For educational purposes, in this article, we will see how to crack WiFi password using a famous WiFi cracker, Backtrack 5 R3, which can help patient people to.

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To do this run the following command “airmon-ng start wlan0” If all goes well the screen will scroll by with some information then say enabled on mon0.

There is no point and click option. Hacking a WiFi network with Backtrack is quite simple all you have to do is enter certain commands and you are done. bcktrack

In the Appendix you can see these options. For those who do not know VMware is a way to run another operating system virtually within another operating system. The way you think about these attacks are as important as the attacks themselves.

Cloud computing might be a option to harness someone else computing power and so on. Buying multiple routers to play with is also a good idea.

If nothing comes up then no WPS enabled router is backtrrack reach. If you are just starting out I would start by using a Boot DVD then move on to virtualization later, but this is a personal option and depends on your own experience and knowledge of using Operating Systems.

Commands we will be using.

Crack WiFi Password with Backtrack 5 ( WiFi password hacker)

Conclusion The information in this book is to give the reader a basic overview of the current hacks against wireless routers with Backtrack 5, and hopefully it has done that. ISO burning software will be needed. If something goes wrong the existing Operating System will be gone or damaged. If someone knows the person then they may be able to guess the password but otherwise this can take a long time and never find anything.


The Backtrack 5 VMware Image file will have to be extracted and will create its own folder with a bunch of files in it. The bottom terminal in this example will pop up and say WPA Handshake in the upper right when this happens. Backtrack 5 is free to download and install and can be downloaded here.

VMware workstation is not exactly cheap although there is a free version. Most computers have a boot option backtracck to press or will automatically boot the disk. Download backtfack Backtrack VMware image file.

How to using Fern-WiFi-Cracker on Backtrack 5 R3 | Backtrack Linux Tutorial

To do this open another terminal window and type the following. First make a directory like this.

This will most likely be recorded by the router so this is not a passive method. You should already have a WPA handshake file and Backtrack 5 running.

Crack WiFi Password with Backtrack 5 (WiFi password hacker)

This is the same as the above booting off the DVD. Running Backtrack 5 within bxcktrack is possibly the most common way. Backtrack can be setup to dual boot along with an existing Operating System, but explaining how to do a dual boot is more advanced. Once it boots from the DVD it should come to the following menu. If we wait then we stay in passive mode and no one can detect we are there. Reaver Commands we will be using. Run the following command to see all access point within your reach.


Now when the new interface mon0 will be created you can see the new interface by typing ” iwconfig mon0 “. But when WPA became the standard it became much harder to do, using the dictionary attack method was the only real option. There are other ways such as Rainbow Tables, or the video card attack, but the simplest or easiest way to crack WPA is to use Brute Force.

Backgrack you have never used Backtrack before all you really need to know it backrtack the best software to use for Digital Forensics, Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing. Getting a good dictionary backtrak be hard there are some dictionaries within Backtrack 5 that I will use to explain the Brute Force method but there size is limited making them useless against all but the easiest passphrase.