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Alfa AWUS036NH 2000mW 2W 802.11g/n High Gain USB Wireless G/N Long-Range WiFi Network Adapter with 5dBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna and 7dBi Panel Antenna and Suction cup/Clip Window Mount
802.11b/g and "N", 2000mW of power which is more powerful than ANY other WiFi adapter on the marketIncludes a 4inch 5dBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna and 7DdBi Panel antennaVery Secure with wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP,and AESCompatible with IEEE 802.11n, 802.11b/g/n wireless standardsSupports 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)
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32 Reddit comments about Alfa AWUS036NH 2000mW 2W 802.11g/n High Gain USB Wireless G/N Long-Range WiFi Network Adapter with 5dBi Screw-On Swivel Rubber Antenna and 7dBi Panel Antenna and Suction cup/Clip Window Mount:

u/MeowMixSong · 33 pointsr/answers

An Alfa AWUSO36NH USB wifi card, an [Alfa R36 802.11 b/g/N Repeater and Range Extender for AWUS036H](], a TP-Link 2.4GHz 24dBi Directional Grid Parabolic Antenna, and depending on how far away it is, a TP-Link 2.4GHz 24dBi Directional Grid Parabolic Antenna, and a TRENDnet Low Loss Reverse SMA Female to N-Type Male Weatherproof Connector Cable. You'll also need a tripod mount, and a meter long pole. This setup is very directional, but if you have a clear line of site, it's perfectly doable.

u/johnnywalker94 · 5 pointsr/netsecstudents

Using the Wireless Pineapple is the easy way of pulling off these attacks. I can assure you that they just utilize the aircrack-ng suite. You can buy an alpha NIC(network interface card) and Raspberry Pi. Although you can perform these on a laptop and a packet injection capable nic. You can either write a bash script, which is very easy if you are familiar with shell environment, and perform all the attacks plus more. Here is a script I wrote a couple years back that allow you to pull off some of the attacks. Also with some attacks that may not be included.

u/Rownik · 2 pointsr/digitalnomad

Get a directional wifi atenna like one of these and you will be able to connect to hotspots over a mile away:

u/jelanen · 2 pointsr/WorldofTanks

I travel a bit for work, seldom overnighters that I'm staying away from home. For other reasons, I picked up a USB long-range network adapter and its done wonders for firming up weak signals and getting signals I otherwise wouldn't have gotten.

u/InternMan · 2 pointsr/Multicopter

These are pretty crazy. Assuming that the wifi is sent by a decently powerful access point, and there is a pretty clear line of sight you can hit wifi at some crazy ranges. Now, the connection is going to be spotty and the the speed will be abysmal. Leeching wifi at 2km with a giant yagi would be a pretty sad life. I never said that it was a good idea, just that it can be done. Oh I forgot to mention, unless you have a license, it would be very illegal to use a yagi on a 2w transmitter since it would give unholy EIRP.

Think about it, our control systems are 2.4ghz and with directional antennas people can get like 5km. The taranis only has a transmit power of like 100mW which is comparable to many access points. All the things that our fancy dancy RC protocols do, was first implemented in wifi. We are basically flying drones with wifi.

u/qoar · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Correct, a more sensitive receiver will pick up those fainter signals from further away. The issue is that the higher dBi gain an antenna is rated for, the higher directionality it is. The problem with getting too directional is that the cone of signal it is looking at could move around too much while on a boat. Tide, boat wake, people shifting on boat, etc, could all move the cone away from the area the access point is. You could try the parabolic reflector antennas, but you would select a dBi gain based on what the current antenna is. For example, if the antenna in your device is 2dBi (pretty common), look for a 9dBi directional antenna.

Alfa networks make powerful usb wifi adapters that include decent omnidirecitonal antennas, and this one here even has a good directional antenna included as well.

u/vvelox · 2 pointsr/linux

I like the Alfa AWUS036NH. It uses the RT2800U chipset and works nicely under both FreeBSD and Linux.

u/robot_one · 2 pointsr/HowToHack

The biggest hurdle is that you will need a wireless card capable of injecting packets.

This is one of the more popular cards:

The one built into your computer might be capable, so check that first.


u/much_longer_username · 2 pointsr/techsupport

Yes. I prefer the USB option myself, because you can place the antenna independently of the computer, rather than being stuck with whatever signal you happen to get between your tower, desk, and wall.

