ALFA AWUS036ACH (USB-C) is a long range dual antenna 867 Mbps Wi-Fi USB adapter compatible with Windows Vista through Windows 10. It features two RP-SMA antenna ports, and two 5 dBi dual-band antennas. The antennas are detachable and can be upgraded. It also has a power amplifier that increases it's reception range compared to ALFA's earlier model AWUS036AC.
This is the same model in all aspects as the AWUS036ACH but features a revamped connector on the adapter itself (a USB-C style input for the cable it comes with). The other end of the included cable is a normal USB type A male that goes into the standard USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your computer.
This is capable of receiving and transmitting on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz bands. With 802.11ac standard routers, AWUS036ACH can achieve throughput speeds up to 867 Mbps, almost three times that of the 802.11n maximum of 300 Mbps. This adapter is backward compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks, 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, two 5 dBi dual-band antennas, driver CD, and USB docking base. 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:
Kali Linux version 2017.1 now supports packet injection for this adapter. Read more at http://rok.land/AWUS036ACH_Kali
-USB 3.0 port required for max speed, though is compatible with USB 2.0 ports also at a max speed of 480 mbps. This works on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets running Windows 8/10 (requires driver download) but does NOT work with Windows Surface RT tablets or other tablets/laptops running Microsoft Surface RT, which looks like Windows 8 but is actually a locked down version of Windows that does not support 3rd party drivers.
Additional Features: Product Comparison:
- Enterprise-class 64/128 WEP encryption, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, 802.1X support
- 867 mbps High-Speed Transfer Rate for 802.11ac
- USB 3.0 compliant (backward compatible with USB 2)
- Compatible with 2.4 & 5 GHz WiFi networks
- Compatible with 5 GHz DFS channels
- ONE YEAR manufacturer's warranty
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Video: Using the APA-M25 directional panel antenna with the ALFA AWUS036ACH Wi-Fi USB adapter
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State sales tax of 7% will be added to FLORIDA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.
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.
This is a GREAT external Wireless/WiFi adaptor! It's range is better than I expected. I had thought I was going to need to get directional antenna(s) in order to see my neighbor's SSID (who is across the street), from within my office, but I did NOT need to! Also, the USB cable that came with the adaptor is quite long (approx. 5', I believe), and comes with a USB-C female to USB-A 3.0 male adaptor that is neatly attached to the 5' cable. Also, aside from the 2.4GHz frequency, 5GHz is also supported! This WiFi adaptor is supported & easily installed on Windows 10 + 11, as well as on Debian-based Linux systems (specifically Kali). Also to confirm - it does support packet monitor & injection modes (available on Linux - not sure about Windows).
In all honesty, I cannot think of a negative comment about this adaptor - it truly is a GREAT product, and I recommend it to anyone/everyone.
I hope this helps someone make their decision.
Working excellently. It receives a stronger signal and is more reliable than my previous brand's WiFi adapter. It is an inconvenience that a disk with the drivers doesn't come in the package. When you have bought a WiFi adapter because your internet isn't working, then having to use the internet to download drivers is pretty ridiculous. I had to drive to a Kinko's and download them to a flash drive. Other than that, I am very happy with the adapter.
When I finally today got the driver installed (restrictions of 3rd party venders) it is a dream product. Very strong signals and I love it!!! Thank you Alfa!!!
The only thing I wish for is for you guys to put the drivers and info about the products on your own website. Also, drivers for IOS and not just MAC. The Taiwan company in my view lack explanation and adds confusion of the installation process. Could be a lot better!! But they do have many awesome products.
I'm real happy with it, It's the best one you sell besides the Alfa ID36ACH industrial grade one. and the usb 3.0 cord is not as bulky as the original one.
I can really pick up the fast 5Ghz band from quite a distance, Thanks.