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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Also some routers can crash if too many pins get thrown at it to quickly much like a denial of service attack can crash backfrack PC.

How to crack Wifi password (WPA,WPA2) using Backtrack 5 In Windows 7,8,,10 ~ SoftFed

Step by Step Backtrack 5 and wireless Hacking basics. Once you are logged in type startx and Backtrack will open into a GUI.

So the command for me to do this would be: ISO burning software will be needed. Installing to the Hard drive Any backtracj Operating System will be wiped out and only Backtrack will be installed if this is done.

Once the wireless USB adapter is working, we need enable it. Now we want to leave the original terminal alone and move to the second open terminal.

Backtrack 5 is free to download and install and can be downloaded here. In the past WEP used to be the main encryption used on routers but WEP was notoriously easy to crack and is rarely seen any more. Basically if you are running Windows and want to run a Backtrack 5 install at the same time you can do this with VMware. Once logged in and at the command prompt pound symbol type “startx” and this will start the graphical user interface.

How to using Fern-WiFi-Cracker on Backtrack 5 R3

If nothing comes up then no WPS enabled router is within reach. Running two operating systems at the same time is quite common now and done relatively easy. You May Also Like:. Buying multiple routers to play with is also a good idea. This is not because the adapter is bacltrack supported it may or may not be.


VMware works very well and as long as you have a fairly recent computer it should run fine. Different manufactures do different things and have different setups so some have a weakness another will not. Wifh the cracking is successful you will be given Key,just remove the inbetween colons from the key and use it.

I will go step by step through each. This does take up computing resources, and can add another layer of troubleshooting if a problem arises, such as Backtrack not recognizing a USB adapter.

Backtrack 5 R3 is a notorious Digital Forensic and Intrusion Detection software bundle with a whole lot of tools for Penetration Testing, It is based on Linux and includes plus tools. If you have Backtrack 5 installed the first chapter can be skipped directly to the hack you would like backtfack use.

Now we want to see what router or access point AP are out there so we run this command. Running Backtrack 5 within virtualization is possibly the most common way.

Crack WiFi Password with Backtrack 5 ( WiFi password hacker)

If the password is easy then it will find it quick, if it is a long paraphrase with many different number letter combinations backtrac it will be much harder. It will run until it finds the wireless password usually hours.

The download can be found here backtraci I believe I have found a fix that has been working for me on both Backtrack 5 and Kali Linux. Reaver is one of the best tools to come along in a long time. Download the Backtrack VMware image file. The two main types of wireless hacks are WPA dictionary attack, and Reaver. If the dictionary finds it, it will show as below if not then another dictionary will need to be used.


The password is toor. Only one file will come up because of the. Here we are going to setup the adapter to do a data capture on the AP point we selected.

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

To see a updated list go here www. To do this open another terminal window and type the following. WPA or WPA2, which are really the same thing, are the way in which routers are now encrypted and much harder to crack. Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post. Any existing Operating System will be wiped out and only Backtrack will be installed if this is done.

VMX extension click on it and you will be able to play virtual machine and run Backtrack 5. The way this works basically is that there is a large dictionary that you use to throw as many combinations of words as possible at the WPA encryption until it cracks. In order to carck the WEP you will need to capture all the data of the target into file.

To do this we do the following command. The problem with WPS is, it has a flaw in it that lets someone go around the encryption.