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  • Good for auditing, not for home use

    posted by zakrion on 01/22/2012
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    - Long range wireless routers detection

    - Easy to use (Windows + Linux)

    - Support injection and other features usefuls for auditing wireless networks

    Cons:

    - Chipset Realtek RTL8187, wich is "famous" for being a bit cheater when showing signal strengh of wireless networks. It will show 5/5 o 4/5 green bars of signal on many networks, but when connecting to them the bandwidth speed will be slow as hell

    - It's unstable, even if you uses to connect to your home wireless network, you will see that speed decreases with no reason, and this won't happend with a "normal" wifi adapter (i tested this with 2 laptops and both had better speed results in speed tests than the PC using this adapter, and they all were in the same place)

    Bottomline:

    Conclussion: Nice and cheap for auditing wireless networks, bad for home use to connect to your home wifi network.

    If wanting something more stable, then i suggest to buy an adapter with atheros chipset.

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