So, you want to learn how to hack Wi-Fi, but there’s too many books out there. Which one is right for you? How can you make an informed decision? Well, you’re in luck because that’s exactly what we’re going to do here. Below is a collection of the best Wi-Fi hacking books there are.

Having personally read all of these (and a few others that I haven’t added here), you’ll find only the best of the best in this list. I’ve made sure to include something for everyone. If you’re a complete beginner, these books will help you take off from square one all the way to becoming an expert who can easily crack almost any Wi-Fi networks. If you’re already familiar with hacking, then these will bolster your knowledge of penetrating wireless networks.

So let’s get started.

1. Wireless Hacking for Beginners - step by step

Book cover and review of Wireless Hacking for Beginners - step by step

This is a very well written book on wireless network hacking. Written from an ethical standpoint, it provides you a complete practical overview of hacking Wi-Fi and gets you practicing right off the bat, perfect for beginners. And it’s just 40 pages, you can read it right now and start hacking Wi-Fi networks within the next hour or so! Pick it up here.

2. The Beginner’s Guide to Hacking Wireless Networks

Book cover and review of The Beginner’s Guide to Hacking Wireless Networks

Another short book, this one goes a bit deeper into protocols and helps quickly fill the gaps in your knowledge so that you can be prepared for hacking stronger networks. It provides a concise introduction of the material and follows up with more detail as you go. Check it out here.

3. Introduction to Wireless Hacking with Kali Linux

Book cover and review of Introduction to Wireless Hacking with Kali Linux

As you become a more experienced hacker, you’ll have to start using Kali. And what better place to start learning Kali than by learning how to hack Wi-Fi. While other books in this list have some tools that can be run on windows as well, this book is focused on making you comfortable and efficient with Wi-Fi hacking using Kali Linux. Grab it from here.

4. Beginners Guide on How to Hack Wireless Network

Book cover and review of Beginners Guide on How to Hack Wireless Network

This is the last beginner level book in this list. It is focused on penetration testing a wireless network and outlines the complete approach to hacking any Wi-Fi networks. Instead of hacking, it is more focused on security and that is something that you, aspiring hacker, should learn now. After all, your neighbor could also be reading these books. Get this one from here.

5. Hacking Wireless Networks - The ultimate hands-on guide

Book cover and review of Hacking Wireless Networks - The ultimate hands-on guide

After reading the previous books, you should now have developed a solid plan of attack for hacking Wi-Fi networks. But you’ll soon realize that latest technologies and developments (e.g: WPA2) make for a major obstacle to any Wi-Fi hacker. So now we must mix in a bit of social engineering and some clever tactics to gain control of a wireless network. And this is exactly what this book teaches you. You can find it here.

6. Hacking Exposed Wireless

Book cover and review of Hacking Exposed Wireless

I’ve saved the best one for last. This is where it all comes together. At 500+ pages long, it is going to be quite a read, but rest assured that you’ll come out knowing everything there is to know about hacking wireless networks. The author is a master at simplifying the most complex techniques. But beginners should still go over the previous books first as this one gets quite technical. It focuses not only on Wi-Fi but all kinds of wireless networks such as Bluetooth, Z-wave and ZigBee. A must read for anyone who wishes to become the master of wireless hacking. Get it here.


And there you have it. This is everything you need to learn Wi-Fi hacking. If you’re determined, you could finish the entire set in a couple of weeks. So, do you think you have what it takes? Go ahead and find out :)

P.S: I’ll routinely update this list to account for any new books or editions.



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