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13 May 2012

Best 3G WiFi Hotspot Maker, Router & Extender | Alfa R36



This device essentially creates personal WiFi hotspots (just like a pocket WiFi or MiFi would). All you have to do is plug in the USB device and you will have WiFi to share. While not the most mobile of devices.


It has a whopping 27dbm power output which surely means it is one of the longest (if not thee longest) WiFi hotspot creators and WiFi extenders out there. Now it is made even better. Alfa has just released R36-v1.2.0.8 firmware for the R36 Wireless Network Range Extender and Router for 3G USB dongles, WLAN and other network USB devices. This will allow you not just to connect to a AWUS036H device but also to AWUS036NHR / AWUS036NH devices. I asked Alfa a few months ago if the AWUS036NHR was compatible, they said 'NO'. And now it is. This is great news because now I don't need to plug in my AWUS036NHR into my laptop anymore! Cheapest place to look if you want one of these babies would be ebay, Amazon, Alfa Europe or rokland but do shop around.


Latest

Other versions




Notes
• Any interruption during firmware migration might damage your unit permanently.

• Please load factory default after firmware migration is completed, cause we need to make sure that firmware is written into R36.


• Alfa is revising the firmware, you can send an email to sales@alfa.om.tw if you have DNS issues with AWUS036NH on the R36.

• If you upgrade the firmware 1.2.0.8 and above you cannot use AWUS036H with the R36. But you will be able to use the AWUS036NH and AWUS036NHR. Also Alfa devices with the same chipsets (RTL8188RU / RT3070) as the models above e.g. Alfa outdoor models should also work also Wifisky 3w, 2w, Wifi-unlocker models should also work.

Features | Could you call it a modem?
Processor: Ralink RT3050F @ 320Mhz
Flash: MXIC MX29LV640EBTI-70G
RAM: EtronTech EM63A165TS-6G

One USB port
One Serial Port @ 115200bps 
One WAN 
One LAN

Wired: IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T) IEEE 802.3u (100Base-TX)
Wireless: IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Physical
1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Port
1 x 10/100Mbps LAN Port
1 x detachable external 5dBi antenna
1 x Reset button
1 x WPS Security Key
1 x USB Port
Management
Web-base management interface
Remote management
SNTP time synchronize
Output Power
802.11b: 27dBm ± 2dBm
802.11g: 25dBm ± 2dBm
802.11n: 25dBm ± 2dBm
Sensitivity
11n
20MHz
MCS7: -71 MCS0: -90
40MHz
MCS7: -69 MCS0: -88
11g
54Mbps: -75 6Mbps: -92
11b
11Mbps: -90 1Mbps: -95
Data Rate
802.11n ( 40MHz ): up to 150Mbps
802.11n ( 20MHz ): up to 72Mbps
802.11g: 54,48,36,24,18,12,9,6Mbps
802.11b: 11,5.5,2,1Mbps
Wireless Mode
WISP
Bridge
Router
Operating Frequency
FCC: 2412~2462MHz (Ch1~Ch11)
ETSI: 2412~2472MHz (Ch1~Ch13)
Japan: 2412~2484MHz (Ch1~Ch14)
Security
Access Control Policy
MAC filter
DMZ Host
SSID Broadcast disable
Wireless MAC address Filtering
WEP Encryption
WPA-/W PA2-PSK (Pre-shared Key)
WPA/W PA2 Enterprise mode (802.1x)
WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)
Router
Shares high speed cable/xDSL Internet connection
Static Routing
VPN Pass through
NAT
802.11e WMM
IGMP Proxy
Dual SSIDs
Temperature
Operating: 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Storage: -20ºC to 60ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF)
Humidity
Operating :10% to 85% Non-Condensing
Storage: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing
Dimensions
93 x 70 x 26mm
Weight
74g
Power Input
12V/1A
3G Functions
3G budget Control with Email warning
( Support Pre-pay and Post-pay )
Dual Wan backup
Remote Access Control by 3G WAN



Alfa R36 Compatibility Device List
ALFA Onyx3G
ALFA Fly3G
ALFA AWUS036H
ALFA AWUS036NHR
ALFA WUS036NH 


Huawei E220
Huawei E169 / 169G / 169U
Huawei E219
Huawei D02
Huawei D21
Huawei D22
Huawei D23
Huawei D31
Huawei ET128
Huawei D12HW
Huawei D12LC
Huawei D21LC
Huawei E1762
Huawei E1552
Huawei E1782
Huawei E1552
Huawei E1782
Huawei E156G
Huawei E177
Huawei E353
Asus T500
SonyEricsson MD300
Qisda H21(single)
ZTE MF626
ZTE MF627
ZTE MF628
ZTE AC2726
ZTE MF636
ZTE MF637
ZTE AC2736
ZTE MF631
ZTE MF180
PROLINK PHS100
PROLINK PHS300
PROLINK PHS101
DoCoMo A2502
SoftBank C01LC
Sierra 598U
C-MOTECH U300
Qisda H21(dual)
EpiValley 8089
i-mobile U3300
BandLuxe C180
Option Icon 225
Dlink DWM-156
NOKIA CS-15
Royaltek Q110
CSL U1-TF

3 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I'm setting up my new R36 together with the AWUS036NHR to create my own hotspot connected to a free internet access point but have hit a problem.
    The AP is unsecured, but one has to agree to the provider's terms and conditions before connecting to the internet. So, the R36 connects quite happily but then I'm unable to access the T&Cs page to accept and get online.
    Am I missing something basic, or is there some clever way this can be configured through the R36?
    Thanks,
    Jim

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  2. Hi Jim, I will have a look within 24hrs, I have to go to sleep now but will reply when i can.

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