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Open Source NetSpot Alternatives

The best open source alternative to NetSpot is WiFi Analyzer - VREM. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to NetSpot and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to NetSpot are Vistumbler, NetworkMiner, reaver and Wifinian.

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 - 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableNetworkMiner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Files extracted from a PCAP
  4. reaver icon

    reaver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Reaver implements a brute force attack against Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) registrar PINs in order to recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases.

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  5. Wifinian icon

    Wifinian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Wifinian is a Windows desktop tool to enable user to actively control Wi-Fi connections.

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  6. Kismon icon

    Kismon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kismon is GUI client for kismet (wireless scanner/sniffer/monitor) with several features:

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  7. Packetyzer icon

    Packetyzer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education.

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  8. netsniff-ng icon

    netsniff-ng

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user space and vice versa.

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  9. Linux Wifi Hotspot icon

    Linux Wifi Hotspot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface. It is also able to create a hotspot using the same wifi card which is connected to an AP already ( Similar to Windows 10).

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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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