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I have a Raspberry Pi and I want to use it for penetration testing of Wi-Fi networks. I want to buy a Wi-Fi USB adapter for my Raspberry however I don't know which one. I have read a list of Raspberry Pi supported Wi-Fi adapters however I don't know if these support monitor mode and packet injection.

How can I know if a Wi-Fi adapter supports monitor mode and packet injection? Are all adapters supported by Kali supported by Raspberry running Kali? And do you have any adapter suggestions?

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  • the Tenda W311M which shows as 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter worked well for me in monitor mode to test WEP and WPA2 installations – rob May 23 '14 at 14:42
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about shopping choices. any usb wifi adapter that supports monitor mode under Linux will support the same mode on RPi. – lenik May 23 '14 at 15:46
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Look for usb wifi adapters with the following chipsets:

  1. Atheros AR9271
  2. Ralink RT3070
  3. Realtek RTL8187L

Hope this helps.

  • any 5ghz ones? I need to not interfere with my 2.4ghz rc radio – light24bulbs Sep 29 '16 at 5:52

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