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Kali Linux Compatible Wireless Adapters/Dongles

Kali Linux is arcade to people who are just starting with it. Here are some versatile options for the right adapters for right formats.

Kali Linux is an operating system basically made for the security and penetration testers professionals and choosing a wifi adapter can be very confusing sometimes because Kali Linux doesn’t support all kinds of wireless adapters. The chipset and drivers written for the card are what makes it compatible with Kali. To do wireless penetration testing a card must be able to go into monitor mode and must be able to packet injections and most cards can’t do it.

Popular chipsets compatible with Kali Linux are.

  • Atheros AR9271
  • Ralink RT3070
  • Ralink RT3572

You can check for the chipset of an adapter in the specifications before buying. Here are the best selling adapters for Kali Linux.

Atheros AR9271 Chipset Adapters

Alfa AWUS036NHA

Kali Linux Wireless or Wifi Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N
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  • Compatible with Any Brand 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n Router Using 2.4GHz Wavelength
  • Includes a 4 inch 5 DdBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna that can be removed and upgrade up to 9dBi
  • Supports the Following Security Protocols: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES
  • Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7
  • High Transmitter Power of 28dBm – for Long-Rang and High Gain Wi-Fi.

TP-Link TL-WN722N

Kali Linux Wireless or Wifi Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N
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  • 150 Mbps wireless transmission rate.
  • Provides two methods of operation: Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc, Quick secure setup, complies with WPS for worry free wireless security. Supports 64/128-bit WEP.
  • 4dBi Omni-directional antenna detachable. Supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
  • Industry-leading 2-year warranty and unlimited 24/7 technical support.
  • Exceptional wireless speed up to 150Mbps brings best experience for video streaming or internet calls.

Ralink RT3070 Chipset Adapters

Alfa AWUSO36NH

Kali Linux Wireless or Wifi Adapter Alfa AWUS036NEH
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  • 802.11b/g and “N”, 2000mW of power which is more powerful than ANY other WiFi adapter on the market.
  • Includes a 4 inch 5 DdBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna that can be removed and upgrade up to 9dBi
  • Very Secure with wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, and AES
  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11n, 802.11b/g/n wireless standards
  • Supports driver for Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7, Linux (2.4.x/2.6.x),and Mac (10.4.x/10.5.x)

Panda Pau05 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter

Kali Linux Wireless or Wifi Adapter Alfa AWUS036NEH
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  • Works with any 2.4Ghz wireless g/n routers
  • Max. wireless connection speed: 300Mbps
  • Supports both infrastructure and ad-hoc modes
  • Security: WEP 64/128bit, WPA, WPA2, 802.1x and 802.11i, Cisco CCS V1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 compliant
  • Multi-OS support: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10, Mint 14/15/16/17/17.1/17.2, Ubuntu 12.10/13.04/13.10/14.04/14.10/15.04/15.10, Fedora 18/19/20/21/22, CentOS 6.4/6.5/7

Alfa AWUS036NEH

Kali Linux Wireless or Wifi Adapter Alfa AWUS036NEH
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  • 802.11b/g and “N”, 1000mW of power which is more powerful than ANY other WiFi dongle on the market
  • Includes a 4 inch 5 DdBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna that can be removed and upgrade up to 9dBi
  • Supports driver for Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 Linux (2.4.x/2.6.x), Mac (10.4.x/10.5.x) Power PC& PC.
  • Compliant with FCC Part 15.247 for the US, ETS 300 328 for Europe
  • Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES

RT3572 chipset Adapters

Alfa AWUS051NH

Kali Linux Wireless or Wifi Adapter Alfa AWUS051NH
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  • Compatible with IEEE 802.11n draft 3.0, 802.11a/b/g wireless standards
  • 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequency band, MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)
  • High speed transfer RX data rate up to 300 Mbps
  • Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES
  • Supports driver for Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64 and Windows 7 – Linux (2.4.x/2.6.x), Mac (10.4.x/10.5.x) Power PC & PC.

These are all the best USB Adapters you can find in the market for Kali Linux. Just click on the links given with product specifications and shop online for convenience.

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