Top 10 WiFi Penetration Testing Tools Used by Hackers

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Here are Top 10 Best WiFi Penetration testing tools used by hacker.



Aircrack-ng is the next generation of Aircrack with lots of new features and  mainly used by hackers to hack WiFi connections. Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WPA-PSK and WEP  keys cracking program that can recover keys. Aircrack-ng cracks WEP keys using the FMS attack, PTW attack, and dictionary attacks, and WPA using dictionary attacks.


AirSnort supports both Windows and Linux operating system  but there is no longer updates for this tool. It is popular tool for decrypting WEP encryption on a Wi-Fi 802.11b network. This tool might be outdated, but still you can download it free on sourceforge.


Kismet another great software used as network detector, packet sniffer for 802.11 a/b/g/n layers. This software support Linux, OSX, Windows and BSD platforms. It identifies networks by collecting packets and detecting standard named networks and detecting hidden networks.

4.Cain and Able

Cain and Able best, recommended and popular tool for password sniffing. It recover passwords by sniffing the network, cracking encrypted passwords using dictionary, brute-force and cryptanalysis attacks and more options. It can also recover wireless network keys by analyzing routing protocols.


Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It can capture live data from Ethernet, IEEE 802.11, ATM, Bluetooth, USB and many others. It supports Linux, Windows, OSX, Solaries, FreeBSD and others.

6.CommView for Wi-Fi

CommView for WiFi is a powerful wireless network monitor and analyzer.It works on 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac networks. It supports Windows 7/8/8.1/10 both 64 and 32 bit versions. It scans the air for WiFi stations and access points. It can view detailed IP connections statistics: IP addresses, ports, sessions, and much more!

7. Airjack

AirJack is a device driver (or suit of device drivers) for 802.11(a/b/g) raw frame injection and reception. It is ment as a development tool for all manor of 802.11 applications that need to access the raw protocol.


inSSIDer, free tool which displays every wireless hotspot’s MAC address, encryption, signal strength and channel. This tool was opensource long back but now it cost $19.99. This software received award as “Best Opensource Software in Networking”.


Wepattack is an open source Linux tool for 802.11WEP keys. This tool is based on dictionary attack on WEP keys in WLAN networks.


Last but not the least, NetStumbler is also called as Network Stumbler used in Windows to detect Wireless LANs using 802.11 b/a/g networks. Down version of the tool is available and also knows as MiniStumbler

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