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 an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to NetStumbler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is inSSIDer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NetSpot or Vistumbler. Other great apps like NetStumbler are Kismet (Free), NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source), WiFi Explorer (Paid) and WiFi Scanner (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 25, 2021

    1. 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.
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      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.
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      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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    3. Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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      Vistumbler vs NetStumbler opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Vistumbler is a great alternative to NetStumbler.
      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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      closest thing to original netstumbler
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Functions very similarly and even works on my Win8 installs.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

    4. 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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      Most users think Kismet is a great alternative to NetStumbler.
    5. 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.
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    6. 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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    7. 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. 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.
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    9. 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...
    10. wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware.
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