24 April 2020

Top Dual band & Single band WI-FI adapter Kali Linux

By DICC Institute

Top Best Wi-Fi adapter for Kali Linux in 2020

As you guys may already know, Most of the “Best Wi-Fi adapter does not work in wardriving.” Many a times we need small infrastructure with few computers only and need a small Wi-Fi card while in some other circumstances we need a large infrastructure, and need to operate many computers on internet then we should require bigger aerials with more power and sensitivity device.

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There are different kinds of businesses going on in today’s world, some businesses requires 5GHz Dual-band Access Points and some may require less such as 2.4-5ghz dual band. So, you have to first make a choice according to your requirements and if you required a cheaper Wi-Fi adaptor than go for the cheaper one otherwise if you do have to manage lots of work from internet than you can go for the Wi-fi adaptors that have maximum capacity to handle the internet work load.

So, if you need WI-FI device to handle lots of work, you can go for Dual Band (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz) Wireless 802.11a / b / g / n / ac USB Adapters and if you have to manage only few computers i.e up to 5 or 6 than you can choose Single Band 2.4GHz Wireless 802.11a / b / g / n USB Adapters. In this article we have mentioned the list of best Dual Band (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz) Wireless 802.11a / b / g / n / ac USB Adapters as well as the list of best Single Band 2.4GHz Wireless 802.11a / b / g / n USB Adapters, so you can make the choice according to your needs and requirements.

Important Points to consider before buying WI-FI Adapters

  • Big Antennas are always Gain More Signals; also, they are more capable of doing packet injection.
  • Most Hackers still preferred ALFA Devices.
  • Also prefer Alfa adapters, because the support and instructions are available everywhere.
  • Best Wi-Fi Adaptors are those who support Wi-Fi injection with monitor mode. These Devices can capture handshakes, also able to make De-auth Attack and Do Pentest on Wireless Networks.
  • In some Attacks, We need Access Point Mode Supported by our WiFi-Adaptor.
  • Chips on Realtek Devices have no difficulties during attacks on WPS. Also, some Atheros chips have a problem during PMKID Capture, but not all, Alfa AWUS036NHA with Atheros chip AR9271 can capture PMKID (on APs that don’t have connected devices. 
  • Some wifi makers use 1st antenna for transmitting and the 2nd for receiving. And some Adaptors use single Band; others use Dual bands at the same time. You should consider these points seriously when buying adaptors.
  • The antenna can be 2, 4 or even more, but MIMO is also very important for these 2.4 / 5.0 GHz chipsets, which, when using several antennas, increases the chance of handshake capture, and is also decisive for achieving maximum transmission speeds data during normal use.

How to Install the Driver in Kali Linux for Wi-Fi USB Adapter

Choose Best Wi-Fi adapter that suits “Kali Linux” also fulfils your all the requirements.

Dual-Band 2.4/5Ghz Wi-Fi USB Adapter is Good Choice, but you have to download and install the Driver for Kali Linux, follow the steps. First, Type the following command in the Kali Linux Terminal:

  •  sudo apt install Realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

 Restart the kali Linux after Completion, unplug the adaptor and reconnect. It will install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms and any other related packages on Kali Linux.

There are two chipsets available RTL8812AU, and RTL8814AU, the difference in antenna counts. RTL8812AU have 2 antennas, unlike RTL8814AU which have 4 antennas. The circuit layout also matters. 

Dual Band (2.4GHz & 5.0GHz) Wireless 802.11a / b / g / n / ac USB Adapters

#1. Alfa AWUS1900  (chipset: Realtek RTL8814AU)

#2. Alfa AWUS036ACH  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#3. Alfa AWUS036AC  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#4. TRENDnet TEW-809UB  (chipset: Realtek RTL8814AU)

#5. ASUS USB-AC68  (chipset: Realtek RTL8814AU)

#6. ASUS USB-AC56  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#7. TP-LINK Archer T9UH  (chipset: Realtek RTL8814AU)

#8. TP-LINK Archer T4UH  (rev V2, chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#9. TP-LINK Archer T4U  (rev V3, chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#10. D-Link DWA-192  (chipset: Realtek RTL8814AU)

