WiFi Adapter Test: 6 adapters with Kali

This is version 1.1 of the TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi adapter. Newer revisions do not feature the same chipset!

TP-Link TL-WN722N
v1.1 (the old model)

802.11b/g/n
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Antenna: External RP-SMA 4dBi
USB 2.0

Interface Driver Chipset
wlan1 ath9k_htc AR9271 802.11n

lsusb = Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n

airmon-ng check kill
ifconfig wlan1 down
iw reg set BO
iwconfig wlan1 txpower 33
ifconfig wlan1 up
airmon-ng start wlan1
aireplay-ng -9 wlan1mon -i wlan0mon

Injection is working!

airodump-ng wlan1mon
PWR = -54 *
* = Connecting to my living room WiFi

Pros:
– Mine has worked well for years.
Cons:
– Difficult to obtain version 1.1 now.
– Multiple Chipsets
– 2.4GHz only.

4 thoughts on “WiFi Adapter Test: 6 adapters with Kali”

  1. In the group of five adapter tested, the AWUS036NEH and Tenda W311M had the highest received signal from the AP of -32dBm and -38dBm. This is contrary to what I expect because Tenda W311M in particular has the smallest antenna and likely no amplifiers from the small size of the adapter. I expected the adapters with the external antennas to have the highest received signal strength. Instead, the dongles with the external antenna like the TL-WN722N had the weakest received signal of -54dBm.

    1. I agree, I was surprised as well. I feel that the little ones don’t have the range of the external antenna models (but didn’t test them at extreme ranges.)

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