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High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter

High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter

ACA1
$79.99

Add long range, ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity for your Mac or Windows PC

  • 3X the range and speed of standard Wi-Fi adapters
  • High power amplifiers and high gain antennas provide wall penetrating Wi-Fi performance
  • Next generation, ultra-fast AC1200 Wi-Fi speeds provide fast HD streaming and instant data transfers
  • Works with all brands of 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz networks
  • Includes a high quality USB 3.0 cable for maximum connection speeds

Long Range 802.11AC Wi-Fi Connectivity
for your Mac or PC

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Description
High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter
Overview



The Amped Wireless High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter allows your Mac or Windows desktop or laptop computer to connect to Wi-Fi networks from extreme distances and with blazing speed. The ACA1 is a high performance Wi-Fi network adapter that features high power amplifiers and high gain dual band antennas to achieve up to three times the range of standard Wi-Fi adapters. It connects to your PC with USB 3.0 and features AC1200 Wi-Fi technology to provide unprecedented Wi-Fi connection speeds: Up to 300Mbps for 2.4GHz networks and up to 867Mbps for 5.0GHz connections. The ACA1 allows you to stream HD content, download large files and surf the web faster than ever before and with more range.


How It Works

Differences of 802.11ac vs 802.11n and 2.4GHz vs 5.0GHz networks

More Wi-Fi Range and Speed for any Application

Connect to your home Wi-Fi network
with ultra-fast speeds
Get stronger connections at
public Wi-Fi hotspots
Easily connect to hotel Wi-Fi networks

Key Features

  • Extreme Dual Band Range
    Connect your Mac or PC to Wi-Fi networks from greater distances.
  • High Power 802.11ac Technology
    Two high power 2.4GHz amplifiers, two high power 5.0GHz 802.11ac amplifiers and two high gain dual band antennas provide maximum range.
  • Ultra-Fast AC Wi-Fi Technology
    AC1200: 2.4GHz 300Mbps or 5.0GHz 867Mbps Wi-Fi data transfer speeds.
  • Detachable High Gain Antennas
    Optimally tuned advanced high gain 5dBi detachable antennas.
  • Supports Mac and Windows
    Works with most Mac and Windows operating systems.

USB 3.0 Connectivity

USB 3.0 Connectivity

Easy Setup

Easy Setup

Mounting Clip

Mounting Clip

Amped Technology

Amped Technology


The Amped Wireless Difference

Amped Wireless Difference
Wireless Range



Purchase the ACA1
High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter:

High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter (ACA1)
For best performance, purchase the ACA1 with the
RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Router:




Specifications are subject to change without notice.

* Range specifications are based on performance test results. Actual performance may vary due to differences in operating environments, building materials and wireless obstructions. Performance may increase or decrease over the stated specification. Wireless coverage claims are used only as a reference and are not guaranteed as each wireless network is uniquely different. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 standard specifications. Actual data throughput may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors. AC1200 wireless signal speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Output power specifications are based on the maximum possible radio output power plus antenna gain.

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, and WPA2 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

 
Features
  • Add Long Range Wi-Fi to your Mac or PC
    Whether you're using a Mac or Windows laptop or desktop PC, the ACA1 attaches to an available USB port on your computer and provides long range, dual band 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity for connecting to your home Wi-Fi network or a Wi-Fi hotspot at maximum speed.
  • High Power, Advanced Technology = Increased Wi-Fi Range
    Two high power 2.4GHz amplifiers, two high power 5.0GHz amplifiers, low noise amplifiers (increases wireless reception range), and advanced high gain, dual band Wi-Fi antennas provide maximum range and performance.
  • Ultra-Fast AC Wi-Fi Technology
    Next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology provides Wi-Fi speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n. Great for streaming HD video and large data files. AC1200 Wi-Fi speeds provide up to 300Mbps 2.4GHz 802.11n connections or up to 867Mbps 5.0GHz 802.11ac connections.
  • Simple Setup
    Setup is quick and simple: Insert the installation CD, install the software and plug in the High Power Directional USB Adapter.
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
    Uses the latest USB 3.0 technology for maximum connections speeds to your Mac or PC. Provides enough bandwidth to take full advantage of 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds.
  • Sleek and Travel Friendly
    With its sleek enclosure and the included laptop monitor clip, the ACA1 can be mounted onto any laptop monitor for added convenience and mobility.


Specifications are subject to change without notice.

* Range specifications are based on performance test results. Actual performance may vary due to differences in operating environments, building materials and wireless obstructions. Performance may increase or decrease over the stated specification. Wireless coverage claims are used only as a reference and are not guaranteed as each wireless network is uniquely different. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 standard specifications. Actual data throughput may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors. AC1200 wireless signal speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Output power specifications are based on the maximum possible radio output power plus antenna gain.

Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Protected Setup, and WPA2 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

 
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Specifications
Wireless Standard: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency Band: 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz
Wireless Speed:
 
2.4GHz: 300Mbps (Tx/Rx)
5.0GHz: 867Mbps (Tx/Rx)
Wireless Output Power: Up to 28dBm (max)
Wireless Security: WEP, WPA, WPA2
Amplifiers:

 
2 x 2.4GHz Amplifiers
2 x 5.0GHz Amplifiers
4 x Low Noise Amplifiers
Antennas:

High Gain Dual Band 5dBi Antennas
2 x RJ-SMA Antenna Connectors
Interface: USB 3.0
Warranty: 1 Year
Setup Requirements:







Available Wireless 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz 802.11a/b/g/n or ac network
Windows® XP, Vista, 7, or 8
Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.8
CD/DVD drive
100MB of free disk space
One available USB 3.0 port
 Using USB 2.0 or 1.0 ports will lower speeds.
Package Contents:


 

1 x High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter
2 x Detachable High Gain Dual Band 5dBi Antennas
1 x USB 3.0 Cable
1 x Setup Guide
1 x CD: User’s Guide and Software
1 x Monitor Mounting Clip

 
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* Range specifications are based on performance test results. Actual performance may vary due to differences in operating environments, building materials and wireless obstructions. Wireless coverage claims are used only as a reference and are not guaranteed as each wireless network is uniquely different. Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE 802.11 standard specifications. Actual data throughput may vary as a result of network conditions and environmental factors. AC1200 wireless signal speeds achieved when connecting to other 802.11ac devices.

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User's Guide Setup Guide (French) 7/15/2013
User's Guide Setup Guide (Spanish) 7/15/2013
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