All stable releases are signed with GPG. For directions on how to get GPG and verify signatures,
visit the .
Download the GPG public key here.
Some browsers mangle the GPG key or won't display it. If you
get a blank page for the public key or the .asc file signature, use right-click "save as" or use wget.
Latest Kismet release is Kismet-2013-03-R1b.
Kismet releases are now based on the Kismet-Newcore code branch! Be sure to read the
README for how to migrate to the new code and what has changed in the configuration!
Download latest Kismet code ()
Ubuntu Packages - For whatever reason, Ubuntu has stopped updating Kismet in their repositories.
To add Kismet as a repository and get updates automatically, add the following to your
/etc/apt/sources.lst or to
For Ubuntu Oneiric (11.10):
deb https://www.kismetwireless.net/code/ oneiric kismet
For Ubuntu Precise (12.04):
deb https://www.kismetwireless.net/code/ precise kismet
For Ubnutu Quantal (12.10):
deb https://www.kismetwireless.net/code/ quantal kismet
To add the Kismet signing key (signed by my primary key, available above) to your trusted keys:
curl https://www.kismetwireless.net/code/dists/kismet-release.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
The development code is constantly changing. The development code contains the latest bugfixes,
card support, and feature enchancements, however it may also change without warning. Devel versions
should always at least compile, and almost always run, so they should be safe to use.
Follow the latest development code using Git with:
git clone https://www.kismetwireless.net/kismet.git
Browse the development tree here
Since switching to git the subversion code is deprecated. However if you absolutely need access to
the SVN tree, you can still access it at
https://www.kismetwireless.net/code-old/svn/trunk. This is no longer updated, get the latest code from git!
The Spectrum-Tools software for the Wi-Spy spectrum analyzer is available from the download section of the Spectools project page here
Download Net-Kismet perl module 0.04 here
Latest Kismet network record XML DTD is 2005-03 on
Sunday, 03-Apr-2005 05:45:04 UTC
Download kismet-2005-03.dtd here
Latest Kismet GPS XML DTD is 2.9.1 on
Thursday, 31-Jul-2003 02:48:20 UTC
Download kismet-2.9.1.dtd here