Free NetStumbler Alternatives

    The best free alternative to NetStumbler is NetSpot. 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 (Free, Open Source), Kismet (Free), NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source) and WifiInfoView (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. 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

    2. 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 over 4 years ago

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


    3. 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 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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    5. 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...

    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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.
    9. Connect to WiFi passwords for FREE internet access all over the world! The most popular WiFi application *** TOP 1 in 50 countries *** TOP 1 in Travel category in 100 countries *** Contains to 100 million WiFi hotspots!.
    10. NetSurveyor is a diagnostic tool that falls under the category of WiFi Scanners or 802.11 Network Discovery Tools. The best known in this category is NetStumbler .
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