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  1. #1
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    Configuring Alfa AWUS036NH correctly

    I have a Alfa AWUS036NH which I'm trying to configure on Kali (Linux LINUX 3.7-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.7.2-0+kali8 x86_64 GNU/Linux). Kali is configured on it's own partition following the directions from this site to dual boot with Windows. From this thread someone mentioned that Kali should recognize this adapter and just plug and play. I wasn't able to get it to work after shutting down wlan0, and ensuring wlan1 was up. I did a dhclient wlan1 to renew my IP settings, and I still couldn't ping my gateway.

    I figured I'd try to download and install the drivers and this has only confused me even more. The linux drivers that I found from www.alfa.com.tw/download.php (Product Category-Indoor wireless, Model-AWUS036NH, Type of File-Driver) were labled 2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2 .5.0.3_DPO and dated May 21, 2013. I presume these are updates to the one that is on the CD, rtl8192_8188CU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715.tar.gz. I did not see a folder specific to a AWUS036NH. The closest name was 036NHR, so I assume it should still be the one for my USB adapter.

    When I attempted to follow along the poorly written directions from Alfa's site to setup the drivers, running the Make command generated the following output: make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    If anyone can provide some better guidance to the directions I've re-written below that would be very helpful.

    1. Download the 3070 Linux driver to your platform
    2. Open Terminal
    3. Make; type "sudo make", enter root password
    4. After Make finish and Modify Blacklist.conf; Type "sudo insmod rt2870sta.ko", Type "cd /etc/modprobe.d/"
    5. Insert "blacklist rt2800usb in button of blacklist.conf (I believe they mean edit the blacklist.conf file and place blacklist rt2800usb at the bottom of the text); Type keyboard "a", page down to file button, keyin string "blacklist rt2800usb", Type keyboard "Esc"
    **personal thought- What the heck was the last 4 lines supposed to do?!?
    6. Save; Type ":", Type "wq!", Enter

    10. Now, Reboot
    **personal thought- Where did steps 7, 8, and 9 go??
    11. After reboot you can plug in WLAN adapter to USB port.

    Clearly these directions were not edited well, if at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewtoLinux View Post
    I have a Alfa AWUS036NH which I'm trying to configure on Kali (Linux LINUX 3.7-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.7.2-0+kali8 x86_64 GNU/Linux). Kali is configured on it's own partition following the directions from this site to dual boot with Windows. From this thread someone mentioned that Kali should recognize this adapter and just plug and play. I wasn't able to get it to work after shutting down wlan0, and ensuring wlan1 was up. I did a dhclient wlan1 to renew my IP settings, and I still couldn't ping my gateway.

    I figured I'd try to download and install the drivers and this has only confused me even more. The linux drivers that I found from www.alfa.com.tw/download.php (Product Category-Indoor wireless, Model-AWUS036NH, Type of File-Driver) were labled 2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2 .5.0.3_DPO and dated May 21, 2013. I presume these are updates to the one that is on the CD, rtl8192_8188CU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715.tar.gz. I did not see a folder specific to a AWUS036NH. The closest name was 036NHR, so I assume it should still be the one for my USB adapter.

    When I attempted to follow along the poorly written directions from Alfa's site to setup the drivers, running the Make command generated the following output: make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    If anyone can provide some better guidance to the directions I've re-written below that would be very helpful.

    1. Download the 3070 Linux driver to your platform
    2. Open Terminal
    3. Make; type "sudo make", enter root password
    4. After Make finish and Modify Blacklist.conf; Type "sudo insmod rt2870sta.ko", Type "cd /etc/modprobe.d/"
    5. Insert "blacklist rt2800usb in button of blacklist.conf (I believe they mean edit the blacklist.conf file and place blacklist rt2800usb at the bottom of the text); Type keyboard "a", page down to file button, keyin string "blacklist rt2800usb", Type keyboard "Esc"
    **personal thought- What the heck was the last 4 lines supposed to do?!?
    6. Save; Type ":", Type "wq!", Enter

    10. Now, Reboot
    **personal thought- Where did steps 7, 8, and 9 go??
    11. After reboot you can plug in WLAN adapter to USB port.

