airmon-ng stop ath0 vs wlanconfig ath0 destroy
what is the difference between the following commands
# airmon-ng stop ath0
# wlanconfig ath0 destroy"
Thank's a lot for your feedback! John
I am not able to fully understand the airmon-ng script :-(
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.
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.
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
Yeah you dug up a dead thread that was answered and resolved over a year ago.
Originally Posted by newborn