Alfa Wi-Fi Camp Pro 2- the long awaited second generation long range Wi-Fi repeater kit from Alfa Network, Inc. It includes thew new Alfa R36A USB router/repeater, Alfa Tube-U(N) outdoor Wi-Fi receiver with 9 dBi fiberglass encased outdoor Wi-Fi antenna (model AOA-2409-TF).
Get a first look: check out our Alfa Wi-Fi Camp Pro 2 hardware and software setup video:
This is a special kit shipping in one retail box that features all of the above equipment designed to pick up a weak Wi-Fi signal and repeat it as your own personal hotspot. This is ideal for use on boats, RVs and campers, or larger properties. Here's what you get:
Alfa R36A USB router
This is the successor to the previous model Alfa R36, and it is a special 802.11n router with a USB port that allows you to share the long range Wi-Fi connection of the Alfa Tube-U(N) outdoor USB wireless adapter. Now you can extend a weak Wi-Fi signal to all of your devices such as smartphones, printers, and tablets. R36A features internal hardware upgrades for better overall performance and reliability. It also features a completely redesigned on-page setup interface.
Alfa Tube-U(N) outdoor USB Wi-Fi receiver
This component comes with a 8m (26 feet) USB cable that runs to the USB port on the R36A. This is the receiving radio that picks up the distant Wi-Fi signal. It has an N-male antenna connector. It features a 1-watt (1000mW) high power amplifier and is light-weight and easy to mount (it is 4.1 ounces and just over 6.5 inches tall). Simply use the two included mounting ties to fasten it to almost any type of infrastructure. It is fully weatherproof and can handle outdoor temperatures down to freezing.
If desired the Tube-U(N) can also be plugged into the USB port of a compatible Windows computer to extend range just to that PC, but using it with the R36 will allow you to share reception with multiple Wi-Fi enabled devices at once.
AOA-2409TF outdoor fiberglass encased 9 dBi omni antenna
This antenna fits right into the Tube-U(N) model Wi-Fi receiver and gives you excellent reception range with a wider scope of vertical axis coverage as well, useful for pickup up Wi-Fi signals bouncing off obstacles. It is a light-weight outdoor omni-directional antenna priced much lower than comparable products from competing brands. It is 1.5 feet tall.
Specifications of all hardware (external link to Alfa web site)
How it works
Use all three of these components above together to boost and share a Wi-Fi signal. Simply connect your computer to the R36A via ethernet cable for a one-time configuration and setup. Connect the AOA-2409TF antenna to the Tube-U(N) receiver, then connect the Tube-U(N) to the USB port on the R36A. Using Wi-Fi scanning software built-into the R36A that you will see during the setup wizard, 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 the ability to use the same distant Wi-Fi signal.
There is no specific range that can be computed as range can vary greatly based on environment and environmental factors like obstacles and interference. We recommend using this in an area where other devices can at least get a weak signal to the desired network, such as one bar. If the environment is such that your devices cannot even see the desired network form the place of intended use, the Camp Pro may not work well there.
Included in the box:
- Alfa R36A USB router
- 5 dBi RP-SMA antenna (for R36 signal transmit)
- Tube-U(N) USB receiver + 8m (26 ft) USB cable
- AOA-2409TF 9 dBi omni antenna (for signal receive)
- 12v power supply for R36 (supports 100-240v, has North America plug, use in Europe requires converter)
- Tube-U(N) needs no power supply, draws power from the R36 via USB cable
- waterproof tape and wire ties for mounting Tube to pole
- R36 car/vehicle power supply adapter
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. Because range and speed can vary greatly based on your environment, a working WiFi Camp Pro can be returned for a refund with a restocking fee of $12.00 USD or less (to cover our actual postage cost to ship your order) deducted from your refund. This does not apply on defective returns. Any expedited shipping paid, or return shipping, is not refundable unless our staff sends the wrong order by mistake.