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Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Cookbook by Sean-Philip Oriyano

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Step one – monitor mode airmon-ng

The first step we have to do is put the wireless adapter into promiscuous mode or monitor mode. This is no different to what we have been doing in previous chapters. In this case, we will assume that our wireless adapter uses the name wlan0, but double check it to ensure that the name is the same on your system.

    airmon-ng start wlan0

Much like before, the airmon-ng utility has switched our wireless card into monitor mode and should have renamed it to something along the lines of mon0. Once this is done, we will now be capable of viewing all the traffic we need. The following screenshot shows the result of the airmon-ng command:

airmon-ng switching wlan0 into monitor mode.

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