How to Hack Wi-Fi Passwords using kali Linux
If you have a Wi-Fi network at your home, or live close to one as it pops up in a list whenever you reboot up the laptop.
The obstacle is, if there’s a lock next to the network name (AKA the SSID, or service set identifier), that indicates security is activated. Absence of password or passphrase, you can’t get access to that network, or the good internet that goes with it.
Sadly, If you forgot the password on your own network, or you don’t have neighbours willing to share the Wi-Fi goodness. You could just go to a café shop, purchase a latte, and use the “free” Wi-Fi there. Download the app for your phone like WiFi-Map (which is available for iOS and Android), and you’ll have a list of over 2 million hotspots with free Wi-Fi for the taking (including some passwords for locked Wi-Fi connections, if they are shared by any of the app’s that have 7 million users).
Significantly, there are other ways to get back on the wireless, but it requires such extreme patience and waiting that the café idea is going to look pretty good. Read on if you can’t wait for it.
Windows Commands to Get the Key
This trick helps you to recover a Wi-Fi network password (aka network security key) only if you’ve previously add to the Wi-Fi in question using that password. In other words, it only works if you completely forgotten a previously used password.
It works because Windows 8 and 10 creates a profile of every Wi-Fi network to which you add. If you command Windows to forget the network, then it can forgots the password, so this won’t work.
It requires that you must visit into a Windows Command Prompt with administrative privileges. For this, use Cortana to search “cmd” and the menu will show Command Prompt; press right-click that entry and select “Run as administrator.” Than it will open the black box full of white text with the prompt inside—it’s a line with a > at the end, which looks something like C:\WINDOWS\system32\>. A blinking cursor will indicate where you are going to type. Start with this:
netsh wlan show profile
Hence, the results will bring up a section called User Profiles—all those are Wi-Fi networks (aka WLANs, or wireless local area networks) which you’ve accessed and saved. select the one you want to get the password for, then highlight it, and copy it. At the prompt below, type the following, but remember to replace the Xs with the network name you copied; you only need the quotation marks if the network name has spaces in it.
netsh wlan show profile name=”XXXXXXXX” key=clear
In the new data that comes up in front of you, go under Security Settings for the “Key Content.” The word displayed is the Wi-Fi password/key which you are missing.
On macOS, you have to open up the Spotlight search (Cmd+Space) and hence type terminal to get the Mac equivalent of a command prompt. Type the following for replacing the Xs with that network name.
security find-generic-password -wa XXXXX
Reset the Router
It is not possible if you don’t know the password for the router, either. Resetting the router will works only if you have access. That access could be over Wi-Fi or physically utilizing an Ethernet cable.
Or that access can simply be in such room where the router is . Almost every router at present has a recessed reset button. Push it with a pen or with a unfolded paperclip, then hold it for about 10 seconds, and the router will reset to the factory settings as per your wish.
If you have a router that you get from your internet service provider (ISP), kindly check the stickers on the unit before a reset—the ISP would be printed the router and Wi-Fi key right on the hardware.
Once a router is reset, you will in need of another password (with a username) to access the router itself. Again, you can do this by the PC attached to the router via the Ethernet— since the reset probably delete any potential Wi-Fi connection you had going in. The actual access is temporarily done with a web browser.
The URL to type maybe 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, or some other variations. Try them randomly; that would generally works. To figure out which one, on the PC is connected to the router, just open a command prompt and type “ipconfig”. See the gobbledygook for an “IPv4 Address,” which starts with 192.168.The other two spaces are called octets, which are going to be different numbers between 0 and 255. Also Note the third octet (probably a 1 or 0). The fourth octet is specific to the PC that you’re using to log into the router.
In the browser, type 192.168.x.1, replacing the X with the number that you found in the ipconfig search. The 1 in the last octet must point at the router—it’s the number one device on the network.
At this point, the router may ask for a username and password. You can check your manual, but you may lost it or threw it away. So visit to RouterPasswords.com, which exists for, to tell people the default username/password on every router ever created.
You’ll require the router’s model number, which you can find on the back or bottom. You can quickly look a pattern among router makers, having the username of admin and a password of password. As most people are lazy and don’t change an assigned password, you could try those options before clicking the reset button. (But c’mon, you are better than-change the password when you access the router’s settings by your web browser.)
However, Once you accessed the router interface, go to Wi-Fi settings, turn on the wireless networks, and assign strong but easy-to-recall passwords. But, you don’t want to share with neighbors without your permission. Make such Wi-Fi password easy to type on a mobile device, too.
Crack the Code
You didn’t visit here only because the headline said “reset the router,” though. You should know how to crack the password on a Wi-Fi network.
Searching on how to hack “wi-fi password,” or other variations, would show you a lot of links—mostly the software on sites where the adware and bots and scams are pouring like snake oil. You would download them at your own risk, for Windows and PCs especially. It’s best to have a PC that you can afford if you go that route. I had tried multiple attempts with tools that I found, just get it outright deleted by my antivirus before I could try to run that EXE installation file.
You can also create a system for these things, maybe dual-boot into a separate operating system that can do “penetration testing”—a form of offensive approach security, where you could examine a network for any with all possible paths of a breach. Kali Linux is a Linux distribution built only for that purpose. You can run the Kali Linux off a CD or USB key without installing it to your PC’s hard drive. It is free and comes with all the tools which you need to crack a network. It also comes as an app for Windows 10 in the Windows App Store! only after a Wi-Fi network, the Wifislax distro is a Live CD which targets them directly.
If you are not want to install a whole OS, then you should try the tried-and-true tools of Wi-Fi hackers.
Aircrack has been around for years, when Wi-Fi security was only based on WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). WEP was weak even at that time also and was supplanted in 2004 by WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).
Aircrack-ng-“set of tools for auditing wireless networks,” however, it should be part of any network admin’s toolkit—will take on cracking WEP and WPA-PSK keys. It comes with full documentation, but it’s not easy to do. To crack a network, you need a good kind of Wi-Fi adapter in your computer, one that supports packet injection. You must be comfortable with the command line and requires a lot of patience. Your Wi-Fi adapter and Aircrack must gather a lot of data to get anywhere close to decrypting the passkey on the network which you’re targeting. It could take some time. Here is given how to do it using Aircrack installed on Kali Linux. Another option for trying these on the PC using the command line is Airgeddon.
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When you prefer a graphical user interface (GUI), there is KisMAC for macOS. It’s commonly known as a “sniffer” for seeking out Wi-Fi networks. But, it can crack some keys with the right adapter that already installed. Also on the Mac: Wi-Fi Crack. To use those, or Aircrack-ng on the Mac, you must install them using MacPorts, which is a tool for installing command-line products on the Mac.
To Crack the much stronger WPA/WPA2 passwords and passphrases is the real trick.
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