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Old 10-14-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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I need a recommendation for a wireless USB dongle

I need to buy a wireless USB dongle for an Linux laptop. The intention is to use it with a security penetration distro like BackTrack. I want it to work without having to do install anything outside of apt (especially NDISWrapper).

It would be really nice to know if you're currently using it.

Please post links to product purchase pages (try saying that three times fast), NewEgg would be preferred.

Old 10-14-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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I recently bought an Encore enuwi-g2 (chipset RTL8187B) which I've tested mostly on a netbook with ubuntu 10.10. Works fine and out of the box, but I'm not sure if it's suitable for penetration testing (I think I read somewhere that it doesn't support packet injection, although according to this link, it does support it). Anyway, I think this list might be helpful.
Old 10-15-2010, 02:55 AM   #3
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backtrack maintains a list of compatible devices iirc. I own 3 linksys WUSB54GC dongles and it works perfectly (including packet injection and other things you'd do in backtrack)-- $40 or less. I also have a few from Alfa networks, which are more pricey but are incredibly powerful.



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