ALFA AWUS036ACHM is a long range dual band USB WiFi adapter compatible with Microsoft Windows PCs. It features an RP-SMA antenna port and a 5 dBi dual-band antenna. The antenna is detachable and can be upgraded. It also has a power amplifier that increases it's reception range compared to ALFA's single antenna 802.11n products.
This is capable of receiving and transmitting on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. With 802.11ac standard routers, AWUS036ACHM can achieve throughput speeds up to 433 Mbps. This adapter is backward compatible with 802.11n WiFi routers, but will have limited speed with those networks. An 802.11ac router is required for the maximum throughput.
The high receive sensitivity coupled with the internal power amplifier also allow it to pick up Wi-Fi signals from up to 3 times the distance of newer internal 802.11ac Wi-Fi cards shipping inside today's laptops. This is brand new in retail box and includes the adapter, a 5 dBi dual-band detachable antenna, and a clip you can use to attach it to a laptop LCD bezel. We buy direct from ALFA and are an authorized retailer of ALFA products. Check directly with ALFA to verify you are getting a 100% genuine ALFA adapter.
It will work with any computer that has an available USB port and Window Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11. Kali Linux now supports packet injection for this adapter (LED light does not illuminate in Linux currently).
-Supports VIF/VIF capable in Kali (Virtual Interface)
DRIVER CD not included: With many modern laptop and desktop PCs no longer having a CD or DVD drive, ALFA has phased out the driver CD out of environmental waste concerns. You can download the install software for your product here.
- Chipset: Mediatek MT7610U
- LCD bezel clip
- Enterprise-class 64/128 WEP encryption, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA3, 802.1X support
- 433 mbps High-Speed Transfer Rate for 802.11ac (AC600 standard)
- Compatible with 2.4 & 5 GHz WiFi networks
- Compatible with 5 GHz DFS channels
- ONE YEAR manufacturer's warranty
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State sales tax of 7.5% will be added to FLORIDA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.
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Return Policy: This item can be returned for refund within 30 days of receipt. Because range can vary greatly based on your environment, if you are not sure a particular product will meet your range needs please contact us before buying. Orders with free shipping selected will incur a 10% restocking fee to help us cover the original shipping cost unless the item is defective or different from the advertisement. Any expedited shipping charges paid, including return shipping, are non-refundable. Items must be returned the way they were received, in new or like-new condition, with all pieces, documentation, and retail packaging (if applicable) included. For bulk purchases, see our bulk purchase return policy here.
I bought the product thinking I could use it to reach the university WiFi (300ft away with some walls in between) across the street from my apartment. Unfortunately even if it did, it happened to be "incompatible" with my university's (University of Michigan using Cisco) wifi. I ended up repurposing it for my desktop pc at my parent's house just so it could be used for something.
AWUS036ACHM is a low power, long-range AC600 adapter with USB 2.0 support
Both Rokland and Alfa's web sites misleadingly suggest it's AC1200 with USB 3.0
The AWUS036ACHM gives very good performance in extending the range of WiFi in large areas, such a campground. On a Mac operating under OSX-11 (ElCapitan), the setup is fairly straightforward, after installing the proper driver. NOTE: You have to disable SIP protection on the Mac to install the driver. Unfortunately, there is no driver for the Mac OSX-15 (Catalina).
I use this with a R36AH to repeat and boost my RV WiFi in campgrounds. The new user interface makes it easy to choose the network and connect, and it also has continuous readout of the signal strength to help you point the antenna. Range is very good, so far have had full speed connections at several 100 ft, using my 13dBi antenna.