Cant Enter Monitor Mode


(Listen Tonothing) #1

Im trying to put my chip in monitor mode but it gives error can someone help me fix it im new.i have HP Mini 110-1047TU.after ifconfig wlan0 down and iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor i get this error

Error for wireless request “Set Mode” (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported

Parrot OS Release 4.2.2 32-bit Kernel Linux 4.18.0-parrot8-686-pae i686 MATE 1.20.3

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Pendrive)

Configured to multiboot with other systems? ( no)

If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:
https://community.parrotsec.org/t/broadcom-wont-work-in-monitor-mode/790/2
https://community.parrotsec.org/t/monitor-mode-kinda-not-supported/2959


(Nate) #2

Try running the command with sudo If it still fails then type sudo bash So you get a root shell then try to run your commands again if it still fails to switch into mon mode then there really is no work around for this sort of issue. This isn’t something wrong on the OS. Your wireless card may not support Monitor mode. There’s a lot of big box brand WiFi chips that don’t have monitor mode. Your best bet is to google WiFi adapters that work with Linux. If worst comes to worst you can do what I did and build a custom Kernel module so whatever adapter you choose is supported by Linux. I’m now using a Netgear adapter A7000 Dualband AC. I found a repo containing the source code to compile the driver and rebuild the Kernel with it.


#3

Im using the A700 as well. Same adapter, little different skill set. Were you able to succesfully build a driver? If so could you do me a solid and share with me how to build one and get this guu mon for me. I really like the adapter and want to make it work. Thanks. RTL8814AU. Netgear A700.


(Listen Tonothing) #4

I was able to put my chip in Mon mode using b43 drivers and then switching from wl to b43 using modprobe command.