How can i solve IEEE 802.11 problem on wireshark

asked 2020-04-01 16:33:32 +0000

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updated 2020-04-01 16:46:24 +0000

grahamb gravatar image

Hi everybody, i have a problem with IEEE 802.11 protocol in wireshark and i cannot see wifi traffic from my computer. I've install wireshark-gtk from AUR on arch linux. I use 2 network intefaces : 1 in monitor mode (for capturing wifi) and 1 in manage mode. I've compile the wpa_pwd like this : Mypasswd:MySSID but it not working, i've tried with wpa_psk but it don't work. I type there the output of iwconfig:

lo        no wireless extensions.

eno1      no wireless extensions.

wlp0s20f0u3  IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"SSID"  Nickname:"<[email protected]>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: "My access point"   
          Bit Rate:72.2 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=76/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

wlo1mon   IEEE 802.11  Mode:Monitor  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Tx-Power=0 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Managment : on

What i have to do to fix this problem ?

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First step: don't try to capture in monitor mode with an interface that is also in managed mode. Suggest to dedicate an adapter to monitor mode capture. This might require any network managers that are running; if you have the aircrack-ng suite of tools, the airmon-ng tool can help provision the adapter for capture.

Bob Jones gravatar imageBob Jones ( 2020-04-01 18:05:47 +0000 )edit