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 ====== Tutorial: Aircrack-ng Suite under Windows for Dummies ====== ====== Tutorial: Aircrack-ng Suite under Windows for Dummies ======
-Version: 1.00 April 15, 2007\\+Version: 1.02 December 18, 2007\\
 By: darkAudax By: darkAudax
  
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 Here is a quick recap of the limitations:​ Here is a quick recap of the limitations:​
  
-  * Very few supported wireless cards: ​ There are very few wireless cards which will work with the aircrack-ng suite. ​ Most laptops come with Intel-based cards and none of these are supported. ​ See the following links: [[compatibility_drivers|Compatibility,​ Drivers, Which Card to Purchase]] and [[compatible_cards|Tutorial:​ Is My Wireless Card Compatibile?]] for more information.+  * Very few supported wireless cards: ​ There are very few wireless cards which will work with the aircrack-ng suite. ​ Most laptops come with Intel-based cards and none of these are supported. ​ See the following links: [[compatibility_drivers|Compatibility,​ Drivers, Which Card to Purchase]] and [[compatible_cards|Tutorial:​ Is My Wireless Card Compatible?]] for more information.  It is also important to note that there is little or no documentation accurately describing which version of the third party drivers you require for each card. 
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 +  * Dependency on third parties: The Windows world is highly proprietary and thus the source code for the drivers is not available publicly. ​ As a result, no troubleshooting or fixes are available from the aircrack-ng team for these third party drivers. ​ If there is a problem, you are on your own. 
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 +  * Limited operating system support: The Windows version works best with WinXP. ​ It does not support Win98, some people have reported success with Win2000 but many have been unsuccessful with it and Vista is not supported. ​ There is some evidence that a few people have aircrack-ng working under Vista but most people report failures. ​ So basically, your best chance of success is under WinXP.
  
   * Passive capture of packets: ​ Most people want to test the WEP security on their own access point. ​ In order to do this, you must capture in the order of 250,000 to 2,000,000 WEP data packets. ​ This is a lot of packets. ​ With Windows, you can only capture packets passively. ​ Meaning, you just sit back and wait for the packets to arrive. ​ There is no way to speed things up like in the linux version. ​ In the end, it could take you days, weeks, months or forever to capture sufficient packets to crack a WEP key.   * Passive capture of packets: ​ Most people want to test the WEP security on their own access point. ​ In order to do this, you must capture in the order of 250,000 to 2,000,000 WEP data packets. ​ This is a lot of packets. ​ With Windows, you can only capture packets passively. ​ Meaning, you just sit back and wait for the packets to arrive. ​ There is no way to speed things up like in the linux version. ​ In the end, it could take you days, weeks, months or forever to capture sufficient packets to crack a WEP key.
  
-  * Limited GUI: Most of the aircrack-ng suite tools are oriented towards command line utilization. ​ There is only a very limited GUI available to assist you.  So you must be more technically literate to successfully use these tools. ​ Thus, it you are used to running a Windows installer then clicking your way to happiness, you are going to be exceedingly unhappy and lost with aircrack-ng.+  * Limited GUI: Most of the aircrack-ng suite tools are oriented towards command line utilization. ​ There is only a very limited GUI available to assist you.  So you must be more technically literate to successfully use these tools. ​ Thus, if you are used to running a Windows installer then clicking your way to happiness, you are going to be exceedingly unhappy and lost with aircrack-ng.
  
-  * Technical Orientation:​ Dealing with wireless requires a fair amount of operating system, basic wireless and networking knowledge. ​ If you don't have this or are not prepared to do your own research, then you will find the tools and techniques bewildering. ​ Do not expect people on the forums or IRC to answer basic knowledge questions. ​ It is up to you to have this skills before starting out.+  * Technical Orientation:​ Dealing with wireless requires a fair amount of operating system, basic wireless and networking knowledge. ​ If you don't have this or are not prepared to do your own research, then you will find the tools and techniques bewildering. ​ Do not expect people on the forums or IRC to answer basic knowledge questions. ​ It is up to you to have these skills before starting out.
  
-If you truly want to explore the world of wireless then you need to make the commitment to learn and use linux plus the aircrack-ng suite linux version. ​ An easy way to start is to utilize the Backtrack ​live distribution. ​ This distribution has the aircrack-ng suite plus patched drivers already installed which jumpstarts your learning process.  ​BT2 information can be found [[links#​live_distributions|here]].+If you truly want to explore the world of wireless then you need to make the commitment to learn and use linux plus the aircrack-ng suite linux version. ​ An easy way to start is to utilize the Backtrack live distribution. ​ This distribution has the aircrack-ng suite plus patched drivers already installed which jumpstarts your learning process.  ​BackTrack ​information can be found [[links#​live_distributions|here]].
  
  
 ===== Installation and Usage ===== ===== Installation and Usage =====
  
-OK, you have come this far and still want to proceed? ​ Just remember that there is an expectation that you have done your homework and have some base knowledge. ​ Again, do not post questions on the forum or IRC that is dealt with in this tutorial or on the [[http://​aircrack-ng.org|Wiki]].+OK, you have come this far and still want to proceed? ​ Just remember that there is an expectation that you have done your homework and have some base knowledge. ​ Again, do not post questions on the forum or IRC that are dealt with in this tutorial or on the [[http://​aircrack-ng.org|Wiki]].
  
 Here are the basic steps to install and use the aircrack-ng suite under Windows: Here are the basic steps to install and use the aircrack-ng suite under Windows:
  
-  - Get a compatible wireless card:  See the following links: [[compatibility_drivers|Compatibility,​ Drivers, Which Card to Purchase]] and [[compatible_cards|Tutorial:​ Is My Wireless Card Compatibile?]] for more information.+  - Get a compatible wireless card:  See the following links: [[compatibility_drivers|Compatibility,​ Drivers, Which Card to Purchase]] and [[compatible_cards|Tutorial:​ Is My Wireless Card Compatible?]] for more information.
   - Install the drivers: ​ Based on step one above, install the drivers per these [[install_drivers#​windows|instructions]].   - Install the drivers: ​ Based on step one above, install the drivers per these [[install_drivers#​windows|instructions]].
   - Install aircrack-ng suite: See these [[install_aircrack#​under_windows|instructions]].   - Install aircrack-ng suite: See these [[install_aircrack#​under_windows|instructions]].
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