Thursday, 26 January 2012

Update/Install Reaver in BackTrack

Reaver is the tool to exploit WPS bruteforce vulnerability.

Reaver is being updated really fast by Tactical Network Solutions. Reaver 1.4 is out now.
Following are step-by-step instructions on how to install Reaver 1.4 on BackTrack 5. If you already have Reaver 1.3 (or any other lower version) installed, then the following commands will uninstall it and update to Reaver 1.4.

You can find the Reaver source code on Google Code. Click here to download Reaver from Google Code.

Step 1 :- Download Reaver 1.4

# wget

 Step 2 :- Extract Reaver 1.4

# tar zxvf reaver-1.4.tar.gz

 Step 3 :- Browse to the directory where Reaver 1.4 is extracted.

# cd reaver-1.4/src

 Step 4 :- Configure Command

# ./configure

 Step 5 :- Make Command

# make

 Step 6 :- Make Install Command

# make install

 Step 7 :- Command to run Reaver

# reaver

 Step 7 :- Command to run Wash

# wash 

Wash (previously called Walsh) is the utility that comes with Reaver 1.4. Wash automatically scans the APs in the range for the WPS bruteforce vulnerability.


  1. I have reaver in DATA but i dont know how to install it to backtrack 5 r1! Can you help me pls?

  2. command 'reaver' is available in '/usr/local/bin/reaver'
    the command could not be located because '/usr/local/bin' in not included in the PATH enviroment variable
    reaver: command not found

    I tried doing all the steps over and over but still this comes up every time I run the reaver command

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