How to install aircrack-ng suite on the Raspberry Pi

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About: In some cases you may need to install the aircrack-ng suite on a Raspberry Pi that’s dedicated to hacking like the official Raspbian distro. That’s not a problem. Installing aircrack-ng on the Raspberry Pi is very easy and I’ll show you how to get it up and running in just a few steps. This tutorial is also useful if you need to update your aircrack-ng suite when using Kali or PwnPi that comes with an older version.

Objective: To demonstrate how to install aircrack-ng suite on the Raspbian distro for the Raspberry Pi

Material: You will need the following:

Instructions: Let’s begin by installing the libraries that are needed to get aircrack-ng to work on the Raspberry Pi. Type in the following command:

Now that we have the libraries downloaded and installed, run the following commands to download the latest version of aircrack-ng and then we’ll unzip it and install it. You may want to check out the aircrack-ng download page here and verify the url of the latest linux version. I tested this tutorial with  aircrack-ng 1.2-RC3.

After we have built aircrack-ng from the source and installed it we will need to update the IEEE OUI file. The OUI is most often used to create IEEE 802-defined MAC addresses and we need it to run aircrack-ng

That’s it. aircrack-ng is now installed and ready to go. We will now test it by putting our wireless card into monitor mode with the following command:

This should put our wireless card into monitor mode and it will create a new interface called ‘wlan0mon’ which we will use in the next step to see what networks are around us. Type the following command to see what networks are around us:

If you see a list of networks around you then you are done! If you have any questions post a comment below and I’ll try to help you out.



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  • Jang

    April 6, 2016

    Hello! Thanks for giving this information!

    By the way, when I trying to ‘airodump-ng-oui-update’, it is running [*] Downloading IEEE OUI file… , and after about 5hours, I received message.

    ‘[*] Error: Failed to download OUI list, aborting…’.

    What’s wrong in my raspberry?!

    Please help me..

  • chidambaram

    October 7, 2016

    just to re correct the third line, *cd aircrack-ng-1.2-rc4

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  • Manoel Stilpen

    May 11, 2017

    Why it’s necessary a USB Wireless Adapter ?

    • dayz

      May 22, 2017

      The onboard WiFi adapter on the Raspberry Pi 3 is unable to go into monitor mode which is what we need.

  • Christopher

    July 10, 2017

    I am currently ssh’ing into my Pi from my notebook computer using my wifi adaptor. Will I be able to put the adapter into monitor mode and maintain my connection to ssh? I currently do not have a monitor but I do have a console cable that I can use if necessary. I wanted to keep the Pi in another room running while I work on the notebook in another room.

    Any feedback is appreciated.

    • parsa

      December 2, 2017

      hi Christopher
      yes you can
      i do it with my phone ,vnc on onboard wifi and wifi hacking and monitor mode on external wifi adapter


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