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How to Install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10


If you are looking how to install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 then you will need to install the drivers manually. The drivers can be installed manually if you have the installation disk. If you don’t have the disk you may be able to download the drivers from the ALFA NETWORK website.

The installation disk for the ALFA AWUS036H only has support for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. If you try to install the drivers using the installation disk and you are using Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 then you will get an error message that says “Sorry ! We do not support this operation system !!”

How to Install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10-error


Since the disk won’t allow you to install the ALFA wireless adapter you will need to open up the device manager. Right-click or press and hold on the Start button, then select Device Management from the context menu. It is important to note that if you plan to learn how to connect ALFA AWWUS036H to Kali Linux in VirtualBox then you will need this WiFi adapter fully functional on the host operating system first.

How to Install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10-open device manager

When the Device Manager windows opens you will need to locate Network adapters. Double-click on Network adapters and a drop-down list will appear. Now you need to locate the ALFA network adapter. Make sure that you have it plugged in via USB otherwise it won’t show up. The ALFA adapter will be labelled as “Realtek RTL8187”.

How to Install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10-device manager realtek

When you have located the ALFA WiFi adapter you will need to right-click on it and select “Update Driver Software”. You do not want to search for updates automatically so you will need to click on “Browse my computer for driver software”.

How to Install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10-update driver software

Now you will need to browse to the location where the drivers are located for the device. Click the “Browse” button and locate the drive where the disk is located. When you locate the drive you will need to navigate through specific folders to reach the specific file that we are looking for. You can navigate to the destination folder through driver n document >> Windows Driver >> 11G >> 11G_Win7 >> RTL8187 >> Win7X64.

How to Install ALFA AWUS036H on Windows 10-manual driver location

After you have selected the destination path click the “Next” button. After you click the “Next” button it will install the driver and then you can click the “Close” button and exit Device Manager.

If you check your networks you should now notice that you have wireless networks available.


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