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WiFi Cracker – How to crack Wifi password (WPA,WPA2) using Backtrack 5

Backtrack 5 WiFi WPA 2 cracker

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 hack even WPA and WPA2 security protocols.

Firstly, I want you to be aware of that our solution works only on the WiFi networks that WPS is enabled.

WPS is a common feature in almost all of the wireless router is produced in recent years. This feature allows a computer to connect to a wireless network through PIN entry without having to remember passwords that network.

It takes me actually 4 hours to more than 10 hours dealing with Backtrack 5 R3 to crack successfully WPA2 (WPS enabled).

4 Steps to Crack WiFi password using Backtrack 5

We are going to use Backtrack and Wifite. You need to be patient and some kind of luck.

Step 1: Download WiFi cracker tools

  • Download unetbootin.
  • An available 4GB USB
  • Download Backtrack R3

Direct Download Link:

  • BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome 32 bit ISO 
BT5R3-GNOME-32.iso   (download)
3.07 GB
  • BackTrack 5 R3 Gnome VMware Image 32 bit
BT5R3-GNOME-32-VM.zip   (download)
2.39 GB


Step 2: Create Backtrack 5 Bootable USB

  • Run unetbootin, select backtrack 5.ISO at diskimage, then click on OK.

Backtrack 5 Bootable USB

It takes a little while to finish the processing.

Step 3: Make the Laptop boot into Backtrack 5

In the rage of this article, we are going to deal with a virtual machine (VMware or Virtual Box). This method leads to better effectiveness to do directly with the Laptop. At for Macbook, keep holding the Option key to go to the boot menu. For Windows Laptop, go to Bios to make USB boot at priority.

Select “backtrack text – default boot text mode” to boot to backtrack OS.

backtrack text - default boot text mode

Step 4: Start cracking WiFi password (WEB, WPA, WPA2)

  • Type “startx” then hit Enter to get into Backtrack


  • Click on Terminal


  • Install wifite by the following command line: http://wifite.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/wifite.py

Install wifite

  • Use “chmod +x wifite.py” to set authorisation for wifite

Wifite authorisation

  • Execute Wifite by “./wifite.py”

Execute Wifite

  • After 10s – 20s loading, you can press Ctrl+C to stop scanning for the WiFi networks around you list.

Wifi networks list

  • Choose the number of the targeted WiFi name (we can only crack the WiFi network which stand with WPS) then wait.

Start Cracking targeted WiFi network

At I mentioned, it takes me actually 4 hours to more than 10 hours dealing with Backtrack 5 R3 to crack successfully WPA2 (WPS enabled).

At the results:


WiFi cracker video:


In the case you hacked the WiFi password already, then if the owner change the password, the new Pin can be reveal quickly with reaver.

reaver -i mon0 -b BSSID –pin=xxxxxxxx -vv (xxxxxxxx is the 8 Pin numbers you hacked)

Similar to this mechanism, you introduced another method how to hack wifi password 100% successfully using a combination of Dumpper, Jumpstart, and WPSPin in steps.

We have just updated a better solution to crack WiFi password (WPA and WPA2) by using Linset. Linset will make all clients be disconnected to the targeted WiFi network first, then motivate them to connect to a protected fake WiFi Network in exactly the same name as the targeted one. The software will record the Entered password by clients. Look at WiFi Hacker – Hack Wifi using WifiSlax 4.11 [Macbooks and Windows Laptops] 2015.

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Bilal Khan
Bilal Khan
6 years ago
Bryan Getchius
Bryan Getchius
4 years ago

Great post. Thanks.

Jennifer Lively
Jennifer Lively
4 years ago

Nice explanation. I will try it now.

Tushar Sharma
Tushar Sharma
4 years ago

have you tried?

Sabah Hero
Sabah Hero
4 years ago

cannot “404. That’s an error.”

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