How can I crack WEP encryption?

kikin August 4, 2010
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What program can I use to show me the wireless internet key, knowing that the remote encryption used is WEP?

I’m running Windows XP.

Thank you.

  1. Jack Cola
    August 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Sorry to post to a competitor, but Life hacker as done a few posts on this http://lifehacker.com/tag/wep/

    • Aibek
      August 14, 2010 at 7:37 am

      LH is great site. I would never hesitate linking to an article of theirs
      if it's good.

    • Aibek
      August 14, 2010 at 7:37 am

      LH is great site. I would never hesitate linking to an article of theirs
      if it's good. :-)

  2. William Brand
    August 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I see a lot of suggestions to use BackTrack live CD but I don't really like using that. Rebooting just to crack a WEP is such a pain.

    Personally I use Cain and Abel for all my password-cracking needs.

    • shelbi joseph
      August 5, 2010 at 6:22 am

      Hai William, me too tried Back track but not so easy. Also airmong-aircrack but it depends on the wireless card....if it is atheros it is easy with aircrack. I have n't heard your method Cain and Abel? What it is? How it is ? Is it easy? thanks for your help.regards

      • William Brand
        August 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

        Cain and Abel is sort of a suite that handles many different things including packet sniffing and undoing encryption. It is not easy to use, but it's still pretty usable if you do some research :)

        I'm pretty sure cracking WEP will always depend on the wireless card. Cain and Abel requires your card to be AirPcap compatible.

      • Aibek
        August 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

        this links shows how to crack the WEP with Cain and Abel

        http://www.twistedethics.com/2007/05/26/cracking-wep-with-airpcap-and-cain-and-abel/

  3. Tina
    August 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Kikin,

    a similar question was asked, previously. Have a look at the answers to that question: http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/recommend-program-crack-wep-wireless-encryption/

  4. Josh Fox
    August 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Hmm... before I answer this one, I have to ask why you're trying to crack a WEP key. If it's your own router that you're trying to access, you can login to the router using a computer that's using a wired connection, and usually get the key from the wireless security settings. Or, if it's an ISP supplied modem/router, it probably has a label on it somewhere with the key.

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