I recently started using airodump-ng to monitor nearby WLAN network packets. I noticed it was picking up a WPA signal with almost perfect signal strength. I then noticed ifconfig was reporting transmissions. It seemed to me airomon and/or airodump was retransmitting everything it was receiving, as the amount of data being received was the amount of date being sent. I have since started manually setting up my wireless card, and am using wireshark to read from the device:
iw wlan0 set monitor none && \ ifconfig wlan0 up && \ iw reg set 00 && \ iw dev wlan0 set txpower fixed 0 && \ wireshark -i wlan0 -k -s 0 -w /root/cap/name_me.pcap
I believe the original commands were something simple like:
airmon-ng check kill airmon-ng wlan0 start airodump-ng wlan0mon -w output.pcap
This setup does not transmit, and any transmissions i make accidentally shouldn't get very far. How was I misusing Aircrack-ng?