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Installing aircrack-ng on openSuSE 11.2 for Wi-Fi hacking

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I neither do nor encourage breaking into other’s wireless network. You can install this tool to understand or to learn about the vulnerabilities of the different encryption schemes the Wi-Fi specification supports today, and how easy it is for a hacker to break into them. How to is out of  scope  of this tutorial. You can get complete information from aircrack-ng website. Having said that, let’s go ahead with the installation procedure.

Download aircrack-ng from here

Open Terminal, go to the download folder and type,

tar -zxvf aircrack-ng-1.0.tar.gz

After this command is run, the files will be extracted to the subfolder aircrack-ng-1.0 (created automatically). Now execute the following commands in the same order

cd aircrack-ng-1.0
sudo make
sudo make install
sudo su -

The last command will take a few minutes. You have to be as root for the Terminal to recognize this command. That’s why you type sudo su – before this command.

Now you can execute the following command to verify if the installation is successful


which will display the list of wirless interfaces detected on your system.

Note that Terminal would recognize this command only if run as root user. For this to happen you need to execute the command

sudo su -

before executing airmon-ng or any other aircrack-ng commands. Merely saying sudo airmon-ng wouldn’t suffice and you’ll get some error like

sudo: airmon-ng: command not found

Please leave a comment if this tutorial was helpful to you or if you have suggestions on improving it.