gerry <email@example.com> wrote in
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> On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:54:44 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>gerry <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>Perhaps Googling "Alfa AWUSO36NH" will find better deals
>>Did that above but hardly anything came up!!\
>>Thanks for the links
> Oops I meant Alfa AWUSO36H not NH.
> The suction cup won't hold the 9DBI antenna upright without a little
> assistance. (tape?)
The H model is 802.11b and g but not N, which is the NH model. The suction
cup held the 9db antenna upright 3 hours at Waffle House, tonight. Lick it
before you stick it to the window for better "hydraulic lock"...(c;]
The H model DOES have an advantage. You can buy a matching wifi router
that will only talk to the 036H adapter's command set that turns the 55mw
(actual FCC acceptance power measured only 55mw on 036H model, not 1000mw
advertised) 036H into a mobile repeater! Connect laptop to repeater, say
running off your car battery as it's 12VDC and use a webpage the mobile
router provides to tell the 036H which wifi to connect to from the car out
in the parking lot for even more range. 036NH won't talk to the mobile
If you go here: https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/...ericSearch.cfm
and enter UQ2 into the Grantee Code box at the top with nothing else
filled in, you get 17 FCC approved wifi units from Alfa in Taiwan, but not
the model numbers advertised. UQ2036NH is the 036NH model I have...two
listings with lots more information than other units made public.
UQ2AWUS036H is the 036H model information. Click DETAIL on them both to
get to all the pictures, data, schematics, etc., even internal
pictures...very nice to have. Click up the antenna both come with,
advertised as 5 dbi....but FCC has them listed as 2 dbi...another ad lie.
FCC even tested them at 2dbi because there is a limit on ERP (Effective
Radiated Power) the 9 dbi, if it is a 9dbi, would make illegal IF these
units were 1W and 2W, which they're not so it doesn't matter.
036H is on the 2nd page of the search results.
Data Alliance is where I bought my unit from. They have much more
information on these units, mostly correct except for the true output power
level FCC measured and approved. 036NH is here: http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-...S036NH-2000mW-
The really nice USB router Alfa makes for the 036H, but not 036NH, is here: http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-...-AWUS036H-R36-
It's called R36. It, too, is higher than normal output power. The two
make a helluva nice combination for a mobile repeater. The router is
powered by DC and it's USB port powers the high powered USB adapter and
controls it. You logon to the R36 from your fav wifi computer, doesn't
matter if it's an iPhone, iPad, Android, Linux, Windows, OSX or Wii, then
call the router's control webpage from your browser to control which wifi
the 036H connects to. No special software driver in your
laptop/tablet/gamebox/etc., needs to be installed in repeater service. The
router also switches channels as far away from the AP channel to reduce
interference with the repeating operation, automatically. Really cool in
Router - $53
036H - $32
complete with cables and antennas.
This is the way to get long range wifi connected to locked up crap like
iphone/cellular locked devices/ipad without jailbreaking/hacking them.
Their wifi doesn't know it's a repeater.
data-alliance.net support and service is FIRST CLASS! Very fast shipping,
Of course, if you want even MORE range, they have that covered, but
probably not suitable for use in a restaurant with the antenna pointed at
the next table...hee hee...(c;] http://www.data-alliance.net/-strse-...n-Directional-
That's a monster! Longest dick on wifi!