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NetStumbler Alternatives for Linux

NetStumbler is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Kismet, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to NetStumbler and five of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to NetStumbler are wavemon, Kismon, iwScanner and netsniff-ng.

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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    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.

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  2. wavemon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacewavemon either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Kismon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kismon is GUI client for kismet (wireless scanner/sniffer/monitor) with several features:

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    iwScanner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface.

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    netsniff-ng

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    netsniff-ng is a free, performant Linux networking toolkit. The gain of performance is reached by zero-copy mechanisms, so that on packet reception and transmission the kernel does not need to copy packets from kernel space to user space and vice versa.

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