How to Hack 5 GHz Wi-Fi Networks with an Alfa Wi-Fi Adapter

Wi-Fi networks come in two flavors: the more common 2.4 GHz used by most routers and IoT devices, and the 5 GHz one offered as an alternative by newer routers. While it can be frustrating to attack a device that moves out of reach to a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network, we can use an Alfa dual-band adapter to hack Wi-Fi devices on either type of network. Wi-Fi is a radio standard that has been around since 1997, and the number of devices using it has made its part of the spectrum quite crowded. To relieve that stress, 5 GHz was introduced to offer fast Wi-Fi connections over similar distances as a... more