RadioLabs - The Radio People - Home Technology Contact Us Visit our Forum! Broadband Wireless
Radio Products
Wireless Products Electronics Support
Wireless Cards Wireless Networking Wireless Antennas Wireless Cables Wireless Amplifiers
High Power USB|| Wifi Adapter
Wave Magnum - High Power USB Wireless Adapter. Huge 1 Watt output.
RadioLabs new Wave Magnum is designed to be the best way to get long range wireless for your laptop with a simple USB connection. With up to 15 times the power of standard integrated wireless cards, the Wave Magnum's improved reception and power is like carrying around a portable wifi equipment room.
Antenna Details

High Power WiFi Adapter
High Power USB WiFi Adapter
Up to 15 times the power of built-in notebook wifi cards, the Wave Magnum is for the traveler who demands the best performance!

Wave Magnum Driver Download
Drivers are compatible with Windows 98SE, ME/2K, XP, Vista and
Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Windows 10!(32 & 64-bit). Also compatible with MAC OS X10.3.x - 10.6.7
Not compatible with OS X 10.6.8 and above (including Lion 10.7) . For special versions of MAC OSX, please check with RadioLabs for newer drivers for the chipset. We may have current MAC OSX you're looking for.

If you need a version of this card that works with newer versions of OS X, click here

This item is not currently available.
View Your Shopping Cart

Simply an amazing WiFi card, and a piece of WiFi History. Even today, the original Wave Magnum utilizes tricks never before used on any wifi card, by any manufacturer, holding distance records and receiver performance which had never been realized until the invention of this amazing little card.

With literally HUNDREDS of customer reports, of ranges exceeding 2 miles with stock rubber duck antenna, and ranges exceeding 10 miles reported often when used with small external directional antennas, the original Wave Magnum, high power WiFi card, made WiFi history, when it was used to create a single point wifi link, over 80 miles in a point to point link. The original Wave Magnum, was the highest power, longest range wifi card available for years. The performance, set the standard in which all other wifi cards were judged, and led to a significant amount of off-shoot competitors who tried to match the performance of our Wave Magnum. Well, fact is, they couldn't ever achieve the same goals, because the Wave Magnum had dozens of tricks inside of it, which left the performance unrivaled for decades.

The high quality, yet high cost Wave Magnum chassis alone, kept spurious emissions at bay, keeping the wifi chipset cool and kept the receiver sensitive. When semi-conductors heat up, they rapidly lose performance. The internal signal generated by all radio receivers, sadly diminish the performance due to "Receiver overload". Unless these spurious emissions are isolated internally, you cannot bring the receiver's sensitivity up to it's potential. We knew this years ago, and with decades of radio engineering and receiver development under our belts, even holding patents directly related to radio antennas, receivers and radio performance, we knew how to make wifi come to life like no other company can match. RadioLabs Chief engineer, hold remarkable patents in radio performance, antenna design and specifically isolating radio noise and interference generated by the receiver and electronics itself. We utilized all our tricks when developing the original Wave Magnum card and it's still as powerful and as sensitive today and feature performance today, that rivals any specifications of the newest wifi cards and chipsets.

This holds true with all electronic devices and also why ultra sensitive radio devices used for receiving radio signals from millions of miles away in space, are cooled with liquid nitrogen. RadioLabs invented a chassis, which thermally bonded all the electronics to a cooling fin, and isolated parts of our circuit board in such a specific way, that no other "High Power" Wifi card on the market could ever compete. Instead, our competition trapped the heat inside, using a low-cost plastic chassis, which does not have the ability to isolate signals, shield them inside of a thick aluminum enclosure and in an attempt to just match our high performance wifi cards power output, in-turn lost the ability to receive any weak signals. Our Wave Magnum cards not only transmit a very long distance, but they have the sheer wifi sensitivity to pick up even the faintest wifi signals and return results that match. All RadioLabs WiFi cards have always been designed with this high end performance, that the competition simply cannot match. Our company has set the standard for long range wifi performance. It's pointless to have a high power wifi card, that simply cannot hear as far as it can transmit.. We spent years developing our cards, the technology behind them, and still leave the competition far far behind.

Combine the Wave Magnum, with RadioLabs high power mobile WiFi antenna, for unbelievably long range. Ranges exceeding 7 miles have been reported with the WiMag mobile WiFi antenna and Wave Magnum in use in a car, motorhome or any metallic surface you can snap the Wave Magnum on.

The Wave Magnum can be used as a laptop antenna; or can be used as a standard wireless card with an extended range antenna for any computer connection, such as a boat, car, on your house, or attached to the back of your laptop. Extremely versatile for long range connections.

RP-SMA External Connector
USB Wifi Adapter
Easily connects to a laptop or Desktop computer.


  • Automatic gain control to minimize the signal distortion on all access points
  • RP-SMA Connector, couples perfectly to RadioLabs WiMag antenna, simply the highest gain, dual band wifi antenna on the market.
  • High Power transmit level, 1w (27dBm)
  • 5-Volt power supplied via USB PC connector
  • Industry standard USB connector. Works with USB 2.0
  • 9 5/8" antenna length/wireless card combination
  • 3' USB cable included
  • Software CD included
  • Connects to any standard RP-SMA antenna, cable or connector

The First, High Performance wireless USB adapter ever designed!

The High Power WiFi card, which started the long range wifi revolution!

