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PCAPdroid is described as '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' and is a network analyzer in the network & admin category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PCAPdroid for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PCAPdroid are tcpdump, Nethogs, netcat and NetworkMiner.

PCAPdroid alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors or HTTP(S) Debuggers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PCAPdroid.
This page was last updated Jun 21, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android
  • F-Droid

PCAPdroid is an android app to capture the phone traffic and analyze it remotely (e.g. via Wireshark). The traffic can be...

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  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. tcpdump

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. It allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network to which the computer is attached.



  3. Nethogs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

    NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process.

  4. netcat

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  5. NetworkMiner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.



  6. Ettercap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks.

  7. Proxyman is a high-performance macOS app, which enables developers to view HTTP/HTTPS requests from apps and domains.

  8. HTTP Debugger

    • Windows

    HTTP Debugger Pro - A Professional HTTP Sniffer and Analyzer for Developers.

  9. SmartSniff

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

  10. Microsoft Network Monitor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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