I am in desperate need of a wireless adapter for Kali Linux. I run Kali Linux version 2019.2 on VirtualBox on a MacBook Air.

Any recommendations for a wireless adapter I can find (an have it shipped quickly if possible) to do wifi cracking? This is for a school project.


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Null Byte, via WonderHowTo, has a nice article on the best wireless adapters for Kali Linux. Here are the listed compatible chipsets:

  • Atheros AR9271
  • Ralink RT3070
  • Ralink RT3572
  • Realtek 8187L (Wireless G adapters)
  • Realtek RTL8812AU (newly in 2017)
  • my research also suggests the Ralink RT5370N is compatible

You can find direct purchase links (Amazon) in his article:


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