ALFA WiFi USB Windows 8 Compatibility List

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  1. Mr. Penguin

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    AWUS036NH RT3070L
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility ✔

    AWUS036NHA AR9271
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility N/A

    AWUS036NHR RTL8188RU
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility ✔

    UBDo-g / UBDo-gt
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility ✔

    UBDo-n / UBDo-nt
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility ✔

    Tube-U(G)
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility N/A

    Tube-U(n)
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility ✔

    AWUS036H
    WLAN AutoConfig ✔
    WLAN Utility N/A

    How to Install RTL8187L on Windows 8: http://alfanetworkinc.blogspot.tw/2012/11/alfa-wifi-usb-adapter-on-windows-8.html

    For other latest drivers go to manufacturers websites
    Realtek (use search function)
    Atheros
    Ralink
     
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    at the qualcom website..cannot se the ar9271
     
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    Good awareness crackerz,

    Here you go: http://www.atheros.cz/ going by the list below the AR9271 is not Windows 8 compatible.

    Atheros Windows Driver Compatibility.png
     
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    NOOOOO, already upgrade to windows 8.....GOD SMOOTH :D
     
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    Crackerz: So Win 8 use Win7 drivers for the NHA AR9271??? Does the Realtek Utility work with 8?
     
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    Remington , i dont know as right now AR9271 cannot use with windows 8..............if RTL8187L has the realtek utility...but my friend can install driver for NHR in windows 8 but cannot use it
     
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    Personally i think you are better off just using the driver (if one is available) than the utility.
    • AR9271 (AWUS036NHA) WLAN Driver v2.0.0.49 Win7 / Win8 (25/06/2012) Download
    • RTL8188RU (AWUS036NHR) Utility and Driver Auto Installation Program v1021.3.0912.2012 (8/11/2012) Download
    Support XP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 | Install Shield v1.00.0199
     
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    Mr. Penguin , can u give me the link for ar9271 and rtl8188ru? as AR9271 didnt supported yet..and my friend even if he install latest driver from ALFA, he still cannot use it in windows 8
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    @Mr. Penguin , can u give me the link for ar9271 and rtl8188ru? as AR9271 didnt supported yet..and my friend even if he install latest driver from ALFA, he still cannot use it in windows 8
     
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    Those driver links from Softpedia for the NHA are old, from May 2010 so I don't think they will work for Win8 since they are 1 year older than the AR9271 drivers I have (2011-06-18). I just need the driver not utility.
     
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    Are you using 32bit or 64bit? There are two different INF files to get it to work.

    Win7-9.2.0.1.9 Download [33mb]

    If none of that works, you might have better luck with driverpack. It has done wonders for me in the past:http://drp.su/

    Also I have looked around WikiDev and found many vendors that use the AR9271 chipset: Click here

    You can look up those manufacturers and might be able to find a win 8 compatible driver. Ubiquiti are renowned for using the latest drivers, so you might be in luck there. Although I am not sure they will work with the NHA:http://www.ubnt.com/support/downloads/consumer

    WikiDev also state that the AR9002U drivers might also work: http://www.wikidevi.com/files/Drivers/Atheros/AR9002U_2.0.0.62.zip

    Netgear WNA1100 Win8 Beta Driver: http://support.netgear.com/product/WNA1100
     
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    Ya those top links are where I got the drivers already. Notice the date is the same as what I posted. 2011-06-18. I also have the Wiki drivers nothing is newer than 2011. So unless I hear from someone that has a NHA working on 8 I'll just assume they won't work. Thanks anyway.
     
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