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Can anyone tell me a way to do WEP hacking (legal, of course) (on my own wireless connection, for the purposes of this question) with Wireshark or similar programs on an Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205? (Laptop is Acer Aspire 5750-6866.) According to the programs, I cannot accomplish this (monitor mode) but seeing as it is a fairly recent wireless card (should be able to support this) are there any cracked drivers available or does anyone have the knowledge to make one?

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have you read the FAQ on your card on aircrack-ng's website?… – d4v3y0rk Sep 19 '12 at 14:13
Also monitor or promiscuous mode should be available on any card, you need to be able to do packet injection which you will need a different type of card for. unless you want to spend a really long time collecting the required 30k packets or so to crack the WEP key. – d4v3y0rk Sep 19 '12 at 14:15
I don't mind the time XD – WindowsEscapist Sep 19 '12 at 15:29
Monitor does not appear to be available. – WindowsEscapist Sep 19 '12 at 15:43

If you don't mind the time you need to install WinPCAP from Here and also wireshark from Here. Actually Wireshark should install winpcap anyway and should let you sniff the wireless air around you with that card.

You could also try Netmon: Here

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...unfortunately, I'm not running Windows. Sorry. Will Wireshark work if I install that under Linux by itself? – WindowsEscapist Sep 28 '12 at 1:32
never mind. free upvote XD – WindowsEscapist Sep 28 '12 at 1:39
up vote 0 down vote accepted


Ok, the problem was that nowhere in Wireshark's documentation in the software center does it state that it has to be run as root, and it doesn't ask to be run as root by default. So when it starts up, unless you're logged in as root (which would be unsafe), it won't display any adapters, even ethernet or loopback.


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There is a detailed information about required privileges here: – Selim Ober Sep 7 '13 at 6:45
Right - but that's information on the wiki. By software center, I meant the Ubuntu software center (I think; it was a long time ago). – WindowsEscapist Sep 10 '13 at 2:55

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