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Aircrack-ng is a complete suite of tools to assess WiFi network security.
All tools are command line which allows for heavy scripting. A lot of GUIs have taken advantage of this feature. It works primarily Linux but also Windows, OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, as well as Solaris and even eComStation 2.
It focuses on different areas of WiFi security:
If you are impatient and want to know how to get started, jump to the Getting Started Tutorial.
Aircrack-ng was started at the end of February 2006. It is the Next Generation of aircrack with lots of new features:
Note: Check trac for planned and requested features
|15 Feb 16||Aircrack-ng compilation matrices||I tried to compile Aircrack-ng on a 'few' systems and different CPUs to see how it works and I was quite surprised by the amount of systems it can be compiled on (and most of the time, it can be compiled with both gcc and clang).
More details (matrices) in the blog.
|14 Feb 16||Aircrack-ng 1.2 RC 4||Fourth release candidate. There will be another one, some small bugs still need to be fixed but it should happen fairly soon. On top of a big speed increase (up to 175% increase) that also fixes compilation on Cygwin 64 bit, it includes a ton of fixes and improvements on Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Cygwin on x86 and Linux on ARM and MIPS.|
|30 Dec 15||Cracking speed improvements||I recently put a bug bounty for anybody who can fix compilation on cygwin 64 bit. darkfires took up the challenge and fixed it. But he did a lot more than that and started fixing some other bugs and decided to bring Aircrack-ng up to date with current CPU and take advantages of AVX and AVX2 instructions to improve cracking speeds (up to 175% increase on Intel Skylake CPUs).
This was quite a challenge, but it got finally integrated into our subversion repository in r2800. You can read more about it in the blog. Please test it and send us feedback via the forum.
Latest version: 1.2 RC 3
IMPORTANT Information Regarding Windows Version IMPORTANT
The windows version requires you to develop your own DLLs to link aircrack-ng to your wireless card. The required DLLs are not provided in the download nor available anywhere on the Internet. Without these DLLs, the windows version will not function. Do NOT post questions or problems to the forum regarding the windows version. At present, there is no support provided.
Our code repository containing sources can be found at svn.aircrack-ng.org.
We use trac for our bug tracker.
The download and installation instructions can be found on the installation page.
Be sure to read the wiki. This wiki contains a vast amount of information to get you going and to resolve problems.
Consider your donation as an investment in the future of Aircrack-ng or as a way to say thanks or support hosting costs and hardware.
Monetary donations may be made via Paypal or via IBAN, BIC/SWIFT. There is no minimum amount for your donation. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
For any other donation or if you have any questions, contact me at email@example.com
If you have any question regarding this website (this wiki, forum, trac, …), do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to devine for the original work and to everyone who contributed to aircrack (You know who you are)