Alternatives to Wireshark

  • tcpdump

    tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. It allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network to which the computer is attached.

    Free BSD Linux Windows Mac

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  • netcat

    Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable "back-end" tool that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts. At t…

    Open Source Free Linux Windows Mac

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  • Nethogs

    NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded. If there's suddenly a lot of netwo…

    Open Source Free Xfce Linux

  • Microsoft Network Monitor

    Microsoft Network Monitor is a packet analyzer. It enables capturing, viewing, and analyzing network data and deciphering network protocols. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems and applications on the network. Network Monitor 3 is a comp…

    Free Windows

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  • Ettercap

    Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks.It supports active and passive dissection of many protocols (even ciphered ones) and i…

    Open Source Free Linux Windows Mac

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  • Intercepter-NG

    Intercepter-NG is a multifunctional network toolkit for various types of IT specialists.The main purpose is to recover *interesting* data from the network stream and perform different kinds of MiTM attacks. Intercepter-NG offers the following featur…

    Free iPad BSD Android Tablet iPhone Android Linux Windows Mac

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  • SmartSniff

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers. You can view the TCP/IP conversations in Ascii mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as…

    Free Windows

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  • NetworkMiner

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can be used as a passive network sniffer/packet capturing tool in order to detect operating systems, sessions, hostnames, open ports etc. without putting any traffic o…

    Open Source Free Freemium Linux Mac Windows

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  • apptalk.ninja

    apptalk.ninja is a great, easy-to-use tool for app developers tackle that monitors and debugs issues with their apps’ communication over-the-air. apptalk.ninja gives developers superhuman ninja powers to see what’s going on in their users’ pockets, …

    Freemium iPad iPhone

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  • CloudShark

    A web based platform that lets you view, analyze, and share packet capture files in a browser. Works in Safari for iPad and iPhone.

    Commercial iPad Android Tablet iPhone Android Web Linux Windows Mac

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  • Scapy

    Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation program. It is able to forge or decode packets of a wide number of protocols, send them on the wire, capture them, match requests and replies, and much more. It can easily handle most classical tas…

    Open Source Free Linux Windows Mac

  • iwScanner

    iwScanner is a wireless scanner for linux with an easy to use graphic interface. Its designed in Glade and written in python, so it just need PyGTK to run in any linux environmentFor the scanning engine it uses wireless tools, so if you have iwlist …

    Open Source Free Linux

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  • Packetyzer

    Packetyzer provides a Windows user interface for the Ethereal packet capture and dissection library. Ethereal is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. Ethereal…

    Open Source Free Windows

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  • Netcut Defender

    Netcut defender is a free tool offered by arcai.com to keep your network’s (including WI-FI) internet speed super fast. protect your PC from ARP spoofing attack. typically arp spoofing from netCut(which is another 10 years age product of same compan…

    Free Windows

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  • Ostinato

    Ostinato is a network packet and traffic generator and analyzer with a friendly GUI. It aims to be "Wireshark in Reverse" and thus become complementary to Wireshark. It features custom packet crafting with editing of any field for several protocols:…

    Open Source Free Linux Windows Mac

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  • Ethereal

    Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the standard features you would expect in a protocol analyzer, and several features not seen i…

    Open Source Free Linux Windows

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  • Colasoft Capsa

    Colasoft network packet sniffer or network analyzer software for Windows platform, sniff packets, monitor activities and analyze protocols, best tool for network monitoring and troubleshooting, Free trial available, download now.

    Commercial Windows

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