Alfa USB Adapter AWUS036ACU

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Alfa Network

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High-Gain Antennas for Superior Reach

The AWUS036ACU by Alfa is a cutting-edge USB WiFi adapter, boasting AC1200 speeds enabled by the 802.11ac standard and enhanced with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology. This feature allows for improved efficiency and higher data throughput in multi-device environments, supporting speeds up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band and up to 867 Mbps on the 5 GHz band. The adapter is powered by the RTL8812BU chipset, known for its robust performance and reliability in handling high-speed wireless connections.
This adapter comes equipped with two detachable high-gain antennas, capable of operating on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, which are connected via RP-SMA female connectors. These antennas are not only high-gain but also adjustable, featuring a 270-degree rotation mechanism to optimize signal reception and coverage. This flexibility significantly enhances the adapter’s ability to provide stable and extensive wireless connectivity, especially in areas with complex layouts or where signal interference is common.

Enhanced Data Transfer Speeds

The AWUS036ACU leverages USB 3.0 technology, offering a tenfold increase in data transfer speeds compared to its USB 2.0 predecessors. This ensures that the bandwidth provided by the 802.11ac standard is fully utilized, leading to quicker downloads, smoother streaming, and more reliable online gaming experiences.
Regarding security, the AWUS036ACU is well-equipped, supporting a range of protocols including WEP, WPA, WPA2, and the latest WPA3, along with a WPS button for easy setup and connection to networks. Compatibility is broad, with support for operating systems from Windows XP through Windows 10, as well as MacOSX 10.4 and later, catering to a wide variety of users and ensuring the adapter’s utility across different devices and platforms.

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