ALFA AWUS036NHR RTL8188RU OS Performace Comparison

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking Cards' started by hermes groove, 4 Feb 2013.

  1. hermes groove

    hermes groove Member

    3 Feb 2013
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    Hey guys,

    I just tried out different distros to get the most performance out of my Awus036NHR. Here is what I tried:

    Backtrack 5 r3 with compat-wireless-2012-12-18.tar.bz2 drivers VMWARE
    hopes were high to geth the best performance this way.. I used this method to increase power to 33db (2000Mhz)
    Unfortunately I don't pick up a lot of AP's.. I changed to the original ALFA linux drivers and got way more AP's with WICD but no monitoring mode obviously!

    Reaver and airmon are working, can put the card into monitor mode but airodump can't show associated clients and AP connection works patchy. It shows more AP's than the other distros..


    Backtrack 5 r3 USB Thumb drive

    With the standard Thumb drive installation I seem to have the same problems as with the VMWare image , not surprising... I wanted to test this because some users reported to have the chipset better working using USB thumb drive methodl

    Xiaopan 0.4.4

    This is my favorite distro at the moment. I still have the same issues as with backtrack but everything works in a simple manner. Reaver seems to work better but it picks up less AP's...


    Beini 1.2.3 built for RTL8188RU

    Even though this was built especially for my chipset I had massive problem with this. This might be because it's pretty outdate. I was able to put my card into monitor mode but when scanning for networks, I couldn't pick up any AP's

    Does anyone have other suggestions what to try to get WICD and airodump working better?
  2. Mr. Penguin

    Mr. Penguin Administrator
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    18 May 2012
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    That is what we like to hear. Thank you for your review. I think Pascal might be able to help you with this one so I am tagging him in this post :)
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