Ubuntu – How to install aircrack


Can I get help installing aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3/aircrackng-1.1 in a detailed form? Im using Ubuntu 14.04.

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  • As mentioned in the answer by BillGates, Aircrack-ng 1.1 is in the repos.

    To install 1.2-beta3, you need to download the source:

    wget http://download.aircrack-ng.org/aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3.tar.gz

    Extract it:

    tar xzf aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3.tar.gz

    Change into the directory:

    cd aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3

    Make sure you have the build-essentials package installed to be able to compile programs. Then start compiling:


    You might encounter some missing libraries along the way, for example you might see something like this:

    common.mak:85: *** Cannot find development files for any supported version of libnl. install either libnl1 or libnl3..  Stop.

    To solve these errors, install all missing development libraries, for example, libnl-3-dev for this one.

    When it's done, you can run Aircrack from this directory or install it system-wide:

    sudo make install
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