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List of Aircrack-ng Compatible, Tested WiFi USB 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.

Aircrack Wifi Adapters

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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

Know any other supported USB adapters and devices compatible with packet injection with Aircrack-ng? Please, give us a shout in below comments!

Thank you for visiting my blog! David.

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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11 thoughts on “List of Aircrack-ng Compatible, Tested WiFi USB Adapters!”

  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.

  2. Thanks for posting this list. I hope that you continue keeping it up to date, even as defcon approaches. 😉 If I compile the driver from the aircrack-ng github repo for RTL8812AU and RTL8814AU chipset devices, I can get Monitor mode working for the tp-link archer T9UH V 2.0 but I cannot get packet injection to work.

    • Panda Bluetooth 4.0 wireless adapter works for all stated above claims. Connects to Kali with ease and can commit any dark deed or Light deed (#PENTESTING) NEEDED. YW. g-

  3. The Alfa AWUS036AC (Chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU) is in the “not working chipsets” section. That information is outdated. The Alfa AWUS036AC (Chipset: Realtek RTL8812AU) works fine with aircrack-ng on Kali Linux. All you have to do is install package realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms.

  4. You should mention EDUP MTK7601 with chipset Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter.
    It’s really good and supports injection. Around 150mbps marketed.
    Really fast and has automatic linux support since kernel v4.2


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