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I would like to create a simple wifi network sniffer using raspberry pi. I am going to use the Wireshark Python API (now pyreshark) to make a live capture and packet analysis.

The question I have is if the Adafruit Wifi Dongle would be a good choice for this project?

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The adapter does not list Monitor or Promiscuous as supported modes. In order for Wireshark to listen, the adapter should be configured in either of the above two modes.

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