Alfa AWUS036NH is a popular choice for penetration testers and security researchers. It supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, and it can be used in monitor mode and packet injection.
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Alfa AWUS036NH Wi-Fi adapter
TP-Link TL-WN722N is a more affordable option that is still compatible with Kali Linux. It supports the 2.4GHz frequency band, and it has a maximum data transfer rate of 150Mbps.
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TP-Link TL-WN722N Wi-Fi adapter
Panda PAU09 is a high-performance WiFi adapter that supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. It has a maximum data transfer rate of 600Mbps, and it can be used in monitor mode and packet injection.
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Panda PAU09 Wi-Fi adapter
When choosing a WiFi card or USB adapter for Kali Linux, it is important to consider the following factors:
Frequency: Kali Linux can be used to scan and attack wireless networks that operate on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. If you plan on using Kali Linux to attack networks on both bands, then you will need a WiFi adapter that supports both bands.
Data transfer rate: The data transfer rate of a WiFi adapter is important if you plan on transferring large amounts of data over a wireless network.
Compatibility: Not all WiFi adapters are compatible with Kali Linux. It is important to check the compatibility of a WiFi adapter before purchasing it.