Alfa AWUS036EW 500mW USB Adapter Realtek RTL8187L


Alfa AWUS036EW is an 802.11g Wi-Fi adapter packed with a lot of output power at 500mW but is in a smaller form factor (and has a lower price) compared to AWUS036H. It is a great option for low-cost long range WiFi. If you don’t need all the power of the 1000mW AWUS036H, why take a gamble on a generic ~$15 “long range” Wi-Fi adapter from China when you can get an Alfa Networks branded product that will give you great performance. We are so sure you will be satisfied with this product, we offer a 30-day guarantee (see full guarantee details below), and the item is backed by Alfa’s industry leading 1-year factory warranty (warranties are only valid when you purchase Alfa products through an authorized Alfa Networks retailer like Rokland).

This includes the Alfa adapter, 5 dBi gain antenna, and driver CD. It comes new in retail box.

We recommend this product for computer users who are looking for longer ranges and better signal strength compared to standard range Wi-Fi products. Because this is a USB adapter, it will connect to any computer that has a USB port, laptop or desktop. It works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and also Windows 7 (works with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7). This unit also as an RP-SMA external antenna port. You can use it with the included 5 dBi gain antenna, or connect it to another higher gain antenna such as an outdoor yagi antenna, or cantenna. If you are looking for a setup with a higher gain external antenna, just contact us using the ‘ask seller a question’ link below and we will be happy to assist you in locating the products that will best fit your needs.

*Our company, Rokland LLC, is based in the USA and ships from the USA. We are an authorized Alfa Networks retailer and distributor. Many make this claim but in reality there are a very small number of authorized Alfa dealers. We recommend contacting Alfa Networks directly at to verify any and all authorized dealer claims. Only Alfa products purchased from authorized Alfa dealers are eligible for factory warranty and guaranteed to be genuine Alfa products.

Additional product features:

  • RP-SMA external antenna connector (includes 5 dBi gain antenna)
  • 500mW maximum RF output power
  • Compatible with all the latest encryption standards including WEP, WPA, WPA 2, and 802.1x 
  • Does ship with Linux drivers but we cannot verify compatibility with particular distros or offer any Linux support