#11. D-Link DWA-182  (rev C, chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#12. Edimax AC600 USB  (chipset: Realtek RTL8811AU)

#13. Netis WF2190  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#14. TOTOLINK A2000UA  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#15. Tenda U12  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#16. ZyXEL NWD6605  (chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU)

#17. Panda Wireless PAU09 N600  (chipset: Ralink RT5572)

#18. Alfa AWUS052NH  (chipset: Ralink RT3572)

#19. Alfa AWUS051NH  (rev v2, chipset: Ralink RT3572)

#20. D-Link DWA-160  (rev C1, chipset: Ralink RT5572)

#21. Netis WF2150  (chipset: Ralink RT5572)

Single Band 2.4GHz Wireless 802.11a / b / g / n USB Adapters

#1. Alfa AWUS036NHA  (chipset: Atheros AR9271)

#2. Alfa AWUS036NH  (chipset: Ralink RT3070)

#3. Alfa AWUS036NEH  (chipset: Ralink RT3070)

#4. TP-LINK TL-WN823N  (rev v1, chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#5. TP-LINK TL-WN822N  (rev v3, chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#6. TP-LINK TL-WN821N  (rev v4, chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#8. TP-LINK TL-WN727N  (rev v3, chipset: Ralink RT5370)

#9. D-Link DWA-140  (rev D1, chipset: Ralink RT5372)

#10. D-Link DWA-137  (rev A1A, chipset: Ralink RT5372)

#11. D-Link DWA-131  (rev B1, chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#12. ASUS USB-N14  (rchipset: Ralink RT5372)

#13. ASUS USB-N13  (rev B1, chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#14. Panda PAU06 USB  (chipset: Ralink RT5372)

#15. Panda PAU05 USB  (chipset: Ralink RT3070)

#16. Tenda W311M  (chipset: Ralink RT5370)

#17. Tenda W311Ma  (chipset: Ship Ralink RT5370)

#18. Upvel UA-222NU  (chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#19. Netis WF2123  (chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#20. ORIENT XG-925n +  (chipset: Ralink RT5370)

#21. Netgear WNA3100M  (chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU)

#22. Edimax EW-7711UAN  (rev v1, chipset: Ralink RT3070)

Internal Wi-FI laptop adapters compatible with Kali Linux

Some laptops come with wireless adapters that support monitor mode and wireless injections. For example in many of the laptops Intel chips along with supporting access point and virtual interfaces also supports monitor mode and wireless injections. So this type of configuration in the laptops is quite suitable for daily use on Linux.

