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Chipset Linux Drivers Windows driver (monitor mode) Note
AtherosMadwifi v4.2 or v3.0.1.12 or AR5000
(see this page for more information)
USB is not supported by madwifi atm
Atmel Atmel 76c503a AT76C503/505A based USB WLAN adapters
Broadcom bcm43xx Broadcom peek driver Windows: Old models only
Linux: always use latest -rc kernel
Centrino b ipw2100 802.11b only
Centrino b/g ipw2200 See IPW2200 and RF-Mon
Centrino a/b/g ipw2915
drivers ipw2915 uses ipw2200 driver
Cisco/Aironet airo-linux Cisco PCX500/PCX504 peek driver 4500/4800/340/350 series firmware 4.25.30 recommended
Hermes I Orinoco
Orinoco Monitor Mode Patch
Agere peek driver 802.11b only
Ndiswrapper ndiswrapper N/AUsing windows drivers in linux.
It will never work with aircrack
prism2/2.5 HostAP
LinkFerret or aerosolUse STA firmware >=1.5.6 (see Prism2 flashing)
802.11b only
prismGT prism54 PrismGT by 500brabus only FullMAC cards works with aircrack on Linux
Ralink rt2x00 Only rt2500, rt2570, and rt73 can inject and monitor
Realtek 8180 rtl8180-sa2400 Realtek peek driver 802.11b only
Realtek 8187 rtl8187 Supports all attacks including fragmentation and ska
ZyDAS 1201 zd1211

See also Compatibility

If you don't know what kind of chipset you have, take a lot at this list for resources.

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