Packetyzer Alternatives

    Packetyzer is described as 'provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Packetyzer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Packetyzer are inSSIDer (Paid), netcat (Free, Open Source), SmartSniff (Free) and NetworkMiner (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2021

    1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
    2. Let's face it-- there's SOOO much Wi-Fi everywhere these days, the built-in Wi-Fi tools and free utilities that used to help us understand the Wi-Fi environment just can't keep up anymore.
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    3. Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.
    4. SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.
    5. 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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    6. Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network.
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    7. 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.
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    8. NetStumbler is a tool for Windows that allows you to detect Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) using 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.4.0, released in April 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    9. PacketSled is next generation network forensics and breach detection. Continuously monitor for advanced threats and policy violations missed by other defenses, then analyze and remediate in record time.
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    10. PCAPdroid is an android app to capture the phone traffic and analyze it remotely (e.g. via Wireshark). The traffic can be easily downloaded from a remote device thanks to the integrated HTTP server, or streamed to a remote UDP receiver.
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