How to Enable Monitor Mode on TP-LINK TL-WN722N V2/V3 in 2022?

How to enable monitor mode on TP-LINK TL-WN722N V2/V3 wireless adapter in 2022 on a Kali Linux Machine running on Virtual Box or VM Ware? Some sources may be confusing you to believe that monitor mode only can be enabled on TP-LINK V1. But actually you can enable Monitor mode and packet injection in TP-LINK TL-WN722N V2/V3.

To start off, first of all connect your TP Link Wireless Adapter to your kali linux and Virtual machine.

Set up the Wireless Adapter

Now we have to run some commands to set up our adapter.

First of all check the wireless adapter has been successfully connected or not.


Now update and upgrade your kali Linux machine. Then reboot your machine.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
sudo reboot

Now Install Kali Linux headers for your kali Linux

sudo apt install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Run the given command to install the package and other one to remove.

sudo apt install bc
sudo rmmod r8188eu.ko

clone the realtek driver from aircrack-ng GitHub repository.

git clone

Now it’s time to run following commands.

cd rtl8188eus
sudo -i
echo "blacklist r8188eu" > "/etc/modprobe.d/realtek.conf"

After reboot move to the clone directory. and run following commands

cd rtl8188eus
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8188eu

Enabled Monitor Mode

Every time when you want to enabled monitor mode. run the following commands.

sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
sudo airmon-ng check kill
sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo iwconfig

Here’s the output you should be seeing. In Wlan0 Mode:Monitor


In this tutorial we set up a TP LINK TL-WN722 V2/V3 wireless adapter to run packet injection and monitor mode. If you have any issue or questions then please comment below. Make sure to Subscribe our Website for more tutorials like this. Hope this helpe. Thank you.

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