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ALFA R36A USB Wi-Fi Wireless Router/AP Repeater for AWUS036NH & Tube-U(N)


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ALFA R36A is a special high speed Wi-Fi router with USB port that allows you to share the long range Wi-Fi connection of an ALFA AWUS036NH, AWUS036NEHTube-(U)N, or UBDo-nt8.

This is the successor to the previous generation ALFA R36 model. ALFA R36A features an internal redesign and upgraded internal parts that give it much faster throughput performance compared to R36.

ALFA R36A: Improved throughput speed vs. R36 model

If you are upgrading from ALFA R36 to R36A, please note that R36A is not compatible with ALFA AWUS036H or AWUS036NHR, and you cannot load older ALFA R36 firmware on the R36A router.

Share your ALFA AWUS036NH or AWUS036NEH Wi-Fi connection with multiple devices at once!

This R36A is a high speed Wi-Fi router with one huge advantage- it is the only router that lets you use the AWUS036NH or AWUS036NEH 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/NEH 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/NEH, 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 or AWUS036NEH 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 or AWUS036NEH Wi-Fi adapter from ALFA. Then simply connect your computer to the R36 via ethernet cable for a one-time configuration and setup. Connect the ALFA USB adapter 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 the R36A 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.

This is operating system independent and can be used with any computer or tablet with Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, or iPad/tablet.

Included in the box:

- 12v power supply (supports 100-240v, has North America plug, use in Europe requires converter)
- 5 dBi RP-SMA antenna
- Ethernet cable
- R36A router

Related optional accessories (not included in sale):

-R36 car/vehicle power supply adapter (not included in sale)


  • 802.11n standard with top speeds of 150 mbps
  • Universal compatibility- works with Windows, Macs, Android, iPhone, iPad
  • Retail box includes power supply, 5 dBi external antenna, Ethernet cable
  • Supports AWUS036NH/NEH Wi-Fi USB adapter
  • 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.

Related Resources:
How to set up the ALFA R36A WiFi Router with a compatible ALFA USB WiFi adapter
Camp Pro 2/R36A Captive Portal Workaround
Find Firmware and Instructions Here

Warranty & Support:
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State sales tax of 7% will be added to FLORIDA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.

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 6 reviews

I will recommend this product. Easy to set up and does work.

Exact replacement for R36

Updated version, more speed!

Barbara Burnette

ALFA R36A USB Wi-Fi Wireless Router/AP Repeater for AWUS036NH & Tube-U(N)

jeannot lamy
Alfa R36A

Very good product, very satisfied

Robert Wojan

got this one to replace the one that quit working... so far so good... we will see...

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