Beware of fake / counterfeit / phony, low-quality imitations of AWUS devices. Below is an anti-counterfeiting sticker on Alfa AWUS devices shipped after Feb 12, 2010, to avoid rampant counterfeit of this item on online marketplaces. YouTube VideoWatch this video on YouTube. In late 2009/early 2010, Alfa removed five online marketplace listings that were counterfeit Alfa AWUS036H wireless USB adapters. In most cases, the seller's location was China or Hong Kong. A fake ALFA product only looks very similar on the outside: On the inside the hardware is inferior, the performance is sub-par, and there is no warranty from Alfa. Here are some tips to help ensure you are buying a genuine ALFA product, and to help keep the market clear of pirated products. 1. Always be sure to purchase from an authorized reseller of Alfa products. Authorized resellers have passed a multi-faceted test with Alfa to ensure they give the best customer service and support, and it also confirms they buy the products directly from Alfa to ensure they are 100% genuine. Alfa will be launching a reseller verification page very soon, but in the meantime you can confirm if a seller is authorized by contacting Alfa directly via their web site. 2. Be cautious of "great deals." If it is too good to be true, it probably is. All of the removed listings mentioned in paragraph one were selling well below the regular market price. Sellers of pirated items can sell them very cheap because they are not quality items and cost very little to make. 3. When in doubt, contact ALFA directly with a link to the advertisement or web page of the seller. If you have already received a product and want to make sure it is genuine, email Alfa with the name of the place you purchased the item, the date of the sale, the serial number, and MAC address of the item you received. What It Should Look Like What a Fake ALFA Looks LikeYouTube VideoWatch this video on YouTube.