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Old 02-12-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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"Mode: Managed / Monitor" how to switch between them.

well I know how to place my wireless card into 'Monitor" mode
sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
but how on Earth do you get it back into Managed mode???
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Just do:

sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
Then just set some parameters like SSID and channel for it to authenticate with an AP.
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Post Try this easy way

Try using Alpha-Lead's script on GitHub.
It provides a nice and easy menu to change modes.


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