Using Wifite

Attack tree

Ridiculously simple


  • In a terminal, type the wifite command to automate a wireless attack. The network card is placed in monitor mode, and then it scans for wireless networks. The wireless networks with the stronger signals are placed at the top.

  • After two minutes of scanning for networks, press Ctrl+C to stop.

  • Type the number of the wireless network you would like to attack (assess). Wifite will attempt to crack the WPS pin and then continue by using tools such as aircrack-ng in order to attempt to crack the WPA2 encryption key.


Use the wifite -help command to get a list of wifite possible switches. For example, if you just want to do the WPS cracking with Wifite, use the -wps switch.