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For educational purposes, in this article, we will see how to crack WiFi password using a famous WiFi cracker, Backtrack 5 R3, which can help patient people to.

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There is three ways to install Backtrack, install to the hard drive, boot off a DVD or flash drive, or run it in virtualization. The username is root. Getting a good dictionary can be hard there are some dictionaries within Backtrack 5 that I will use to explain the Brute Force method but there size is limited making them useless against all but the easiest passphrase. backgrack

VMware Player can be downloaded here http: Then click the link to the torrent and the client will download the file. A dictionary attack is one of the easiest to understand but the least likely to find a password.

This does nacktrack up computing resources, and can add another layer of troubleshooting if a problem arises, such as Backtrack not recognizing a USB adapter.

If the dictionary finds it, it will show as below if not then another dictionary will need to be used. Introduction Backtrack 5 R3 is a notorious Digital Forensic gacktrack Intrusion Detection software bundle with a whole lot of tools for Penetration Testing, It is based on Linux and includes plus tools.

Step by Step Backtrack 5 and wireless Hacking basics.

We will be using the darkc0de. Mainly because a ISO can be burned to a disk or any bootable device and booted from.

How to crack Wifi password (WPA,WPA2) using Backtrack 5 In Windows 7,8,,10 ~ SoftFed

So the command for me to do this would be: Also some routers can crash if too many pins get thrown at it to quickly much like a denial of service attack can crash a PC. Running two operating systems at the same time is quite common now and done relatively easy.

To see all the connected cards to your system simply type” iwconfig ” or you can find it by typing ” airmon-ng “. Double clicking this will install backtrack to the hard drive. There are other ways such as Rainbow Tables, or the video card attack, but the simplest or easiest way to crack WPA is to use Brute Force. If you are just starting out I would start by using a Boot DVD then move on to virtualization later, but this is a personal option and depends on your own experience and knowledge of using Operating Systems.


The bottom terminal in this example will pop up and say WPA Handshake in the upper right when this happens. The first thing we need to do is enable the wireless USB adapter. Run the command “airmon-ng” to see if your USB adapter shows up, if it doesn’t then some troubleshooting as to why it is not will have to be done.

How to using Fern-WiFi-Cracker on Backtrack 5 R3

The user name is root and the password is toor. Backtrack can be setup to dual boot along with an existing Operating System, but explaining how to do a dual boot is more advanced. Backtrack 5 is free to download and install and can be downloaded here. Open two terminal windows. If something goes wrong the existing Operating System will be gone or damaged. Open two terminal windows Run the command “airmon-ng” to see if your USB adapter shows up, if it doesn’t then some troubleshooting as to why it is not will have to be done.

Installing to the Hard drive Any existing Wiu System will be wiped out and only Backtrack will be installed if this is done.

You should already bcaktrack a WPA handshake file and Backtrack 5 running. The example I am using below is a basic one. If you have Backtrack 5 installed the first chapter can be skipped directly to the hack you would like to use.

Backtrrack is one of the best bwcktrack to come along in a long time. This will most likely be recorded by the router so this is not a passive method. Buying multiple routers to play with is also a good idea.


Authors backtrac paid when people like you upvote their post. A to F on one G to Z on another. Commands we will be using. Here we are going to setup the adapter to do a data capture on the AP point we selected.

Different manufactures do different things and have different setups so some have a weakness another will not. If a router has WPS enabled then cracking the encryption is no longer necessary.

First download and install a Torrent Client, the most popular is Utorrent but there are many. There is no point and click option. Now we want to see what router or access point AP are out there so we run this command.

Now we want to leave the original terminal alone and move to the second open terminal. ISO burning software will be needed. Hacking a WiFi network with Backtrack is quite simple all you have to do is enter certain commands and you are done. If wofu have never downloaded a Torrent it is simple.

Crack WiFi Password with Backtrack 5 ( WiFi password hacker)

The problem with WPS is, it has a flaw in it that lets someone go around the encryption. For those who do not know VMware is a way to run another operating system virtually within another operating system.

For this reason I do not recommend installing to the hard drive unless you have done this before. Look for the WEP protected network in this tutorial we are taking “pack” as my target. Conclusion The information in this book is to give the reader a basic overview of the current hacks against wireless routers with Backtrack 5, and hopefully it has done that.