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List of Aircrack-ng Compatible, Tested WiFi Adapters!

This is a growing list of wireless devices (mostly USB adapters) I have tested with Aircrack-ng. While models may vary, Linux support and Aircrack compatibility depends mostly on the chipset of the adapter or card, and what kind of drivers it has. Therefore it is adviced to check the chipset first.

I’ve tested things like:

  • Setting wireless device to monitor mode (needed for injection)
  • Testing airodump-ng to collect packets
  • Testing aireplay-ng to inject packets

Working Chipsets

Chipset: Ralink RT8070, RT3070

— Model: Buffalo WLI-UC-GNM2 (chipset varies)

Ralink RT8070 WLI-UC-GNM2

  • good driver support for linux
  • setting monitor mode works
  • packet injection works
  • short range

Chipset: Ralink RT2770, RT2750

— Model: Alfa AWUS051NH

Ralink RT2770, RT2750 Alfa AWUS051NH

  • linux driver support excellent
  • monitor mode works
  • packet injection works
  • long range

Not Working Chipsets

Chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU

— Model: Alfa AWUS036AC

Asus AWUS036AC

  • linux drivers need to be compiled
  • monitor mode, injection not supported

Chipset: Realtek RTL8188SU

— Model: Elecom WDC-150SU2MBK


  • good linux driver support
  • monitor mode not supported

Chipset: Realtek RTL8192EU

— Model: Planex GW-300S KATANA


  • linux driver support issues
  • not yet tested

Chipset: Unknown

— Model: Elecom WDC-300SU2SWH, WDC-300SU2SBK

Elecom WDC-300SU2SWH, WDC-300SU2SBK

  • linux support unknown
  • not yet tested


Btw. The author of this article does not encourage the use of Aircrack for any unlawful activities. This page is for informational purposes only.

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  1. Did you eventually manage to get injection to work with the AWUS036AC?
    I’ve tried a couple of drivers and none worked.

    • Haven’t tried it since unfortunately. Your best bet would be to search packet injection support for the RTL8812AU chipset. But those considering an Alfa purchase, there are certainly much easier and better supported devices.

      Do let us know if you find anything.
      Thanks for asking.