How to install Aircrack-ng 1.2 beta 1 on Ubuntu 12.04


          Aircrack     is a program that can be use for   packet sniffing, WEP and WPA/WPA2-PSK cracker and analysis tool for 802.11 wireless LANs.This program is a must if you want to test your network wireless security  or your neighbourhood wireless connection ;-) .

   For Aircrack to work properly, you must have the right chipset and driver . You can check  on Aircrack  compatibility  page. The card must support the "monitor mode" and "packet injection" function for 802.11 wireless packets. More on this on upcoming post.

   In this post I'm going to share how we can install Aircrack 1.2 beta1 version on Ubuntu 12.04 . For complete info on this release, you can check it here .It is pretty straight forward  and easy to install .Below are steps that I took to install the program.

Steps


1.Install build-essential package  (you can skip this steps if already have the package)
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential

2.Install additional libraries (this library must be include in for aircrack to work)
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$ sudo apt-get install libssl-dev

3.Download Aircrack 1.2 beta1 version.
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$  wget http://download.aircrack-ng.org/aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1.tar.gz tar -zxvf aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1.tar.gz

4.Extract the file  (you can also use GUI to extract this folder).
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$ tar -zxvf aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1.tar.gz

5.Go to the folder.
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$  cd aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1

6.Use "make" command to compile your source code and creates an executable file for you to install
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~/aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1$ make

7. install the program using "make install"command
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~/aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1$ sudo make install

8. Next ,try to test it. Just remember you must be in root or su to do this.
shark_attack@Positive-Space:~/aircrack-ng-1.2-beta1$ sudo airmon-ng


    In this release, we don't need to change the common.mak file  "werror"  line .We are  required to do so when we install  Aircrack  1.1  .By default the file has been updated.Below is snapshot of my default common.mak file.

Snapshot of common.mak


   I have tried to do some wireless testing using this release and so far the program done it's job .Some people might encounter some bugs along the road on this beta release but what the heck,just give it a go. There are a lot of kind people out there want to give you a helping hand  :-) 



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