternatives

The best free alternative to NetSpot is Wifi Analyzer - farproc. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to NetSpot and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NetSpot are WiFi Analyzer - VREM, Vistumbler, Acrylic Wifi and NetworkMiner.

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

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  1. Wifi Analyzer - farproc icon

    Wifi Analyzer - farproc

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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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    Some users think Wifi Analyzer - farproc is a great alternative to NetSpot, some don't.
  2. WiFi Analyzer - VREM icon

    WiFi Analyzer - VREM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    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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  3. Vistumbler icon

    Vistumbler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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  4. Acrylic Wifi icon

    Acrylic Wifi

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Acrylic WiFi Free v2.2 for Windows is an advanced Wi-Fi scanner that is able to gather real-time WLAN information and perform network analysis.

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    Acrylic Wifi vs NetSpot opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Acrylic Wifi is a great alternative to NetSpot.

    Free, shows if a/b/g/n/ac, shows speeds, has 'monitor mode', compatible with most current and older adapters.

    Does what it says.

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  5. NetworkMiner icon

    NetworkMiner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    Files extracted from a PCAP


  6. Ekahau HeatMapper icon

    Ekahau HeatMapper

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    The Free Wi-Fi Coverage Mapping Site Survey Tool.

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    You can make your heat map by attaching a flat image, it works correctly. Complete free functionality.

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  7. WifiInfoView icon

    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...

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    Kismet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    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.

    Main panel
  9. NetStumbler icon

    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.

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  10. Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector icon

    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:

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