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March 06, 2021

ALFA Tube-UNA and AWUS036NHA Atheros AR9271 products on Windows 10

The best driver for Atheros AR9271 chip devices, such as ALFA Tube-UNA or AWUS036NHA for Windows 10 is this driver. Note that after installing, the device will appear in Device Manager as "TP-LINK Wireless USB Adapter" instead of Atheros or Alfa. This is because TP-Link is associated with Microsoft as the Device Developer ID of the Atheros chipset.

Soon ALFA will roll the driver into their own branded release but until then, it will be normal to see the Atheros device identified this way in Device Manager after doing the driver installation.

We have tested the driver extensively and it works with well. 

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February 04, 2021

Video: See if the WiFi hotspots around you are 2.4 or 5 GHz on Microsoft Windows 10, Android, or iPhone

In this YouTube video from Rokland Technologies we demonstrate three simple ways to determine if the networks nearest to you are 2.4 Ghz or 5 Ghz. In January 2021, Xfinity began shifting their public WiFi hotspots to 5 Ghz only. This means computers with older 2.4 GHz-only WiFi devices will not be able to detect them. It may be time to upgrade your WiFi to a dual band 5 Ghz capable product.

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January 27, 2021

ALFA Network launches the world's first WiFi HaLow™ Raspberry Pi™ HAT module

ALFA Network enters 2021 as one of the leading global suppliers of WiFi technology. This year they enter the WiFi HaLow™ market with AHPI7292Sthe world's first WiFi HaLow™ Raspberry Pi™ HAT module.

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January 24, 2021

Video: ALFA AWUS036ACHM dual band USB Wi-Fi adapter 5 Ghz speed test vs. AWUS036NH 2.4GHz

We decided to film a range and speed test video for our Youtube channel showing the newest product from ALFA Network, 802.11ac model AWUS036ACHM, vs the previous generation 802.11n model AWUS036NH. 

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January 22, 2021

Video: Key differences of ALFA Network dual band USB WiFi Adapters AWUS036ACH, AWUS036ACHM, AWUS1900 & More

We put together this short chart-based video to help you understand some key differences between these model dual band ALFA USB Wi-Fi adapters: AWUS036ACHM, AWUS036AC, AWUS036ACM, AWUS036EAC, AWUS036ACS, and AWUS1900

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January 17, 2021

ALFA AWUS036ACHM is here: long range 802.11ac WiFi power at a low cost + a Youtube guide to Monitor mode

The AWUS036ACHM from ALFA Network is an extremely cool product. As we begin to phase out some of our older single antenna 802.11n products, we are replacing them with new products with 802.11ac chipsets and high power amplifiers.

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January 05, 2021

Free Local Pickup now available in Gainesville FL

In addition to offering free shipping on all orders, we now offer free local pickup. During checkout, you can select local pickup instead of shipping. Our employees will wear a mask when you enter, and we request you do the same just as a precaution.

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December 14, 2020

Rokland Technologies now offers "Verified" reviews from Judge.me

A concern with traditional integrated web site reviews has always been trustworthiness.  How can you tell if a review is really genuine, left by a person who actually bought the product and tried it out? At Rokland, we know our reviews our genuine, but we wanted to find a way to help you know it too.

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November 13, 2020

We accept Amazon Pay

Effective today, in addition to normal credit card transactions, you can now checkout on our site with Amazon Pay!

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November 13, 2020

ALFA Network & Rokland Announce Carbon Neutral Black Friday Shopping!

This Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, delivery on all orders placed through our online store will be carbon neutral.

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November 12, 2020

Apple Mac OS 11: Big Sur Compatibility News for ALFA AWUS036ACH and other products

If you already own an ALFA 802.11ac USB WiFi booster and have followed our steps to get it to work on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, you may be wondering if you upgrade to Big Sur (released by Apple today, November 12th), if your product will still work after the update. Yes it will.

