Alfa AWUS036AC 802.11ac Long Range AC1200 Dual Band WiFi USB Dongle
Alfa AWUS036AC brings long range 802.11ac technology to PCs at an affordable cost. It is a new long range dual antenna 867 Mbps Wi-Fi USB adapter compatible with Windows XP 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.
AWUS036AC is capable of receiving and transmitting on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz bands. With 802.11ac standard routers, AWUS036AC can acheive throughput speeds up to 867 Mbps. This adapter is backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11n networks, but an 802.11ac router is required for the maximum throughput.
The dual antennas and high receive sensitivity also allow it to pick up Wi-Fi signals from up to 2 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.
Special USB dock allows for optimal range placement
This adapter can connect directly to a USB port. A USB 3.0 port is required for the maximum 867 Mpbs connection speed. The included dock can be used to put the adapter in better placement for increased range. Using this device with our without the dock on older computers that do not have USB 3 ports will limit speed to 480 Mbps.
It will work with any computer that has an available USB port and Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10. 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.
Linux information: our technical support team is not able to offer Linux support. Check out this AWUS036AC Linux install guide courtesy of our friends at HackThis.
- 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)
- ONE YEAR manufacturer's warranty
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.