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Alfa High Power Desktop WiFi Antenna


 
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Sale Price: $59.95

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: WFB-DESKTOP

Operating System

  
Not compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7) or future Mac updates without the optional WiFi USB Repeater

 
Description Technical Specs
 
Learning SeriesThe Alfa High Power Desktop Antenna was the best all-round portable WiFi booster from our recent Product Testing Review. When compared to the built-in WiFi of our Sony Vaio, the Alfa performed at about 3 - 6x the throughput, and the manufacturers claim up to a mile range although we haven't tested that yet. The beauty of this booster is it's size and versatility. The unit comes with a 6" folding and swivel antenna that is connected via a standard RP-SMA connector. That means that is you need more range, you can connect the unit to an larger antenna such as the TechnoRV Yagi Antenna. In our testing however, we used the standard antenna with the unit mounted in the window holder and got excellent results.

Having difficulty installing the driver from the CD?
If you're experiencing difficulty either with the mini-CD or during the driver installation, you should try downloading the latest driver. Simply click the operating system that you have below. Your browser will download a file containing a Setup file to install the driver.

Drivers: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS (10..4 and 10.5). The booster is compatible with Windows 8, but the installation CD isn't. We have an article on our blog showing how to manually install the driver on Windows8.

The Alfa uses a RealTek driver which does not support 64-bit on Mac OS. This means that support on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion) is limited to systems that boot the 32-bit Kernel. If you are not sure, contact me for instructions on how to check if your system is booting 32-bit.

If you still have difficulty or would just like some help, feel free to give me a call (866-324-7915) or email me.

Features
  • Includes 6" 5 dBi gain antenna with external RP-SMA connector and USB cable

  • Diagnostic LED indicator

  • Complies with 802.11g standard for 2.4Ghz Wireless LAN

  • High powered adapter- 1000mW output power

  • USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant

  • Supports Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (manual driver install) and Mac OS (10.4 and 10.5)


Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 24 Write a review.

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Combined with Alfa WiFi USB Repeater March 4, 2014
Reviewer: Jan VanderLey from Charlotte, NC United States  
Upon plugging in and setting this combination up, our connection to this campground's wifi was impressive.  Instead of a tentative, slow connection we had a consistent connection with improved speeds.

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Alfa Desktop Booster January 8, 2014
Reviewer: Doug Sankwich from Puyallup, WA United States  
Great product.  It has worked well in boosting the WiFi signal at a RV resort we frequent a lot.

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Alfa December 17, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Fort Collins, CO United States  
Really speeds up my internet. Eventually  my computer had problems with it, Phil suggested I download the driver from  his site, that work for awhile, but there were still some  problems.  Phil suggested the wifi router to connect the alfa to, so the alfa did to connect to the computer, and since we didn't know if the problem was the computer or the alfa he exchanged my alfa for a new one, warranty exchange for free including shipping to send the old one back to him. It works fabulous now. Excellent product and and beyond excellent customer service.

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Alfa High Power Desktop WiFi Antenna November 16, 2013
Reviewer: Edward Stickler from Canton, GA United States  
The only reasons I didn't give this product 5 stars are:

1)  The product information that comes with the antenna is so minimal as to be almost worthless.

2)  It does not have compatible drivers for Mac products and,

3)  I have not had a chance to test it at more than one location yet so I cannot truly say that it is excellent, although it does seem to help our campground's truly poor WiFi system to some degree.

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shippi ng & installation October 23, 2013
Reviewer: Jim Simonson from Grand Junction, CO United States  
I chose the cheapest shipping & got anxious before it arrived.  Arrived in good shape.
I had a few installation problems but give an A+ to the customer service who helped me get installation properly.  I could immediately tell I received more signals than without the antenna.  Have yet to try it in a difficult park situation.

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