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: my wlan1 pc card my router. pc target

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

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".


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Attacker NIC: wlan0

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

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.


it worked finally , i was using ( arpspoof -i wlan0 -t <victim> -r <router>) but it didnt work for me .

thx a lot

router's ip ?? 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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