Issue: when I run airodump-ng wlp3s0mon, no results appear.

I recently installed all kali linux tools on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from this git repo https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin

My chipset is the following and it supports monitor mode

root@Dimitris:~# airmon-ng
PHY    Interface    Driver          Chipset
phy0   wlp3s0      ath10k_pci   Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 31)
  • I tried killing all the conflicting processes and daemons airmon-ng check kill | systemctl disable avahi-daemon.service

  • I use my interface in monitor mode airmon-ng start wlp3s0

  • I've updated my system and I've updated my wireless drivers

Still airodump-ng wlp3s0mon fetches no data.

I literally tried everything I could think of. What am I missing?


Bought an Alfa AWUS036NHA network-card and it works like magic. Apparently my internal network card wasn't compatible or something.


First you need to set your network interface to monitor mode using airmon-ng. You can do so by using the following command:

airmon-ng start wlp3s0mon

Then, you should be able to run airodump-ng without any problems, but you need to remember that the syntax is the following:

usage: airodump-ng <options> <interface>[,<interface>,...]

for more info about the options you can consult the documentation in https://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?id=airodump-ng

  • As I mentioned above, I did put the interface on monitor mode. This is not the problem I am afraid. – Dimitris Prasakis Mar 1 at 14:00
  • run iwconfig and show me the results please – Thiago Escobar Mar 1 at 14:03
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    root@Dimitris:~# iwconfig wlp3s0mon IEEE 802.11 Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.457 GHz Tx-Power=0 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:on – Dimitris Prasakis Mar 1 at 14:04
  • there are some wireless cards that only capture on 1 channel. have you tried fixing on one channell? – Thiago Escobar Mar 1 at 14:15
  • Still, it doesn't work. Tried all 11 channels, one by one. I am wondering, would everything work if I had kali instead of ubuntu? If not, probably its a wireless card issue and I need an external one. Can't find any other possible explanation. Thank you for your help, in any case! – Dimitris Prasakis Mar 1 at 14:31

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