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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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