WiFi Adapter Test: 6 adapters with Kali

Tenda W311M V3.0 Nano Adapter

I forgot I had this little guy,  The Tenda W311M is another adapter that has been released with different chipsets. I used to have one with a different chipset and I figured this one probably wouldn’t go into monitor mode or packet injection, I was surprised…

Frequency: 2.4GHz
Antenna: Internal 2dBi fixed
USB 2.0

Interface       Driver          Chipset
wlan1           mt7601u      Ralink MT7601U

lsusb =  Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U

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
airodump-ng wlan1 PWR = -38 *
* = Connecting to my living room AP.
5 out of 5

– Inexpensive
– Tiny
– Supports 5/5 injection attacks
– 2.4GHz only
– Multiple Chipsets
– Presumably, limited power and a small antenna

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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