I ran into a problem in using kali linux system.

Kali doesn't allow me to see any devices connected to certain spot or capture any handshakes, I know that it can capture them(and see connected devices) because I tried to use 'airodump' command on Backtrack and it all worked fine. However Backtrack is old and it doesn't get updated anymore, so I have to use Kali Linux.

Did anyone run into the same problem, and found solution for it? I am open to any suggestions.

I guess if I will be able to see devices connected, then I will be able to capture handshakes, and so on.

Background: My network adapter chipset is: Atheros AR242x/AR542x. I DO NOT RUN VM, I have Kali Linux installed natively on my computer.

closed as too broad by Rory Alsop May 28 '18 at 7:48

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • What device is? I mean not the chipset (you already posted it)... I mean the brand and the model of the device. Everything sounds like a driver problem. – OscarAkaElvis Aug 5 '17 at 10:33

Maybe no one is connected to the wifi spot right now. (If you do see someone you can "deauth" him in order to get a handshake). Try on your wifi and check if you do see anyone who is connected while you know someone really is. Also maybe you're to faraway from the hotspot/this hotspot is on a crowded channel (there are many wifi's on the same channel nearby).

  • I did try to deauth my phone, and as I said it works on backtrack(it sees my phone and the handshake), but on kali it just doesn't see it. – RaulAlkino Aug 3 '17 at 15:37
  • @RaulAlkino Weird, sounds like the network card doesn't work properly in kali. are you even able to scan for wifi's nearby? – MercyDude Aug 3 '17 at 15:42
  • Yes, it finds all wifi's around my area but doesn't see any devices connected(even if I use 'deauth' to reconnect them) – RaulAlkino Aug 4 '17 at 3:54

Have you specified the "-w" tag? You should use it to write the handshake to a file. Also the other reason you don't capture any handshakes is because: 1. No one authenticated to the target AP while you were sniffing from the air. 2. Not in range. Try to Deauthenticate a client from the target AP.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.