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).
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.
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.
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.
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.