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Aircrack-ng on Asus eee

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Here's how I got it to work (WARNING USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)
I've never actually cracked a WEP code this way, let me know if this is a good technique.

Make sure you're connected to the internet.
Open up a console window (ctrl + alt + t)


sudo synaptic
Synaptic package manager should open.
If you have not added the etch repos, do this:

Click on Settings -> Repositories

Click new

Fill in the text boxes to look like this:

(I've put etch as the distro, but stable could work as well. What did you guys do? It's been a while tongue)


Distribution: etch
Sections(s): main contrib non-free
Make sure that the "enabled" checkbox beside this new entry is checked. Click ok.

Now click reload, search for aircrack-ng, and click on the check box to install it, and exit synaptic.

Now, open up wireless networks, find the one you would like to "monitor" and click Details, then write down the channel and mac address.

Now type this into the command line: (where means the channel you found earlier (5, 6, 10...) and the ??:??:??:??:??:?? is the mac address of the access point you found earlier).


sudo wlanconfig ath0 destroy
sudo wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode monitor
sudo airodump-ng -c  -w dump ath0
Let this run for a while, but make sure you don't use up too much room on the harddrive! Experiment with how many packets you need to capture.
Exit, (ctrl+x).



sudo aircrack-ng -b ??:??:??:??:??:?? dump-01.cap
To rebuild the wireless interface (you must do this to connect to a wireless network again)


sudo wlanconfig ath0 destory
sudo wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode standard


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