Using Alfa AWUS036NHR As A Range Extender For Laptop?
Feb 15, 2013
I am a university student and my building is made of concrete so I get pretty spotty wireless (lag at 9000+ ping on games?!). To improve my connection quality I was recommended the Alfa AWUS036NHR USB network adapter [URL]. The adapter itself works marvelously but here's the problem: when I install the adapter, the existing wireless drivers on my laptop fail and I cannot use the internal laptop NIC even when the adapter is unplugged. It says the device is ready but does not detect any networks. When I reinstall the NIC drivers, the adapter doesn't work anymore.Device manager still shows both drivers installed and running but the corresponding NIC/adapter won't detect any networks.
What I have tried:
-Disabling the other driver, reinstalling other driver
-Disabling a functioning driver to attempt to get the other device to work
-Trying different versions of the drivers--a longshot I know
Internal NIC:: Realtek RTL8723A Wireless Lan 802.11n USB 2.0
External adapter: Alfa AWUS036NHR using Realtek RTL8192C USB 802.11B/G/N 300M Wireless NIC drivers for Windows 8
Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 13 (i7 version), no ethernet port available, Windows 8 Pro
can I use both of them (not at the same time) without having to reinstall drivers each and every time I switch?
My own AP wich is 2m away has a signal of -70db. The internal antenna receives the same signal at -30, -40db.I tried all the drivers I could find. Also tried 3 different antennas. I can connect to my AP but the speed rating is 1mbps to a max of 11mbps. The latest driver from Realtek is newer than the driver from ALFA site. Both drivers are the same, no differences noted.The adapter is not under warranty, because is bought from ebay.Also I tried the adaptor on another desktop PC and it has the same low signal. Attachment: Differences in signal strenght between internal adapter and the AWUS036NHR.
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