Wireless Security
wlan0 and mon0 Apr 26 2011 06:26PM
John Nash (rootsecurityfreak gmail com) (1 replies)
Re: wlan0 and mon0 Apr 26 2011 07:15PM
Jonathan Younie (jonnyp4lsec gmail com)
John,

wlan0 is the default entry that shows up when linux recognizes and loads
your wireless card.

mon0 is a special entry that gets created by aircrack (aireplay) that
puts your wireless card into promiscuous mode, allowing it to listen to
all of the packets on the wireless network(s) in your vicinity and
ultimately to perform packet injection.

All of this information is covered in aircrack's online guides. ie.
http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=newbie_guide.

Jonathan Younie
CEH, MCSE, MCTS

On 4/26/2011 2:26 PM, John Nash 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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