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    Default WPA password mathematics

    k doing some math about possible combinations to crack wpa. I know it is a lot but need to get the formula down.

    95 keys on a standard us keyboard. minimum 8 characters for a wpa password.(63 max)

    95*94*93*92*91*90*89*88 = 4900933563926400
    ________________________ _________________ = 121550931645
    8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1 = 40320


    so to generate all possible combinations for a 8 character word list it would have 121550931645 words in it. dont need the size just how many words there are

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    Before anyone nails you to the wall...
    go and check out a thread called cracking random wpa keys, read the whole thing cause its chock full o' vitamins(and math)

    I think you're math is a little messy, i made the same mistake-- 95 keys on the board, for an 8 character passkey would be something like this:
    95*95*95*95*95*95*95*95=a big number
    there is a link in that thread to a site that gives specifics on the sizes and mathematics of these numbers

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    I haven't done this math in years.

    I know it will take forever to generate the word list I just want the calculations for a possible job I am looking at (part time).
    the only way I can see it working is if there is some sort of distributed computing, or have access to many many computers.

    anyways so essentially I take 95^how many characters there are ?

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    Check out the thread. What your asking is next to impossible. Also your math is off.

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