Kali Linux, putting WiFi Card into monitor mode

This is guide is about how to put your wireless adapter into monitor mode, using Kali Linux and then use Wireshark to inspect the frames (Wireshark comes standard with Kali)

*Not all wireless cards(chipsets)support monitor mode if unsure do a google search.    For this I will be using a Alfa Networks card:AWUS036NH.

Step1: check that the NIC is attached type

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Step2: Place wireless interface in monitor mode Airmon-ng start <interface name>  Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 4.53.09 pm.png

Step 3: kill an process that are currently running.  Screen Shot 2017-09-01 at 4.53.17 pm.png

then check that processes have been stopped

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Step 4: Put interface  in sniffing mode this command will scan over all channels  depending on  wireless device chipset

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Can just sniff on a specific channel with the following command

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Once sniffing channels load Wireshark, in in root access you will be presented with the below error message press ok and the select the wlan0mon interface to load the 802.11 frames.

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