ALFA AWUS036ACH is a 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. It also has a power amplifier that increases it's reception range compared to ALFA's earlier model AWUS036AC.
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
Driver downloads & Install videos
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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.
So far, I'm loving this adapter. Build quality appears solid. The range is great, living up to the Alfa reputation. The drivers provide stable operation and consistently good signal strength with my router. Thanks for caring about quality. My only quibble: I'd love to see a little less packaging, such as plastic wrap in the box.
Best customer service. Highly recommend this place for Alfa goods
The ALFA AWUS036ACH dual band wifi adapter proves itself to be very powerful after I tested it. Very strongly picks up the many wifi signals in my area. It works great with the Alfa dual band antennas I used with it, including omnidirectional and panel antennas. Excellent product, as I find all Alfa products I've used, to be.
Works great on both Windows 10 and Arch Linux. Looks awesome and has great range.