MacStumbler
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Lists all 802.11 (Airport) wireless networks in area.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 0.75b:
  • Improved interface
  • GPS support
  • wi-scan format
  • Fixed "Unexpectedly quit" bug
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS 10.1 or later







  • NetSpot
    +5

  • KisMAC
    +3

  • coconutWiFi
    +1

  • WiFi Scanner
    +1
MacStumbler User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Rsmacupdate commented on 12 Mar 2011
I wonder if this will ever be updated?
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Costeau commented on 26 Nov 2009
Unfortunately, as of version 0.75b, there's still no universal or Intel version of MacStumbler, so Rosetta is required. I want to do off with legacy PPC software, and am thus reluctant to installing Rosetta.
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SiliconAddict commented on 23 Nov 2007
Useless under 10.5.1. Crashes on launch on my MBP 2.33Ghz
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elegraphy reviewed on 31 Oct 2007
I am happy to report that it still works fine under Leopard with PPC system. I have PowerBook Ti 1GHz 1GB Ram.
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Macsweep commented on 22 Mar 2007
Does not work on my MacBook Pro. It will launch just fine but does not detect signals.
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Dec 2004
The MAC address can be seen in the details tab.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2004
I'd stick with 0.6b if you have it--this version doesn't seem to let you see the MAC address of the WAP, which is what I need.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Aug 2004
And if for some reason you have morals.............macstubler can be used to test your own signal strength or security weaknesses
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Aug 2004
Actually MacStumbler 0.75b works just fine with my BUFFALO G54 PCMCIA card (it uses the same Broadcom chip set that Apple uses) despite the fact the author says it won't work with PCMCIA cards.
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Jul 2003
the original (i think) and imnsho still the best... simple, easy to use, no installation, just *use* it!
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ProjectBuilders rated on 19 Jan 2011

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Downloads:111,915
Version Downloads:89,282
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:14 Jul 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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