    Clearly these directions were not edited well, if at all.
    hi
    if this thing can be of help:
    in my kali-old (kernel 3.7) 64bit MY alpha 36NH is recognized by default! (I have not installed anything)
    worked in the connection-mode:
    https://imageshack.com/i/5mxov9p

    worked in sniffing-mode:
    https://imageshack.com/i/n5fqvxp

    PS: the test was performed under the ground!

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    I have the Alfa AWUS036NH and I'm getting "wlan0 is not injecting or proximity is low" when using Fern, but the device works fine in normal use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewtoLinux View Post
    I have a Alfa AWUS036NH which I'm trying to configure on Kali (Linux LINUX 3.7-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.7.2-0+kali8 x86_64 GNU/Linux). Kali is configured on it's own partition following the directions from this site to dual boot with Windows. From this thread someone mentioned that Kali should recognize this adapter and just plug and play. I wasn't able to get it to work after shutting down wlan0, and ensuring wlan1 was up. I did a dhclient wlan1 to renew my IP settings, and I still couldn't ping my gateway.

    I figured I'd try to download and install the drivers and this has only confused me even more. The linux drivers that I found from www.alfa.com.tw/download.php (Product Category-Indoor wireless, Model-AWUS036NH, Type of File-Driver) were labled 2011_0719_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2 .5.0.3_DPO and dated May 21, 2013. I presume these are updates to the one that is on the CD, rtl8192_8188CU_linux_v3.0.2164.20110715.tar.gz. I did not see a folder specific to a AWUS036NH. The closest name was 036NHR, so I assume it should still be the one for my USB adapter.

    When I attempted to follow along the poorly written directions from Alfa's site to setup the drivers, running the Make command generated the following output: make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    If anyone can provide some better guidance to the directions I've re-written below that would be very helpful.

    1. Download the 3070 Linux driver to your platform
    2. Open Terminal
    3. Make; type "sudo make", enter root password
    4. After Make finish and Modify Blacklist.conf; Type "sudo insmod rt2870sta.ko", Type "cd /etc/modprobe.d/"
    5. Insert "blacklist rt2800usb in button of blacklist.conf (I believe they mean edit the blacklist.conf file and place blacklist rt2800usb at the bottom of the text); Type keyboard "a", page down to file button, keyin string "blacklist rt2800usb", Type keyboard "Esc"
    **personal thought- What the heck was the last 4 lines supposed to do?!?
    6. Save; Type ":", Type "wq!", Enter

    10. Now, Reboot
    **personal thought- Where did steps 7, 8, and 9 go??
    11. After reboot you can plug in WLAN adapter to USB port.

    Clearly these directions were not edited well, if at all.
    Did you get the problem sorted? I have a Alfa AWUS036H and it doesn't need any drivers to connect to kali, just plug it in, connect it in 'vm' menu....and it works. If it is still messing you around maybe worth just getting a new adapter....can recommend mine with kali.

    Gb

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    alpha

    Quote Originally Posted by gbgunner View Post
    Did you get the problem sorted? I have a Alfa AWUS036H and it doesn't need any drivers to connect to kali, just plug it in, connect it in 'vm' menu....and it works. If it is still messing you around maybe worth just getting a new adapter....can recommend mine with kali.

    Gb
    I have the same card. No need to install any drivers. The card works "out of the box".

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    Hey guys,
    I was just about to purchase this device but before doing so, wanted to make sure it's worth it and it will work properly. Why? I bought AWUS1900 4days ago and legit went through every single post there is on the web and couldn't make it work on Kali, worked perfectly on Windows. Just wanted to make sure I won't be having the same issues with this device.
    Thank you!

    P. S. 1/4/2018 bought the item, plug and play, no additional installation needed on windows nor kali
    Last edited by martimarti; 2018-01-05 at 19:50. Reason: update

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    It works fine in Windows, but it's a nightmare in Linux/Kali. I have been trying for a week or more with no joy. I may send it back and get my $40+ back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cold iron View Post
    It works fine in Windows, but it's a nightmare in Linux/Kali. I have been trying for a week or more with no joy. I may send it back and get my $40+ back.
    [H5]R[/H5]eally...I have an AWUS036NHA and IT WORKS FINE with Linux/Kali but a NIGHTMARE in Windows...

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    I guess I should have bought a AWUS036ACH.

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