More and more WirelessSniffers are becoming available. These could be quite useful. If you are aware of one that we don't have listed, know more about one then we do or have comments/thoughts about them please list them here.

Airscanner Mobile Sniffer for Pocket PC

Note: according to this website, this product has been discontinued but you may still be able to find it? AndrewCates (Free for personal use) An 802.11b Ethernet sniffer for the PocketPC. -- Sniff wireless packets in promiscuous mode -- Decode UDP, TCP, Ethernet, DNS, and NetBios packets -- Conduct network analysis on an entire WLAN segment -- Customize filters for source and/or destination IP Address, UDP Port, TCP Port, or MAC -- View real-time packet statistics -- Save results of capture sessions -- Export data to Ethereal format for further analysis on a desktop PC


(free) 802.11b sniffer for pocketpc 2003 devices

just the same as every sniffer , play a noise when an AP is found etc etc also supports gps for small realtime (basic) maps

Open Source / Free

Airsnort (Linux / Windows 2000 / BSD?)

Airosniff by ninsei research labs (FreeBSD)

Airview (Windows 2000 /Windows XP)

APsniff (Windows)

Aerosol (Windows)

ClassicStumbler (Mac OS 8.5 to 9.2.2)

ClassicStumbler is a Macintosh program which scans the airwaves for all Wi-Fi networks within range. It provides a graphical display of networks, their conditions, and detailed information including encryption status, signal and noise levels, and whether or not the network is ad-hoc. Connect to available networks from within the application. (Click ClassicStumbler for more info.)

iStumbler (Mac OS X)

"iStumbler is a free, open source tool for finding wireless networks and devices with your AirPort or Bluetooth equipped Macintosh. iStumbler combines a compact user interface with a real time display of signal strength and complete debugging information"

BSD style license.

KisMAC (Mac OS X)

KisMAC is a stumbler application for MacOS X. It is full-featured and includes support for a lot of wireless cards.

Kismet (Linux and now Mac OS X)

MacStumbler (Mac OS X)

Wireless scanning tool for the Apple Airport. It is a Beta, but I have not had any problems with it. The new version logs signal strength. Very similar to iStumbler. GPL.

MiniStumbler (PocketPC)

MiniStumbler is the Pocket PC version of NetStumbler, written by MariusMilner.

Mognet (Java/Linux)

NetStumbler (Windows)

A french version is also available. See

PocketWarrior (PocketPC)

This is wardriving software for PRISM that run on PocketPC 2002. Pocketwarrior is now released under GPL. Binaries for ARM,SH3 and MIPS available. Now supports GPS.

Prism2Dump (*BSD)

Prism Dump (??)

TCPDump (Linux or FreeBSD)

WiFi Analyzer (Android)

wifiscanner (Linux)

wavemon (Linux)


Wireshark (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, FreeBSD)

WiStumbler (NetBSD)

wlandump (Linux-WLAN $0?)

WLAN Expert (Windows $0?)


AirMagnet (~$2,500+)

Airopeek from Wild Packets (Windows $1495 on 14 April 2003)

2.0 now available

AP Scanner ($5 for commercial use)

Grasshopper from Berkeley Varitronics (~$2800)

Sniffer Wireless from Network Associates (Windows $10,000's)

Where have you been living? Are you still using the DOS version of Sniffer? The 4.5 and newer is the best it has ever been, you can double click and you can create filters on the fly. Even better is that 4.8 that came out this month (Dec 02) is the ONLY 802.11A sniffer around. (Tom Simpson 12/02) I don't leave home without it.

Teletronics 2MB & 11MB Card and Utility Software (<$100.00)

Sniff-em (~$115)

Isomair Wireless Sentry ($)

NetChaser (formerly WiFinder), (PalmOS/Tungsten C) Shareware $10

Packet Sniffer SDK for Windows (VCL, DLL, ActiveX, and static libs for VC/Borland C)

Packet Sniffer SDK (PSSDK) library set is the most powerful component suite for network packet capture in Windows OS family environment. No pre-installed packet drivers are required;Packet Sniffer SDK supports all modern development environments for Windows; Using Packet Sniffer SDK the developer does not need to create special network drivers or to learn internal implementation of the network functionalities in all Windows family operating systems.


Free for private usage, commercial usage $ 199,00

Award winning WLAN Sniffer with many features.

WirelessSniffer (last edited 2011-08-03 09:07:42 by ppp-70-128-110-20)