Step-by-step – Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali

December 19, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Getting Started

  1. 2. Fixing System

    First, Set Wlan Interface Name
    So to discover the Wireless Adapter ID run:

    ifconfig | grep wl

    Then turn it Off with:

    sudo ip link set wlan1 down

    In case, change the “wlan1” with your current one.
    Now set the Card Name properly as:

    sudo ip link set wlan1 name wlan1mon

    And turn it On again:

    sudo ip link set wlan1mon up

    Last, to check up the Network status run:

    sudo airmon-ng
    Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali - terminal output

    Thanks to CyberSpace!

  2. 3. Launching Fern

    Finally, Launch & Enjoy Fern
    Use the Desktop Launcher:

    Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali - Launching

    From Shell with:

    fern-wifi-cracker
  3. 4. Recovering Wifi Pass

    Finally, to Recover/Test Wi-fi WPA/WEP Passwords
    First, enable the Wireless Interface in Monitor Mode:

    Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali - monitor mode enabled

    Next, Scan for Access Points:

    Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali - scan access points

    Choose the retrieved Wireless Networks:

    Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali - wpa/wep access points

    And then your should be able to follow with your first Wireless PenTesting attempt:

    Fern Getting Started Guide on Kali - attack panel

    Good Luck! ;)

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