For an ethical hacker, it is used to capture all these packets to check if the router is vulnerable or not. It is also used to check if the network is vulnerable to any threat or not. It has all the crucial information on every device. It is further used for observing the widespread traffic.
If you have the wireless adapter that supports the monitor mode, then you can easily set the wireless interface.
Configure wireless cards to turn on monitor mode:
For this purpose, we will use the POSIX sh script specifically designed to carry out this function:
$usage: airmon-ng <start|stop|check> <interface> [channel or frequency]
See the interface’s status
To view the interface’s status, type the following command into the terminal:
Kill background processes
Use the following syntax to check if any program is running in the background
You can also terminate any process that you think is interfering with airmon_ng or taking up memory using:
How to enable Monitor Mode using Airmon-ng
If you have tried enabling monitor mode by using iw and failed, then the good idea is to try to enable monitor mode by using a different method.
The first step is to get the information about your wireless interface
Of course, you would like to kill any process that can interfere with using the adapter in monitor mode. To do that, you can use a program called airmon-ng or else use the following command.
Now we can enable the Monitor Mode without any interference.
Wlan0mon is created.
Now, you can use the following commands to disable the monitor mode and return to the managed mode.
Follow the command to restart the network manager.
How to turn off the NetworkManager that prevents Monitor Mode
Enabling monitor mode is the best way of sniffing and spying. There are several ways to use airmon-ng, and the best way to use airmon-ng is to activate monitor mode with it. Every method does not work for every adapter. So, you can go for any method if your adapter does not behave as expected.