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The n3 is an Apple Mac compatible 802.11n long range Wi-Fi USB adapter for Apple Mac OS with speeds up to 150 mbps.
Introducing the n3 from Rokland Technologies. Where inner beauty meets outer beauty.
Rarely does a wireless device come along that has everything. Power,
range, and compatibility. Now imagine a device with all these things
that has another important trait- looks. Yesterday's computing devices
were purely about functionality. Remember those huge beige boxes? Today
design matters. Design can embolden, it can inspire, it can impress.
Functionality is a core fundamental of any good product, but looks are
just as important.
An 802.11n standard wireless USB adapter, the n3 is where design and
functionality meet. Whether you are a Mac or a PC, have a desktop,
laptop, or a netbook, whether you are trying to pick up a signal from
across the room or across the street, the n3 does everything you need
and does it in style.
Mac OS 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 Mountain Lion
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
- 700mW max out put power with advanced receive sensitivity that outperforms many 1000mW products
- Detachable clip for easy attachment to the back of your laptop LCD
- Compatible with WEP, WPA, WPA2 personal, and WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) encryption
- RP-SMA external antenna hookup- use it with the factory 2 dBi
antenna, upgrade the antenna, or use it with any RP-SMA antenna you
already own, such as a cantenna or yagi antenna
- With TX and RX speeds up to 150 megabits per second, the n3 is almost
three times faster than conventional wireless products like the Airport
Extreme, Wireless-G products from Netgear, Belkin, and D-Link, and over
10x faster than the original Airport card
- Backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b WiFi standards
- The n3 has a polished reflective outer surface which complements
many of today's laptops and netbooks that have similar surfaces
- USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant
- Included in the box is the adapter, a 2 dBi gain antenna, driver CD, and a USB cable
Apple Macintosh compatibility:
The n3 works with Macs running OS version 10.3 through 10.8. Included
in the shipment is a CD which has PC and Mac software, as well as the
instructions to install this device on your PC or Mac. We are able to offer support on both
Windows and Mac systems, so please contact us for help should you need
The n3 is a popular choice among RV parks nationwide due to it's
exceptionally long range and full compatibility with Mac OS and Windows.
Okay, it sounds good, but how does it stack up in a real world environment against other long range adapters?
The primary reason we like the n3 so much is because in several head to head tests against the de facto king of long range wireless networking products, the Alfa AWUS036H 500mW wireless adapter, the n3 came out slightly ahead. Both adapters were using the factory 2 dBi antenna. You can click here to see a video of one of the tests. An image of another test is below. We also compared it to the C. Crane Super USB 1 mile adapter and the results were comparable.
(Sellers note: this comparison was done before the launch of the Alfa 1000mW model) For clarification, the above image comes from a test where the n3 picked up quite a few more signals than the Alfa. In our other tests from various locations, the n3 picked up just one or two signals more than the Alfa, but in no test did the Alfa do better than the n3. This was using the factory 2 dBi antenna on each. It is possible due to the Alfa's 500mW transmit power with 802.11g connections, that with higher gain antennas the Alfa may perform similarly or possibly better than the n3 when using with an 802.11g standard router. The above image is not to make the claim that the n3 will perform twice as good, or even significantly better than the Alfa in all environments.
FAQ- some common questions about the n3:
This says it has a maximum range of 150 mbps, so that means I will always connect at 150 mbps, right?
-150 mbps is the maximum speed you may get with this when using with an 802.11n standard router. The speed will drop as the distance between the adapter and router increases or if there are obstacles and interference in your area.
I have an 802.11n router, and my other 802.11n adapter connects at a different speed, why?
-802.11n is a draft standard that has not been ratified yet, not all brand 802.11n adapters work the same with all brand 802.11n routers. In our testing we could get better speeds connecting to one brand router vs. another from the same distance in the same environment. Your speed may vary, but should be between 65 mbps and 150 mbps.
I am only connecting to my home 802.11g access point at 54 mbps, and your ad says 65-150 mbps, what's up?
-In order to take advantage of the fast speeds and longer range offered by 802.11n, both the adapter and the router/access point must be 802.11n standard. You can use this with an 802.11g or b standard access point, but your top speeds will be limited to the top speeds of the router, 54 mbps in the case of 802.11g, and 11 mbps in the case of 802.11b.
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At Rokland, our products are guaranteed to work for 30 days. Additionally, we want customers to be able to return products that they don't want, don't like, or did not mean to buy. That said, we do incur costs for each return, such as the nonrefundable eBay listing and feature fees. If an item returned was new, we must resell it for much less money as a used open box item. Therefore, we charge a minimal 10% restocking fee on all returned items (new and used), except for products that test defective upon receipt back here. We believe this is a fair policy as most eBay sellers do not allow for any non-defective items to be returned at all, and the ones that do typically charge a 20% restocking fee. Again, this 10% restocking fee will be applied to all returns except where a product is reported to us as defective and tests defective upon receipt back here (if the product you return is defective we can send a replacement at our expense or issue a refund of the item price, whichever you prefer). A restocking fee WILL be charged even in the event a product does not work on your PC due to incompatibility or a conflict with another piece of hardware on your system, so long as the product is not defective. We can work with you to troubleshoot the problem if you have any difficulty getting it to work. We will not charge a restocking fee if you wish to exchange a non-defective product for something else, however a new shipping charge will apply for the new shipment.
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