Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How to turn on wireless monitor mode to sniffer 802.11 wireless frame on OSX 10.9?

Step1. Install XQartz(X11) for OSX 10.6 or later (
Step2. Logout and login OSX by Admin account.
Step3. Install Wireshark for OSX 10.6 and later Intel 64 bit (
Step4. Launch Wireshark and chose XQartz as X11 environment.
Step5. Turn on monitor mode ->

Specify channel for 2.4G or 5G radio:
Step1. sudo ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/sbin/airport
Step2. sudo airport -z #disassociates you card from the current network
Step3. sudo airport --channel= ["channel you want to switch to"] #sets the channel the card monitors on

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