Requirements and compatibility
Hardware for monitor mode captures
Acrylic Wi-Fi Sniffer makes use of current and accessible hardware for capturing in monitor mode (promiscuous mode) in Windows.
Remember that you can capture in native mode with any WiFi card. Learn the differences between monitor mode vs. native mode.
WiFi hardware that supports monitor mode in Windows is common and inexpensive. These are conventional WiFi cards that have been tested to work properly in Acrylic Wi-Fi Sniffer to capture WiFi traffic in monitor mode.
Acrylic Wi-Fi Sniffer integration capabilities are outstanding, allowing these cards to take full advantage of their potential: capture in all 2.4 and 5GHz (a/b/g/n/ac) standards, in all channel widths (20/40/80/160 MHz) including Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) measures, and total integration with other tools such as Wireshark to capture WiFi traffic in monitor mode.
Monitor mode compatible Wi-Fi Devices
It perfectly works in monitor mode. It has the best capabilities to capture. This card is recommended.
It perfectly works in monitor mode. Does not support the latest WiFi standards
It can be set to monitor mode but RSSI values may not display correctly or return malformed packets.
Can be put in monitor mode, incorrect RSSI, can stop capturing after a while or return malformed packets.
- Operative system: Microsoft® Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista
- System components: Microsoft® .NET FRAMEWORK: 4.5
- Memory: 1GB
- Wi-Fi: Any WiFi adapter (Internal or USB)*
* To carry out high performance captures please check out the list of adapters compatible with monitor mode
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