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How to use AWUS036ACH (rtl8812au) with Kali Linux

Kali Linux 2017.1 release now supports RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection. These drivers are not part of the standard Linux kernel, and have been modified to allow for injection. This chipset supports 802.11 AC, making this one of the first drivers to bring injection-related wireless attacks to this standard, and with companies such as ALFA making the AWUS036ACH wireless cards, it’s expected that this card will be an arsenal favourite.

The driver can be installed using the following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

Start monitor mode:
ip dev
ip link set wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ip link set wlan0 up

Start managed mode:
ip dev
ip link set wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
ip link set wlan0 up

The driver is default in high performance mode: 18 dbm instead of 12 dbm.

IMPORTANT: When using Kali VM in Vmware: Change USB setting in Vmware from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0.
This will give the card full power, from 12dbm to 18dbm.

modprobe rfkill
rfkill list
rfkill unblock wifi

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