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Thread: Wlan0 booting into monitor mode after 'apt-get dist-upgrade'

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    Wlan0 booting into monitor mode after 'apt-get dist-upgrade'


    New poster here, and a bit of a Kali noob, too.

    I've just done a clean install on my laptop and after running a 'sudo apt-get dist-upgrade', my wlan0 adapter is now booting into monitoring mode. After some Google-fu, I've managed to work out how to put it back into managed mode and get it to reconnect to my WiFi AP by issuing the commands:

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
    sudo service network-manager restart

    This solution is fine as a workaround but I can't figure out how to get it to revert back to booting into managed mode instead.

    Like I say, pretty much a noob with Kali and Linux in general. I did a week-long crash course in ethical hacking, coming from a Cisco infrastructure technician background. Now I'm being asked to start doing things like vulnerability scans of our web servers. I'm up for learning and any help would be very much appreciated. I just might need a bit of hand-holding. Thanks!

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    I'd check your wifi card against the list of compatible devices here on the forums, and over at What brand & chipset is it?

    I'd also look at the output of dmesg, and /var/log...might be something helpful there.

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