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 (Free, Open Source), Kismon (Free, Open Source), iwScanner (Free, Open Source) and netsniff-ng (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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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    3. Kismon is GUI client for kismet (wireless scanner/sniffer/monitor) with several features: * a live map of the networks * file import: netxml (kismet), csv (old kismet version), json (kismon) * file export: kmz (Google Earth) and all import formats * signal graph for each...
    4. iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface.


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    5. 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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