# How do I brute-force a WPA-2 wifi with Aircrack-ng in Kali Linux?

What I basically want to do is, perform a test on my Wi-Fi and brute force it instead of a dictionary attack. I googled, and all of them showed me examples of dictionary attack and no bruteforcing.

My password is somewhat like this- aXb2@abc.

I know this can take a lot of time, but since it's my home I can let my computer do the work. Also, is there a better option than bruteforcing this type of passwords? I am using Kali Linux 2. Thanks.

• You could try to exploit WPS with reaver. That would take much less time than bruteforcing, which could literally take thousands of years. – INV3NT3D Sep 19 '16 at 18:56

-w -
crunch 4 5 0123456789 2> /dev/null | aircrack-ng [..options..] -w -