Setup Instructions for ALPHA WIRELESS CARD
I would like to share with you some useful information so that you guys will not need to deal with setup difficulties and diving into google search trying to find answers.
Basically, I experienced some issues when installing Alpha Wireless Card (AWUS036ACH) on KALI LINUX since it would not install automatically once plugged into USB port. Further, I discovered that certain drivers would need to be downloaded and installed manually using certain commands in Terminal. While you may have a different Alpha Card Model, you may still want to apply setup process below in case if you have any setup issues.
After complete research, testing and verification, I wrote a Step-By-Step setup instructions below to make life easier for all of us.
Setup procedure for installing drivers for Alfa Wireless Adapter:
Note: Adapter must be plugged into USB port only after installaing the drivers as outlined below.
1. Download driver here:
2. In KALI Linux, navigate to /etc/apt folder and edit sources.list with the following sources:
deb http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
deb http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali sana main non-free contrib
deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security sana/updates main contrib non-free
3. Open Terminal and run commands below:
apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)
4. back into Terminal, extact the drivers and navigate to extraced driver’s folder
5. Run command below
6. After that completes type:
7. Plug in the Alfa adapter to USB port and restart Kali
8. Open terminal and run IFCONFIG, where you should see WLAN0 adapter.
If no IP Address exists, navigate to System Settings Wireless Connection and connect Alfa Adapter to desired SSID……..now, IFCONFIG should show IP Address for WLAN0 adapter
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