Wireless adapter Requirements:

  • Monitor mode
  • packet injection
  • AP mode



Change to monitor mode:

  • iwconfig
  • mode=managed, the default setting
    • Only packets with its destination MAC Address that match the wifi adapter are captured
  • ifconfig wlan0 down
  • Run this command to fix any potential issues (not required)
    • airmon-ng check kill
  • enable monitor mode
    • iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
    • as an alternative
      • 1- airmon-ng start wlan0
  • ifconfig wlan0 up
  • iwconfig