Forum Thread: Arpspoof Error/ ARP Poisoning issue

so, just a question.
can i use arp poisoning in a wireless lan?
precisely, i have connected my pc to the router wireless.
i obtain always "couldn't arp for host ..." error.

for example:
192.168.1.71 my wlan1 pc card
192.168.1.254 my router.
192.168.1.76 pc target

i type arpspoof -i wlan1 -t 192.168.71 192.168.1.76, then i would like to type: arpspoof -i wlan1 -t 192.168.254 192.168.1.71

if i set my wlan1 card in monitor mode, arpspoof replies with "unknown physical layer type" error.
else if it replies with "could't arp for host".

thanks

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Victim: 192.168.1.76
Router: 192.168.1.254
Attacker NIC: wlan0

> arpspoof -i wlan0 -t <victim> -r <router>
> arpspoof -i wlan0 -t 192.168.1.76 -r 192.168.1.254

Setting the NIC to monitor mode won't help.

# Sergeant

Why are you entering your IP address as the target? You are not involved in this attack apart from establishing it. The correct syntax is:

arpspoof -i <interface> -t <target> <gateway>

You should learn how ARP spoofing works before using tools that initiate this sort of attack and not understanding the happenings.

TRT

router's ip 192.168.2.254 ?? O.o

thanks so much

how about if your kali is on a VM and you are testing your windows 10 host? I understand you will be using the target (host) machine ip and the router gateway? from kali, I issue route -n but it gives me a different router gateway than my windows 10 host

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