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    Talking EXTREME WIFI SUPPORT: Alfa Networks AWUS1900 -- WORKING

    Hi there!

    want to share the GREAT fact that Kali support for Alfa Networks AWUS1900 (the most extreme until today) status is WORKING
    just got the AWUS1900 in the mail today, ran a CLEAN install of 2017 release iso & "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade" rebooted, then ran the "apt-get install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms" command, then REBOOT AGAIN (driver will loader)

    and there we go.. [READY 2 GO] -- I personally cloned wifite-ng from my repo @ https://github.com/kimocoder/wifite-ng and in comparison to my "NetHunter" USB wifi dongle, the TL-WL722n this ALFA got more POWER under the hood !!

    * ISSUES NOTICED:
    - airmon-ng struggle to put it in monitor mode, therefor, do it manually with "ifconfig wlan# down && iwconfig wlan# mode monitor && ifconfig wlan# up"

    Monitor / Injection: WORKING

    Outputs:
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    root@kali:~# airmon-ng

    PHY Interface Driver Chipset

    phy0 wlan0 iwlwifi Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)
    phy2 wlan1 8814au Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    phy1 wlan2 ath9k_htc Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n

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    root@kali:~# lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 006: ID 093a:2521 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Optical Mouse
    Bus 004 Device 005: ID 04f2:0408 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
    Bus 004 Device 004: ID 17ef:100a Lenovo ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 08e6:34ec Gemalto (was Gemplus) Compact Smart Card Reader Writer
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 005: ID 04f2:b2ea Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Integrated Camera [ThinkPad]
    Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:21e6 Broadcom Corp. BCM20702 Bluetooth 4.0 [ThinkPad]
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bdb:1926 Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV
    -------> Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:8813 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 18d1:2d12 Google Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    Sorry for not sharing the images / screenshots, but they did not fit the uploader at this time.
    Any questions? Feel free to ASK !

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    Airmon-ng is not able to put it in monitor mode because this driver is a mix between modern linux driver and old stuff. It has its own way of being put in monitor mode: https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au/...ster/README.md

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    Yupp, known to that repo, but not aware of that. thanks for the notice! anyways, this is really a monster wifi adapter i can tell

    https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au/pull/26 got an approach for fixing the issue, will try look back in a week or so and do some more testing on everything.
    Last edited by kimocoder; 2017-05-10 at 10:30 PM.

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    The kali linux dkms package is using the branch 4.3.21 from astsam repositories.
    I think that they should have explicitly mentioned his name in the blog and pointed out to his repository.
    The source code from Realtek is based on Wext instead of nl80211 which explains why it is a bit different.
    Try the branch 5.1.5: It should go better.

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    well, will try the 5.1.5 branch later this weekend. just got something working with the 4.3.21, will try finish up and bring the patches over to 5.1.5 if possible.
    also got txpower rate using "iw reg set BO" and manually txpower 30 setting working + some airmon-ng support, but it duplicates right now so will need some more time looking

    rtl8814au_patched.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimocoder View Post
    well, will try the 5.1.5 branch later this weekend. just got something working with the 4.3.21, will try finish up and bring the patches over to 5.1.5 if possible.
    also got txpower rate using "iw reg set BO" and manually txpower 30 setting working + some airmon-ng support, but it duplicates right now so will need some more time looking

    rtl8814au_patched.jpg
    you added some pull request it look fix some of problem like add interface .can you share it again ?or do u think the release new driver with new features ?

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