Adventures in “aircrack” with cheap wifi dongles

I recently bought 3 cheap’ish wifi dongles and wanted to see how they’d do with “aircrack” in Kali Linux. I had difficulty getting any of them to work in Kali Linux 2.0 so this blog post contains Kali Linux 1.0 instructions.

  1. 150Mbps High Speed USB Wireless Wifi 802.11n
    Chipset: Realtek 8179 (R8188EU)
    Drivers: https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu
    Instructions:

    # none – monitor mode doesn’t work 🙁

  2. EDUP EP-N8537
    Chipset: Ralink RT5370
    Drivers: already installed
    Instructions:

    airmon-ng start wlan1
    airodump-ng mon0


  3. Totolink N150UA 150Mbps Wireless N USB Router
    Chipset: Ralink 7601
    Drivers: see instructions below
    Comments: most of the instructions below came from this discussion thread: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=49864&start=175
    Instructions:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -t linux-headers-`uname -r` git
    cd /tmp && git clone https://github.com/hypn/MT7601.git
    cd MT7601/DPO_MT7601U_LinuxSTA_3.0.0.4_20130913
    make && sudo make install
    insmod os/linux/mt7601Usta.ko
    sudo ifconfig ra0 promisc
    airodump-ng ra0

1 Comments

  1. Sushil

    Totolink N150UA adapter
    I used it on kalilinux
    It support monitor mode and injecting packets but cant host AP
    But in windows it hosts help plz

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