place wifi card into monitor mode

iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
This command will place your card into monitor mode. Gets around the "ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy" error encountered when running airodump-ng.
Sample Output
wlan0     IEEE 802.11abgn  Mode:Monitor  Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on

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By: ozzy
2011-11-04 02:36:42

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