Alfa R36 USB Wi-Fi Wireless Router/AP for AWUS036NH & AWUS036NHR

This model Alfa R36 is an 802.11n router with USB port that allows you to share the long range Wi-Fi connection of an Alfa AWUS036NH or AWUS036NHR. If you've ever used these model long range Alfa Wi-Fi USB receivers with your computer, then you know they can pull in signals much further than standard on-board Wi-Fi cards built in to today's laptops. Wouldn't it be great if you could extend the Wi-Fi range to all of your devices such as smartphones, printers, and tablets? Now you can with the new R36 router from Alfa Network, Inc. (This model R36 contains special firmware to work with the AWUS036NH & AWUS036NHR v1/v2 adapter from Alfa. Click to see other versions here.)

This R36 is a normal Wi-Fi router with one huge advantage- it is the only router that lets you use the AWUS036NH or AWUS036NHR long range WiFi receiver (sold separately) as the Internet source of the router. That's right- instead of having to hook the router up to a cable or DSL broadband modem in your home, you can simply plug in an AWUS036NH/NHR Wi-Fi receiver, then use a web browser to access the router's Wi-Fi signal scanner software. The router will connect to a Wi-Fi signal you choose via the AWUS036NH/NHR, 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 AWUS036NH/NHR connected to your cell phone, laptop, tablet, and desktop all at the same time!

How it works

To use this device to share a Wi-Fi signal, you will also need an AWUS036NH/NHR Wi-Fi adapter from Alfa (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). Then simply connect your computer to the R36 via ethernet cable for a one-time configuration and setup. Connect the AWUS036NH/NHR 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 via the AWUS036H. Once the R36 has 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.

Included in the box:

- 12v power supply (supports 100-240v, has North America plug, use in Europe requires converter)
- 5 dBi RP-SMA antenna
- CD-ROM with instructions
- 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 AWUS036NH/NHR 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

Router return policy: All equipment is guaranteed to be working. If you have an issue, and our tech team cannot resolve it, you can return the product within 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.

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