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    Question Please specify a dictionary (option -w).

    Hello guys!

    I'm trying to use aircrack to get the key that I have captured but I get this error message, was wondeing if anyone could help. Thanks in advance

    root@bt:~# aircrack-ng wep-01.cap
    Opening wep-01.cap
    Read 183502 packets.

    # BSSID ESSID Encryption

    1 A8:0D:72:BF:0A:8D SKYBASC WPA (1 handshake)

    Choosing first network as target.

    Opening wep-01.cap
    Please specify a dictionary (option -w).


    Quitting aircrack-ng..

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    Default Re: Please specify a dictionary (option -w).

    What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to crack wep or WPA? To crack WPA you need to run a "wordlist" against the "handshake". If a word in your list is the password you have cracked it. BT comes with some small wordlists or you can download larger lists from the internet.

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