Wireless Security
Re: wlan0 and mon0 Apr 26 2011 08:51PM
christopher sied gmail com
its all about fundamentals in networking, all network interfaces are supposed to accept packets dedicated only to them, everything else should be ignored. When you enable promiscuous mode (on wifi monitor mode) you make the interface grab all the traffic that is passing true, for that reason you are able to do sniffing, injection, analyzing and all that fancy stuff. So when you look at your interface and it says wlan0 than you know its working in old fashion way, the way it was designed to do so. On the other hand, when you look at your interface and it says mon0, you know that the interface is running in the monitor mode.

Christopher Siedlecki

Phone: +1.847.261.4549

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On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:49 PM, John Nash <rootsecurityfreak (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:

What I am really confused about is, where there is only one physical

device, then why do we need wlan0, mon0, at0 etc. to do different

operations?

After all in the wired world, we use eth0 for all purposes (sending

legit traffic as well as sniffing)

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM, Chris Siedlecki

<christopher.sied (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]> wrote:

> When you enable monitor mode on wlan you get mon, zeros and ones after the

> interface refer to physical network card, since you could have more than

> one. We need it so we could easily distinguish between both modes.

>

>

> Christopher Siedlecki

> Phone: +1.847.261.4549

> E-mail: christopher.sied (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]

> Home Page: www.burnnetsolutions.com

>

>

> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:26 PM, John Nash <rootsecurityfreak (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]>

> wrote:

>>

>> Hi List,

>>

>> I am bit confused about what is the difference between wlan0 and mon0?

>> and why do we need mon0, when we already have wlan0?

>>

>> Also, when we use airbase-ng, we get another interface at0. What is

>> this? and how is it related to wlan0 and mon0?

>>

>> Thanks,

>>

>> JN

>

>

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