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    I got a AWUS036H 500mw usb adapter that works with bt3 but as im going to try bt4 and looking to buy a new usb adapter i was wondering what one i should buy between a AWUS036H 1000mw and the AWUS05NH.

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    Default Re: which alfa usb adapter should i buy

    This should help: Wireless Card USB . Out of curiosity why are you wanting a new adapter ?. Myself & many others still have the 500mw and it works great on BT4. The difference between the 1000 is minimal & personally I wouldn't go near the NH model yet.

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    get the 1w if you are wanting to pick up signals better i just ordered the alfa awus036h 1000w from ebay for $31.00 that's not that much money when i get it i will do a review of what i think of it

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    Default Re: which alfa usb adapter should i buy

    Thanks both for your reply. MosGuy i was looking to buy another adapter because my boy needs a better wifi card for his laptop so i was going to give him my AWUS036H 500mw and buy a new AWUS036H 1000mw. But it may be better to buy him a cheaper adapter and i keep the one i got.

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    With the 1000mw you may see an extra 4-5 APs. Though IMO it's not a huge boost from the 500. Prices have certainly dropped, I remember paying $85 odd for the 500 back in the early days. All depends how much you want to spend really

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    Default Re: which alfa usb adapter should i buy

    Quote Originally Posted by MosGuy View Post
    With the 1000mw you may see an extra 4-5 APs. Though IMO it's not a huge boost from the 500. Prices have certainly dropped, I remember paying $85 odd for the 500 back in the early days. All depends how much you want to spend really
    I can definitely relate to this. My 500mw was $67.00 with a 9db antenna. It's odd to see one with twice the power and half the price...

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    I was just wondering weather he could just buy bigger antenna to alfa 500w, I thought that alfa awus036 500w and 1000w are same adapter with different antenna?

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    I was just wondering weather he could just buy bigger antenna to alfa 500w, I thought that alfa awus036 500w and 1000w are same adapter with different antenna?
    nope - i've purchased a bigger antenna (with minimal improvemnt) for the alfa awus036 500w but it still remains a 500 watt card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watinko View Post
    nope - i've purchased a bigger antenna (with minimal improvemnt) for the alfa awus036 500w but it still remains a 500 watt card.
    I was thinking of buying the AWUS036H 1000mw with the 9 dbi antenna but if you say you had minimal improvement is it best to stick to the cheaper AWUS036H 1000mw that comes with a 2 dbi.

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    well here are my results from the 1w compated to my other wifi adapter i love it
    http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/3500/allzw.jpg

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