I've got a few of these that I use for penetration testing of wireless networks. They're pretty beastly - you might want an AC variant, if your router supports 802.11AC

u/sloopy_sails · 1 pointr/techsupport

Hi, the company i work for used to provide the authentication server for ARMP and Warrior networks, so hi from the past, but its been migrated to another service due to budgetary constraints I would suggest this:
A: Compalin compalin complain until they boost the signal or move an AP closer to your barracks
B: Get a high power transmitter USB wifi adapter I use this:

Its a high power USB dongle (No compant relationship me, just what I use when traveling) comes with a directional and a 2000MX transmit power. I can connect to AP's about 1/2 mile away with 3 bars if pointed correctly. Remember NEVER boot this up without an antenna, it will go into a feedback loop and destroy the transmitter in the USB card. Good Luck.

u/poppopretn · 1 pointr/AskNetsec
u/louisdesnow · 1 pointr/HowToHack

I'm pretty new to using AirCrack myself, but I've bought this a few weeks ago and it works on Kali.

u/dudeofea · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Couple of options:

  • To mooch wifi from free hotspots / friends, you can do that with a regular laptop / phone. To boost your range, you'll most likely want a wifi booster of some kind. Traditional wifi boosters would look like: Big wifi antenna -> black box -> smaller wifi antenna inside the van -> your laptop/phone
  • A cheaper version of a booster is to "make" one. Get a Yagi wifi antenna + a wifi adapter then connect the adapter to your laptop via USB. It's a bit more involved to do this for your phone. Just remember you have to point the antenna to the wifi source to get the best signal
  • Get a 3G/4G/Mifi box which will connect to a cellular network and output a wifi hotspot you can connect to. If the signal is sparse, you can try getting a 3G Yagi antenna and plugging it into the 3g box though I'm less sure about that and am currently looking into it myself since those boxes typically have two antennas (one for receiving and one for transmitting I believe)
  • Tether your phone to your laptop and get 3G/4G internet that way
u/100percentDeplorable · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

lol I was joking, but come to think of it, if it's PCI-e module and not USB module, I might buy it. Do you know what model it is? Currently, I have one of these -

u/HadManySons · 1 pointr/ccna

Just ordered this, thanks again for imparting your knowledge on me

u/WhenItGotCold · 1 pointr/norfolk

Alfa 2000mw High gain WiFi Adapter -

Comes with everything shown and was only used a couple times. $25

u/MattSPD · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

I read this entire post and I've found a few suggestions that might work.

  • Switching the WiFi antennas on the router (if possible). Now this wont help during the night, but it should help during the day.

  • if above is noticeable (Crazy owners and their cancer brain) or impossible (not removable antennas).. have you considered a USB wireless adapter? i have this one and i can get WiFi from like a half mile away at decent speeds. Also with this method its possible to steal (SHHHH DONT TELL) your neighbors WiFi. While this is illegal and I'm not advising you do it, it is a possible solution.

  • I don't know how tech savy you are. But if you can get into the router, You could set up a hidden ssid just for your use.

  • I don't know how rich you are either or what area you live in. But 3g or 4g mobile hotspots are becoming really cheap. you could use option 2 during the day and get all major downloading done and major internet consumption in, and then at night use this option.
u/ShimejiiGaming · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Ive had a similar one a few years ago and it works amazing. Other similar ones can be had for 15-20$ and should be fine.

u/mrmnder · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Do you have line of site? You could do directed wifi with a high gain antenna. That paired with some Alfa wifi adapters should get you 500m with line of sight.

u/gusgizmo · 1 pointr/wireless

If you have a couple devices you want to hook up, I'd recommend the Nanostation M2 Loco and a cheap wireless router:

The nanostation gets set to Wireless Station/SOHO Router mode so your traffic appears to come from a single device, then the router is plugged into the nanostation to provide wireless and a pair of ethernet ports to plug your devices into.

