airmon-ng man page

airmon-ng — POSIX sh script designed to turn wireless cards into monitor mode.

Synopsis

airmon-ng <start|stop> <interface> [channel] airmon-ng <check> [kill]

Description

airmon-ng This script can be used to enable monitor mode on wireless interfaces. It may also be used to go back from monitor mode to managed mode. Entering the airmon-ng command without parameters will show the interfaces status.  It can also list/kill programs that can interfere with the wireless card operation.

Optional Parameters

start <interface> [channel]

Enable monitor mode on an interface (and specify a channel). Note: Madwifi-ng is a special case, 'start' has to be used on wifi interfaces and 'stop' on ath interfaces.

stop <interface>

Disable monitor mode and go back to managed mode (except for madwifi-ng where it kills the ath VAP).

check [kill]

List all possible programs that could interfere with the wireless card. If 'kill' is specified, it will try to kill all of them.

--verbose

This flag must precede start/stop/check and can be combined with other parameters or used alone.  This flag will increase the verbosity to provide additional useful information which may not be needed for normal operation.

--debug

This flag must precede start/stop/check and can be combined with other parameters or used alone.  This flag will increase the verbosity to debug level to assist in troubleshooting errors in airmon-ng. Use this flag when opening a bug, but only use --verbose when requesting support in irc.

--elite

WARNING: DO NOT USE: This flag must precede start or stop and will prevent airmon-ng from removing interfaces.  WARNING: Use of this flag will immediately disqualify receiving any support from the aircrack-ng team, due to the fact that this behavior is known to be broken. WARNING!

Author

This manual page was written by Adam Cecile <gandalf@le-vert.net> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). And modified to fit airmon-ng by David Francos Cuartero <xayon@xayon.net>. Most recently modified by Zero_Chaos to update for the airmon-zc rewrite. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

See Also

airbase-ng(8)
aireplay-ng(8)
airodump-ng(8)
airodump-ng-oui-update(8)
airserv-ng(8)
airtun-ng(8)
besside-ng(8)
easside-ng(8)
tkiptun-ng(8)
wesside-ng(8)
aircrack-ng(1)
airdecap-ng(1)
airdecloak-ng(1)
airolib-ng(1)
besside-ng-crawler(1)
buddy-ng(1)
ivstools(1)
kstats(1)
makeivs-ng(1)
packetforge-ng(1)
wpaclean(1)

Referenced By

airbase-ng(8), aircrack-ng(1), airdecap-ng(1), airdecloak-ng(1), aireplay-ng(8), airodump-ng(8), airodump-ng-oui-update(8), airolib-ng(1), airserv-ng(8), airtun-ng(8), airventriloquist-ng(8), besside-ng(8), besside-ng-crawler(1), buddy-ng(1), easside-ng(8), ivstools(1), kstats(1), makeivs-ng(1), packetforge-ng(1), tkiptun-ng(8), wesside-ng(8), wpaclean(1).

December 2018 Version 1.5.2