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bit of a general question here, would hope to learn more about exactly what is going on technically.

I'm attempting to test and capture a handshake from my own AP (an older Apple Airport router).

I've used various tools from airgeddon to wifite to fluxion to manual airodump-ng and the weird thing is: I cannot see a single client connect to the AP.

But my laptop and two mobile devices are connected. I've even disabled/enabled WiFi on the mobile device during a fluxion passive listening attack, mdk3 doesn't work, nothing sees any clients.

I've also run the same experiment on a new Airport Extreme AP, and it captures just fine and sees clients.

For this, I'm using an ALFA adapter with the Ralink RT3070 chipset (802.11b/g/n) @ 2.4Ghz.

I'll boot up the Nano which I just got recently next, but just curious as to WHY various tools are unable to see clients, therefore unable to deauth (or even passively listen) to ultimately capture the CAP

  • Are you sure clients are only using 2.4 GHz? – multithr3at3d Nov 2 '19 at 3:07
  • The AP is configured to only serve a 2.4Ghz network and I’m scanning only for 2.4Ghz clients and APs with a 2.4Ghz card. Thought 5Ghz might be the issue but... – RahatTepe Nov 2 '19 at 3:56
  • Are you hopping channels or on the same channel as AP? – multithr3at3d Nov 2 '19 at 14:24
  • Same channel as the AP. It’s strange. – RahatTepe Nov 2 '19 at 19:29
  • Was able to capture the handshake after switching to an mdk4 attack, seems some APs are immune to MDK3 now. – RahatTepe Nov 4 '19 at 22:30

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