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    WiFi Explorer Alternatives for Linux

    WiFi Explorer is not available for Linux but there are a few 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 10 alternatives to WiFi Explorer and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to WiFi Explorer are sparrow-wifi (Free, Open Source), iwScanner (Free, Open Source) and netsniff-ng (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 13, 2022
    • Mac
    WiFi Explorer is a tool to scan, find, and troubleshoot wireless networks. It can be used to quickly identify channel...
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    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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      • Linux
      Sparrow-wifi has been built from the ground up to be the next generation 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wifi spectral awareness tool. At its most basic it provides a more comprehensive GUI-based replacement for tools like inSSIDer and linssid that runs specifically on linux.
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      Graphical interface like wifi explorer
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    2. iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface.


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    3. 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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