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Thread: airmon-ng stop ath0 vs wlanconfig ath0 destroy

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    Default airmon-ng stop ath0 vs wlanconfig ath0 destroy

    Hello,

    what is the difference between the following commands


    # airmon-ng stop ath0


    and/vs


    # wlanconfig ath0 destroy"




    Thank's a lot for your feedback! John


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    I am not able to fully understand the airmon-ng script :-(

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    As far as I know they are both the same. Both will accomplish the same thing. Check out airmon-ng's documentation. Your answer is under the usage troubleshooting section. Hopefully someone else can post the link because I can't yet. Hope that helps.

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    correct me if im wrong, sort of new myself

    airmon-ng - used to put card into monitor mode/stop it
    ath0 destroy removes the extension, so you would need wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode monitor. But then i think airmon-ng stop also removes the extension. And there is ifconfig ath0 down which disables it i think.

    Now im thinking about it, i thought i could distinguish the two, but nope! though i had it there hehe, someone please clarify too

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    A quick stop over at the airmon-ng site shows us the following,

    airmon-ng stop ath0:
    This script can be used to enable monitor mode on wireless interfaces. It may also be used to go back from monitor mode to managed mode. Entering the airmon-ng command without parameters will show the interfaces status.

    While the man page for wlanconfig shows us,
    wlanconfig - Create, destroy and manipulate madwifi VAPs

    I will leave it up to you guys to figure out the VAP part.
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    i'm not sure but with "wlanconfig ath0 destroy", then ath0 will not be show in the "ifconfig -a" or "iwconfig" results but with "airmon-ng stop ath0" it's still here.
    wlanconfig might be done before to change your mac adress (if you want it); what can't be done using airmon-ng stop ath0.

    if someone saw I said stupid things, be free to tell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by newborn View Post
    if someone saw I said stupid things, be free to tell me
    Yeah you dug up a dead thread that was answered and resolved over a year ago.
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