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Say it isn't true!

For the first time in the world (for me) I can put a Wi-Fi interface on a Windows 10 machine into Monitor mode!!!!!

I know, this is boring to a few of you because you have been capable of this.  You are spoiled.  You are lucky.

But today - all that changed.  First, I updated my self to the latest version of npcap (v1.30).  You can get that right here: https://nmap.org/npcap/

Of course I am running the latest version of Wireshark: https://www.wireshark.org

Then, I installed an external Wireless adapter that I know supports Monitor Mode (I previously tested this in Linux).  So now I have two wireless adapters:

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Wi-Fi2 is the one I am interested in.

Now - let's fire up Wireshark, and then select Capture> Options:

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Look at that!  The Wi-Fi2 interface has the Monitor Mode check box!!!!  Picture me doing a happy dance!

So Let's select it, and capture:

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Do we have 802.11 traffic????

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Much more happy dancing!

So thankful to the great folks at nmap and npcap, and Wireshark ofcourse.

Such a long time coming.

 

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