How to check your Wireless Card supported interface mode




  In this post, I'm going to share how we can use "iw"  package to check our wireless supported interface mode. To be fair," iw" command  can do a whole lot more than checking wireless supported interface. "iw" package is a program that we can use to show and manipulate our wireless connection. Previous package that have similar function and pre installed with Ubuntu 12.04 is "iwconfig".

    "iw" command line is much more easier to use as compared with "iwconfig".I will share in future post on the detail how we can use "iw" command line to scan,connect and changing the interface of our wireless connection.

  Run below command on your terminal

shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$ sudo apt-get install iw

shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$ sudo iw list

Below is two return example of  my wireless card.

Aztech -WL230USB



TP Link-TL WN722N


   For those who are looking the web searching for supported network card interface compatible to use with aircrack / kismet and come across to this blog,
you need to know the  type of chipset that is used and check with respective website for compatibility issue. Sometimes, even if the card is supported to work in monitor mode but the driver can't work properly with the program.Some patching and testing is needed . It is always a good thing to read  forum to get more information.

To check your  chipset model and driver type on terminal

Chipset model

shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$ sudo iw list

Checking wireless card chipset

  I'm using Atheros chipset model AR9271 .


Chipset driver

shark_attack@Positive-Space:~$sudo ls /sys/class/net/wlan0/device/driver/module/drivers
Checking chipset driver
ath9k_htc driver come with Ubuntu 12.04 kernel 3.8.0-30-generic .


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