Small tool to capture packets from wlan devices. After capturing, upload the "uncleaned" pcapng here (https://wpa-sec.stanev.org/?submit) to see if your ACCESS POINT or the CLIENT is vulnerable by using common wordlists. Convert the pcapng file to WPA-PBKDF2-PMKID+EAPOL hashline (22000) with hcxpcapngtool (hcxtools) and check if PreSharedKey or PlainMasterKey was transmitted unencrypted.
Stand-alone binaries - designed to run on Raspberry Pi's with installed Arch Linux. It may work on other Linux systems (notebooks, desktops) and distributions, too. Capture format pcapng is compatible to Wireshark and tshark.
|hcxdumptool||Tool to run several tests to determine if ACCESS POINTs or CLIENTs are vulnerable|
|hcxpioff||Turns Raspberry Pi off via GPIO switch|
git clone https://github.com/ZerBea/hcxdumptool.git cd hcxdumptool
You need to install missing dependencies before running
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libssl-dev pkg-config
make make install (as super user)
pacman -S hcxtools
Arch Linux ARM
pacman -S hcxtools
Black Arch is an Arch Linux-based penetration testing distribution for penetration testers and security researchers
pacman -S hcxtools
Android NDK installed in your system and in path variable
This repository cloned with all submodules (
--recursive flag in
git clone or
git submodules update command run)
ndk-build - built executables for some architectures should be created inside
Copy it to your phone and enjoy.
Operatingsystem: Arch Linux (strict), Kernel >= 5.4 (strict). It may work on other Linux systems (notebooks, desktops) and distributions, too (no support for other distributions, no support for other operating systems).
Chipset must be able to run in monitor mode and driver must support monitor mode as well as full packet injection. Recommended: MEDIATEK (MT7601) or RALINK (RT2870, RT3070, RT5370) chipset
gcc 10 recommended (deprecated versions are not supported: https://gcc.gnu.org/)
libopenssl and openssl-dev installed
Raspberry Pi A, B, A+, B+, Zero (WH). (Recommended: Zero (WH) or A+, because of a very low power consumption), but notebooks and desktops may work, too.
GPIO hardware mod recommended (push button and LED).
hcxdumptool need full (monitor mode and full packet injection running all packet types) and exclusive access to the adapter! Otherwise it will not start!
The driver must support monitor mode and full packet injection, as well as ioctl() system calls!
Virtual Netlink (libnl) interfaces are not supported!
Get information about VENDOR, model, chipset and driver here: https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/
Manufacturers do change chipsets without changing model numbers. Sometimes they add (v)ersion or (rev)vision.
This list is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as a binding presentation of the products:
|CSL 300MBit 300649||ID 148f:5572 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5572 Wireless Adapter|
|EDIMAX EW-7711UAN||ID 7392:7710 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd|
|ALLNET ALL-WA0150N||ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter|
|SEMPRE WU150-1||ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter|
|TENDA W311U+||ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter|
|ALFA AWUS036H||ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter|
|ALFA AWUS036NH||ID 148f:3070 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter|
|LogiLink WL0151||ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter|
|WiFi N (noname)||ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter|
|TP-LINK Archer T2UH||ID 148f:761a Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7610U ("Archer T2U" 2.4G+5G WLAN Adapter)|
|ASUS USB-AC51||ID 0b05:17d1 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. AC51 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wireless Adapter [Mediatek MT7610U]|
Always verify the actual chipset with 'lsusb' and/or 'lspci'!
Due to a bug in xhci subsystem other devices may not work at the moment: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=202541
No support for a third party driver which is not part of the official kernel (https://www.kernel.org/)
No support for a driver which doesn't support monitor and packet injection, native - if you need this features, do a request on www.kernel.org
Not recommended WiFi chipsets:
The best high frequency amplifier is a good antenna!
