MacStumbler

0.75b 14 Jul 2003

Lists all 802.11 (Airport) wireless networks in area.

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Developer website: Korben

MacStumbler is a small utility to emulate the functionality of projects like netstumbler, bsd-airtools, and kismet. It's meant purely for educational or auditing purposes, although many people enjoy using these types of programs to check out how many WiFi (wireless) networks are in their area, usually known as "war driving".

MacStumbler only works with AirPort wireless cards, it does not (yet) work with any PCMCIA or USB wireless devices.

To enhance the scanning results, many wardrivers like to use external antennas to increase the range. The new iBooks and Titanium PowerBooks both contain an antenna built into the screen (which can provide much better range than standard PCMCIA cards by themselves). This built-in antenna is directional, I find my iBook gets the best signal when the screen is facing away from the access point.

What's New

Version 0.75b:
  • Improved interface
  • GPS support
  • wi-scan format
  • Fixed "Unexpectedly quit" bug

Requirements

Mac OS 10.1 or later

Ratings

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Details

Downloads
116,535
Version Downloads
93,902
Type
Internet / Internet Utilities
License
Free
Date
14 Jul 2003
Platform
OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free