AirSnare

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    717,383
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    486
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Works with Win 7 as long as you download WinPCAP 4.12"

July 26, 2011  |  By celestyal

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

Captures internet packets and allows you to monitor the sources. Color codes the packets as well. I read what the color codes mean, but I haven't had time to analyze exactly what the mean yet to figure out which requests I must block.

Cons

You must download WinPCAP 4.12 at http://www.winpcap.org for it to work with Windows 7. It comes with WinPCAP 3.1, but WinPCAP 3.1 is incompatible with Windows 7.

Summary

Oh, for anyone else who is interested, if you start a capture and it appears that you are not intercepting any internet traffic, go into the "Capture --> Options" and either check or uncheck the promiscuous mode. If you are still unable to capture packets, then go into "Capture --> Interfaces" and make sure that you are trying to capture packets from the correct interface (I had to do this last step because I wasn't capturing any packets initially). I also opened an internet radio station to make sure that packets were being exchanged.

Updated on Jul 26, 2011

*promiscuous* Sorry, misspelled. Easy thing to do : )

Updated on Jul 26, 2011

*promiscuous* Sorry, misspelled. Easy thing to do : )

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3 stars

"Works fine with WIN 7"

July 24, 2011  |  By FootballLife

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

Still works with WIN7.

Cons

Works with WIN7 but you have to update WinCPAP manually.

Summary

I've used Airsnare since 2004. I tried installing it to WIN 7 and it didn't work and gave errors. Then, I upgraded WinCPAP to 4.12 (from WinCPAP.org) and it works fine again. Although the Airsnare installs WinCPAP, it is an older version. Since Airsnare hasn't been upgraded since 2006 (way before Vista and WIN7), you will need to download and install the WinCPAP upgrade that works with Vista and greater manually.

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1 stars

"Missec the part where it doesn't load on Win 7"

October 12, 2010  |  By Walt47

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

None with Win 7

Cons

Doesn't work with Win 7

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3 stars

"ERROR....."

January 23, 2010  |  By dpj6410

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

none at this time.

Cons

When downloaded error message pops up and says missing components..
May be a bad link. Looking for alternate download site.

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1 stars

"contains a virus"

December 26, 2009  |  By andjess277

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

never got a chance to use it

Cons

contains the virus
Trojan-PWS.WOW!ct
found it with spyware doctor

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1 stars

"does not work in my vista system"

November 02, 2009  |  By hansdam

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

nothing to see

Cons

does not work

Summary

does not work

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3 stars

"Compatability problem with XP wireless."

July 04, 2009  |  By dmesseng

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

After first launch on ethereal the program will launch and work on Air Snare as well.

Cons

A few restarts later both programs fail to recognize the network card.

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3 stars

"Probably good for more advanced users, not me."

April 17, 2009  |  By EALChilazr

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

scans quickly

Cons

I don't understand what the information is that it is showing me.

Summary

I rated this product as "good" because, I'm sure this product is good for people who understand more about IPs and MAC addresses, not me.
This program would open and scan quickly. However it would then throw up what seemed like ID numbers, which would be fine if I knew all the ID numbers for the machines allowed on my network, but I don't. It also seems to pick up any wireless router in range, and since I live in an apartment, there are quite a few.
The option for the program to talk to you is interesting, though the voice is really creepy and robotic, I could probably turn it off but haven't.
Like I said, it's probably fine for more advanced users, but it's not very intuitive for a beginner, someone who just wants to see what is on your own specific network. I don't care what's going on on other networks with other routers, I just want to watch over mine.

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4 stars

"Nice free network monitor"

April 12, 2009  |  By Dull_boy

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

It keeps track of your mac addresses, and lets you know if an unknown mac address tries to access your network.

Cons

Includes winpcap, ethereal, and airsnare. You must know all of your mac addresses to use this (computers, routers). Had to download a missing file from my puter to get it running, but after finding it on some dude's website, I got this thing working

Summary

Does what it says, but from what I understand, it's a lot of work for something someone can bypass by cloning one your mac addresses.

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1 stars

"says i am missing a file i have downloaded two times"

January 23, 2009  |  By roscopuppy

 |  Version: AirSnare 1.5

Pros

i have not been able to run it

Cons

i keep downloading it and keeps telling me that i missing a file it wont work

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Digital Matrix
Publisher web site http://home.comcast.net/~jay.deboer/airsnare/
Release Date May 03, 2006
Date Added May 03, 2006
Version 1.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 15.86MB
File Name AirSnare-Setup-1.5.0.00.000.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 717,383
Downloads Last Week 486
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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