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NetStumbler Alternatives

NetStumbler is described as 'tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g' and is a network analyzer in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to NetStumbler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is inSSIDer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vistumbler or WiFi Analyzer - VREM. Other great apps like NetStumbler are NetSpot, Kismet, NetworkMiner and WiFi Scanner.

NetStumbler 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 NetStumbler.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and...

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  1. inSSIDer icon

    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.

    Windows Version
    Most users think inSSIDer is a great alternative to NetStumbler.
  2. NetSpot is a simple and accessible wireless survey tool, which allows collecting, visualizing and analyzing Wi-Fi data.

    Free WLAN Site Survey Software for Mac
    NetSpot vs NetStumbler opinions
    Almost everyone thinks NetSpot is a great alternative to NetStumbler.

    provides great functionality and the heatmapping function is terrific. Too bad it's not free anymore.

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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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    Vistumbler vs NetStumbler opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Vistumbler is a great alternative to NetStumbler.

    closest thing to original netstumbler

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    Functions very similarly and even works on my Win8 installs.

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    Very similar interfaces and functions. Still working with newer Windows versions and product is updated recently. NOTE: May be detected as a virus by some antivirus due to intrusion mode of this kind of tools.

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  4. 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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    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
    Most users think Kismet is a great alternative to NetStumbler.


  6. 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
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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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  8. 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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    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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  10. iStumbler icon

    iStumbler

    • Mac

    iStumbler is the leading wireless discovery tool for Mac OS X, providing plugins for finding AirPort networks, Bluetooth devices and Bonjour services with your Mac.

    iStumbler scanning wireless networks
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