How to install aircrack-ng latest version from terminal in Ubuntu 16.04 ?


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Since you are on the 16.04, this version already comes (As of the 13th of August 2016) with the latest version of aircrack-ng. So the only needed way would be a simple:

sudo apt install aircrack-ng

The version right now is 1.2-0~beta3-4 which corresponds to the latest one on the official Aircrack page.


The one in the repository is already the latest version for Ubuntu 16.04.

Do apt-cache policy aircrack-ng to check the available version. The output should be something similar to:

  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:1.2-0~beta3-4
  Version table:
     1:1.2-0~beta3-4 500

Now, from Aircrack-ng website the link for Debian packages redirects to a develper page and a ftp page where the package version is the same as the one received from the above command.

So, to install the latest package just do:

sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng
  1. Download from https://www.aircrack-ng.org/ latest version and unpack.
  2. Open unpacked folder in terminal.
  3. run sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libtool pkg-config libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev libssl-dev ethtool shtool rfkill zlib1g-dev libpcap-dev libsqlite3-dev libpcre3-dev libhwloc-dev libcmocka-dev hostapd wpasupplicant tcpdump screen iw usbutils
  4. run autoreconf -i
  5. run ./configure
  6. run make
  7. run make install


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