Anforderungen und Kompatibilität

Minimum system requirements

Operative system: Microsoft® Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista

System components: Microsoft® .NET FRAMEWORK: 4.5

Screen resolution: 800×600 (1024×768 or higher recommended)

Memory: 1GB RAM

Wi-Fi: Internal or USB.

Compatible monitor mode Wi-Fi cards under windows

Acrylic WiFi software works with all existing WiFi cards on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Monitor mode WiFi capture is and advanced capability supported by Acrylic with most WLAN cards.

Some WiFi cards drivers don’t adequately report information about the signal level or WiFi channel on which the measurement is made, limiting its use to generate WiFi coverage maps under monitor mode. There are two main WLAN cards groups that support monitor mode WiFi under Windows, as shown below:

1 – Generic monitor mode WiFi cards: Standard WiFi cards (less expensive ones) on which monitor mode is supported by the hardware and by vendor drivers under windows. Its performance has been verified with Acrylic WiFi NDIS Driver and supports Wireshark integration. WiFi cards with Broadcom chipsets are fully compatible with NDIS and monitor mode under windows.

Monitor mode compatible Wi-Fi Devices


Chipset | Model
 
Device details
Compatibility
Broadcom BCM43236
 
USB Dongle – Broadcom chipset – Driver v1.0.0.26
Complete
Linksys AE2500 N600
 
USB Dongle – Broadcom chipset – Driver v1.0.0.26
Complete
Asus USB-AC53 (Nano version NOT supported)
 
USB Dongle – Broadcom chipset – Driver v1.0.0.26
Complete
NetGear A6200
 
USB Dongle – Broadcom chipset – Driver v1.0.0.26
Complete
Belkin F9L1106az v1
 
USB Dongle – Driver v6.30.61.21 (Windows 10 x64)
Complete
D-Link DWA-182 Revision A1 a/g/n/ac
 
USB Dongle – Broadcom BCM43526 chipset
Complete
BT 11ac Dual Band Wi-Fi Dongle 900
 
USB Dongle – Driver v6.30.145.9 (Windows 10 x64)
Complete
Buffalo AC866 N300 Dual Band Wi-Fi Dongle WI-U2-866D
 
USB Dongle – Driver v6.30.145.9 (Windows 10 x64)
Complete
D-Link Wireless DWA-110 b/g
 
USB Dongle – RT73 chipset
Complete
Qualcom Atheros AR5BMD222 b/g/n
 
Internal card – Acer Iconia W700P – Driver v10.0.0.270
Good
Qualcom Atheros AR9002WB-1NG
 
Internal card – Driver v9.2.0.206
Good
Broadcom BCM94352HMB 802.11ac 2×2 WI-FI Adapter
 
Driver v6.30.223.170 2013.09.06
Good
D-Link DWA-645 agn – AR5416
 
Driver v6.30.223.170 2013.09.06
Good
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 b/g/n
 
Internal card
Good
TP-LINK TL-WN722N v1 (v2 NOT supported)
 
Driver v2.0.0.62
Good
AR5008X ABGN
 
Internal card – DELL laptops
Good
Ralink RT2870/3070 / Alpha
 
Ralink RT2870/3070 / Alpha
Partial
Qualcom Atheros AR9485WB-EG b/g/n
 
Internal card – Lenovo laptops
Partial
NetGear WiFi A6210
 
Broadcom chipset
Partial
Qualcom Atheros AR5B97 802.11a/b/g/n
 
Driver v9.2.0.439
Partial
Qualcom Atheros AR5B95
 
Driver v9.2.0.412
Partial
Dell wireless 1702 b/g/n
 
Integrated with Dell vostro
Limited
Cisco Linksys AE3000
 
Driver 3.2.8.0 – Packets with wrong FCS
Limited
UBIQUITI SR71 USB
 
Driver 3.5.0.4 – Packets with wrong FCS
Limited
Proxim 8494-WD 802.11a/b/g/n
 
ORiNOCO chipset – Driver 2.2.0
Limited
RTL8187 chipset (bg)
 
USB Dongle
Limited
NetGear A6210
 
USB Dongle
NOT Compatible
Asus USB-AC56
 
USB Dongle
NOT Compatible
Edimax AC1200
 
USB Dongle – Driver v1.0.16
NOT Compatible
Edimax AC 600
 
USB Dongle
NOT Compatible
CompleteIt works perfectly in monitor mode. This card is recommended.
GoodWorks well in monitor mode, is 90% stable and perfectly usable
PartialIt can be set to monitor mode but RSSI values may not display correctly or return malformed packets.
LimitedCan be put in monitor mode, incorrect RSSI, can stop capturing after a while or return malformed packets.
NOT compatibleNot compatible with monitor mode, may cause a BSOD if you try to enable monitor mode.

2 – Professional hardware: WiFi hardware product developed by Riverbed that supports native capture under Windows with excellent performance and signal precision levels. Airpcap devices are expensive (200$ – 600$) and are compatible with Acrylic WiFi Professional and Acrylic WiFi Heatmaps.

Airpcap Classic
b/g/nAirpcap Tx
a/b/g/nAirpcap Nx

Recommended monitor mode WiFi cards

We hope to increase the number of compatible WiFi cards supported by improving our driver and by contacting manufacturers to include NDIS support properly. Hoever, any card can work using native capture mode “WLAN API”, by disabling monitor mode on Acrylic WiFi device selector. We recommend your to purchase D-Link DWA-182 Revision A1 (Revision C1 uses an incompatible chipset), Netgear A6200 or Asus USB-AC53 for fully monitor mode capable Wi-Fi cards.

If you have compatible hardware, want to test your WiFi card and want to try an advanced WLAN sniffer give a try to our products:

Acrylic WiFi Free: Free WiFi scanner for windows that provides information about networks, channels, connected clients and speed.

Acrylic WiFi Profesional: Professional WLAN analysis and advanced wireless networks information (Trial available).

Acrylic WiFi HeatMaps: Wireless site survey WiFi, coverage analysis and WiFi heat maps (Trial available).

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