Wifi Adapter Monitor Mode

Monitor mode is a mode in which Linux can monitor all traffic on a network, regardless of whether that traffic is addressed to the computer. In order to use the monitor mode, you need a wireless adapter that supports it.

Monitor mode can be useful for a number of purposes, such as:

  • analysing the traffic on a network
  • troubleshooting network problems
  • sniff out wireless intruders

Here are the Linux commands:


sudo ifconfig wlan0 down

sudo airmon-ng check kill

airmon-ng start wlan0


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