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#1 2013-02-16 20:38:03

Registered: 2012-04-12
Posts: 21

mon0 error in airmon-ng on Dell Inspiron 6000 w/ Intel 2200BG wireless

I'm testing my home network's security, and no matter what I try,

sudo airmon-ng start wlp3s3


Found 2 processes that could cause trouble.
If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!

PID	Name
2619	wpa_supplicant
2697	dhcpcd
Process with PID 2619 (wpa_supplicant) is running on interface wlp3s3
Process with PID 2697 (dhcpcd) is running on interface wlp3s3

Interface	Chipset		Driver

wlp3s3		Intel 2200BG	ipw2200 - [phy0]
				(monitor mode enabled on mon0)

mon0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

iwconfig outputs

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlp3s3    IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"wilrout"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: 00:18:E7:E2:D4:72   
          Bit Rate:48 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   Sensitivity=8/0  
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=72/100  Signal level=-56 dBm  Noise level=-88 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:9

TELL me how to fix it and I'll be back in a week, same problem.
TEACH me how to fix it, and I'll be good from then on.
Oh, and WHY the fix works would also be appreciated.


#2 2013-02-17 06:15:27

Registered: 2013-02-01
Posts: 24

Re: mon0 error in airmon-ng on Dell Inspiron 6000 w/ Intel 2200BG wireless

Not all wireless cards can handle packet injection, which will be needed when using the aircrack-ng suite.
Two things stand out:
It appears that you are using your internal wireless card,(Intel 2200BG chipset) which may not support packet injection. Some chipsets won't work at all, some can be patched.
Simple fix: grab a wireless card (usb) from ebay that is known to work. My favorite is the netgear WG111v2, about $10.00 U.S.
It seems you are connected to the internet:

wlp3s3    IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:"wilrout" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: 00:18:E7:E2:D4:72
You don't want to be connected for this.

The best place to start for you would be
You can check your chipset and find any patches you may need, as well as follow their tutorials.
You tube also has a lot of video tutorials.
Good luck.

Edit: this may be of interest, note the "mon0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device" errors. … hp?t=41677

Last edited by rfk1ll (2013-02-17 07:24:10)

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