Hello guys,yesterday I tried to "sniff" some network packets so as to find out passwords from my Laptop and from others devices in my network, At first from my laptop works perfectly,I just had to select the correct interface(eth0,wlan0,any).After that I was about to try do the same thing so as to catch the password from my phone! But it didn't worked! I choose at first wlan0,after that eth0(because I connect my laptop with ethernet cable as well due to disconnections) and at the end I tried the "any" interface.Nothing! I did a little research and I came accross the "monitor mode".I see what it is and where it is used so I searched how to enable it in my laptop so as I could do my job! I opened a terminal and typed in:
I read that I should kill all processes before enabling monitor mode and if I do not,then I get an message in the terminal I get this output:
Then my wifi isn’t working and I could connect to the internet only through ethernet! Then type in the terminal
The output I get after typing that command is:
My wireless network card is: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter. I am currently running Kali Linux 2 Rolling Edition. Please HELP! What should I do?? Thanks :)
asked 28 Aug ‘16, 05:02
I don't have enough points to move your answer to a comment.
Since this is related to a specific software product which sin't Wireshark, I suggest you start there:
They have a forum and I suggest you post there. It's been down for a couple of days but when it returns that will be your best place to learn how to use that software.
It's possible to put the interface in monitor mode without those scripts so if they are causing you problems perhaps you could try an alternate method.
Some commands that could be used:
You should expect to lose network connectivity through the WiFi interface when you put it into monitor mode. There are advanced ways to add a virtual interface to the phy, as a prototype:
iw dev <devname> interface add <name> type <type>
There is plenty of documentation in the man pages or on google and this could let you use the interface for network access as well as monitor mode. Look out for the Realtek regression with promiscuous mode which cycled through Kali rolling earlier this year. There are plenty of notes on this site about it if you run into it.
answered 28 Aug '16, 07:44