I'm using the internal network adapter which comes with the Raspberry Pi 4 and Kali OS's Pi 4. First I type the command

airmon-ng check kill

The output

airmon-ng start wlan0

Then airodump-ng wlan0mon

Notice there is no text on the right side of 05:28.

After running airodump-ng --bssid 08:25:25:xx:xx --channel 11 for an average 8 seconds the command stops working that is #Data column does'nt increase. Similarly the commands airodump-ng wlan0mon and other commands of the suite also don't work.

Fixed channel wlan0mon -1 on top right

The actual problem

I've tried using airmon-ng check kill after that which doesn't give any output like it does usually. ifconfig wlan0 down and ifconfig wlan0mon down and then ifconfig wlan0 up and ifconfig wlan0mon up does'nt seem to help.

Does anyone know what is happening here? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks a ton!

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Internal network adapter does not have the ability to work monitor mode. Please use an USB wifi dongle that can do this.

  • That does'nt explain how I got the first few outputs. I could also use tools from the aircrack-ng suite without any major problems.
    – Jithin J
    Jul 25, 2020 at 16:41
  • @JithinJ Nice one! The thing is aircrack can work with some drivers with broken activities. Maybe now you understand why ! Jul 25, 2020 at 18:40
  • Thank You. Also does this explain why bettercap does'nt work like it is supposed to on Rpi 4?
    – Jithin J
    Jul 27, 2020 at 5:21
  • @JithinJ bettercap is something else. It is almost like ettercap but it has some extra features. Now that extra features part is the problem here. Jul 27, 2020 at 9:53

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