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The Aircrack-ng SuiteAircrack-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:

We also maintain patches for:

Tell me more about Aircrack-ng

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:


11 Mar 2018Blog post: Migration to GitHubWe finally made it completely, we migrated from trac and subversion to GitHub. It was far from a simple program to run and switch to GitHub, it was a lot more complex task. You can find more details on this blog post.
16 Oct 2017Blog post: KRACK WPA Vulnerability - Key Reinstallation AttaCKIn this blog post, the new KRACK vulnerability is explained: a brief summary, who's affected, what to do and links to resources related to the vulnerability.

TL;DR: Another day, another vulnerability, just patch your systems. It allows decryption of traffic but does not disclose the WPA key.
16 Aug 2017Blog post: On drivers, rtl8812au, WN722N, monitor mode, QCA6174, other news …In this blog post, we answer some common questions regarding various topics: using drivers, driver development, embedded chipsets, 802.11n/ac capture/injection, a few different current chipsets/drivers (rtl8812au, ath9k_htc, QCA6174), linux-backports (aka compat-wireless) and some other good news.

More news...


Current version

Latest version: 1.2 RC 4

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.


The complete Changelog

Git Repository

Our code repository containing sources can be found at

We also use GitHub to track issues.

The download and installation instructions can be found on the installation page.

Driver patches

They can be found here... and this link explains how to install the driver(s) for your adapter(s).


Aircrack-ng Suite



Be sure to read the wiki. This wiki contains a vast amount of information to get you going and to resolve problems.


Aircrack-ng suite


Other Documentation

Links to Key Resources




We would like to thank everyone who donate and/or contribute to Aircrack-ng.

If you would like to donate, consider Hackers for Charity.


If you have any question regarding this website (this wiki, forum, …), do not hesitate to contact me at

Thanks to devine for the original work and to everyone who contributed to aircrack (You know who you are) ;-)