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What is a program about the equivalent of inSSIDer or Netstumbler for Ubuntu 10.04? Something with a GUI that is easy for Linux beginners to install please.

I tried kismet, but I wouldn't get my card into wireless monitor mode.

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According to this screenshot it should be coming up pretty soon:

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any gui for that? – cipricus Oct 12 '13 at 15:16

What exactly do you want from this? Are you looking for the channel mapping or the signal strength indication? If the latter, I like wavemon

As several have pointed out, they've been working on a linux version. See Here

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I think you might be looking for something like this:


They also have a setup guide for linux: User Guides

If that's too complex (it should do the same things at netstumbler), I would suggest this little program:

Kismet - Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data traffic.

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I know what aircrack-ng is, but it is not what I am looking for. I'll give kismet a look though. – D'Arvit Sep 15 '09 at 15:27
Anything with a GUI?? – D'Arvit Sep 15 '09 at 15:45
Kismet has a simple user interface. It's graphical in some sense, but not in the way we usually think of. – Jordan L. Walbesser Sep 15 '09 at 16:57
I like this answer, but I can't get kismet to work with my wireless card – D'Arvit Jun 9 '10 at 13:21

Metageek now has a linux release (alpha) of inSSIDer that works in Ubuntu.

You will probably need the latest Mono release (2.6)

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