Windows 10 Support for Alfa Network products- updated December 2019

July 08, 2015

We've created this page to help you keep track of our products that will work with Windows 10, and what models may require a future driver update. Each time we update the page we will put the update date in the title above.

Many of our products now ship with Windows 10 drivers, however in some cases you may need to download the driver, or we may have a newer driver available.


Driver support? The legacy 802.11g products from Alfa seem to work on Windows 10 using the 12/2009 driver for Windows 7, but it must be loaded manually instead of via the Windows 7 installer. In some cases, the driver update wizard can help. You must be connected to Internet first through internal Wi-Fi. Then go to Device Manager, go to Other section, and right click RT81787 device, and select Update Driver. Then select "Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software". Allow wizard to finish. Note this process will not work if you do not have Internet access through your internal Wi-Fi card or built-in Ethernet when doing it. Or you can try to manually install the Windows 7 driver. This video here shows how to do it on Windows 8 and the process is the same on Windows 10.

*We do not advertise AWUS036H/EW/TubeG/UBDO-gt8 to be Windows 10 compatible. This is because the above methods are just workarounds for an old driver and they may not work in call cases.


In many case, these models are now plug and play in Windows 10. Just plug in, and follow this graphic to switch to the Alfa adapter and make a connection.

If your device did not auto-install, simply download this update. Once downloaded, double-click it to launch. During install, select the option to Install Driver Only. If you have older software on the PC, you may be prompted to Remove All first. Complete that step and run the program again.


Driver support? Simply download this update, unzip the package, and run the Setup program instead. One PC restart is required on completion. This driver now has WPA3 support.



Driver support? This device also tends to be plug and play in Windows 10. See the image above in the AWUS036NH section for details how to switch to WiFi 2 and make a connection. If you have trouble, these devices seem to work with the most recent Realtek drivers on CD however we found that for the AWUS036NHR/NHV, the best performance still comes from a 2011 driver for this chip and here is a link to the 2011 package we found works good in Windows 10 so far despite the age of the driver.


Use 3rd party driver. We have seen problems when using native drivers or when using drivers for older versions of Windows. We recommend this 3rd party driver package which is very stable.


Simply download this software here. This is the newest driver for AWUS051NH v2, AWUS052NH, and AWUS052NHS. This contains the latest Windows 10 driver and also works for Windows XP through Windows 8.1 as well. Watch the video below for information on how to scan for and connect to networks.

How to use the Windows 10 Connection Manager to connect to networks

One thing we found is available networks for your external USB Wi-Fi adapter are displayed differently from Windows 7 and 8/8.1. We've put together a video tutorial showing you how to ensure you are connecting to a network with your Alfa USB adapter:




francisco said:


I need the driver for Windows 10

I can do



Jeff said:

any update for the AWU036NHR v.2

It seems to get a signal but not as good as on win8.1 showing very poor signal strengt 2% and link quality fluctuates in the 90% range. before win10 upgrade it was solid 10% and 100% respectively

Rokland LLC

Rokland LLC said:

Jeff- this post is related to Windows 10 use. For Windows 8.1 there is a driver on our support page ( I did not direct link because I don’t want to confuse other readers on this page looking for Windows 10 updates. If you have trouble getting your NHR to work or have added questions for Windows 8 use, please find our email and phone support details on the above support page and get in touch. Thanks!

Rokland LLC

Rokland LLC said:

Hi Francisco, have you tried the Windows 8 driver for AWUS036NHV on Windows 10?

Kevin Harrison

Kevin Harrison said:

ALFA 036NHA usage on Windows 10.

The very last Qualcomm Atheros driver available for Windows 8.1 works just fine when installed on Windows 10.


Which I have made available here for anyone wanting to use the ALFA036NHA device under Windows 10.
(manual device driver install, signed, and driver only)

Hope this helps those wanting to use an NHA under Windows 10.


David said:

Hi Trying to get my Alfa AWUS036NHR V2 on new windows 10 to work
have done everything on your page’s
I get this when trying to install half way through

Set vista drv application has stopped working

this also happens on trying to load your recommendation on the NHR-Windows 8-1
And RTL8187B/ RTL8187L
I have two different usb adaptors nothing works?


