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 98 and above. A trimmed-down version called MiniStumbler is available for Windows CE.

NetStumbler is commonly used for:

  • Wardriving
  • Verifying network configurations
  • Finding locations with poor coverage in one’s WLAN
  • Detecting causes of wireless interference
  • Detecting unauthorized (“rogue”) access points
  • Aiming directional antennas for long-haul WLAN links

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  1. [...] 3/ iStumbler £FREE (donation-ware) Along with the spectrum widget to assess signal overlap this app is an excellent WiFi scanner for the Mac. Very useful when out and about with your MacBook. It picks up Bonjour services and bluetooth too but I miss the GPS logging of NetStumbler :( [...]

  2. [...] taking the wisdom of the crowd concept to the domain of Wi-Fi based triangulation using tools like NetStumbler and Kismet. Navizon is also using this approach with its reward scheme and the respective [...]

  3. [...] e per utilizzarle al meglio, ti puó essere molto utile installare e utilizzare un programma come NetStumbler, che ti permette gratuitamente di scoprire, configurare, ottimizzare, e verificare qualsiasi rete [...]