18.WifiCutout Landscape

Learn how to start and stop Monitor mode in Linux in this tutorial.


The Wifi module comes with multiple modes and one of them is monitor mode, which you have commonly heard from security enthusiasts to sniff over a network using Wireshark.

Monitor Mode allows a wireless router to view the contents of its connected devices on the same channel as it works. In wireless networking, there are multiple modes that can be used to handle connections (managed mode) and monitor packets (monitor mode).

All hardware doesn’t support monitor mode, so to check whether your hardware supports monitor mode, execute the below code on your terminal screen, and note down the chipset code.