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  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Pretty good for the price but false info – 2000mW High Power 802.11a/b/g USB Wireless Network Dongle with 10dBi Antenna Reviews

posted by pixeldublu on 02/15/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
I also have a genuine afla 36 of 1000mW and made some tests comparing to that. I noticed that this adapter has some kind of filter. Does not show up all the acces points but only the ones that can really connect.
Cons:
Its not 2000mW in linux i cannot set it to 2000mW only 1000mW ( For those who dont know how enter: iw reg set BO and then enter iwconfig wlan0 txpower 1000mW in some cases the wlan0 might be wlan1 if you already have an integrated wifi in your laptop. ) I saw some blogs that wrote it realy is 2000mW but for me it does not alow to set it :( And also the antenna is not 10 DBI its only 4-5 DBI compared to a genuine alfa 5 dbi antenna it has a little bit less reception so i think 4 DBI would be the real.
Other:
Bottomline:
Its almost the same as the genuine alfa 36 of 1 watt. And if you have a look at the price. This adapter ROCKS :) Almost same ecept the antenna that is 4 dBi real and the alfa has 5 dBi but almost same thing. And almost free price :)

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