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Free NetStumbler Alternatives

The best free alternative to NetStumbler is WiFi Analyzer - VREM, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to NetStumbler and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to NetStumbler are Vistumbler, Kismet, NetworkMiner and Homedale.

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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  1. WiFi Analyzer - VREM icon

    WiFi Analyzer - VREM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    36 alternatives to WiFi Analyzer - VREM 

    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

    22 alternatives to Vistumbler 

    Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner and mapping utility designed for Windows Vista and above

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    Almost everyone thinks Vistumbler is a great alternative to NetStumbler.
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    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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    Kismet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    34 alternatives to Kismet 

    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.
  4. NetworkMiner icon

    NetworkMiner

    • Windows
    38 alternatives to NetworkMiner 

    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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    1.  PortableNetworkMiner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Homedale icon

      Homedale

      • Mac
      • Windows
      33 alternatives to Homedale 

      With Homedale you can search for Wi-Fi / WLAN Access Points and monitor their signal strength. Use the detected access points with Google Geolocation and Mozilla Location Service to locate yourself.

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      See an overview of all available access points with their signal strength, encryption [WEP/WPA/WPA2], speed and channel.


    • wavemon

      • Linux
      21 alternatives to wavemon 

      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. It should work (though with varying features) with all devices supported by the...

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      1.  Command line interfacewavemon either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    • Network Analyzer icon

      Network Analyzer

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      2 alternatives to Network Analyzer 

      Network Analyzer is an all-in-one iPhone and Android app for network analysis, scanning and problem detection.

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      WifiInfoView

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      24 alternatives to WifiInfoView 

      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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    • Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector icon

      Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      17 alternatives to Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector 

      The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool for managing and troubleshooting the Wi-Fi on a Windows XP SP2 or later, Vista, or 7 laptop. Built in tests enable you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi connection. Applications include:

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    • NETGEAR WiFi Analytics icon

      NETGEAR WiFi Analytics

      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      35 alternatives to NETGEAR WiFi Analytics 

      How strong is your WiFi signal? You can use the NETGEAR WiFi Analytics app to get advanced analytics that help you optimize your existing or newly extended WiFi network.

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