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The wifi goes down when i put the wireless card in monitor mode (Aircrack-ng)

asked 2017-07-28 11:05:18 -0500

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Hello. I'm new to hacking. I'm having trouble with using aircrack-ng. Once i put my wireless card in monitor mode. The Internet access it cut off. Wifi networks cannot be detected. I have to restart the laptop to gain access again. Isn't my wireless card incompatible with aircrack? The card is RTL8101(Realtek) and I'm using a dell inspiron 15 laptop.

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answered 2017-07-28 18:44:57 -0500

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You can't run the card as a client and be in monitor mode at the same time. It's one or the other.

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Thanks. I've sorted this issue out. But i found that my wireless card doesn't support packet injection after doing the test. Can you suggest me a less expensive usb adapter that can work out of the box?

Venom gravatar imageVenom ( 2017-07-29 09:28:47 -0500 )edit

Most USB wireless devices work with Linux, but I have no idea which ones would support packet injection. Isn't it the kernel that does that? But I don't know what kind of packets you are trying to inject. Also, I see that you have opened a new question for that topic.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-07-29 18:11:31 -0500 )edit

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