David said:

Any update on AWUS036NHA? I tried the driver for AWUS036NH, but it did not seem to work.

john buttner

john buttner said:

Have you tested the win10 alfa driver on the 5gig band yet??


Larry said:

ICS AP Driver for x64 Windows 10 with manuell set the TX Gain.

john buttner

john buttner said:

Alfa website has new drivers for the 036ac & ach that work on the 5gh band fine.

(602) 3003283

Dave Hardin

Dave Hardin said:

Win 10 drivers for AWUS036NHA? Any information appreciated.



John said:

I’m on Windows 10 and installed the driver for my AWUS036H per your instructions.

When I try to enable it, Windows beeps every few seconds and it never gets enabled.

What now?

Rokland LLC

Rokland LLC said:

Thank you for all of the comments. I see a lot of you need technical help. Please help us by remembering our blog comments are not a good place for technical support exchange with us due to the layout. Instead, please click the Support link up top and use the contact options to contact us for support. Please also remember we can only provide phone and email technical support for products purchased from us. For products purchased from other retailers, please contact the retailer or Alfa directly. Thanks!


DaveI said:

I’m running version
6.1317.1122.2013 on my AWUS036H. It’s a modded driver and GUI interface. Works fine under Windows 10. ETSI capable and adjustable power output. Lots of other enhancements. Used it for a long time under Win7. Reinstalled it under Win10.
It is NOT Certified. It’s highly modded and capabilities are far beyond the stock drivers.


Silent said:

I am using Win 10 x64. And my adapter is AWUS036NHA. This link is worked for me:
Extract the rar file and make a manual driver installation.
Thanks Kevin Harrison :)


Peter said:

I have a Toshiba Protege with Windows 10. There is no way to connect my AWUS036NH. I have tried different Win OS when compatibility trouble shooting. It constantly connects and disconnects within seconds. Any idea would be highly welcomed.


George said:

036NHR working fine until Win10 1511 update. The 1511 ‘remove’ did not fix it. Fortunately I had a full disk backup. What driver works with WIN 10 1511??


zjef said:

Thanks, UBDo-nt8 on W10 is working after having great troubles. : -)


Mike said:

I have a desktop pc with Windows 10 and there is no way to connect my AWUS051NH v2. I have tried different Win OS when compatibility trouble shooting. It constantly connects and disconnects within seconds. help.


andre said:


I need the driver for Windows 10

I can do



JOSHUA said:

Thank you for the help!


silent said:

I have a AWUO36NH Product but It is not running Windows 10x 64 due to laoding website link ,what can I do ? help me please immedietly

Ronald said:

Hi Sir can I still use my Alpha Network UBDo-nt on Windows 10?


Rokland said:

Hi Ronald, yes the UBDo-nt8 works on Windows 10 using the AWUS036NH drivers posted in the article above.


Ivan said:

Hi! Is it possible to set desired tx power (in dBm) for AWUS036NEH on Windows 10?


Jimmy said:

Thank you very much.


Tim said:

AWUS036NHA with Windows 10 using Driver – works, but has caused a few crashes and (I think) sometimes turns off other USB ports due to “USB Selective Suspend” settings

Trevor Bennett

Trevor Bennett said:

Dear Sir/Ma’am

I have an Alpha Network UBDo-nt and not a Alpha Network UBDo-nt8 as it say’s on the box. I want to purchase a new laptop with Windows 10 on but i am worried that the Alpha Network UBDo-nt will not work due to no drivers for Windows 10. Please tell where to find them and how to install them, do i need the original disk or can i install from internet. PLEASE HELP I need PC, Laptop books for “Dummies”.

Yours Sincerely



Mario said:

Estoy baja do los drivers


Tim said:

RTL8188EUS fails to connect. Any new driver for win10?

Rokland LLC

Rokland LLC said:

Hi Tim, for assistance, please contact our support staff using the support link up top. Please note we can only provide technical support for Rokland purchases.

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