If you just need the laptop to work, I'd suggest this alfa USB device:

I'd grab the active USB extension if it needs to be placed away from your laptop somewhere. This would be the easiest to get setup by far.

u/iownahorseforreal · 1 pointr/AskNetsec

I would recommend the Alfa AWUS036NH. Does b/g/n and does it well. packet injection and all. I'm pretty sure it's industry recommended by now.

u/pseudo_mccoy · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I submitted the following comment when I made this post yesterday. Unfortunately it got blocked because I accidentally included a couple referral links which I just copy/pasted off the piratebox website. Thanks to the mods for promptly getting back to me about why it kept getting deleted.

SD card and shipping & handling not included.

pi zero - $5.00

pins - $8.95

[wifi adapter
]( - $13.33

right angle USB ports - $5.64

USB battery - $3.99

micro-mini usb cable - $2.89

Total: $39.80

*I used an Alfa AWUSO36NH but the TP-LINK TL-WN722N should work. More information on compatible network adapters here.

The optional Illuminated LED shutdown switch makes this device easier to use but costs an additional $16.99


PirateBox software runs on inexpensive hardware to connect users over an offline wifi network. Join it and your browser redirects to a simple interface where you can share files, chat, and stream video.

Pifm is a small program you can install in a Raspberry Pi PirateBox, aka “pi(rate)box.” It can broadcast on FM radio to inform potential users about the PirateBox wifi network, play uploaded music, and with a USB microphone Pifm lets you talk live to your audience.


The first version of this project was well received so I'm back to share design and documentation improvements. Pi(rate)FM Zero is now fully self contained. It turns on and off with a button press and can automatically broadcast information about the wifi network over empty FM stations at user defined intervals.


Back in March I was told the FCC would raid me, disassemble my pi, fine me up to $50,000 and label me a terrorist. I'm happy to report none of that happened :) The FM signal may be messy but it's also short range. The Pifm developers claim it can broadcast up to 100 meters. In my experience (with a 20cm antenna) it goes no further than 40 meters.

To my understanding this device is legal in the US under 47 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Section 15.239 and the [July 24, 1991 Public Notice (still in effect)](]. From the FCC's website:

>Unlicensed operation on the AM and FM radio broadcast bands is permitted for some extremely low powered devices covered under Part 15 of the FCC's rules. On FM frequencies, these devices are limited to an effective service range of approximately 200 feet (61 meters).

Thanks to everyone who shared concerns over Pifm's legality. I took /u/QuirkyQuarQ's advice and experimented with a 100 MHz low-pass filter. Unfortunately, the FM signal leaks through the network adapter. I'll continue to look into it. Pifm may cause interference but there shouldn't be any trouble if you keep it away from airports and don't attach massive antennas to it.

Why not use a car/smartphone FM trasmitter?

You totally could. It might even be better in some situations if you don't mind a slightly larger, more expensive device with an extra battery to charge. Keep in mind you'd lose the ability to live broadcast with a microphone or play audio directly from the PirateBox.

Going forward

In my next version I'd like to improve the PirateBox interface and make a way for users to rate playlists while having Pifm automatically play the highest ranked tracks. Users could upload music and vote on which tracks gets played. It'd be your own personal short range interactive digital-analog radio station hosted on a private intranet.


Here's a .img file for your convenience. Just install it to an SD card (at least 4 gb) and run it in a Pi Zero to get started. Note: auto broadcast on FM isn't enabled by default so you'll need to add a cronjob as detailed in the guide if you want to activate this feature.

u/phaerus · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

Radio is weird.
(tldr at end)
The overall power matters, but the concentration of that power matters. For example, if you're just talking normally, your voice can be heard decently near to you. But if you talk through a cone, your voice can be heard better, farther, but only in a limited area.

Directional antennas are the same way. They don't change the overall power being sent, but they change the concentration of it, making where they point effectively more powerful see: EIRP

So, yes, you may have a real problem wherein a directional antenna could get data to your laptop, but your laptop may not be able to get that data back to your antenna. One can focus its power, your laptop likely can't (Some newer standards and chipsets support beamforming, which is similar, but i'm discounting that).

Your distance is far, but it's possible. There are special setups for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) that take distance into account, but easiest thing for you is probably to :

tldr: use a directional antenna like what you linked for your wireless access point, and something like this on your laptop . Point them at each other, and you might have a strong enough signal, though the distance is still at the edge of what will work without more special solutions.

u/Grimreq · 1 pointr/HowToHack

Is this device compatible? I know there is a lot of documentation on it regarding Kali.