Old Models, but works 100% in Kali Linux or Kali Linux Compatible WI-FI Models

  • Acorp WUD-150N (Ralink RT3070L)
  • ASUS USB-N11 (Ralink RT2770)
  • Alfa AWUS036H (Realtek RTL8187L)
  • ASUS USB-N66 (Ralink RT3573)
  • ASUS USB-N53 (Ralink RT3572)
  • ASUS WL-167g (rev v1, Ralink RT2571)
  • ASUS WL-160N (Ralink RT2870)
  • D-Link DWA-110 (rev A1, Ralink RT2571W)
  • ASUS WL-167g (rev v2, Ralink RT2571W)
  • D-Link DWA-123 (rev A1, Ralink RT3370)
  • D-Link DWA-121 (rev A1, RalinkRTL8188CUS)
  • D-Link DWA-125 (rev A1, Ralink RT3070)
  • D-Link DWA-123 (rev B1, Ralink RT5370)
  • D-Link DWA-125 (rev A3, Ralink RT5370)
  • D-Link DWA-125 (rev A2, Ralink RT3070)
  • D-Link DWA-125 (rev B1, Ralink RT5370)
  • D-Link DWA-127 (rev A1, Ralink RT3070)
  • D-Link DWA-126 (Atheros AR9271)
  • D-Link DWA-130 (rev D, Atheros AR9170)
  • D-Link DWA-130 (rev B1, Ralink RT2870)
  • D-Link DWA-140 (rev C1, Ralink RT2870)
  • D-Link DWA-140 (rev B3, Ralink RT5372)
  • D-Link DWA-160 (rev A2, Atheros AR9170)
  • D-Link DWA-160 (rev A1, Atheros AR9170)
  • D-Link DWA-160 (rev B2, Ralink RT5572)
  • D-Link DWA-160 (rev B1, Ralink RT2870)
  • D-Link DWL-G122 (rev C1, Ralink RT2571W)
  • D-Link DWL-G122 (rev B1, Ralink RT2571)
  • GEMBIRD WNP-UA-002 (Ralink RT3072)
  • D-Link DWL-G122 (rev E1, Ralink RT2070)
  • Linksys AE3000 (Ralink RT3573)
  • Linksys AE1000 (Ralink RT3572)
  • Linksys WUSB100 (rev v2, Ralink RT3070)
  • Linksys WUSB100 (rev v1, Ralink RT2770)
  • Linksys WUSB600N rev v2, Ralink RT3572)
  • Linksys WUSB600N (rev v1, Ralink RT2870)
  • Netgear WNA1000 (Atheros AR9170)
  • Netgear WN111 (rev v2, Atheros AR9170)
  • Netgear WNDA4100 (Ralink RT3573)
  • Netgear WNA1100 (Atheros AR9271)
  • Sitecom WLA-5000 (Ralink RT3572)
  • Proware PW-DN4210D (Atheros AR9271)
  • Tenda UH150 (Ralink RT3070)
  • Spark AD-600Z (ZyDAS ZD1211B)
  • Tenda W322UА (rev v1 Ralink RT3072)
  • Tenda W322U (rev v3, Ralink RT5372)
  • Tenda W322UA (Ralink RT3072)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN322G (rev v3, Atheros AR9271)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN322G (ZyDAS ZD1211B)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN422G / NC (rev v2, Atheros AR9271) *
  • TP-LINK TL-WN422G / NC (rev v1, ZyDAS ZD1211B) *
  • TP-LINK TL-WN721N / NC (rev v1, Atheros AR9271) *
  • TP-LINK TL-WN7200ND (rev v1, Ralink RT3070)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN722N / NC (rev v1, Atheros AR9271)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN722N / NC (rev v1, Atheros AR9271) *
  • TP-LINK TL-WN727N (rev v3, Ralink RT5370)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN727N (rev v1, Ralink RT3070)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN821N (rev v3, Atheros AR7010)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN821N (rev v2, Atheros AR9170)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN822N (rev v1, Atheros AR9170)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN822N (rev v2, Atheros AR7010)
  • TP-LINK TL-WN821N (rev v4, Realtek RTL8192CU)
  • TRENDnet TEW-624UB (rev B1, Ralink RT2870)
  • TRENDnet TEW-424UB (rev v3, Realtek RTL8187B)
  • TRENDnet TEW-644UB (Ralink RT2770)
  • TRENDnet TEW-624UB (rev D1, Realtek RTL8192CU)
  • TRENDnet TEW-664UB (rev v1, Ralink RT2870)
  • TRENDnet TEW-645UB (Ralink RT2770)
  • Z-Com XN-791 (Ralink RT2770)
  • U-MEDIA WUB-375L (Ralink RT2770)
  • ZyXEL ZyAIR G-202 (ZyDAS ZD1211B)
  • ZyXEL NWD2205 (Realtek RTL8192CU)

Some lesser-known models:

  • Blueway Ultra Speed ​​BT-N9100 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • Blueway N9000 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • Blueway N9800 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • Blueway N9200 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • COMFAST CF-WU770N (Ralink RT3070L)
  • COMFAST CF-N300 (Ralink RT3072L)
  • EDUP ep-ms8515gs (Ralink RT3070L)
  • GSKY GS-27USB (Realtek 8187L)
  • Melon n4000 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • Melon n9 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • High Power SignalKing Signal King (Ralink RT3070L)
  • Netsys 9000WN (Ralink RT3070L)
  • KASENS N9600 (Ralink RT3070L)
  • Sabrent NT-WGHU (Realtek 8187L)

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