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Old 05-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Raspberry Pi - Wifi & Monitor Mode Not Working

I have a USB wifi card that I cannot get to go into monitor mode for some reason. I am running kali linux on a raspberry pi. Here's the necessary info:

root@kali:~# uname -a
Linux kali 3.6.11-cutdown #1 PREEMPT Thu Aug 29 02:35:12 CDT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux

root@kali:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

root@kali:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 207600 12
arc4 1312 2
rt2800usb 11093 0
rt2800lib 44084 1 rt2800usb
crc_ccitt 940 1 rt2800lib
rt2x00usb 6228 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 26852 3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb
mac80211 211324 3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
cfg80211 112728 2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
leds_gpio 1668 0
led_class 1788 2 leds_gpio,rt2x00lib

....and finally:

root@kali:~# airmon-ng start wlan0

Found 1 processes that could cause trouble.
If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!
PID Name
1456 dhclient

Interface Chipset Driver

root@kali:~# iwconfig
wlan0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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

I have spent a lot of time googling and searching for an answer, but I cannot seem to get this working.

Tried this:
Didn't work due to an error:
root@kali:~/compat-wireless-3.6.2-1# make
make -C /lib/modules/3.6.11-cutdown/build M=/root/compat-wireless-3.6.2-1 modules
make: *** /lib/modules/3.6.11-cutdown/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2

root@kali:/lib/modules/3.6.11-cutdown# ls -al
total 684
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 29 2013 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Aug 20 2013 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Aug 20 2013 build -> /storage/kali/images/rpi/kernel/raspberrypi
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 Aug 29 2013 kernel
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 229016 Aug 29 2013 modules.alias
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 229305 Aug 29 2013 modules.alias.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2788 Aug 29 2013 modules.builtin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3597 Aug 29 2013 modules.builtin.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 26891 Aug 29 2013 modules.dep
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42728 Aug 29 2013 modules.dep.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 214 Aug 29 2013 modules.devname
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13939 Aug 29 2013 modules.order
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 131 Aug 29 2013 modules.softdep
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 53145 Aug 29 2013 modules.symbols
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66043 Aug 29 2013 modules.symbols.bin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Aug 29 2013 source -> /storage/kali/images/rpi/kernel/raspberrypi

Clearly, this card supports monitor mode. No idea why I can't get it to work.
Old 05-24-2014, 05:45 AM   #2
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Well, the site you linked to states you need patched driver for monitoring. Your build fails because you have no kernel sources installed (not sure, but headers package may suffice with your distro).


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