aircrack ng – Why ifconfig and airmon-ng show me a different result?


I can see encryption details and AUTH types with ifconfig but not airmon-ng.
Do I need to do something about it in order to to get better results from

  • Fake authentication attack
  • ARP request attack
  • Deauthentication attack

I couldn’t change wlan0 to wlan0mon either, but I used ifconfig instead, and I could manage to do those attacks. (I’ve never succeeded cracking yet, so I am blaming ifconfig and myself)

I use

  • AWUS036AC
  • Host: MacOS
  • Guest VM: Linux 5.7.0 amd64 kali