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airmon-ng [2015/08/23 23:40]
mister_x [Typical Uses] Updated
airmon-ng [2015/08/24 00:08]
mister_x monX interfaces are deprecated
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    1115 wpa_supplicant    1115 wpa_supplicant
  
-===Turn monitor mode on===+===Enable ​monitor mode===
  
 **Note**: It is very important to kill the network managers before putting a card in monitor mode! **Note**: It is very important to kill the network managers before putting a card in monitor mode!
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 As you can see, it created a monitor mode interface called wlan0mon and it notified there are a few process that will interfere with the tools. As you can see, it created a monitor mode interface called wlan0mon and it notified there are a few process that will interfere with the tools.
  
-===Turn monitor mode off===+===Disable ​monitor mode===
  
   ~# airmon-ng stop wlan0mon   ~# airmon-ng stop wlan0mon
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   (mac80211 monitor mode vif disabled for [phy0]wlan0mon)   (mac80211 monitor mode vif disabled for [phy0]wlan0mon)
  
-And you might as well want to restart the network manager ​via+Don't forget ​to restart the network manager. It is usually done with the following command:
  
   service network-manager start   service network-manager start
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 You can set the channel number by adding it to the end: airmon-ng start wifi0 9 You can set the channel number by adding it to the end: airmon-ng start wifi0 9
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-==== mac80211 drivers monitor mode ==== 
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-See [[install_drivers#​mac80211_versus_ieee80211_stacks|mac80211 versus ieee80211 stacks]] for some background information. 
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-When using the mac80211 version of a driver, the use of airmon-ng and the aircrack-ng tools are slightly different. 
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-Running: 
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-   ​airmon-ng start wlan0 
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-Gives something like: 
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-   ​Interface ​  ​Chipset ​     Driver 
-    
-   ​wlan0 ​     Intel 4965 a/​b/​g/​n ​  ​iwl4965 - [phy0] 
-            (monitor mode enabled on mon0) 
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-Notice that it created "​mon0"​. ​ You must then use "​mon0"​ in all the subsequent aircrack-ng tools as the injection interface. 
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-To remove monitor mode enter: 
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-   ​airmon-ng stop mon0 
  
  
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 ==== General ==== ==== General ====
 Quite often, the standard scripts on a linux distribution will setup ath0 and or additional athX interfaces. ​ These must all be removed first per the instructions above. ​ Another problem is that the script set fields such as essid, nickname and encryptions. ​ Be sure these are all cleared. Quite often, the standard scripts on a linux distribution will setup ath0 and or additional athX interfaces. ​ These must all be removed first per the instructions above. ​ Another problem is that the script set fields such as essid, nickname and encryptions. ​ Be sure these are all cleared.
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 +==== Airmon-ng says the interface is not in monitor mode ==== 
 +
 +  ~# airmon-ng stop wlan0mon
 +  PHY Interface Driver Chipset
 +  ​
 +  phy0 wlan0mon ath9k_htc Atheros Communications,​ Inc. AR9271 802.11n
 +  ​
 +  You are trying to stop a device that isn't in monitor mode.
 +  Doing so is a terrible idea, if you really want to do it then you
 +  need to type 'iw wlan2mon del' yourself since it is a terrible idea.
 +  Most likely you want to remove an interface called wlan[0-9]mon
 +  If you feel you have reached this warning in error,
 +  please report it.
 +
 +It most likely mean the interface mode was changed from monitor to managed mode by a network manager. In this case, when stopping monitor mode, this is not a problem.
 +
 +==== My interface was put in monitor mode but tools says it is not ====
 +
 +It usually means the interface was put in monitor mode prior to killing network managers. And the network manager put the card back in managed mode.
 +
 +Refer to the documentation above to kill network managers and put it back into monitor mode.
  
 ==== Interface athX number rising (ath0, ath1, ath2.... ath45..) ==== ==== Interface athX number rising (ath0, ath1, ath2.... ath45..) ====
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