ALFA AWUS036ACM 802.11ac Dual Band 2.4/5 GHz WiFi USB Adapter


ALFA AWUS036ACM brings dual antenna 802.11ac technology to PCs at an affordable cost. It is a new 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.

This product is very similar to ALFA AWUS036AC but it has the Mediatek MT7612U chipset.

AWUS036ACM is capable of receiving and transmitting on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. With 802.11ac standard routers, AWUS036AC can achieve 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.

This is brand new in retail box and includes the adapter, two 5 dBi dual-band antennas, driver CD.

Output Power
( +/- 2dBm )
802.11a: 20dBm
802.11b: 23dBm
802.11g: 23dBm
802.11n: 21dBm
802.11an: 19dBm
802.11ac: 20dBm

Receive Sensitivity
802.11a: -92dBm
802.11b: -97dBm
802.11g: -90dBm
802.11n: -90dBm
802.11an: -89dBm
802.11ac: -86dBm

It will work with any computer that has an available USB port and Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.

Linux: USB WiFi adapters based on the Mediatek mt7612u chipset, including the ALFA AWUS036ACM, have been supported in Linux with an in-kernel driver since Linux kernel v4.19, therefore, there is no need for driver installation. AP mode support on 5 GHz may require the use of a module parameter, "disable_usb_sg", for maximum performance. For additional information and a script to assist with adding this module parameter,
click here.

-Supports VIF/VIF capable in Kali (Virtual Interface)

USB 3.0 port required for max speed, though is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports also at a max speed of 480 mbps.

Additional Features:
- 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

Specifications :

Part/Model #: AWUS036ACM
Country of OriginTaiwan
Manufacturer : 
Alfa Network Inc.

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Warranty & Support:
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Sales tax is required in many states and will be added at checkout if applicable to your delivery state. Tax exempt forms can be sent to our support department.

TAA Compliance: 

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Quantity, government, and military discounts are available. GSA (General Services Administration) compatible.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews

Awesome. Product and seller AA++

Sherrill Hart
Decent USB Adapter

I use wifi adapters to connect to hotspot signals for Internet. This adapter is good for short- and mid-range signals but not for longest range. It does well for what it's suited for.

john novak
Performs as expected

This item was purchased for its reported compatibility with Ubuntu 22, inclusion of device drivers in shipped kernel, and Access Point roaming enabled by default. The device was immediately recognized when hot plugged into a running Ubuntu 22 system, and AP roaming is functional out of the box. A vastly superior experience when compared to other common wifi chipsets.

Best one for Linux

Plug and play with Ubuntu. Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is it's a little too thick which makes it hard to plug in stuff above and below it on my mobo. There's also no link/activity LED and no desktop stand. The included USB 3.0 extension cable is easily worth $5-$10 though so it's a really good deal. Glad I bought two of them.

Ryan Marben
Simple WiFi for Linux!

Perfect 'plug n play' solution for Fedora 35 on a Dell Optiplex 5040 desktop. The included 3 foot cable is well made, and an unexpected bonus. The adapter detects signals that a quite a distance away. Highly recommend! Thanks Rokland for the fast shipping.

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