*Mac use requires OS 10.3 or later. Mac drivers and instructions are NOT included in the retail box and
||Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac*
||150 mbps max
must be downloaded separately. Please ask us for a download link. Not currently compatible with 64-bit Snow Leopard (32-bit only).
Alfa Networks has become one of the leading wireless networking manufacturers in the world, producing products that get longer ranges than well-known brands such as Netgear, Linksys, and D-Link. In January of 2010 Alfa launched this product, model AWUS036NEH. This is an 802.11n wireless USB adapter with a maximum output power of 1 watt (that's 1000 mW). This is a single band (2.4 GHz) 1T1R 802.11n adapter with maximum transfer speeds of 150 megabits per second (mbps). This is for one brand new (in retail box) AWUS036NEH wireless adapter with 5 dBi gain antenna. Also included in the retail box is the installation software on CD. This should not be confused with Alfa's AWUS036NH which is a 2000mW product launched in January of 2010 as well. That model is a palm style unit that uses a USB cable to connect to the computer. This model connects directly to the computer without using a cable and has a smaller form factor. We sell all of Alfa's different models, just click "View Other Items" above.
The AWUS036NEH hooks up to any computer that has a USB port and one of the compatible operating systems listed above. It allows you to get a long ranges and 802.11n connectivity. It is perfect for netbooks, laptops, and desktops. It features an external RP-SMA connector which is a must have for RVers or boaters that need a high powered USB Wi-Fi receiver to connect to a high gain outdoor antenna they already own or plan to buy.
- Compatible with IEEE 802.11n, 802.11b/g/n wireless standards
- 2.4GHz frequency band, MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)
- Complies with Universal Serial Bus Rev. 2.0 specifications
- High speed transfer TX data rate up to 150 Mbps
- Supports WPS by S/W
- Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES
- Wide Range coverage
- Compliant with FCC Part 15.247 for US, ETS 300 328 for Europe
- Works with Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64.
||Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
USB 2.0 standard
||802.11b: UP to 11Mbps
802.11g: UP to 54Mbps
802.11n: UP to 150Mbps
||1 x 2.4Ghz RP-SMA connector
||5dBi 2.4GHz Antenna
802.11n (HT20) 29dBm±1
802.11n (HT40) 30dBm±1
11n: -73dBm at HT20
-70dBm at HT40
This AWUS036NEH vs. Alfa's popular AWUS036H 802.11g adapter: The AWUS036H from Alfa has been one of our most popular sellers since 2007. We know a lot of folks will be wondering if they should get this model, or the AWUS036H 802.11g adapter since they both have the same advertised maximum output power. We have compared this model to the 1-watt AWUS036H adapter from Alfa. The AWUS036H uses a different chipset from the AWUS036NEH, because the chipset in that model is an 802.11g chipset, and the AWUS036NEH has an 802.11n chipset. So it is important to understand that the Alfa AWUS036H is an 802.11g product and not an 802.11n product. When scanning, the AWUS036H picked up more 802.11g signals than the AWUS036NEH, indicating that it has better 802.11g range. Model AWUS036NEH is an 802.11n product and it had very good 802.11g reception. It picked up almost the same number of 802.11g signals as the AWUS036H, but not quite as many, and the signal strengths were also a little bit lesser. However it was able to get better signal strength to the 802.11n signals that were detected. When deciding between the AWUS036H 802.11g model and this unit, the AWUS036NEH 802.11n model, first identify if you will be primarily trying to connect to 802.11n networks, or if you will be just trying to connect to whatever is available around you. Because 802.11n is a newer standard, many of the access points around you (in neighborhoods or places you travel) will still be 802.11g at the time of this writing (Jan 2010). However over the next year, many technology publications indicate that a high number of people and businesses will be upgrading their wireless networks to 802.11n to meet the growing need for faster speeds. The AWUS036NEH will work with these new 802.11n signals as they begin to spring up everywhere, and will work with them better and faster than the AWUS036H and other long range 802.11g Wi-Fi products on the market today. So basically, if you need to get long ranges to 802.11g access points now, get the AWUS036H. If you are trying to connect to an 802.11n access point, or would like good 802.11g reception but also want to be ready when more 802.11n networks spring up around you, get this item, the AWUS036NEH. We understand these types of things can be confusing, so please do not hesitate to contact our support staff with any questions!
||FAQ- some common questions about Alfa AWUS036NEH 1000mW USB adapter w/ 5 dBi antenna kit:
Can I manually adjust the output power?
-Output power is controlled internally by the adapter. It is not user adjustable. Though you may find a utility that lets you tinker with that, it is not recommended.
Since this has 1000mW output, it will have the longest range and stronger signals than any other product with lesser power, right?
-Sometimes retailers have a tendency to promote a specific attribute of a product as if it is the only thing that matters. In fact, while higher output is a good thing, it is not the only thing that determines your range and signal strength. Also, the 1000mW number is a maximum number, not a typical operating number. For normal users, output power will not exceed come near 1000mW. Some users may expect that because this has 1000mW of max output, this product will have the same exact range of Alfa's 1-watt AWUS036H. This is not the case. Please see the paragraph above this FAQ box for a comparison of this item and Alfa's AWUS036H 802.11g product.
How far away can I pick up signals with this?
-For this question there is no exact answer. Wireless range is an imperfect science. The range you get with any adapter will vary markedly depending on the strength and quality of the wireless access point being used, as well as obstacles and interference in the area. Keep in mind that interference can often be invisible. The Alfa is the longest range and most powerful standalone wireless adapter on the market at the time of this writing. Basically, if this kit does not work for you, you will likely need to look into some sort of high gain outdoor setup. If you are trying to pick up signals from far away, and are not sure this will give you enough range, please contact us with details about your situation and we may be able to offer an opinion.
I am planning to upgrade to 802.11n. Is this all I need?
-To take full advantage of longer ranges and faster speeds offered by 802.11n networking, both the router and adapter must be 802.11n standard. You can connect to 802.11g networks with this, but you will not experience the longer ranges and faster speeds of 802.11n networking unless the router is also 802.11n standard. Additionally, for optimal performance your 802.11n router should be set to 802.11n-only mode, and not Mixed G/N mode.
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