The Panda PAU09 is a dual band wireless USB adapter with wide compatibility, from Windows to Kali Linux.
It also has two large 5dBi antennas to improve the distance a WiFi signal can travel.
I bought this adapter to see how well it performed with the results below.
- Protocols: 802.11n WiFi-4
- Rated Speed: 300Mpbs
- Chipset Ralink RT5572
- Frequency: Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Two 5dBi detachable antennas
The Panda PAU09 is compatible with most any version of Windows including 7, 10, an Win 11, 32-bit and 64-bit.
It is also compatible with Linux including Kali and going into monitor mode which is necessary to do Wireless Penetration Testing.
The drivers can be downloaded here if necessary. http://www.pandawireless.com/Drivers%20%7C%20Panda%20Wireless.html
Panda PAU09 WiFi Speed Test 5GHz Band
All speed test were done to a Dlink 802.11ac router 10 feet away past a wall.
Next Iperf3 was run to test the speed on an internal network.
Panda PAU09 WiFi Speed Test 2.4 GHz Band
WiFi Monitor Mode Test with Kali Linux
To do wireless penetration testing a WiFi dongle must be able to go into Monitor mode.
The chipset and the drivers are what make it able to do this.
The most popular OS to use is Kali Linux and software aircrack-ng which an adapter must also be compatible with.
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The Panda PAU09 is a good WiFi adapter for those looking to get good speed combined with distance.
The one downside is its a wireless-N WiFi-4 dongle and will not be able to take advantage of the newer 802.11ac or 802.11ax protocols.
It can run in both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies so it will fit into most any WiFi network.
The compatibility is excellent and able to run on most any Operating System.
For anyone looking for a Pen Testing Kali Linux USB adapter it works very well and had no problem going into Monitor Mode and doing a Data Capture.
As always be sure to read the review on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.