Alfa AWUS036H

alfa awus036h
My setup: Card is mounted to tripod arm
with directional antenna on top
The Alfa AWUS036H is the ultimate USB Wifi card and it is everything that you imagine it to be. This wifi card is the most sensitive card you can get and the range at which it can detect other wireless networks is astonishing.

I’m not going to go into all the technical stuff about this card, to be honest I don’t need to. All you have to know is it will boost the number of bars for your wireless connection. You don’t have to worry about why you can’t connect to your wireless router that’s on the other side of the house. No more worrying about any kind of interference that causes signal loss. If you have a clear line of site to your router, this thing can detect it from literally a mile or more away (some reviewers tests have proven this!).

Personally, I have poured through hundreds of websites looking for that perfect wireless card and I have scoured forums looking for personal reviews of the AWUS036H the first time I read about it. I can tell you right now you don’t have to look any further, you don’t even have to think about this one it is that good.

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Look, if you’re tired about the performance from your internal laptop’s wireless card or if you’re tired about having a slow connection and want to ramp it up with “someone else’s” connection – this is it. Plain and simple - it will get the job done and it will do it better than anything else that is out on the market. It will probably outperform anything that will be coming in the future as well.

To conclude my personal review, I currently have my very own Alfa AWUS036H adapter hooked up to a Hawking Hi-Gain Directional Corner Antenna (15dBi) HAI15SC as you can see in the picture

and I am completely satisfied. 223.66% satisfied to be exact. I only use the 5dBi antenna when I'm traveling or wardriving.  The rest of the time the Hawking 15dbi antenna stays put on my Alfa and is my go to choice.  I don’t even give other wireless USB cards a second thought anymore. You won't regret it.

How Great is the Alfa AWUS036H?

Read what other's are saying:

“The reviews I read before I bought the product, which by the way is awesome and took me from loosing internet connection every couple of seconds to 3-4 bars and never getting kicked off, were great. I can attest to this wonderful product and I will buy alfa products in the future and amazon was, of course, the best place to buy it.”

“I live in rural NC and was seeing an internet connection with no signal. I purchased this booster, and my signal went from zero to four bars. I am receiving wi-fi from a house at least 500 feet away through trees and buildings.”

“okay, let's cut through the baloney and get real...
if you're reading this review and you're not some geeky i.t. tech, chances are there's only one question on your mind: "can i use this bad boy to steal free wifi from my neighbor?" let me put your mind at ease. the answer is "HELL YES!"

“I live in a big house where the router is outside my room in the hall. it's a long way (like 90 feet) I barely had signal. I hooked the product and I got full bars!! It also shows me so many routers nearby that the regular wireless couldn't show!!!!!!”

If you’re thinking about buying the AWUS036H with 9dBi antenna you should think twice. Although it may sound and should be better, many professional users say the performance goes down: “I got the 5 dbi antenna. I had someone I know tell me they tried both antennas(5 dbi & 9 dbi) and I even tried their 9 dbi antenna. You cannot see any difference in picking up signals, matter of fact may be harder to pick up with this 9 dbi antenna somewhat. So save yourself the money and just get a 5 dbi antenna. It is amazing.”

“You can see networks for days with this thing. It works like a charm for normal use as well as...more "questionable" uses. Used on an XP host OS. I run Backtrack4 in Virtual Box as well and it works great.”

“This product exceeds my expectations. I was able to pick up wi-fi sites two blocks away. Great Product!”

"The AWUS036H is popular obviously because IT IS very powerful.  I have many different chipsets that work fine with aircrack.  The Alfa AWUS036H is the most powerful of all the cards I own. Ever."

“This is the best b\g card that I have ever owned.”

“Tech items rarely live up to the hype. This one does. Signals that come in a 1 or 2 bars are now 4 or even 5.”

So there you have it, the list could go ON and ON but I don't think it's necessary. This is just one of those electronic devices that will stand the test of time.  As one person mentioned, you should really get this from Amazon for the free shipping and no sales tax, plus Amazon always has the lowest prices and is reputable (you also get the window mount or clip mount as you see in my picture above for free!). AND they only carry the latest version of the adapter. Click Here to see the ALFA AWUS036H on Amazon.


Some AWUS036H Technical Specifications can also be found on Amazon.

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