ALFA Tube-UAC2 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz outdoor long range client USB adapter

ALFA Tube-UAC2 is a new long range outdoor 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi USB adapter/client for Microsoft Windows computers. It is great for marine and RV use. In 2019, the number of RV parks and public networks offering 5 Ghz Wi-Fi has increased, and there are advantages of connecting to the less-trafficked 5 Ghz band. With ALFA Tube-UAC2, you can get a range boost to both 2.4 and 5 GHz networks. Note that because of FCC power restrictions on dual band radios, our long range single band USB clients like ALFA Tube-U(N) may get stronger signal to 2.4 Ghz networks. If you are thinking about upgrading, the Tube-UAC2 offers faster connections to 802.11ac and 5 Ghz networks but may have lesser signal to 2.4 Ghz networks compared to Tube-U(N).

This is the base retail version of ALFA Tube-UAC2 and it does NOT ship with an antenna. You can use it with a compatible existing dual band antenna, or you can purchase AOA-2458-59-TM (recommended). We also have this special kit which includes ALFA Tube-UAC2 and AOA-2458-59TM. Note the Tube-UAC2 is NOT compatible with the ALFA WiFi Camp Pro 2 antenna. That antenna has a different connector and is also not dual band capable.

R36A support is coming in Q1 2020 but is not here yet. At this time, Tube-UAC2 can only be used directly plugged into the USB port on a Microsoft Windows computer and will boost the range just to that specific PC. However you can use Windows 10 Mobile Hotspot feature to create a hotspot and share your ALFA Tube-UAC2 connection from your PC to nearby devices (requires your PC has a built-in WiFi card also). 

The ALFA Tube-UAC2 is light-weight and easy to mount (it is 4.5 ounces and just over 6.5 inches tall). Simply use the two included mounting ties to fasten it to almost any type of infrastructure.

Installation and Compatibility:

Microsoft Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, 10, Linux. R36A router support coming soon. This includes a DVD-ROM with installation software and manual, or this can be downloaded here.

More Details:

ALFA Tube-UAC2 easily fastens to your boat or RV, or an outdoor pole or post. It has weatherproof casing and it comes with a special shielded 5 meter (16 feet) USB cable that is designed to prevent against power loss. This allows you to mount this item further away from where you will be using your computer. You can connect any type of antenna to this product that has an N-male connector on it (the Tube-UAC2 comes with a N-female connector, which is different from previous generation Tube models). We also sell pigtails and converters if you already own an outdoor antenna with a different connector type.






 Antenna Connector

 N female

 LED Indicators

 Power / WLAN

 Power Consumption

 Max. 5V 600mA


 -40 °C – 70 °C

 Storage Humidity

 5 % - 98 % (Non-condensing)


 6.5 inches x 1.8 inches 


 4.1 ounces

Wireless Specification


 IEEE 802.11 /a/b/g/n


 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz

 Data Rate

 802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps

 802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps

 802.11n up to 150 Mbps

 802.11ac: up to 433 Mbps


 Build-in Amplifier


 -96 @ 11b

 -90 @ 11g

 -95 @ 11n

 -89 @ 11a

 -74 @ 11ac

 Wireless Security


 OS Supported

 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, 10


Related Resources:
Youtube First Look: Alfa Tube-UAC2 Dual Band USB Wi-Fi Client

Warranty & Support:

1-Year Warranty
Complimentary Telephone and Email/Live Chat Support (Click Here)
Online Technical Manuals and Instructions (Click Here)

State sales tax of 7% will be added to FLORIDA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.

Return Policy: You may return any item, open or used, for an exchange or refund at your discretion 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 never refundable. If you opt for an exchange, we will pay to ship the replacement to you. Items must be returned the way they were received, with all pieces, documentation, and retail packaging (if applicable) included. For bulk purchases, see our bulk purchase return policy here.