Is it possible to configure WiFi adaptor to monitor mode?

asked 2015-06-04 20:40:04 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 10:59:49 +0300

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I tried to use standard linux method, but had no success:

 [root@Jolla nemo]# iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
    Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Is it possible to configure wlan0 to monitor mode?

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I doubt, wifi adaptor drivers are not 'native' ones

pmelas ( 2015-06-04 23:48:10 +0300 )edit

Unfortunately. No. The drivers are closed, or moreover, the drivers are actually available. But the firmware - which needs to offer the calls needed in the drivers - are closed binary blobs. It will take a lot of reverse engineering, and even then, it is legally difficult to distribute whatever was made. Sadly.

Nieldk ( 2015-06-05 20:00:44 +0300 )edit