I'm trying to crack the WPS code using Reaver! So far I can only get to the step where it is supposed to scan the networks... What am I missing?

here is what I accomplished already: root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# iwconfig

eth0 no wireless extensions.

mon0 IEEE 802.11bgn Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.412 GHz Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=14 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off

lo no wireless extensions.

root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# airmon-ng start wlan0

Found 2 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!

PID Name 14493 avahi-daemon 14494 avahi-daemon

Interface Chipset Driver

wlan0 Atheros ath9k - [phy0] (monitor mode enabled on mon0)

root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# ifconfig mon0 down

root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# macchanger -a mon0

Current MAC: 08:ed:b9:38:47:ea (Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co.,Ltd.) Permanent MAC: 08:ed:b9:38:47:ea (Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co.,Ltd.) New MAC: 00:14:11:38:47:ea (Deutschmann Automation GmbH & Co. KG)

root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# ifconfig mon0 up

root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# wash -i mon0

Wash v1.4 WiFi Protected Setup Scan Tool Copyright (c) 2011, Tactical Network Solutions, Craig Heffner

BSSID Channel RSSI WPS Version WPS Locked ESSID

If I check the available networks from the interface directly, then I get this...

root@xlr8nsys:~/Desktop# iwlist wlan0 scan | grep ESSID



Start from scratch. Reboot, then do the following:

airmon-ng start wlan0
wash -i mon0
reaver -i mon0 -b BSSID -c CHANNELNUMBER -vv
  • It doesn't show any wifi network when issuing the command "wash -i mon0"... – iPCnux Jan 7 '16 at 0:18

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