Kismon is GUI client for kismet (wireless scanner/sniffer/monitor) with several features:

  • a live map of the networks
  • file import: netxml (kismet), csv (old kismet version), json (kismon)
  • file export: kmz (Google Earth) and all import formats
  • signal graph for each network
  • it can connect to multiple kismet servers simultaneously


  • kismet (>=2019-12-R2)
  • osm-gps-map (>=1.0.2)
    • osm-gps-map is optional, the map will be disabled if it's missing
  • python3-gi, python3-cairo, python3-simplejson
  • GTK+ 3

Kismet Compatibility

As kismon is a client for kismet that communicates over a network protocol, changes on the server side sometimes require updates on the client side. It's recommended to use the latest compatible versions.

Here is a list of the known compatibility:

  • kismon 1.0.3
    • Kismet 2019-12-R2 - 2020-12-R3
  • kismon 1.0.2
    • Kismet 2019-12-R2 - 2020-03-R1
  • kismon 1.0.1
    • Kismet 2019-08-R1 - 2019-09-R1
  • kismon 1.0.0
    • Kismet 2019-01-beta2 - 2019-04-R1
  • kismon 0.9
    • Kismet 2011-01-R1 - 2016-07-R1
  • kismon 0.8
    • Kismet 2011-01-R1 - 2014-02-R1


Download Kismon with git:

git clone kismon


Distribution Package Version Note
Arch Linux AUR kismon 1.0.1
Archstrike kismon 1.0.2
Blackarch kismon 1.0.2
Fedora kismon 1.0.2
Gentoo - - Packaging Request
Ubuntu PPA kismon 1.0.3



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