Supported Wifi Cards

Started by Stolas, October 15, 2012, 12:51:37 PM

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There is one post that I see quite a lot on these forums.
I am aware that I shouldn't be posting this, as a regular (not even frequently posting) member.
But this question is bugging me like hell. Since you didn't Google or use your mind at all.

So, here is the list of ALL the supported adapters.

BackBox is an Ubuntu based distro, where ubuntu is a debian based distro.
If you want to get support for your device, how about googling the following Query: "<NAME WIFI CARD> (ubuntu OR debian) support".
When this action is too hard to preform, backBox is not for you.
Start with Ubuntu, learn more about how systems work and how do to (small scale) research. When you have achieved this, and you can do small scale google queries. Come back, ask a serious question and I am sure you'll get an answer.

If this post will result in a warning or a ban by a moderator I do understand. Since I am not really in the position to demand things of other users.

- Stolas
Whenever you think you can or can't your right.


What ? Why you think we will ban you ? But it's better to make topic with list of supported backbox cards, and this topic have nothing against TOS. So, cool down. I was thinking to make same topic and with other members we can make wiki page with list of supported adapters.

I will start : Signal King 360000N !

Chipset: Ralink 3070
Output Power: 24dbm(OFDM),32dbm(CCK)
Frequency Range: 2.4GHz (ISM Band)
Host Interface: Mini USB
Comaptible OS: Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS , Linux
Come with high gain 10dBi Omni antenna.
High gain power 20000mW.
Come with step by step manual.
Working with simple kernel update to 3.2 -BackBox 2
Supported in BackBox 3 (just plugin :) )

Price from 15$ !

Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


Quote from: ZEROF on October 15, 2012, 03:17:54 PM
What ? Why you think we will ban you ?

He probably has Post Traumatic Stress from the Backtrack-Linux forums.
I know I do....



I write here because i got question about SignalKing adapter and how to use it with BackBox 2 (yes i know it's old version, i just try to give support for all BBox users).

In 1min you can go with cracking, just open terminal:

sudo -i
modprobe rt2870sta

Then to start wifi with SignalKing adapter after reboot you need to edit this file:

nano /etc/modules

Add after last line : rt2870sta

Save file.

Happy hacking !!!

Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


I use realtec RTL-8187L and realink 3070  chip sets in USB transceivers and they wotk with linux. For long range reception use
a antenna with transceiver in the same enclosure. The reason for this is reduce loses and get the most signal. realize that most
routers only transmit 50 mw and building materials reduce the signal leaving structure and vegetation such as trees and bushes effectect
the 2.4 ghz wifi signal. Outdoor transceivers can be purchased at a low price now with good antenna gain.   
Testing a outdoor router also.   


I purchased a BUNCH of different usb wifi adapters to try.  The Alfa AWUS036H (which so many people recommended) is actually a piece of junk - in airodump-ng it reports FANTASTIC signal strengths, but when you go to connect it's a weakling, a real pip-squeak! I also tried their AWUS036NHA but it was hard-wired to a limit of 20 db txpower, so it's not wonderful.
I tried a Premiertek PL-18N and it's nice, but the older Engenius EUB-362 EXT performs just a little bit better. Don't buy the new Engenius EUB9603H though, it works like crud with Linux!
So now I'm looking around for a Signal King 360000N - there are none for sale at newegg, so are they discontinued? Looks like the only source is Ebay via China?


HI ReallyHosed,

I have found mine on dhgate for only 15$ !


Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


I'd never heard of dhgate, now I'll always check there first when I buy things, THANK YOU!
I got a Signal King and plugged it in and it works but it's using this driver:

sudo airmon-ng start wlan3
Interface           Chipset        Driver
wlan3              Unknown        rt2800usb - [phy0]

When I test injection it seems to work but instead of saying "Injection is working!" it says "no answer" but it seems to function:

sudo aireplay-ng -9 mon0
19:40:47  Trying broadcast probe requests...
19:40:47  no answer
19:40:49  Found 4 APs

I tried what you mentioned and this is what I got:
sudo -i
modprobe rt2870sta
FATAL: Module rt2870sta not found.

Is there a better driver available? The installation CD it came with only has a Windows driver on it.



Man o man, do you know what you are doing? You are going against any logic. How you think to use module that even isn't on your system ? I posted tutorial for BBox 2 version, other kernel version, other backports version etc ... Saying, your workout is not possible. You can add to boot only rt2800usb module, not sta module.

To see loaded modules, command:


Activate module command:

modprobe rt2800usb (just example)

Etc ...

Keep your eyes open when you are inside terminal.

Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


lol, no i DON'T know what I'm doing, but you've helped a lot, thanks!
It's just that I haven't been able to capture a 4-way handshake yet and I wondered if there was a better driver which may help.
I'll keep trying but eventually may post a thread about it. Thanks again!


Hi, I just joined this forum.
I have a netbook, Acer Aspire One, and I made it dual boot: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Windows 7.
Every thing was running allright. Then I learned of BackBox and decided to make it my OS, replacing Ubuntu.
Weird things are happen now, it's not connecting to my WiFi Access Point (wired works well).
I typed 'sudo service networking start' and, voila, it worked again, pinging and accessing the Web.
The next day it was off and the same command didn't do any good.
In this forum, as guest, I read this thread on supported wifi adapters.
Amazingly I didn't see Atheros cards (mine is Atheros AR5B95).
If BackBox stands on top of Ubuntu, and Ubuntu had the driver for my WiFi card, why BackBox doesn't have?
I don't want to give up using BackBox, but I don't want to buy a new *book with a card from the supported cards list.
Is there any chance the list of supported wireless cards will include Atheros cards, soon?
Be patient with me. It's my first time here.


Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


Hi Edison,
atheros card is well supported it's strange that it doesn't works out of the box... btw try ZEROF's suggestion...
If you can not fix it, come back to ubuntu, add bbox repository and play with that!
If this is your first time here take a look to the disclaimer
una voce libera รจ sempre liberatrice


Strange things happening in this land.
I changed my WiFi Access Point and now my dear Backbox is working well.
No need to download new driver.
Thanks anyway. I learned a lot from you and from my readings about this matter.


Tested and working with BackBox:

Awus052NH carte Wifi USB Alfa Network 802.11 a/b/g/n 300 MBPs 1000 mW

Don't ask, read :
or just run sudo rm -rf /*