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    Lightbulb 802.11 Recommended Wireless Cards

    This isn't a support thread, or for asking for advice on a certain card. Any replies to this thread, matching these description will be removed.

    There isn't a "best" card. There is whatever is right for YOU.


    *Note* These are not in any type of order *Note*
    2.4GHz
    Rokland N3 ~ http://store.rokland.com/products/th...b-for-macs-pcs



    Alfa AWUS036NHA ~ http://www.alfa.com.tw/products_show.php?pc=34&ps=20


    TP-Link WN722N ~ http://uk.tp-link.com/products/detai...TL-WN722N#spec



    5GHz (& 2.4GHz)
    Rosewill RNX-N600UBE ~ http://www.rosewill.com/products/182...ifications.htm



    Other useful links



    As the price will change over time and from country to country, it's missing on purpose.
    Places that have been known to stock the mentioned cards:
    • Amazon
    • eBay
    • Google Shopping
    • Local PC shop
    • NewEgg



    "No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information." == Double check before purchasing.
    Last edited by g0tmi1k; 2013-12-28 at 12:55 PM.

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    Old recommendation
    These cards have been disconnected by the manufacture or a newer version has been released.

    2.4GHz
    Alfa AWUS036H ~ http://www.alfa.com.tw/products_show.php?pc=34&ps=92
    *Been replaced with Alfa AWUS036NHA*



    5GHz (& 2.4GHz)
    Netgear WNDA3100 v1 ~ http://www.netgear.com/home/products...#tab-techspecs
    *Since the release of v2, very hard to get hold of these. v2 has a complete different chipset and isn't recommend at all*
    Last edited by g0tmi1k; 2013-12-22 at 03:22 PM.

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    I have the following adapters connected to a 40 feet outdoor antenna with an indoor 5W wifi amplifier



    1.AWUS036NH

    Good packet injecter

    Strong Signal Strength for most AP

    Connects to most access points

    Was not able to connect to some access points despite excellent signal strength

    Generates alot of heat

    about 20-25 AP detected with direct connection to amplifier (no cabling)

    plug n play in kali and bt 5 r3



    2.AWUS036NHA

    excellent packet injecter

    most access points had moderate signal strength but was able to connect to Most AP that had weak signals (-91dBm)

    Generates less heat

    Works well with a 5W wifi amplifier

    about 26-31 AP detected with direct connection to amplifier (no cabling)

    plug n play in kali and bt 5 r3



    3.TP-LINK WN 722N (USB)

    needs to be connected directly to an antenna, cabling between adapter and amplifier seems to affect how much APs is detected

    recently bought an rp-sma to sma adapter for direct connection that is, no cabling, was able to pick up

    about 15-18 AP detected with direct connection to amplifier (no cabling)

    WITH CABLING between adapter and amp 2-3 AP dectected!

    plug n play in kali and bt 5 r3



    4. COMFAST (AR9271) USB DONGLE ( made in china?!)

    my special buddy..better than all of the above...

    excellent packet injector than all of the above!..

    i am amazed how fast this adapter hops channel when using reaver without a channel option

    picked up the same no. of AP as the awuso36nha and also connects well to APs that had week signals (as weak as -96dbm!)

    plug n play in kali and bt 5 r3

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    Hi,

    any updates in the last year? Is the AWUS036NHA the state of the art or can I get a better and newer adapter?

    Best regards WebY

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    I personally have this one outside on a 30 foot pole so i can have wireless in my shop and can walk nearly 3 blocks away from my house with my phone and still have wifi, it has a great range and omni directional antenna.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_2&sr=8-2
    Custom Built PC dual boot Windows 10 Pro:Kali 2.0 Sana(Primary PC)
    PC quad boot Windows 10 Pro:Kali 2.0 Sana:Kali 2016.1:Blakcbuntu(Development PC)
    RTL-SDR, HackRF ONE, ALFA 2W Waterproof B/G/N wifi(useless for long distance),
    Blurex 1W B/G/N wifi(very good at great distances) and many more
    gadgets used for development.

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    COMFAST (AR9271) USB DONGLE - Exact model

    [QUOTE=repzeroworld;34255]I have the following adapters connected to a 40 feet outdoor antenna with an indoor 5W wifi amplifier


    Hi repzeroworld
    Which is the exact model of the 4. COMFAST (AR9271) USB DONGLE ( made in china?!) you talk about?

    Thnx. PP

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    hi to everyone i have the question ok I am trying to install Kali linux on VBox om mac so do I need i wi fi antenna which drivers to be install on mac OX or just plug the antenna and try to fix wlan0 without any drivers to be install on operation system ?

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    There is a little mistake in two products descriptions :
    The wifi chipset for Alfa AWUS036NHA and TP-Link wn722n is atheros ar9271 and not AR9002U

    It uses ath9k_htc driver that is designed for two chipset :
    Quote Originally Posted by debian
    Atheros AR9271, AR7010 devices (ath9k_htc)
    This page describes how to enable support for WiFi devices based on Atheros AR9271 and AR7010 chipsets on Debian systems.
    you can see here the generic stdout for lsusb
    Code:
    USB: 0CF3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
    wiki.debian.org : ath9k_htc

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