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0004347Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2018-09-11 16:48
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Product Version2017.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004347: Add monitor mode patched driver for TpLink TL-WN722N-v2 with Realtek 8188 chipset.
DescriptionPlease add a patched kernel driver for TpLink TL-WN722N-v2 with Realtek 8188 chipset to enable monitor mode for these device.

Patched driver presented by mfruba here: https://github.com/mfruba/kernel

Steps To Reproduce    Download the code (clone it or download a zipped version)
    Move to directory: $ cd drivers/TL-WN722N_v2.0-Ralink/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.3.0.8_13968.20150417
    Build the driver by running: $ make
    Install it: # make install
    Load dependent modules:

# modprobe lib80211
# modprobe cfg80211

    Insert the module into the Linux kernel: # insmod 8188eu.ko

Monitor mode

To enable monitor mode, first we need to know the name of the interface.

# iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 unassociated Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
          Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.

With the interface name (wlan0 in this case) we can enable monitor mode:

# iwconfig wlan0 mode Monitor
Additional InformationTL-WN722N-v1 with AR9271 chipset works nice in monitor mode, but v2 with RTL8188 standard driver not works at all.
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shum (reporter)

There is detailed description for Kali with 4.12 kernel



kimocoder (reporter)

That code from mfruba is dirty, have been looking around it for some time noe.

The monitor mode has not made it to github.com/lwfinger repo for a reason, it's an dirty solution.

Just give 8188eu driver some more time and I'll jump on adding monitor mode myself.


kimocoder (reporter)

I created the project at my place,

with kernel patches up to v4.13 for now.
but the driver is still dirty and would need both attention & testing.


g0tmi1k (administrator)

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling 2016.x/2017.x), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux - https://www.kali.org/downloads/)?

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing,and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read: https://kali.training/topic/filing-a-good-bug-report/

-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-11-12 15:53 shum New Issue
2017-11-12 16:47 shum Note Added: 0007593
2017-11-14 17:50 kimocoder Note Added: 0007598
2017-11-18 09:23 kimocoder Note Added: 0007610
2018-01-26 11:31 g0tmi1k Category New Tool Requests => Kali Package Improvement
2018-01-26 11:31 g0tmi1k Steps to Reproduce Updated View Revisions
2018-05-08 08:04 g0tmi1k Category Kali Package Improvement => General Bug
2018-09-11 16:48 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
2018-09-11 16:48 g0tmi1k Resolution open => suspended
2018-09-11 16:48 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0009654
+Issue History