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I have wireshark shows error

"The capabilities of The capture device "mon0" could not be obtained (That device doesn't support monitor mode). Please check to make sure you have sufficient permissions, and that you have the proper interface or pipe specified.

Try using airmon-ng, as suggested by CaptureSetup/WLAN in the Wireshark Wiki."

I did airmon-ng start wlan0, the error appears again, I killed all the processes, only "NetworkManager, wpa_supplicant, dhclient." but if you kill them falls to the Internet, which could be causing this error?

asked 12 Nov '13, 21:18

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Sokolov Andrey
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edited 12 Nov '13, 21:27

sounds like your kernel driver for your wifi/wlan interface does not support monitor mode. Please post:

  • OS and version
  • wifi/wlan brand and model


(14 Nov '13, 05:04) Kurt Knochner ♦

OC-ubuntu Wi-Fi adapter- ALFA AWUS036H and standart modele Aspire E1-531G 802.11 b/g/n

(14 Nov '13, 05:17) Sokolov Andrey


strange, the AWUS036H should support monitor mode. Which version of Ubuntu did you try?

Suggestion: Please try Kali Linux instead of Ubuntu.


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answered 14 Nov '13, 05:44

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ubuntu 12.04

(14 Nov '13, 06:01) Sokolov Andrey

apparently others have similar problems.

please try Kali Linux (not sure if that works)

(14 Nov '13, 06:17) Kurt Knochner ♦
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