To be able to Hack WiFi, you need a WiFi adapter that is able to support monitor mode as well as packet injection. Everyone seems to get confused when they are talking about the best USB WiFi adapters for WiFi hacking. So I will tell you exactly what’s important when making your choice of buying one.
What to Look for in a Wireless Adapter
The main important factor to look is the Wireless chipset used inside the adapter. It is the brain or you can call it as the mind of USB WiFi adapter Which does all the calculations for it. Therefore, the chipset determines the support for monitor mode and packet injection, etc.
Next thing to consider is the operating system you are using for penetration testing. Because, some of the adapters supports the Kali Linux and some not.
Some chipsets which supports monitor mode
- Atheros AR9271
- Realtek RTL8812AU
- Realtek RTL8814AU
- Realtek 8187L
- Ralink RT5370N
- Ralink RT3572
- Ralink RT5572
- Ralink RT5372
- Ralink RT3070
- Ralink RT307
- MediaTek MT7610U
- MediaTek MT7612U
WiFi adapters using these chipsets can be used for wifi hacking.
WiFi adapters for hacking
Here is a list of some of the best WiFi Adapters that you can choose in 2021 and perform everything that is needed for a full-fledged WiFi Penetration Testing.
|Alfa AWUS036ACH / AC1200
|Alfa AWUS1900 / AC1900
Hope I was able to take some of the confusion out for you on choosing the wifi adapters for hacking. If you have any doubts comment below.
Got your wifi adapter. Now let’s start hacking… wifi hacking