Which is the best long range wifi usb adapter for pen testing specially long range access points

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Arsh Rind

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I am a bit confused between these two

Alfa Long-Range Dual-Band AC1200 Wireless USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter W/2x 5dBi External Antennas - 2.4GHz 300Mbps / 5Ghz 867Mbps - 802.11ac & A, B, G, N



Netis WF2116 300Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter


which of these is the best choice for my work ? and if there is anything better than these please suggest it....




 

mercadion

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Dont get hung up on the N portion of all of that if your after a long range adapter as chances are youll be running on B or G. Download a wireless utility to see what your connection might be like. Netspot works great. Basically, if your connection is over -40 with what you have then a dual band or an N adaptor isnt going to help you much.

More importantly, adaptors that focus on range dont have dual band specifically because it doesnt focus its power for range. I would recommend https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004YD7UBQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2LM6ZPY06LT1N&psc=1. Unless your going for 100s of feet then this will do it for you wonderfully. If you are close enough that your router wont kill your N functionality then this will pick that up as well.

Its a little bit more than the alfa you have picked out, but I recommend this one because I KNOW its a real alfa with a REAL atheros chipset. I have questions about the step down amazon has AWUS036NH , https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YIFHJY/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3JEFL6YEQZ1FM, as these are the models that have been copied the most...and there have been confirmed cases of generic chipsets coming from amazon in this model number.
 
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