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  • NetworkMiner

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect...

    Freemium Windows

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  • SmartSniff

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

    Free Windows

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  • Colasoft Capsa

    Capsa performs real-time packet capturing, 24/7 network monitoring, protocol analysis, in-depth packet decoding, and automatic expert diagnosis.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Ethereal

    Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued
  • Cocoa Packet Analyzer

    Native Cocoa app for capturing and analyzing packets. Similar to Wireshark, but with a native interface (and less features). If you don't like the X11 GTK Wireshark...

    Free Mac OS X

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  • tcpflow

    tcpflow, a TCP Flow Recorder, is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • AirSnare

    AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from Download.com

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