- lo – loopback. Not important currently.
- eth – ethernet
- wlan – This is what we want. Note the suffix associated.
2. Enable Monitor mode
airmon-ng start wlan0
Your mon0 interface will be created.
3. Start capturing packets
4. Store the captured packets in a file
airodump-ng mon0 –write name_of_file
Now the captured packets will be stored in name_of_file.cap
You have to wait till you have enough data (10000 minimum)
5. Crack the wifi
If all goes well ,then you’ll be sitting in front of your pc, grinning, finally you’ve got 10000 packets (don’t stop the packet capture yet). Now, you can use aircrack-ng to crack the password. (in a new terminal)
The program will ask which wifi to crack, if there are multiple available. Choose the wifi. It’ll do its job. If the password is weak enough, then you’ll get it in front of you. If not, the program will tell you to get more packets. The program will retry again when there are 15000 packets, and so on.
Note : This will not work with WPA-2. Here is a tutorial on hacking wpa/wpa-2 wps with reaver on kali linux
Troubleshooting : Check this link if you failed to hack the network.