Tonic can obtain packet captures from several sources. The best source is a 3x3 802.11ac adapter from the list below (Edimax EW-7833UAC recommended). While there are a number of 2x2 802.11ac adapters supported, they will not capture packets sent using three spatial streams.
Windows 802.11ac adapters (Tonic)
Three Spatial Streams (3x3):
- Edimax EW-7833UAC (recommended)
- TP-LINK Archer T9-UH v2 (recommended)
- ASUS USB-AC68
- ALFA Network AWUS1900
- D-Link DWA-192
Two Spatial Streams (2x2):
- Edimax EW-7822 UAC
- Comfast CF912-AC (also known as the Ekahau SA-1 Survey Adapter)
- Linksys WUSB6400M
- ASUS USB-AC53 Nano
- D-Link DWA-182 rev C1
- Edimax EW-7822 ULC
- Edimax EW-7822 UTC
- EnGenius EUB1200AC
- Proxim ORiNOCO 9100
- TRENDnet TEW-805UB
- TP-LINK Archer T4U v2
- TP-LINK Archer T4UH v2
macOS Wireless Diagnostics Tool
The Wireless Diagnostics Tool in macOS makes wireless packet capture very easy and can be used to generate a PCAP file, which can then be imported into Tonic.
For a step by step guide, see: Wireless Packet Capture with macOS
A video demonstration of packet capture in macOS is available here.
Linux: Normal WiFi Adapter in Monitor Mode
Common Linux tools like airmon-ng and tcpdump can be used to generate PCAP files. Just be sure that your wireless adapter can be put into monitor mode.
Network: Enterprise-Grade AP
Some enterprise-grade APs can generate PCAP files. This can be useful for getting the APs perspective.