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Putting ASRock USB WiFi dongle in monitor mode


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I bought an ASRock USB WiFi dongle from HAK5 recently. I'm using on my XPS13 running Ubuntu 17.04.

When I plug it in and do an ifconfig it returns as wlx002522508b5d

If I then try and pit it in monitor mode using

sudo airmon-ng start wlx002522508b5d

The device then vanishes from the ifconfig list and I get 

phy0 wlan0 wl Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)
phy6 wlx002522508b5d rt2800usb Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2870/RT3070
Interface 15mon is too long for linux so it will be renamed to the old style (wlan#) name.

(mac80211 monitor mode vif enabled on [phy6]wlan1mon
(mac80211 station mode vif disabled for [phy6]wlx002522508b5d)

I then try

sudo wash -i wlan1mon

it returns  


wash v1.4 WiFi Protected Setup Scan Tool
Copyright (c) 2011, Tactical Network Solutions, Craig Heffner <cheffner@tacnetsol.com>

[X] ERROR: Failed to open 'wlan1mon' for capturing

I have tried substituting wlam1mon for [phy6]wlan1mon, [phy6], [phy6]wlx002522508b5d, wlx002522508b5d and they all return the Failed to open error.

Where an I going wrong please?

Thanks for any help


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