I am a beginner in pen-testing, and I am interested in learning, but I seem to run into a brick wall when trying to do so. I have an AP which broadcasts in 2.4ghz and 5ghz. Pretty standard. I am using an alfa AWUS051NH as my network card for the testing, so I am certain the problem is not with the adapter. My problem is that when I put the card into monitor mode and regularly run airdump-ng to list the AP's and users, I only see 2.4ghz networks, despite the 5ghz capabilities. I am running the latest distro of kali linux, and I have seen the
-C flag in my googling, but it constantly returns the error of
Done, frequency not supported or something like that. Here is specifically what I enter when I run airodump;
Put card in monitor mode:
sudo airmon-ng start wlan0
Is there a way to sniff for 5ghz AP's too? All help is appreciated greatly. Happy hacking!