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 ====== Tutorial: Getting Started ====== ====== Tutorial: Getting Started ======
-Version: 1.00 November 112007\\+Version: 1.01 September 252009\\
 By: darkAudax By: darkAudax
  
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 Many people ask "How do I get started?"​. ​ This tutorial is intended to answer that question. Many people ask "How do I get started?"​. ​ This tutorial is intended to answer that question.
  
-It is not intended to be a detailed "How To" tutorial, rather it is a road map to get you from where you are to the desired destination of using aircrack-ng. ​ Once you get going, ​ there is huge abundance of materials on the wiki describing the tools in great detail and tutorials for various tasks.+It is not intended to be a detailed "How To" tutorial, rather it is a road map to get you from where you are to the desired destination of using aircrack-ng. ​ Once you get going, ​ there is an abundance of materials on the wiki describing the tools in great detail and tutorials for various tasks.
  
 This tutorial is focused on linux. ​ Yes, I realize that linux is a problem for many people. ​ Unfortunately Microsoft Windows simply does a poor job supporting the aircrack-ng suite. ​ This is primarily due to the proprietary nature of the operating system and wireless card drivers. ​ See [[aircrack-ng_suite-under-windows_for_dummies|Tutorial:​ Aircrack-ng Suite under Windows for Dummies]] for more details. ​ Bottom line, don't use the aircrack-ng suite under Windows. ​ There is little or no support for it. This tutorial is focused on linux. ​ Yes, I realize that linux is a problem for many people. ​ Unfortunately Microsoft Windows simply does a poor job supporting the aircrack-ng suite. ​ This is primarily due to the proprietary nature of the operating system and wireless card drivers. ​ See [[aircrack-ng_suite-under-windows_for_dummies|Tutorial:​ Aircrack-ng Suite under Windows for Dummies]] for more details. ​ Bottom line, don't use the aircrack-ng suite under Windows. ​ There is little or no support for it.
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 The first step of determining the wireless card chipset is covered in the "​Determining the Wireless Card Chipset"​ section below. The first step of determining the wireless card chipset is covered in the "​Determining the Wireless Card Chipset"​ section below.
  
-Next, you need to decide which of three options ​you will use to run the aircrack-ng suite. ​ The three options are:+Next, you need to decide which method ​you will use to run the aircrack-ng suite. ​ The three options are:
  
    - Linux distribution of your choice plus the aircrack-ng suite    - Linux distribution of your choice plus the aircrack-ng suite
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 ==== Live CD ==== ==== Live CD ====
  
-A live CD is a complete running linux distribution which you download and burn onto a CD.  You then boot from this CD and are then able to run the aircrack-ng suite with your wireless card.   ​Knowing the chipset of your wireless card (determined in the first step), select a live CD which contains the patched version of the driver for your particular card.  This is a key requirement. ​ Needless to say, the live CD must also contain a copy of the aircrack-ng suite.+A live CD is a complete running linux distribution which you download and burn onto a CD.  You then boot from this CD.  Once booted ​and logged in, you are able to run the aircrack-ng suite with your wireless card.   ​Knowing the chipset of your wireless card (determined in the first step), select a live CD which contains the patched version of the driver for your particular card.  This is a key requirement. ​ Needless to say, the live CD must also contain a copy of the aircrack-ng suite.
  
 Here is a [[links#​live_distributions|list of live CDs]] that are known to include the aircrack-ng suite. Here is a [[links#​live_distributions|list of live CDs]] that are known to include the aircrack-ng suite.
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   * Old version of aircrack-ng is included. ​ May contain bugs and/or be missing features.   * Old version of aircrack-ng is included. ​ May contain bugs and/or be missing features.
   * Old versions of drivers are included. ​ May contain bugs and/or be missing features.   * Old versions of drivers are included. ​ May contain bugs and/or be missing features.
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 ====  VMWare Image ==== ====  VMWare Image ====
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 VMWare is a commercial product example of computer virtualization. ​ Virtualization is running a "​virtual computer"​ instance under a host operating system. ​ VMWare supports a variety of host operating systems.  ​ VMWare is a commercial product example of computer virtualization. ​ Virtualization is running a "​virtual computer"​ instance under a host operating system. ​ VMWare supports a variety of host operating systems.  ​
  
-Here are the the currently available [[ftp://vmware.aircrack-ng.org|VMWare virtual machines]]. ​ Here are the [[install_aircrack#​vmware_image|installation instructions]].+Here are the the currently available [[http://download.aircrack-ng.org/​vmware-aircrack-ng-v4.7z|VMWare virtual machines]]. ​ Here are the [[install_aircrack#​vmware_image|installation instructions]].
  
 Once you have installed and booted from the VMWare image and your wireless card is working well, jump to the "Using Aircrack-ng Suite" section below. Once you have installed and booted from the VMWare image and your wireless card is working well, jump to the "Using Aircrack-ng Suite" section below.
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 The most common source of problems is the human factor. ​ Meaning typos, failure to follow instructions,​ skipping steps and so on.  Always, always double check what you have done.  Most times this will resolve your problem. The most common source of problems is the human factor. ​ Meaning typos, failure to follow instructions,​ skipping steps and so on.  Always, always double check what you have done.  Most times this will resolve your problem.
  
-The [[http://​aircrack-ng.org/​doku.php|Wiki]] is your primary source of information and troubleshooting tips.  It provides very detailed documentation on each aircrack-ng tool plus troubleshooting tips throughout. ​ There is a large set of tutorials to walk your through tasks in detail.+The [[http://​aircrack-ng.org/​doku.php|Wiki]] is your primary source of information and troubleshooting tips.  It provides very detailed documentation on each aircrack-ng tool plus troubleshooting tips throughout. ​ There is a large set of tutorials to walk you through tasks in detail.
  
 The [[http://​forum.aircrack-ng.org/​|Forum]] is also an excellent source for finding solutions to problems. ​ It is extremely important to first attempt to resolve a problem yourself prior to posting. ​ Your question will be ignored if the answer is easily available on the wiki or forum. ​ Conversely, people will try their best to help you if you demonstrate you researched the problem first and could not solve it.  Also be sure to supply the details of your setup and what you have tried when you post. The [[http://​forum.aircrack-ng.org/​|Forum]] is also an excellent source for finding solutions to problems. ​ It is extremely important to first attempt to resolve a problem yourself prior to posting. ​ Your question will be ignored if the answer is easily available on the wiki or forum. ​ Conversely, people will try their best to help you if you demonstrate you researched the problem first and could not solve it.  Also be sure to supply the details of your setup and what you have tried when you post.
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