Wifite 2.1.0 – Automated Wireless Attack Tool

A complete re-write of wifite, a Python script for auditing wireless networks.

Wifite runs existing wireless-auditing tools for you. Stop memorizing command arguments & switches!

What’s new in Wifite 2.1.0?

  • Less bugs
    • Cleaner process management. Does not leave processes running in the background (the old wifite was bad about this).
    • No longer “one monolithic script”. Has working unit tests. Pull requests are less-painful!
  • Speed
    • Target access points are refreshed every second instead of every 5 seconds.
  • Accuracy
    • Displays realtime Power level of currently-attacked target.
    • Displays more information during an attack (e.g. % during WEP chopchop attacks, Pixie-Dust step index, etc)
  • Educational
    • The --verbose option (expandable to -vv or -vvv) shows which commands are executed & the output of those commands.
    • This can help debug why Wifite is not working for you. Or so you can learn how these tools are used.
  • Actively developed (as of March 2018).
  • Python 3 support.
  • Sweet new ASCII banner.

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What’s gone in Wifite 2.1.0?

  • No more WPS PIN attack, because it can take days on-average.
    • However, the Pixie-Dust attack is still an option.
  • Some command-line arguments (--wept, --wpst, and other confusing switches).
    • You can still access some of these, try ./Wifite.py -h -v

Brief Feature List

  • Reaver (or -bully) Pixie-Dust attack (enabled by-default, force with: --wps-only)
  • WPA handshake capture (enabled by-default, force with: --no-wps)
  • Validates handshakes against pyrit, tshark, cowpatty, and aircrack-ng (when available)
  • Various WEP attacks (replay, chopchop, fragment, hirte, p0841, caffe-latte)
  • Automatically decloaks hidden access points while scanning or attacking.
    • Note: Only works when channel is fixed. Use the -c <channel> switch.
    • Disable this via --no-deauths switch
  • 5Ghz support for some wireless cards (via -5 switch).
    • Note: Some tools don’t play well on 5GHz channels (e.g. aireplay-ng)
  • Stores cracked passwords and handshakes to the current directory (--cracked)
    • Includes metadata about the access point.
  • Provides commands to crack captured WPA handshakes (--crack)
    • Includes all commands needed to crack using aircrack-ng, john, hashcat, or pyrit.

Required Tools

Only the latest versions of these programs are supported:


  • iwconfig: For identifying wireless devices already in Monitor Mode.
  • ifconfig: For starting/stopping wireless devices.
  • Aircrack-ng suite, includes:
    • aircrack-ng: For cracking WEP .cap files and and WPA handshake captures.
    • aireplay-ng: For deauthing access points, replaying capture files, various WEP attacks.
    • airmon-ng: For enumerating and enabling Monitor Mode on wireless devices.
    • airodump-ng: For target scanning & capture file generation.
    • packetforge-ng: For forging capture files.

Optional, but Recommended:

  • tshark: For detecting WPS networks and inspecting handshake capture files.
  • reaver: For WPS Pixie-Dust attacks.
    • Note: Reaver’s wash tool can be used to detect WPS networks if tshark is not found.
  • bully: For WPS Pixie-Dust attacks.
    • Alternative to Reaver. Specify --bully to use Bully instead of Reaver.
    • Bully is also used to fetch PSK if reaver cannot after cracking WPS PIN.
  • cowpatty: For detecting handshake captures.
  • pyrit: For detecting handshake captures.

Installing & Running

git clone https://github.com/derv82/wifite2.git
cd wifite2


Cracking WPS PIN using reaver’s Pixie-Dust attack, then retrieving WPA PSK using bully
Decloaking & cracking a hidden access point (via the WPA Handshake attack)
Various cracking options (using –crack option)