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Which Alfa is the most powerful for monitor mode & aircrack-support?

AWUS036H   1W            RTL8187L
- 2 (25%)
AWUS036NH  2W           RT3070
- 4 (50%)
AWUS051NH 500mW      RT2750
- 2 (25%)
AWUS036NRH v2 2W      RTL8188RU
- 0 (0%)
AWUS036NHV 1500 mW  RTL8188EUS
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 8


Author Topic: Alfas:AWUS036H vs AWUS036NH vs AWUS051NH vs AWUS036NRH v2 vs AWUS036NHV  (Read 13502 times)

dudux

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Hi Guys,

I have an old AWUS036H 1W with chipset RTL8187L for many years. Though my wireless card is getting older and I would like to start sniffing over 802.11abgn bands.
I have been checking these great posts [1]-[2], however they were not clear enough to make my final decision. The point of this poll is to discuss the Alfa wireless cards that are offered nowadays and what they are great/awful for. Something I missed a lot when was using my old AWUS036H was the mode master for using hostapd in order to create evil twin attacks. Airbase-ng works okay but hostapd is much powerful for this purpose.

[1].- https://forum.aircrack-ng.org/index.php/topic,604.msg1537.html#msg1537
[2].- https://forum.aircrack-ng.org/index.php/topic,796.msg2215.html#msg2215

Help me out to find out the best wireless card for wireless hacking!

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AWUS036H        1W    802.11bg      RTL8187L
AWUS036NH       2W    802.11n       RT3070
AWUS051NH    500mW    802.11abgn    RT2750
AWUS036NRH v2   2W    802.11abgn    RTL8188RU
AWUS036NHV  1500 mW   802.11n       RTL8188EUS

Cheers
« Last Edit: November 09, 2015, 04:50:48 PM by dudux »
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SharkDouble07

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Im going to tell you right now that the NHV has no support with Kali 2.0 I have one and im only able to use it with windows.

On kali the PHY is "null" and you are unable to put it in monitor mode. It can show up all wifi networks as it should but all the bars are empty unless your really close to it. I tested it this way and it does fine but for some reason it does not work properly. So as my alternative im using the 036H
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misterx

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When selecting a card, disregard the amount of power as it is only useful if you need to make long distance links and most of the time, sellers inflate the value by adding a higher gain antenna which is most of the time useless.

I would always recommend to find a card that has an antenna connector. Then get a 5-7dbi (no more) and if you need, a small 8dbi panel antenna.

SharkDouble07, have you tried compiling the latest Linux Backports? I have a rtl8188CUS and it works fine.
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shi

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@SharkDouble07, did you try what misterx suggested? I'm also choosing new Alfa card and thought about getting AWUS036NHV. It has RTL8188EUS chipset which misterx mentioned to be running good.
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JoeJoe

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Hi,

Any news about the AWUS036NHV and the monitor mode ?

Thanks
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You may forget the 1w , 2w power output in those wifi cards , because in reality they all broadcast with same output power .
That power comes from antenna decibels reception and the power consumption from the wifi card .

AWUS036H  -> very good to hack down wifi networks
AWUS036NH   -> not so good as 36H .

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madafakaz

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You may forget the 1w , 2w power output in those wifi cards , because in reality they all broadcast with same output power .
That power comes from antenna decibels reception and the power consumption from the wifi card .

AWUS036H  -> very good to hack down wifi networks
AWUS036NH   -> not so good as 36H .

don't post information you have not confirmed

https://forum.aircrack-ng.org/index.php/topic,934.msg3171.html#msg3171
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Bee1To

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I have both awus036nh and awus051nh and a alfa apa-m25 indoor panel antenna. Both at txpower 33....the awus051nh blew the competition away, in detecting bssids and captured handshakes. I have a file full of handshakes  but no passwords using dictionary attack. :P
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laser411

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I have the AWUS036NH and I'm having problems with injection and seeing associated clients. As of right now, would not recommend.
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Bee1To

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airmon-ng check kill
airmon-ng start wlan0 1...start new terminal
airodump-ng -c 1 -a wlan0mon...start new terminal
aireplay-ng  -0 0 -a  bb:ss:dd:gg:rr  -c  2w:3e:4r:5t:6y  wlan0mon
 ;)
Disregard above...Do not use any parameters

airmon-ng check kill
airmon-ng start wlan1
airodump-ng wlan1mon then
airodump-ng -c 1 --bssid 00:99:88:77:66: wlan1mon
  to deauth
aireplay-ng -0 0 -a  00:99:88:77:66  -c  aa:bb:cc:dd:ee  wlan1mon (works about 60%  of the time).... I am using wpa_supplicant not Network-Manager so your results may differ
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 01:57:51 PM by Bee1To »
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Bee1To

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ps
At the time of that writing that was the case, now after installing then apt-get purge certain wifi programs nothing works anymore. :-[


I tried " iwconfig wlan1 mode monitor" instead of "airmon-ng start wlan1" with very good results
« Last Edit: January 22, 2017, 02:03:05 PM by Bee1To »
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