802.11 Recommended USB Wireless Cards for Kali Linux

802.11 Recommended USB Wireless Cards for Kali Linux

This post lists some of the best performing, supported and recommended USB Wireless Cards for Kali Linux.

There isn’t a “best” card. There is whatever is right for YOU.

Following recommended USB Wireless cards appears to be working for Kali Linux (i.e. monitor, injection etc.)

*Note* These are not in any type of order *Note*

A common problem in pentest distro such as Kali or BackTrack Linux is when users trying to use a card which is not supported or there just isn’t a supported driver. Most of the following cards are priced below $50USD and they take care of a massive headache and saves time to troubleshoot driver issues rather than investing time to actually do something. With each update these makeshift fixes seems to break old drivers and you end up doing the whole thing again and again. Following guide generated a lot of emails and personal request where users were not able to make it work properly just because their Wifi card wasn’t listed in the recommended wireless cards for Kali Linux.

2.4GHz

 

Rokland N3

http://store.rokland.com/products/th…b-for-macs-pcs

$32.97 off Rockland

 

Alfa AWUS036NHA

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

$32.99 off Amazon

 

TP-Link WN722N

http://uk.tp-link.com/products/detai…TL-WN722N#spec

$15.18 off Amazon

 

Linksys WUSB54GC v1

http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/adapters/WUSB54GC

25.00$ off Amazon

 

5GHz (& 2.4GHz)

 

Rosewill RNX-N600UBE

http://www.rosewill.com/products/182…ifications.htm

$32.66 off Amazon

 

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:

If you have a different card feel free to share here which will probably help another user someday.

Side Note:

I’ve compiled a small list (These are the only 8 laptops that I could find to match my personal choices) that are Linux compatible and have NVIDIA GeForce Graphics cards. (I’ve tried to avoid AMD/ATI as there’s been some inconsistency lately with their Linux proprietary drivers and heating issues, sorry AMD, take Linux users more seriously next time). NVIDIA seems more stable and gives you more options … Feel free to check this list and add comments about which one you have or prefer…

 

“No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information.” == Double check before purchasing.

 

Conclusion

or maybe you would like to turn a Kindle Device in your Portable Kali installation ? The possibilities are endless …

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