Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alfa Desktop WiFi Booster - Windows 8 Support

The Alfa Desktop WiFi Booster does work with Windows 8, but there is no official Windows 8 driver for this product yet. Some computers are "plug-and-play compatible" meaning that no driver is required, they will just work when you plug in the booster. Others require the driver to be installed.

Unfortunately, the CD that ships with the product does not currently work on Windows 8, but, you can install the driver manually. Below is a video showing you how to do this.

Please note that the Alfa Client Utility (the crab) will not yet work on Windows 8, but you can use Windows to scan for and connect to WiFi networks just like you would normally.