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    Default Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    With the new release - which Alfa cards work ? I'm planning to buy a new wifi card as I was unable to get my internal RT3090 to work properly. I have looked over the:

    Alfa awus036h
    Alfa awus036nh
    Alfa awus050nh

    Which one can you recommend me for the new release of backtrack? Are there actually any changed compared to BT4 R2 in this aspect at all?

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    I don't know about changes but I can tell you my Alfa AWUS036H is working "out-of-the-box" in BT5
    Running both KDE and GNOME BT5 flawlessly. Thank you !

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    i have alfa 36nh and tested it with injection and im pleased to say its working like clock work in bt5...i got this adapter because i wanted to be able to connect to more networks..example, if you were at a hotel and wanted to use their free wireless,but unfortunately the hotel network only offer N and your adapter is g..do you get what am saying..so yea the 36nh has all three wireless draft b/g/n..to add insult to injury get the alfa 9db antenna..its a big one..from your ellbow to the tip of your index finger

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    Quote Originally Posted by syph3r View Post
    i have alfa 36nh and tested it with injection and im pleased to say its working like clock work in bt5...i got this adapter because i wanted to be able to connect to more networks..example, if you were at a hotel and wanted to use their free wireless,but unfortunately the hotel network only offer N and your adapter is g..do you get what am saying..so yea the 36nh has all three wireless draft b/g/n..to add insult to injury get the alfa 9db antenna..its a big one..from your ellbow to the tip of your index finger
    Does it work out of the box? I also believe the awus036nh is a better card on its own, but at least in BT4 R2 I read that it has some weird glitches and issues with kernel/drives/injection

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    Hey.. I think you should look in the hardware compatibility treads..
    here is a feedback..
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...awus051nh.html

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    I am running an Alfa AWUS036H and a AWUS036NH. I am having no problems with either in monitor mode or injection. Both are running out of the box". Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    One of these was recommended to me
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/2000mw-...-antenna-41934
    Am waiting for mine in the mail, will let your know how it works

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    I have both the AWUS036H and the AWUS036NH.

    AWUS036H is "plug-n-play" on BT5. I turned on mon0 (airmon-ng start wlan0) and I was able to scan for and inject packets right away.

    Interestingly, the AWUS036NH didn't run out of the box. I can't even get mon0 up.

    Seems like I'm not the only one, either. Check out this post: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...tml#post195829

    This guy's fix didn't work for me and I still haven't gotten the AWUS036NH to work on BT5.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    I don't know about any of those, I have two of the Alfa AWUS051NH and they work great.
    jk

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 - Alfa card compatability

    using the AWUS036H cracking my clear 4g hotspot got more than 16000 ivs in less than two minutes, I don't what the devs did but it's blazin compared to 4 R2
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