I have a raspberry pi model and as a wifi card/adapter I use the wipi. It works fine and all is good. Apart from I was wondering is it possible to set it to monitor mode? And if you can't with the wipi. What other raspberry pi dongles can go into monitor mode. Thanks
Yes, the WiPi does support monitor mode. I tested it using:
iw list as per the answer above and part of the output confirmed this:
software interface modes (can always be added): * AP/VLAN * monitor
I tested it by switching the WiPi to monitor mode with:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 down sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig to confirms that the WiPi is in monitor mode:
eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11 Mode:Monitor Frequency:2.457 GHz Tx-Power=20 dBm Retry short long limit:2 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off lo no wireless extensions.