Aircrack-ng and CentOS 7

This time i will show you, how to install Aircrack-ng on CentOS 7. My CentOS 7 (CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 x64) is a virtual maschine on VirtualBox (5.0). As wireless USB Adapter i use TP-Link TL-WN822N.


  • CentOS 7 VM created and started
  • SSH access (optional)
# add epel repository
$ yum install -y epel-release

# install wireless-tools
$ yum install -y wireless-tools

# check wifi
$ iwconfig
$ ip addr

Install Aircrack-ng

# install needed software
$ yum install -y git-svn libpcap-devel sqlite-devel gcc gcc-c++ libnl-devel openssl-devel usbutils pciutils rfkill

# get latests version (my was Aircrack-ng 1.2 rc3 r2799)
$ svn co aircrack-ng

# Compiling
$ cd aircrack-ng/
$ make install clean


# kill interfering processes
$ airmon-ng check kill

# set interface into monitor mode (my interface is wlp0s11u1)
$ airmon-ng start wlp0s11u1

# start packet capturing
$ airodump-ng wlp0s11u1mon

# stop monitor mode
$ airmon-ng stop wlp0s11u1mon