Forum Thread: Alfa AWUS036NH or Alfa AWUS036H?

Simple question,
which one of these two USB adapters is better?

Alfa AWUS036NH is a newer version and has the signal strength of 2000 milliwatts while AWUS036N has 1000....but there is a difference in chipset manufacturers. So there is another question, Realtek RTL8187 (AWUS036H) or Ralink RT2870/3070 (AWUS036NH)?

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depends on what you need

Let's say, creating fake access point and performing the man in the middle attack.

i would use Realtek RTL8187

The RTL8187 chipset performs well in your desired expanse. I recommend that you take a look at the guide I wrote on this topic, which might even help you reconsider your choices.


really great post, but I already ordered AWUS036H for 35$....Too bad, cuz I could have bought TL-WN722N for 10$ in my neighbourhood didn't know it's good for pentesting.

Back to this post do you still recommend wn722n or wn823n which is available now on my local market?

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