Alfa UBDo-gt8 1000mW Outdoor Wi-Fi USB kit & 12 dBi antenna
Alfa UBDo-gt8 is a long range outdoor 1000mW Wi-Fi USB adapter with integrated 12 dBi gain directional antenna. If you have been in the market for an outdoor weather resistant Wi-Fi client, the new UBDo-gt from Alfa Networks is an excellent choice. It features a 1000mW wireless receiver built into an outdoor weather resistant casing. It contains two mast-o ring mounting rings and an 8 meter (~24 feet) USB cable with a special dual-Y USB connection end that goes into your computer (features both a power/data connector and a secondary power-only connector so that you can use 2 USB ports on your computer to provide full power to the device without needing an external power source for it).
Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (not compatible with Windows 8)
The Realtek RTL8187L chipset inside this device is the same chipset that is in the popular AWUS036H long range 1000mW USB adapter. In many ways, this is exactly like getting the AWUS036H adapter inside an expensive outdoor weather resistant casing. The primary difference though is that this device does not have an external antenna connector. Instead it comes with an integrated 12 dBi gain directional panel antenna. Because it is directional, you want to set it up to point in the general direction of the access point to which you want to connect. It is easy to mount and unmount the adapter if you need to change the placement of it on your RV or truck. Directional antennas are able to concentrate gain better in the particular direction in which they are pointed, resulting in better signal to the access points in that direction compared to an omni-directional antenna of the same gain. However they will pick up fewer access points in total compared to an omni of the same gain since they do not pick up from all directions.
More about the product: This is brand new in retail box. The WiFi adapter is integrated into the outdoor casing, along with the antenna. So there are few parts to take with you. You will get the unit itself, which is the outdoor casing with built-in 1000mW Wi-Fi radio and 12 dBi gain antenna, a 8m USB cable (has mini connector on the end that plugs into the unit), 2 mast-o mounting rings, and software CD-ROM.
Additional product features:
· Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE 802.1x) and AES functions
· Receive sensitivity: IEEE 802.11g -76dBm @ 54Mbps, IEEE 802.11b -92dBm @ 11Mbps
· Output power: 30 dBm (1000mW)
FAQ- some common questions about Alfa UBDo-gt8:
Is this device waterproof?
-This device is weather resistant, but not completely waterproof. In other words, if you have this mounted on your RV and it rains some, it will be fine. But if it falls off your boat into the ocean, it may not be okay. You can leave this outside for extended periods of time, but because it is an electronic item, we recommend bringing it indoors when it is convenient, and not exposing it to long periods of extreme heat or cold.
I pick up more signals using another product that has an omni-directional antenna of the same gain, but UBDo-gt gets better signal to some of them (and also worse to some), why?
-This product has a directional antenna. This concentrates gain in a particular direction for better range and signal in that direction. While it can pick up signals that are in the opposite direction, the distance will not be long, and the range to those signals will be weak. An omni directional of the same gain will pick up more signals total. But this antenna will give you better signal strength to signals in the direction in which it is pointed.
State sales tax of 6% will be added to FLORIDA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.
Return Policy: If you have received an item that is not as described, not working, or you are not satisfied with it for any reason, you may return it for an exchange or refund at your discretion within 30 days of receipt. Because range can very greatly based on your environment, if you are not sure a particular product will meet your range needs please contact us before buying. As we are a business, we are not able to offer free product trials, and thus if a purchased product does not meet your range needs and you wish to return it, a 10% restocking fee will apply. The only exception will be if the item is defective. Please note that 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.