In this recipe, we are going to understand the basics of using a wireless adaptor to sniff wireless data packets; to do so we will have to change the wireless card to Monitor mode. For sniffing we will be using the
airodump-ng command from the
We will be using the Alfa card for this exercise; ensure that the wireless adaptor is connected as in the earlier recipe and we can start sniffing traffic.
ifconfig wlan0 up
airmon-ng start wlan0
The output will be as shown in the following screenshot: