The WiFi receiving component (whether the indoor unit placed in a window or the outdoor unit mounted on a ladder) is a USB powered WiFi radio that can connect directly to a single computer to get it online, or it can act as a WiFi-as-WAN receiver when paired with the "USB Repeater" module which then acts as a router, creating a local WiFi network so that multiple devices can get online and share the upstream connection.
The Alfa hardware has a solid reputation for picking up weak WiFi well at long range - but there is no option for interfacing directly with any cellular modems.
The feature set is very basic, but for some the price is right.
- Model: Alfa R36A
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: Not specified
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- Control Panel and Default Password: Not specified
- USB Tethering Support: Yes, 3G Only
- Ethernet Ports: 1x (WAN / LAN Configurable)
- Cellular Modem: No
- Dimensions: 5.8" x 5.0" x 1.6"
- Other Ports:
- Power Source: 12V or 110V AC
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Special Features:
- Retail Price: $79.95 |
- AWUS036NH Desktop WiFi Antenna: $59.95
- External RV Booster Tube: $79.95
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- Alfa Releases WiFi Camp Pro 2 V2 Posted on: July 22, 2020
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