The ALFA R36AH v2 is a special high speed 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi router with USB port that allows you to share the long range Wi-Fi connection of an ALFA Tube-UAC2 Dual Band Outdoor USB WiFi receiver, or it's indoor version AWUS036ACHM.
Boost and share a 5 GHz WiFi signal, or a 2.4 GHz signal with multiple devices at once.
Perfect for extending a WiFi signal into an RV at a campground (additional components required). This device cannot repeat a WiFi signal without a compatible ALFA USB WiFi receiver.
ALFA R36AH v2 comes with firmware to support ALFA's dual band WiFi receiver models Tube-UAC2 and AWUS036ACHM. This firmware is not compatible with the ALFA R36A routers.
To use this device to share a Wi-Fi signal, you will also need one of the above devices or an older model like Tube-UNA or AWUS036NH. Then simply connect your computer to the R36AH via ethernet cable or Wi-Fi connection for a one-time configuration and setup. Connect the ALFA USB adapter to the R36AH, and using Wi-Fi scanning software built-into the R36AH, you can scan for and connect to available wireless networks in your area. Once the R36AH 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:
- 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, Tube-UAC2, AWUS036ACHM
- 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
ALFA R36AH: How to download and install a firmware update
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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.
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While the grammar isn't the best, the antenna placement instructions were very good. Antenna placement, inside antenna with respect to outside antenna is key to booster performance.
I had the previous model which was 2.4GHz only. I decided to switch to this new one, and it works well for both 2.4 and 5GHz WiFi when used with the AWUS036ACHM. Much improved user interface that gives constant update of signal strength AFTER connecting, so you can steer your antenna in the right direction. Setup was very easy. Doesn’t quite achieve the peak expected throughput of 802.11n, getting only 25-40Mbps ( I have achieved 100MBps under the same ideal conditions with another device ). However, you never get anywhere near that speed in a campground, so this is fine. I have also used it in a campground with a 'captive portal” that requires you to use a web page and pay. This was great, since we did not have to pay per device, only once for this connection. Got about 8Mbps at a distance of around 300ft using a 13dBi antenna. But, 8Mbps was the campground limit, not this device.
ALFA R36AH v2 Multifunction Wireless Router & Repeater for ALFA USB WiFi adapter
We live in the country. The cable modem is in the house on the other side of our acre lot. These two Alfa products mean I can use the unlimited bandwidth from the house in my office. Before, I had to use my phone for about 20 gigs a month. Now I can do my zoom meetings all day long and not have to worry about how much bandwidth I'm using.
ALFA R36AH Multifunction Wireless Router for ALFA USB WiFi adapter or 4G Modem