ALFA AWUS036ACS combines high speed 802.11ac technology with an RP-SMA external antenna port at one low cost. It is a 600 Mbps Wi-Fi USB adapter compatible with Windows XP through Windows 10. It features a small profile with external RP-SMA antenna port and one dual-band mini detachable antenna.
AWUS036ACS is capable of receiving and transmitting on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz bands. With 802.11ac standard routers, AWUS036EAC can achieve throughput speeds up to 433 Mbps, to keep up with today's bandwidth demands. This adapter is backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11n networks. An 802.11ac router is required for the maximum throughput.
This product is compatible with ALFA dual band panel antenna APA-M25.
Your 802.11ac router will perform optimally when all of your computers are on the AC standard, so this is a great low-cost way to upgrade them all. This is brand new in retail box and includes the adapter, driver CD, and dual band mini antenna as shown in the picture. 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.
The AWUS036ACS will work with any computer that has an available USB port and Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10.
-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.
- Enterprise-class 64/128 WEP encryption, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, 802.1X support
- 433 mbps High-Speed Transfer Rate for 802.11ac, total combined bandwidth 600mbps
- USB 3.0 compliant (backward compatible with USB 2)
- ONE YEAR manufacturer's warranty
- Realtek RTL8811AU 802.11ac chipset
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I've purchased a variety of Alfa radios here over the last seven years or so for use in our RV and all were Linux compatible. Just assumed this one was too despite the description. I wanted an inexpensive device compatible with newer standard routers. Had to reinstall Windblows to a spare drive to use device. Hopefully somewhere in Linux land some good fellow will develop a driver for this chipset.