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0.4.0 / April 2004
|Operating system||Windows 9x (with version 0.3.30), Windows 2000, Windows XP|
NetStumbler (also known as Network Stumbler) is a tool for Windows that facilitates detection of Wireless LANs using the 802.11b, 802.11a and 802.11g WLAN standards. It runs on Microsoft Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows XP. A trimmed-down version called MiniStumbler is available for the handheld Windows CE operating system.
The program is commonly used for:
- Verifying network configurations
- Finding locations with poor coverage in a WLAN
- Detecting causes of wireless interference
- Detecting unauthorized ("rogue") access points
- Aiming directional antennas for long-haul WLAN links
No updated version has been developed since 2005.
- InSSIDer was created as an alternative to Network Stumbler for the current generation of Windows operating system, but it's no longer free.
- Kismet or LinSSID for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Mac OS X
- KisMAC for Mac OS X
- Vistumbler was created as an Open Source alternative which supports Windows Vista (hence the 'Vis' in the name of the program), Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.