It is much better to achieve gain using a good antenna instead of increasing transmitter power.
|LOGILINK WL0097||grid parabolic|
|TP-LINK TL-ANT2414 A/B||panel|
|TP-LINK TL-ANT2409 A||panel|
|JENTRO BT-GPS-8 activepilot||BLUETOOTH|
|bash_profile||Autostart for Raspberry Pi (copy to /root/.bash_profile)|
|pireadcard||Back up a Pi SD card|
|piwritecard||Restore a Pi SD card|
|makemonnb||Example script to activate monitor mode|
|killmonnb||Example script to deactivate monitor mode|
LED flashes 5 times if hcxdumptool successfully started
LED flashes every 5 seconds if everything is fine and signals are received
LED flashes twice, if no signal received during the last past 5 seconds
Press push button at least > 5 seconds until LED turns on (also LED turns on if hcxdumptool terminates)
Green ACT LED flashes 10 times
Raspberry Pi turned off and can be disconnected from power supply
Do not use hcxdumptool and hcxpioff together!
LED flashes every 5 seconds 2 times if hcxpioff successfully started
Press push button at least > 5 seconds until LED turns on
Green ACT LED flashes 10 times
Raspberry Pi turned off safely and can be disconnected from power supply
first run hcxdumptool -i interface --do_rcascan at least for 30 seconds
to determine that the driver support monitor mode and required ioctl() calls,
to determine that the driver support full packet injection,
to retrieve information about access points and
to determine which access points are in attack range.
ENTERPRISE NUMBER 0x2a, 0xce, 0x46, 0xa1
MAGIC NUMBER 0x2a, 0xce, 0x46, 0xa1, 0x79, 0xa0, 0x72, 0x33,
0x83, 0x37, 0x27, 0xab, 0x59, 0x33, 0xb3, 0x62, 0x45, 0x37, 0x11, 0x47, 0xa7, 0xcf, 0x32, 0x7f, 0x8d, 0x69, 0x80, 0xc0, 0x89, 0x5e, 0x5e, 0x98
OPTIONCODE_MACMYORIG 0xf29a (6 byte)
OPTIONCODE_MACMYAP 0xf29b (6 byte)
OPTIONCODE_RC 0xf29c (8 byte)
OPTIONCODE_ANONCE 0xf29d (32 byte)
OPTIONCODE_MACMYSTA 0xf29e (6 byte)
OPTIONCODE_SNONCE 0xf29f (32 byte)
OPTIONCODE_WEAKCANDIDATE 0xf2a0 (64 byte) == 63 characters + zero
OPTIONCODE_GPS 0xf2a1 (max 128 byte)
You must use hcxdumptool only on networks you have permission to do this, because:
hcxdumptool is able to prevent complete wlan traffic (depend on selected options)
hcxdumptool is able to capture PMKIDs from access points (only one single PMKID from an access point required) (use hcxpcapngtool to convert them to a format hashcat and/Or JtR understand)
hcxdumptool is able to capture handshakes from not connected clients (only one single M2 from the client is required) (use hcxpcapngtool to convert them to a format hashcat and/Or JtR understand)
hcxdumptool is able to capture handshakes from 5GHz clients on 2.4GHz (only one single M2 from the client is required) (use hcxpcapngtool to to a format hashcat and/Or JtR understand)
hcxdumptool is able to capture passwords from the wlan traffic (use hcxpcapngtool -E to save them to file, together with networknames)
hcxdumptool is able to request and capture extended EAPOL (RADIUS, GSM-SIM, WPS) (hcxpcapngtool will show you information about them)
hcxdumptool is able to capture identities from the wlan traffic (for example: request IMSI numbers from mobile phones - use hcxpcapngtool -I to save them to file)
hcxdumptool is able to capture usernames from the wlan traffic (for example: user name of a server authentication - use hcxpcapngtool -U to save them to file)
Do not use a logical interface and leave the physical interface in managed mode
Do not use hcxdumptool in combination with aircrack-ng, reaver, bully or other tools which take access to the interface
Stop all services which take access to the physical interface (NetworkManager, wpa_supplicant,...)
Do not use tools like macchanger, as they are useless, because hcxdumptool uses its own random mac address space