How to Enable Monitor Mode for TP-Link TL-WN722N V2/V3 WiFi Adapter


This guide will show you how to enable monitor mode on the TP-Link TL-WN722N V2/V3 WIFI Adapter.

The Steps

  • Plug your TP-Link TL-WIN722N USB WiFi Adapter into your Kali Linux machine.
  • Open a terminal window and type the following commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt upgrade
  • Restart the Kali Linux machine
  • After the machine rebooted, type:
sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Installing Linux Headers
  • Type the two following commands:
sudo apt install bc -y
sudo rmmod r8188eu.ko
  • Clone the RealTek driver from the GitHub repository:
git clone
cd rtl8188eus
sudo -i
echo "blacklist r8188eu" > "/etc/modprobe.d/realtek.conf"

The reboot is optional here, but if you encounter any error when running the remaining commands, reboot Kali Linux and try again.

After rebooting Kali Linux, type these commands:

cd rtl8188eus
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8188eu

Now, your TP-Link TL-WN722N USB WiFi Adapter can support monitor mode and packet injection.

To check it, do the following:

Type the iwconfig command to display the name of the wireless interface;

The wireless interface name is wlan0 and it’s on Auto mode.

To put the interface in monitor mode, type this command:

As shown in the screenshot, the TL-WN722N WiFi adapter operates now in monitor mode.


Let me know in the comments if this method worked for you…

Share this article

2 thoughts on “How to Enable Monitor Mode for TP-Link TL-WN722N V2/V3 WiFi Adapter”

Leave a Reply