Alfa R36 USB Wi-Fi Wireless Router/AP for AWUS036H
The Alfa R36 is an 802.11n router with USB port that allows you to share the long range Wi-Fi connection of an Alfa AWUS036H.
R36 is a normal Wi-Fi router with a huge advantage- it is the only router that lets you use the AWUS036H long range Wi-Fi receiver (sold separately) as the Internet source of the router. The router will connect to a Wi-Fi signal you choose via the AWUS036H, and then broadcast it as a new local Wi-Fi signal so that all of your devices can use it. It is just like having an AWUS036H connected to your cell phone, laptop, tablet, and desktop all at the same time! (This model R36 works only with the AWUS036H adapter from Alfa. Click to see other R36 models here.)
How it works
To use this device to share a Wi-Fi signal, you will also need an AWUS036H Wi-Fi adapter from Alfa (sold separately). R36 can also be used as a standalone travel router, or with a 3G USB dongle from the supported model list shown in this PDF spec sheet. Simply connect your computer to the R36 via ethernet cable for a one-time configuration and setup. Connect the AWUS036H to the R36, and using Wi-Fi scanning software built-into the R36, you can scan for and connect to available wireless networks in your area. Once connected to a network, you will be prompted to name and password protect your own new local Wi-Fi network, offering any device within a few hundred feet a strong Wi-Fi connection.
Alfa's R36 can also be used with Alfa receiver models AWUS036EW and Tube-U(G)
Included in the box:
- 12v power supply (supports 100-240v, has North America plug, use in Europe requires converter)
- 5 dBi RP-SMA antenna
- Instruction sheet
- R36 router
Related optional accessories (not included in sale):
-R36 car/vehicle power supply adapter (not included in sale)
For full specifications, please see this PDF spec sheet.
- 802.11n standard with top speeds of 150 mbps.
- Universal compatibility- works with Windows, Macs, Android, iPhone, iPad
- Retail box inlcludes power supply, 5 dBi external antenna, user guide CD (ethernet cable not included)
- Supports AWUS036H Wi-Fi adapter via built in USB port (or 3G USB modem)
- Repeater function
- Compatible with all modern encryption standards including WEP, WPA, WPA2
- 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Port
- 1 x 10/100Mbps LAN Port
- 1 x detachable external 5dBi antenna
- 1 x USB Port
Examples of use
...you're on the road often, you know picking up a good Wi-Fi signal from a hotel room can be difficult. Neither your PC or your iPhone's built-in Wi-Fi card can see the hotel signal with more than one bar. Enter R36. Connect your AWUS036H to the R36, and then link that up to the hotel's Wi-Fi signal. Now the R36 broadcasts a new signal your devices can see with full bars!
...you've just moved into an awesome apartment near campus, and Wi-Fi is free but coverage is awful. Only one bar on your Windows 7 desktop, and your Android phone and tablet cannot even pick up the signal. Enter R36. With your AWUS036H (sold separately), you can pick up the campus signal no problem. The R36 sends out a new signal that your devices all pick up at full signal strength.
These are just some of many ways you can use the R36 in conjunction with the AWUS036H. The R36 can also be used as a standalone travel router, or with a 3G USB modem from a wireless carrier too.
Router return policy: 30 days for a refund or exchange. We also understand you may want to try different products and return items that are working but do not meet your specific range or speeds needs. Because range and speed can vary greatly based on your environment, a working product can be returned for a refund and a restocking fee of up 20% or our actual postage cost to ship your order- whichever is less- will apply and be deducted from your refund. This does not apply on defective returns.