ALFA APA-L2458-08A 8 dBi outdoor dual band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi panel antenna for ALFA Tube-UAC2 (N-Male to N-Male barrel converter included)


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If you're in the market for a low profile dual band outdoor directional antenna, consider this 8 dBi gain panel antenna manufactured by ALFA Network. This has an N-female connector and comes with an N-male barrel converter to fit the Alfa Tube-UAC2. It includes a bonus N-male barrel converter so you can also use it with N-female devices.

This antenna can be fastened to nearly any surface, and can be connected to many different Wi-Fi adapters. We do carry extension cables which will allow you to connect this to all of Alfa Networks popular line of dual band WiFi adapters including AWUS036ACH.

This model will work with the ALFA Tube-UAC2 (barrel converter included).

We do recommend RokTape to seal all outdoor connection points. 


Part/Model #: AUEC-2-5 USB cable (5m)/(16ft)
Country of OriginTaiwan
Manufacturer : 
Alfa Network Inc.

Frequency: 2.4 to 2.5 GHz, 5.1 to 5.9 GHz
Connector: N-female (includes N-male barrel connector also)
Max input power: 50w
Wave impedance: 50 ohm
Dimensions: 117 x 95 x 31 mm (~4.6 x 3.75 x 1.22 inches)
Beamwidth : H: 90º / V: 40º
Weight: 220g (~0.5 lbs.)

Advantages/disadvantages of directional antennas:
A directional antenna such as this one concentrates all of its gain in one direction. This results in better reception and penetration of obstacles in that particular direction. But it also means limited reception to signals coming from other directions since the horizontal path is very small. We recommend this directional antenna for environments where you know the location of the Wi-Fi signal. If you are just looking to pick up available signals in any direction, consider one of our indoor or outdoor omni directional antennas, which have a 360 degree horizontal path.

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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.

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See item description for product specific return policies, and return policies vary by item.

Bulk/High Value Order Returns

Due to the labor required to package and ship bulk orders, as well as cost and stock issues involved in replenishing items, bulk orders of 5 pieces or more are not returnable unless the equipment is defective or mis-advertised, or a return period is prenegotiated. For non-defective returns over $500, a restocking fee may be deducted from the refund to cover bank or card processing fees.


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If you want to cancel an order, please email or call us at (352) 372-9902. If your item has not been shipped, we will cancel the order and provide a full refund.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
It is ok

the antenna really didn't pull in the signal in much more than the omni directional antenna that came with the alpha tube. I was hoping for it to pull in the signal a hole lot more than it does. it may have increased the current signal from 59% to 70 %. I was also hoping that it would have made the signal be more steady, but it did not.

What a directional antenna can do in terms of improving signal depends heavily on environment and how the signal is coming in. A gain of 5 to 15 percentage points is normal for more open areas for antennas of the same gain. An increase of 59% to 70% is not a bad jump. At 70 the signal will generally be more steady. If not, there may be other factors at play like radio interference. We also recommend doing multiple scans with each antenna, as a radio may return both 59% and 70% with the same antenna connected. We recommend doing 5 scans with each antenna and average the number out. For further assistance please reach out to our support team.

Kevin Raub
Camp Pro 3

I haven’t had it too long, but I got the directional antenna as well as the Omni directional one. This thing is the beast I switch antennas depending on where I’m at and so far I’ve had great wifi data service.

james ross

Excellent product with excellent customer service