Wifi Range Extender – ALFA AWUS1900 WiFi 802.11ac Long Range USB Adapter. Use the Alfa AWUS1900 Wifi Extender to increase your WiFi range or improve existing WiFi link quality in areas where reception is typically mediocre to poor.
Alfa AWUS1900 is a new quad antenna 802.11ac Wi-Fi USB receiver boasting router connection speeds of up to 1900 Mbps (1300 Mbps for 5 Ghz + 600 Mbps for 2.4 Gz). It is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1, and Windows 10. This connects to your computers USB port with enclosed USB 3.0 cable and boosts the Wi-Fi performance of that specific PC. This is not a router or repeater.
Its four high gain (5dBi) antennas for long-range WiFi reception using MIMO technology allows utilization of both 2.4 and 5 Ghz radio bands on 802.11ac routers for a combined max connect rate of 1900 mbps.
The antennas can be detached and extended or upgraded (extension requires optional coaxial cable extension not included in retail box). Suitable antennas include the Alfa ARS-N19 and APA-M25 or others.
Dual band (2.4 and 5.8GHz) WiFi Dongle, IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11abgn .
What comes in the box:
- 1x Alfa AWUS1900 USB adapter
- 4x dual band 5 dBi gain RP-SMA antenna
- 1x USB 3.0 USB cable
- Clip to clip to some laptop bezel
- Installation DVD-ROM (driver available online if PC has no DVD drive)
Chipset: Realtek RTL8814U
Some things to be aware of before buying:
- Broadband companies in Australia offer speeds varying between 6 mbps and 100+ mbps. If you are the only user on your network you won’t see any difference in download speed.
- You will see a big difference if the network has a number of users (provided your router 1900 mbps capable).
- Using this Wifi Range Extender with an older 150 or 350 mbps 802.11n router will only allow it connect as fast as the router allows.
While AWUS1900 is backward compatible with dual and single antenna routers, best performance is achieved when pairing with an 802.11ac router capable of beamforming. This is a special type of technology that can concentrate stronger signal in directions of connected devices as opposed to just radiating a signal evenly in a 360 horizontal pattern.