The AirPcap driver that you use must be version 4. If you use a channel already in use, both networks can avoid causing each other interference. Ours is on channel 13 since Channels 1, 6 and 11 the only other separate channels available are overcrowded. Considering these limitations, these adapters should not be used for professional network monitoring and analysis. Channel 11 and 13 overlap so much that is does not make any difference wich one you use. Sign up using Email and Password.

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Larssend 2, 2 18 The adapter might sometimes fail to switch to a new channel when using the scanner. From my research at the time, I saw claims from some folks that if the adapter actually supports those higher channels at hardware level, you can get them by setting your region in Windows’ Regional Settings to anything other than United States.

Make sure that the Dell driver that you are using for your adapter is version 5 or higher. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


The adapter drivers report an incorrect signal level the same level for all packets and incorrect data rate. Sign up using Email and Password. We do commiew recommend using this adapter for any serious monitoring purposes. Packet injection using Packet Generator is limited to only one send rate, 1 Mbps. Inel level is unavailable. Alternatively, you can download it here.

If you’re using an older driver version, please visit http: The laptop runs Windows Vista SP1. Did you read my text? It DOES support version v2.

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The purpose of this document is to describe such limitations and requirements in detail. Problem is, he can’t connect to our WiFi network.

The frequency gap between 11 and 13 is waaay too small to allow simultanous transmission of data, so all channel 11 transmissions above noise level will disturb your channel Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. If you still want to experiment, use a USB 2. I tried this, but the adapter still couldn’t see my router which had to operate at channel 13 to avoid collision with my neighbors’ AP’s. In reality, Wi-Fi exploded and it just caused Wi-Fi users thinking a different channel is better like you to trash the band.

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Make sure that the Broadcom driver that you are using for your adapter is version 5 or higher. If you want to use these adapters for monitoring only, you don’t need to install the driver provided by the card vendor. If you see “WNv2”, then it’s v2. However due to channel 13 being disallowed in the USA while being allowed in the rest of the world the laptop can’t see the WiFi.

Intle adapter models include multiple hardware versions; some of those versions don’t work in monitoring mode. Put your netwok on the least crowded one from channels 1, 6 and Please consider testing the hardware before purchase or use a recommended USB adapter. Turbo J 1, 10 Older driver versions might not work properly in monitor mode. Ours is on channel 13 since Channels 1, 6 and 11 the commvkew other separate channels available are overcrowded.

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