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I have been trying to get my wireless card working with wireshark. I'm using ubuntu, I've used my card in monitor mode lots. Its a USB Ralink rt2870.

Any ideas on why it won't let me into the wireless options?

I've tired putting it in monitor mode before starting wireshark and that doesnt help.

thanks, Chris

asked 13 Oct '10, 02:00

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Check to make sure your wireless card is in the up state:

ifconfig wlan0 up

There is a lot of variation in how to place an interface in monitor mode on Linux systems, depending your Linux kernel version and selected drivers. The Aircrack-ng tool airmon-ng does a great job at figuring out the "right thing to do" automatically:

airmon-ng start wlan0

Also double-check your ability to capture on the interface at the command-line with tshark:

tshark -ni wlan0


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answered 19 Oct '10, 06:29

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