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SSilv13
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Intel WiFi HMC Card Windows Monitor Mode

I want to replace my laptop wifi adapter and I'm looking for a WiFi card HMC a\b\g\n\ac + Bluetooth that supports monitor mode on Windows.

But I cannot found any Intel card that supports monitor mode. Why Intel drivers hasn't this feature implemented? Clearly is not an OS limit and for some old wifi cards third parties have developed alternative drivers to support this mode, but with Intel driver NDIS monitor mode support is broken and this is really bad and prevents to perform many analysis and security auditing tasks if you have to work in networking or cybersecurity field.

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idata
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Hello SMH17,

 

 

We would like to inform that current Intel® Wireless Adapters do not support monitor mode. The adapters and drivers are not designed to perform this function.

 

 

If you plan to replace the wireless adapter in your PC, we strongly advise you to check with the http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/oems.html Computer Manufacturer Support so they can let you know the adapters compatible, and if any of them supports monitor mode.

 

 

Your laptop may not recognize new hardware when you install an unsupported adapter, and in some cases, it may even be illegal. For more information about this topic, please refer to the following advisories:

 

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005687.html Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade

 

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005846.html Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
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