I only have one wifi nic in my computer, but I want to be able to monitor all traffic while still connecting to a network.

I was thinking (if it is possible) to have a physical interface wlan0 connected to the wifi network, and a virtual interface v0 in monitor mode, both using the same nic. Is anything like this possible?

My wifi card uses the iwlwifi driver.

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If your hardware device supports monitor mode then nothing stands against that.

I use the well known TP-LINK TL-WN722N wifi adapter in a Kali machine without any other network interface and have wlan0 and mon0(after adding it as monitor interface) as network devices.

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