Alfa UBDo-UV-T8 Outdoor Wi-Fi USB adapter + integrated 12 dBi antenna
New for 2015 (this is an updated version of Alfa's UBDo-gt8 outdoor range extender). Alfa Network's UBDo-UV-T8 is an outdoor weather resistant Wi-Fi USB receiver. It features a 150 mbps 802.11n wireless receiver built into an outdoor weather resistant casing. It contains two mast-o ring mounting rings and a 8 meter (~24 feet) USB cable with a special dual-Y USB connection end that goes into your computer (features both a power/data connector and a secondary power-only connector so that you can use 2 USB ports on your computer to provide full power to the device without needing an external power source for it).
The Ralink RTL8188EUS chipset inside this device is the same chipset that is in the popular AWUS036NHV 802.11n indoor USB adapter. In many ways, this is exactly like getting the AWUS036NHV adapter inside an expensive outdoor weather resistant casing. The primary difference though is that this device does not have an external antenna connector. Instead it comes with an integrated 12 dBi gain directional panel antenna.
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More about the integrated 12 dBi gain directional antenna: Because it is directional, it concentrates its gain all in the direction it is aimed. You want to set it up to point in the general direction of the broadcasting access point. Directional antennas are able to concentrate gain better in the particular direction in which they are pointed, resulting in better signal to the access points in that direction compared to an omni-directional antenna of the same gain. They also reduce noise (radio interference) detected from other directions.
More about the product: New in retail box. Wi-Fi adapter receiver is integrated into the outdoor casing, along with the antenna. So there are few parts to take with you. You will get the unit itself, a 8m USB cable that goes with it, 2 mast-o mounting rings, and software CD-ROM.
Additional product features:
· Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE 802.1x) and AES functions
· This is the version with integrated 12 dBi directional panel antenna, not the version with the external antenna connector (external connector version has no integrated antenna FYI)
· Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1
· Weather resistant (rated for marine and RV use)
State sales tax of 6% will be added to FLORIDA purchases only. There is no sales tax for any other state.
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