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0005746Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2021-09-14 20:23
ReporterqapBuH Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status closedResolutionsuspended 
Product Version2019.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005746: tp link tl-wn722n V2 monitor mode on kali linux 5.2.0
DescriptionI'm new to Linux, so I don't understand much. I need to enable Monitor mode on my device, but I get an error:
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid Argument;
What to do?
Version: kali linux 5.2.0
Adapter tp link tl-wn722n v2



2019-10-21 01:56

reporter   ~0011210

ifconfig wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ifconfig wlam0 up
iwconfig and than look for monitor in output


2019-10-21 10:33

reporter   ~0011211

That's what gives

37r9gzwaR8A.jpg (392,885 bytes)


2019-10-21 13:12

reporter   ~0011212

You're doing wrong.First make sure your interface is not up than try "iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor".
ifconfig wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ifconfig wlan0 up

type these commands one-by-one and post screenshot


2019-10-21 13:34

reporter   ~0011214

See my screen


2019-10-21 13:43


9SqUKnKftw0.jpg (400,596 bytes)


2019-10-22 03:14

reporter   ~0011215

Try these steps
systemctl stop NetworkManager.service
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
iwconfig - and look for mode:monitor

If that doesnt work for you than watch this video
You need to compile and install drivers form this repository


2019-10-22 08:17

reporter   ~0011216

When you try to turn on the mod, it gives the same thing. And when you install the drivers gives this

91RQAYzVOAk.jpg (475,426 bytes)


2019-11-11 18:04

reporter   ~0011293

My drivers doesn't support kernel v5+ at this point. Working with rtl8812au and the wifite2 at the moment, but have a new version of the rtl8188eus to maintain when I've got more time again


2020-07-12 20:09

reporter   ~0013082

I get this:
watch@watch:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
watch@watch:~$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted.


2020-07-26 15:19

reporter   ~0013145

This one worked for me on the Kali Linux 2020.2 VMware Image


2021-09-14 20:23

administrator   ~0015202

This report has been filed against an old version of Kali. 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 (
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?
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-19 11:06 qapBuH New Issue
2019-10-21 01:56 usama Note Added: 0011210
2019-10-21 10:33 qapBuH File Added: 37r9gzwaR8A.jpg
2019-10-21 10:33 qapBuH Note Added: 0011211
2019-10-21 13:12 usama Note Added: 0011212
2019-10-21 13:34 qapBuH Note Added: 0011214
2019-10-21 13:43 qapBuH File Added: 9SqUKnKftw0.jpg
2019-10-22 03:14 usama Note Added: 0011215
2019-10-22 08:17 qapBuH File Added: 91RQAYzVOAk.jpg
2019-10-22 08:17 qapBuH Note Added: 0011216
2019-11-11 18:04 kimocoder Note Added: 0011293
2020-07-12 20:09 watch Note Added: 0013082
2020-07-26 15:19 jupiops Note Added: 0013145
2020-12-01 10:48 g0tmi1k Priority urgent => normal
2020-12-01 10:50 g0tmi1k Severity major => minor
2021-09-14 20:23 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
2021-09-14 20:23 g0tmi1k Resolution open => suspended
2021-09-14 20:23 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0015202