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?
    – user162573
    Oct 12, 2013 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


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.

  • 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, 2009 at 15:27
  • Anything with a GUI??
    – D'Arvit
    Sep 15, 2009 at 15:45
  • Kismet has a simple user interface. It's graphical in some sense, but not in the way we usually think of. Sep 15, 2009 at 16:57
  • I like this answer, but I can't get kismet to work with my wireless card
    – D'Arvit
    Jun 9, 2010 at 13:21

Metageek now has a linux release (alpha) of inSSIDer that works in Ubuntu. http://www.metageek.net/products/inssider

You will probably need the latest Mono release (2.6)

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