I would like to understand the mechanism behind wpa/wpa2 algorithm. Is there any script that can put this theory:(Key = PBKDF2(HMAC−SHA1, passphrase, ssid, 4096, 256)) into action to test it ? I made a capture of my own router with all necessary details, should this default Wifi password be the Key in this equation?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is there anything particular missing from this answer? I saw a recent upvote, but I don't know if that was you... Note that software recommendations are off topic here (there is software recommendations site for that). $\endgroup$
    – Maarten Bodewes
    Apr 20 '20 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ @MaartenBodewes this is rather a question and i posted it by mistake in another previous thread. I am not asking for software recommendations, it is just a simple script to put that theory into action and see if i get the same default password labeled on the router. $\endgroup$ Apr 20 '20 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure what you are asking. The password is the passphrase in the equation, not the key. To test it you need to authenticate against the router. But implementing WPA is a bit more than just a script. $\endgroup$
    – Maarten Bodewes
    Apr 20 '20 at 22:26

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