T2U Plus monitor mode on Mac?

T2U Plus monitor mode on Mac?
T2U Plus monitor mode on Mac?
2019-12-04 03:40:47 - last edited 2019-12-04 22:56:00
Model: Archer T2U Plus
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I have an older Mac mini I wanted to turn into a wireless sniffer with Wireshark, to decrypt WPA for some troubleshooting. This is not to hack anyone--it's to determine who is grabbing all of the bandwidth and WHY, so I need the IP headers.

 

On my Mac laptop I can put the wifi interface into monitor mode and it works fine, but then I can't use the laptop. So I have this Late 2012 Mini. Although I can put it in monitor mode, it will not decrypt even though it's set up identically to my laptop. I assumed the wifi card was the issue, so I bought this T2U Plus, but monitor mode isn't an option for it within Wireshark.

 

Is there a way to get this mini to see the T2U Plus as a true Wifi Nic capable of monitor mode? Or is that just not supported?

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2019-12-04 22:37:19 - last edited 2019-12-04 22:56:00

@mbernhardt 

 

The release notes for the drivers will indicate if it supports monitor mode. For example, this model does (TL-WN822N), but only on Linux https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/tl-wn822n/#Driver

 

In the case of the Archer T2U Plus it is not supported on any platform.

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2019-12-04 22:37:19 - last edited 2019-12-04 22:56:00

@mbernhardt 

 

The release notes for the drivers will indicate if it supports monitor mode. For example, this model does (TL-WN822N), but only on Linux https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/tl-wn822n/#Driver

 

In the case of the Archer T2U Plus it is not supported on any platform.

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Re:T2U Plus monitor mode on Mac?
2019-12-04 22:55:41

@Tony Thanks for your answer. I am giving up on this. I've tried a number of devices my different manufacturers and none work with this Mac. I don't feel like doing the work of setting up a dual boot into Linux. If I really need it I'll get a cheap Windows laptop.

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