Awus036nha with directional antenna,poor range

Discussion in 'Antennas' started by CampBell Ong, 26 Nov 2013.

  1. CampBell Ong

    CampBell Ong Active Member

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    hi guys,I had bought Alfa Awus036nha with APA M04 [7dBi Directional Panel Antenna - Hacker Warehouse] directional antenna one year ago and I felt that the range isn't far :( My tplink 8200nd is almost cover longer range than my AWUS036nha.

    I was thinking to setup this device with TP-link 2424 TL-ANT2424B - Welcome to TP-LINK ,anyone can teach me how to setup to get the best range out of the device? Anyway,do you guys know is it legal to use at Malaysia? Thanks

    Any upgrade will be recommended :)
     
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    Remington Well-Known Member
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    The NHA has the worst range of all the Alfa because it's the lowest power. I did try a 14dbi panel but it was still useless so I sold mine after 1 week. There is nothing you can do. As to what is legal..........who cares.
     
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  3. John Moree

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    I must disagree, i have the nha and it works fine aldo i do got 19dbi antenna i also got Shireen 1W Amp connected to it... it finds 60 SSID's
     
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    I would tend to agree with this too about nothing really being wrong with the NHA...

    The NHA finds ever so slightly less AP's as an 036H or 036NH does.

    Certainly not enough to be significant, and certainly not as bad as an NHR v2.

    The lower signal bars don't mean much as it's stable and consistent even with only 1 bar in territory
    other adapters wouldn't even connect and can work with signals as low as 10db.

    Infact when it comes to Europe, anything over 20dbi output is a waste anyway unless your running a kicker like above.

    It just doesn't benefit from large antenna's as much, and the firmware is very nasty to be tampered with.

    With the 7.7.0.105 XP driver forced onto Vista or Win 7 x86, theres even more connectivity with the NHA at extended range than
    using the under developed "correct" Win7 drivers.

    The NHA has it's own CPU to host offload all processing in hardware. It's the least taxing on your system of all the
    adapters and also the fastest because of it. It's the best for reaver, and gives the highest RXQ of all the adapters,
    injects like a heroin addict in a poppy field, and captures WPA handshakes for fun.

    So when you look deeper past the signal bars and the crappy Win7 drivers, it's actually the best all round adapter
    to be using day to day !

    I should know because I have all four, and i've tinkered with all the drivers extensively...

    The 036H is working on trumped up signals and hype but is too unstable, the NH doesn't have the sensitivity, and the NHR is well just the NHR.

    So the NHA is my favourite adapter. Even with the least power figures, because it's sensitivity goes up to -96 which is pretty close to the noise floor.

    Although i've still yet to figure out a way for it not to keep shutting down at random every day or so requiring an unplug and replug ( also happens to TP-Link WN722N)

    So it's likely to be a driver bug that will never get fixed. I know the 9271 starts off initialisation as a USB device in mass storage mode and has to be switched into wireless mode by the driver.

    Some 9271 adapters come with their own flash storage that contains the drivers like the virgin media stick.
     
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  5. alouty

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    May I know which antenna you bought?
     
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