airmon-ng

WLAN Montior and Capturing AP's

Submitted by rbosaz on Tue, 10/25/2022 - 11:10

When sniffing for AP's gather the following AP information before cracking:

  • BSSID: MAC address of the network.
  • CHANNEL: The Channel that the network is running on.
  • ENC: The encryption type.
  • ESSID: The name of the network.

Setup WiFi in monitoring mode:

ifconfig <wlan name> down
sudo airmon-ng start <wlan name>
verify via iwconfig

Capture other AP's, using the following command:

sudo airodump-nd <wlan name>

If you wish to sniff a specific band (a, b or g) add --band parameter after the interface name. Note: b and g use 2.4Ghz and a uses 5Ghz