Can I get help installing aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3/aircrackng-1.1 in a detailed form? Im using Ubuntu 14.04.


As mentioned in the answer by BillGates, Aircrack-ng 1.1 is in the repos.

To install 1.2-beta3, you need to download the source:

wget http://download.aircrack-ng.org/aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3.tar.gz

Extract it:

tar xzf aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3.tar.gz

Change into the directory:

cd aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3

Make sure you have the build-essentials package installed to be able to compile programs. Then start compiling:


You might encounter some missing libraries along the way, for example you might see something like this:

common.mak:85: *** Cannot find development files for any supported version of libnl. install either libnl1 or libnl3..  Stop.

To solve these errors, install all missing development libraries, for example, libnl-3-dev for this one.

When it's done, you can run Aircrack from this directory or install it system-wide:

sudo make install
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    Seems somme libraries are needed, in my case : sudo apt-get install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev libssl-dev – Jean-Christophe Meillaud Sep 15 '14 at 15:47

Aircrack-ng 1.1 is in the official Ubuntu Repository

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+ T

Then copy and paste the following command in the terminal.

Then press Enter.

sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng

Edit :

To resolve your problem, run a update before installation.

sudo apt-get update
  • That's one of the many commands that I tried looks like aircrack is no longer in the universal reposotories. – user298130 Jul 11 '14 at 18:16
  • Sorry and thanks for the help it did work looks like i tried more complicated codes. – user298130 Jul 11 '14 at 18:18
  • @user298130 welcome. – user308564 Jul 11 '14 at 18:20
  • Ok so now that ive installed it i cant seem to find an icon or anything to run the program any suggestions? – user298130 Jul 11 '14 at 18:23

I formatted my computer and obviously I had to reinstall all programs. When installed aircrack-ng again, I realized that there are more dependencies to install, some are suggestions and others are installed by default.

sudo su

enter your password, then install all dependencies, Here the list

apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev
dpkg-dev g++ g++-4.8 libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libstdc++-4.8-dev zlib1g-dev
debian-keyring g++-multilib g++-4.8-multilib gcc-4.8-doc libstdc++6-4.8-dbg
glibc-doc libstdc++-4.8-doc libalgorithm-merge-perl libssl-doc 

after that, update your system

apt-get update

when this install is done you can start the aircrack install, like this

wget http://download.aircrack-ng.org/aircrack-ng-1.2-rc4.tar.gz
tar -zxvf aircrack-ng-1.2-rc4.tar.gz
cd aircrack-ng-1.2-rc4
make install    

and you will get aircrack-ng up and running. Now the success is guaranteed


To install Aircrack-ng 1.2 rc3-4 from the official Ubuntu Repository,

you have to install the source of wily, xenial, or yakkety

to check the current source list:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

to add xenial source list:

cat >> /etc/apt/sources.list

in the new line copy and past the following line

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial main restricted universe multiverse

then press on ctrl+J and ctrl+D, for new line and to finish editting

then update the repository

sudo apt-get update

then install aircreack-ng 1.2 rc3-4

apt-get install aircrack-ng
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    This a very bad way to add xenial repo. It is harmful if done on another ubuntu version. It is also harmful on Xenial. – Pilot6 Aug 13 '16 at 14:20
  • you can remove the repo after installing aircrack-ng – Nightcap79 Aug 13 '16 at 14:26

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