airdecap-ng [options] <pcap file>


airdecap-ng decrypts a WEP/WPA crypted pcap file to a uncrypted one by using the right WEP/WPA keys.


-H, --help

Shows the help screen.


Do not remove the 802.11 header.

-b <bssid>

Access point MAC address filter.

-k <pmk>

WPA Pairwise Master Key in hex.

-e <essid>

Target network SSID. For SSID containing special characters, see

-p <pass>

Target network WPA passphrase.

-w <key>

Target network WEP key in hex.


airdecap-ng -b 00:09:5B:10:BC:5A open-network.cap

airdecap-ng -w 11A3E229084349BC25D97E2939 wep.cap

airdecap-ng -e my_essid -p my_passphrase tkip.cap


This manual page was written by Adam Cecile <[email protected]> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

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