WiFi Alpha Adapter Review

WiFi Adapter is a device used as an additional backup wifi interface. It is also used for assessing wifi security and to pentest wifi systems. When selecting wifi adapter, the selection of a chipset is extremely important. It will help in identifying frequencies that the adapter will support.

Remember, older wifi devices used 2.4 GHz while newer wifi devices used 5 GHz. Hence while selecting adapters, It is essential to find whether the device support 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz or both frequencies.

I have recently used the Alfa AWUS036ACH adapter to hone my skills in wifi security. Below is the list of security features that I have found while using the Alpha adapter:

  • 300 Mbps
  • USB 3.0 wifi adapter
  • Support both Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems
  • 802.11 Wireless sniffing
  • Able to capture wifi frequency of 2.4/5GHz using airmon-ng (aircrack-ng suite)
  • Support for monitor and packet injection mode
  • Support Penetration Testing frameworks like Kali Linux (after some minor configuration changes) and Parrot
  • Difficult to install on Windows 11 although you can easily install it on older Windows OS
  • Supported standards include 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac

Specifications of Supported Standard

ProtocolFrequency (GHz)Approximate Range (m)

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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.

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