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Aircrack-ng is a network software suite consisting of a detector, packet sniffer, WEP and WPA/WPA2-PSK cracker and analysis tool for 802.11 wireless LANs. It works with any wireless network interface controller whose driver supports raw monitoring mode and can sniff 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g traffic. (Wikipedia)


You can download Aircrack-ng from the official website. The Wikipedia article about the program provides and overview about the included features.


Ubuntu (12.04)

Further information: Ubuntu 12.04: Aircrack-ng installieren (German)

Execute the following commands

apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev iw
tar xfvz aircrack-ng-1.1.tar.gz
cd aircrack-ng-1.1
vim common.mak

Search for the line ...

CFLAGS          ?= -g -W -Wall -Werror -O3

... and change it to

CFLAGS          ?= -g -W -Wall -O3

Save the file.

Build and install the program

make install

Check the success by checking the version: aircrack-ng --version

See also

External links