Thanks for this article. I’m currently testing the crazy orange one and so far I hate it. Atheros chipsets based wireless Just a little heads up.. Kali Linux and Aircrack-ng is the most commonly used software with some other options also available. See this TP-Link page for an example of the same card with different revisions.

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This can be very helpful in identifying the chipset. BUT still, nothing shows up in wlan0.

Best USB WiFi Device to use with aircrack-ng

Seems that the connectors go bad. There are many considerations that should go into your purchase decision: When you post, please provide the manufacturer, model, card revision if applicable, chipset and what drivers you used. After screening through the list, here are our recommended USB wireless adapters that have the best compatibility with BackTrack 5, Kali Linux and Aircrack-ng.

I encountered the same thing in July. That being said, only v1 of this adapter will work with Kali Linux. Now that you know the Interface, put it on monitoring mode. It a Realtek chipset. Do any of this adapters work with kali linux It seems they now ship with a unsupported chipset RT The chipset on a USB wireless adapter is the most important information but adxpter is not shown ajrodump the product box or even on the device itself.


I’ve sent them message, and when you get reply something like “will come back as soon as possible” occasionally means they will never respond.

It doesn’t really matter which version of Windows, the important information are some filenames and content. Kuzma 3 years ago.

Tutorial: Is My Wireless Card Compatible?

For linux, generally, you need to patch the wireless stack and driver in order to get the advanced features such as monitor mode and injection capability.

Atheros chipsets based wireless Can someone tell me can i use rtl su adapter for wifiphiser for jamming. Not sure if this info helps, but it seems since this problem was raised, there were lot of adapteer about it and development going on, so Kali distro added it to their repositories in the end, which is mentioned above in the article.

Simply be sure to buy from a place you can return it if necessary. Hy i am a new student. It’s inexpensive and is also very useful for wireless attacks. One sees it, but never sees any traffic. You may also have a look at windows driver file names, it’s often the name of the chipset or the adxpter to use.


Without one, many attacks are impossible, and the few that work can take days to succeed. The text “Injection is working” does inform you that the packet injection is working.

Kali Linux is by far the best supported hacking distro for beginners, and Wi-Fi hacking on Kali previously called BackTrack is where I started my own journey into hacking. Did you run the update??

Best Compatible USB Wireless Adapter for BackTrack 5, Kali Linux and Aircrack-ng

If you are planning to purchase a card then the easiest method is to pick a card from the list of supported cards. I have it, works fine.

Thanks to your future replies. Direct qirodump load for regulatory. It also lists the IDs 0bda: However, for our purposes, it is critical to know the wireless chipset manufacturer. Panda PAU09 may be a better option since its plug and play but i see comments to the contrary too….

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