WiFi Adapter Test: 6 adapters with Kali

WODESYS Wireless WIFI Range Extender

Another Amazon.com purchase, this one can do 2.4 & 5 GHz and supports 802.11ac/b/g/n. The product name is: WIFI Extender WODESYS Wireless WIFI Range Extender WODESYS Antenna Wifi Repeater with Long Range Extender (300Mbps) (Wifi Adapter(600M)).
$11.99 seems affordable for a dual band adapter, time to test it and see how it does.

802.11ac/b/g/n
Dual Band 2.4 + 5GHz
Antenna: External RP-SMA 2dBi Dipole
USB 2.0

Interface       Driver          Chipset
wlan1           8812au        Realtek 8811AU (I think)

lsusb = Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

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

Injection is working!

5 out of 5

Impressive!

airodump-ng wlan1 PWR = -45 *
* = Connecting to my living room AP.

Pros:
– 802.11ac/b/g/n
– Dual Band 2.4 + 5GHz
– Inexpensive
– Small
– Supports 5/5 injection attacks
Cons:
– Fairly new driver (use iwconfig to set monitor mode)

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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