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BackTrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing Beginner’s Guide by Vivek Ramachandran

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Time for action creating a monitor mode interface

Let's now set our Alfa card into monitor mode!

Follow these instructions to get started:

  1. Boot into BackTrack with your Alfa card connected. Once you are within the console, enter iwconfig to confirm that your card has been detected and the driver has been loaded properly:
    Time for action creating a monitor mode interface
  2. Use the ifconfig wlan0 up command to bring the card up. Verify the card is up by running ifconfig wlan0. You should see the word UP in the second line of the output as shown:
    Time for action creating a monitor mode interface
  3. To put our card into monitor mode, we will use the airmon-ng ...

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