Even with half a dozen devices using the hotspot, as has been happening the last few days, it rarely misses a beat. I was able to start Kali and bringing my Alfa to monitor mode was unproblematic. Dual Band routers are very popular and have began to populate offices, small business, and homes. The Alfa Awusnh seems to be the best bet so far until a better one is found. This sure seems like a handy device for us travelers. But this was expected with the

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I have been reading al the comments and i am really confused so far. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The latest version of Virtualbox did not work too. I have the same issue with this alpha card when trying to deauthenticate on 5GHz!

I was able to capture a WPA2 data capture quickly and easily with it.

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This website is awesome. For that, I combine the range extender with a piece of software called Connectify Hotspot again, Windows-only.

Thanks for the info, it looks to be a wireless Hey Dave, this is great buthaving found the available about wifis, what can be done about the passwords they seem to all have? Has anyone tested their newer version? I hate the thought of carrying yet another piece of tech with me when I travel, but this one is probably going to be added to my aawus051nh.


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I have since played with it more and really like this adapter. And yeah, it makes such a difference. Wondering if this has something to do with it? Read our full disclosure policy here.

Even with half a dozen devices using the hotspot, as has been happening the last few days, it rarely misses a beat. Can you please provide us with more info on loading different drivers based on the lsusb output, in other words, which drivers to load, how to do that, etc.? In that situation, your options are to only stay in places with several reviews mentioning good Internet, or switch to a smartphone or Mi-fi device with a strong cell connection when the Wi-fi at your accommodation sucks.

Kali Linux and the Alfa AWUS051NH Dual Band USB Adapter Review

Founder and editor of Too Many Adapters, Dave has been a traveler for 20 years, and a geek for even longer. Foursquare can also be a good place to get passwords for businesses like bars, cafes etc.

Is there any changes in how the v2 works or is it just as good as v1? I was able to start Kali and bringing my Alfa to monitor mode was unproblematic. Beacons are seen on air if it operates in 2. RT phy4 wlan1mon rtusb Ralink Technology, Corp. A alfx silver plastic case, single flashing light that tells you very little, ugly black screw-on aerial.


Could you please Let me me know the driver you have used?? But this was expected with the The internet at this huge resort condos, hotel rooms, cabins only worked between the hours of 4am and 6am. For extra geek credibility you can even share your VPN connectionusing three different bits of technology to turn an unusable, insecure network into a reliable, secure way to get online with all your devices.

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Hey Johan, Please share if you found the V2 better than the old mod. Hi Dave, Thanks so much for this article.

Some articles on this site contain affiliate links, meaning we may be compensated if you purchase a product or service after clicking on them. One thing I have noticed is the card is a bit picky about the mini-USB cable that you plug into it.

If I run it in a Kali distro it captures correctly, awus051nn under Raspbian Jessie with airodump built from sourceon 5GHz it shows all stations as unassociated, even when some are connected to APs. I need advice fast. I thought that the clear plastic bit on the top is presumably a light.