This is a quick how-to compile and install Reaver on a Ubuntu 11.10.


  1. download source
  2. install required libraries and tools
  3. compile and install
  4. run =)

Download Source

First you need to download the latest source from


Extract the tarball

tar -xzvf reaver-1.3.tar.gz

Install Required Libraries and Tools

Before you can build Reaver you need pcaplib and later on aircrack-ng to run Reaver

sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev aircrack-ng sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev

Compile and Install

Build Reaver

cd reaver-1.3
cd src

Install Reaver

sudo make install


Reaver is now installed and ready to use. You will first need to put the wifi adapter info monitor mode before you can start and the most easiest way is to use airmon-ng (part of aircrack-ng) that you just installed.

First put your adapter info monitor mode, in my case it’s wlan0

sudo airmon-ng start wlan0

Run Reaver

sudo reaver -i mon0 -b 00:00:00:00:00:00

Replace MAC 00:00:00:00:00:00 with the actual AP:s MAC address to crack

   —  Johan Ryberg

One thought on “How to compile Reaver on Ubuntu 11.10

  1. so it’s telling me that airmon-ng isnt part of aircrack?? sany ideas? i got the newest one, its aircrack 1.2 beta2???

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