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NetSpot Alternatives for Linux

NetSpot is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Kismet, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to NetSpot and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to NetSpot are reaver, Kismon, netsniff-ng and Linux Wifi Hotspot.

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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    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.

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    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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    Kismon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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  4. 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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    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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    Wifi Network Testing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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