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October 30, 2020

Windows 10 updates can break GRUB bootloader: how to resolve

If you have had a dual boot computer booting Windows and Linux long enough, you have probably encountered this dreaded problem- Windows 10 updates and reboots, and suddenly you get a GRUB bootloader error screen that will not let you boot into Windows or Linux.

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October 23, 2020

New Product: ALFA APCIE-10GA 5-speed 10 GbE PCIe network adapter card w/ Aquantia™ AQtion™ AQC107 chipset

ALFA APCIE-10GA is a 10G PCI Express network interface card based on Aquantia™ AQC107 chipset. It is manufactured in Taiwan and is fully TAA compliant. 

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October 16, 2020

How to install ALFA AWUS036ACH, AWUS1900, AWUS036AC on Kali Linux 2020.3 w/ monitor mode & injection

The Alfa AWUS036ACH, AWUS1900, and AWUS036AC can run with monitor mode and injection support on Kali Linux 2020.3. But Github has a new driver package for Realtek RTL8812AU and RTL8814AU based devices that is different from past versions. We have a new video showing how to do the driver download and installation.

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October 13, 2020

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Update

Greetings from Gainesville, Florida. We hope everyone is staying well and healthy and that those affected by COVID-19 are recovering. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its serious impact across the country, we count ourselves lucky to remain open for business to serve you.

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September 25, 2020

Using the Mint Mobile $30 Unlimited 4G package with the ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2+

Many have asked, and we have an official answer: yes, the ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2+ 4G cellular data booster kit is compatible with the new Mint Mobile 4G Unlimited Data package for just $30 a month (also works with other Mint Mobile plans as well). This is huge for RVers who are looking for a reliable data plan at an affordable price.

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September 01, 2020

Time to retire the driver CD-ROM in ALFA products?

Rokland Technologies is both a distributor and partner of ALFA Network Inc. We are evaluating the idea of removing driver CD-ROM and DVD-ROM discs from future product shipments. 

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August 27, 2020

August update: chat with us, new videos for ALFA Tube-2HP, and more

Read about our new sales and support chat feature, and get more information our our latest YouTube efforts.

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August 15, 2020

Rokland Technologies supports the US Post Office- A Call to Action

Since the beginning of August, we have witnessed something we have not seen in 20 years of business. A vast slowdown to US Mail service and a large increase in complaints of late deliveries from our customers. These problems have exacerbated the week of August 10th, after new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy took initiatives the prior week...

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August 13, 2020

ALFA Express TV: How to insert SIM card into the ALFA Tube-U4G v2

In this episode of ALFA Express TV we show you how to properly insert and remove your SIM card from your ALFA Tube-U4G v2. The Tube-U4G v2 can be used as a stand alone USB 4G modem for a PC, or it also comes as part of the ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2+ Kit.

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August 11, 2020

Introducing ALFA Express TV

Our goal at Rokland is to get you the most pertinent sales and support information we can on our ALFA Network products. To that end, today we are launching a new YouTube series called "ALFA Express TV", a series of videos designed to help you become more familiar with each item we sell. 

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July 30, 2020

Video: ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2+ Hardware and Software Setup Guide

In this latest video from Rokland Technologies, your #1 ALFA Network Authorized Distributor and Partner in the United States, we go step by step through the hardware hookup and software setup of the ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2+

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July 22, 2020

ALFA WiFi Camp Pro 2 vs. ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2: Which Should You Get?

This summer we launched the third generation of our ALFA WiFi Camp Pro 2 series, called ALFA WiFi Camp Pro 2 v2Now we are launching the ALFA 4G Camp Pro 2, our first 4G cellular data booster. What is the difference and which should you get?

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July 15, 2020

How to purchase new 4G service for your ALFA Tube-U4Gv2 or ALFA 4G Camp Pro kit

So you are ready to buy an ALFA 4G Camp Pro kit (coming soon) or ALFA Tube-U4Gv2 USB modem, but one question remains- how do you buy service from a compatible carrier?

It is very easy to do, but there could be some speedbumps along the way.

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