Kismet is a wireless network and device detector, sniffer, wardriving tool, and WIDS (wireless intrusion detection) framework.
Kismet works with Wi-Fi interfaces, Bluetooth interfaces, some SDR (software defined radio) hardware like the RTLSDR, and other specialized capture hardware.
Kismet works on Linux, OSX, and, to a degree, Windows 10 under the WSL framework. On Linux it works with most Wi-Fi cards, Bluetooth interfaces, and other hardware devices. On OSX it works with the built-in Wi-Fi interfaces, and on Windows 10 it will work with remote captures.
Kismet 2019-12-R2 released!
Not quite worthy of a full new release, Kismet 2019-12-R2 is up; this release includes bug fixes only, focusing on fixing the TICC2540 BTLE capture, accommodating the very broken RTL8812BU drivers, an interface naming race condition in Linux under some circumstances, and stability of bringing up massive numbers of datasources at once.
Always Open Source
There are several ways you can help support Kismet development financially if you’d like to; support is always appreciated but never required. Kismet is, and always will be, open source.
Kismet can be sponsored via the GithHub Sponsorship program, and for the first year, GitHub matches donations made by sponsors!
Kismet has a Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/kismetwireless.
Need some hardware? Here’s some we’ve had good luck with, and Amazon gives a small kickback if you order through the links.
If you’d like to chat with the Kismet community, you can find us:
- On Discord, at the Discord Kismet server
- On IRC, at the #kismet channel on irc.freenode.net
If you’d like to help out supporting Kismet dev and have a Raspberry Pi 0w, Ubertooth One, or Yardstick One that needs some Kismet love (or just protection from getting smashed in your bag), you can get acrylic cut cases at the Kismet Tindie Store.
Kismet is under near-continual development. If you’re interested in the latest cutting-edge code, check out the Kismet Git repository, either at:
$ git clone https://www.kismetwireless.net/git/kismet.git
or to checkout from the Github mirror:
$ git clone https://github.com/kismetwireless/kismet.git
Kestrel adds live mapping to the Kismet UI using the Leaflet library, and overlays network and device locations on a live map with pin grouping for dense areas.
IoD - Screwdriver
More and more devices are getting “smart” functionality, including “personal” devices. Screwdriver from IoD highlights devices advertising more than you might prefer.
Get the IoD screwdriver plugin here
Optimized mobile interface
A re-spin of the Kismet web UI by ElKentaro optimized for mobile devices like phones and tablets, which makes seeing information from Kismet at a glance much simpler.
The mobile dashboard is on Github here
Kismet report generator
A report generator for grouping devices by BSSID or SSID, with an export to PDF and CSV.
You can find Soliforte’s report generator here