3-18-18 - RadioLabs is currently relocating. We have been breaking down our California Warehouse and engineering offices for the last 3-1/2 months, and moving across the United states, from Northern California, to Wilmington North Carolina.. This is a huge undertaking and a tremendous distance of 3,200 miles. RadioLabs started relocation in December 2017 and we are going through box after box, of inventory. Well, guess what we found? Huge boxes of brand new, never before seen Wave Magnum boards.
This high power board, works extremely well, for ultra long range wifi connect. The Wave Magnum, is still one of the highest powered cards we offer, has full support on all versions of Windows, even up to Windows 10 and due to the drivers being registered in the Microsoft Database and still fully supported, from Windows XP, through the newest version of Windows 10 and future Windows OS, we are offering our original, full legal wifi output power card, with such an amazing high-end receiver to market, for a very limited time. These original Wave Magnum series cards, have been sold by the thousands to everyone from NASA and some of the largest oil companies on the planet, to regular travelers and consumers worldwide, to transmit and receive wifi data at ranges never before possible until the release of this card. We still have tons of customers, every month, ask if the original Wave Magnum series wifi adapters are available and until we found a moderate sized inventory of them, we said no... Well, due to a remarkable find while sorting inventory, we felt like we struck gold.

The Wave Magnum, was redesigned a few years back, and replaced with the Wave Plus, 2-Watt ultra long-range wifi cards, which has also had phenomenal response from our customers since it's inception. The Wave plus, simply became the high power standard and update for our original Wave Magnum card, which was discontinued 2 years ago. We are proud to bring this card out of inventory, and back to life. They still work as good as all our other wifi cards, still have the high quality CNC Aluminum, chassis and the original performance that made RadioLabs famous.

The History of the Wave Magnum

The orignal concept of the Wave Magnum goes back 16 year ago, when Chevrolet called RadioLabs engineering department, inquiring about a way to send and receive data, to and from one of their high-performance cars around a 2 mile test track. The requirement would not allow for any external antenna on the car, because 1, it was made out of fiberglass, and 2, an additional antenna would cause problems with their test data. The Wave Magnum was originally sold in very small quantity and specifically to only their company.. However, we started offering them in limited quantity to our customers who needed to pick up wifi from impossibly long distances. The reputation, range and rave reviews from our customers, led to full scale production, of the first ever, very high power, very long range wifi adapters to hit the market. Remarkable response form our customers, along with people taking wifi to the extremes soon followed and WarDriving became a techno-buzz word immediately following.
So, since we have found, tested and even performed fresh installs on new Windows 10 computers, ensuring that yes, the drivers install automatically, no driver CD needed, internet range, line of sight over 1 mile guaranteed to even lower power routers, and stable wifi speeds of 54 mbps and up to 108 mbps, this is a GREAT deal on our famous Wave Magnum series wifi cards. We have set the retail price at or below our cost to produce. We will keep a few of them around for historical reasons, but this truly is a piece of wifi history, at a remarkable price. Same warranty, same product, same high quality build as RadioLabs puts into all their wireless devices. Built in America, like the majority of our equipment. When these disappear and officially go on backorder, we will not offer these cards to the public again. Originally costing $149.95, the Wave Magnum, was, and still is, one of the most powerful, longest range wifi cards ever produced. Oil companies, mobile workers, production companies and even the largest potato chip manufacturer on the planet, have used these to transmit through a small external antenna, 7-11 miles away, connecting field vehicles, coverage throughout multi-million square foot factories, or even supplying data to launch pad vehicles for NASA, the Wave Magnum really has set WiFi history.
Why did we discontinue the Wave Magnum you might ask? It wasn't because of performance issues, it wasn't because we decided to develop another adapter.. no, it's because the chipset used on the board was discontinued and updated, therefore we could no longer produce the cards. It was truly a sad day, but the Wave Plus, wifi card, was invented to take it's place, and our customers were happy to upgrade to our newer model, offering faster speeds, slightly higher power and a slight edge on sensitivity, but overall, the same device, same hardware, just upgraded and slightly newer design. For the price, this is the BEST deal on such a high end wifi card and we are happy again, in March of 2018, to offer these to our customers once again for a very limited run.

Note to our wholesale customers: We cannot offer reseller discounts on these units because we are already under cost. For orders of 25 units or more, please contact us to ensure we have enough parts to produce these. We will include a driver CD, for all versions of Windows 98/ME through Windows 7, but the raw drivers install themselves on all versions of windows, no CD ever needed.

Original article and website description on the Wave Magnum below

Our customers have been requesting a higher power, longer range adapter so RadioLabs is proud to release the new Wave Magnum, 1 Watt power output and completely powered off of your USB port. No amplifier needed, it's already built-in. New CNC aluminum chassis is the most rugged WiFi adapter ever designed!

The Wave Magnum is an " All-in-One" wireless card and antenna combination that connects via USB! Nothing else needed!

The Wave Magnum was designed with the traveler in mind and it is the most powerful USB device on the market. With an amazing 1,000mw output, the Wave Magnum is the strongest USB device you can connect to a USB port without an external power source. With a CNC, Anodized Blue, Aluminum housing the Wave Magnum is extremely durable. The Wave Magnum connects to your computer via a USB cable (included), and is both PC and Mac compatible and Linux crowd will be happy we have drivers for you too. With over a mile clear line of sight range (longer with External antennas) the Wave Magnum is Ideal for anyone needing great WIFI range.

Extremely simple to connect - All you have to do is attach the antenna to the Wave Magnum and run the USB cord into you computer's USB port. It is an on-the-fly connection that allows you to plug and play!

This Adapter will work at high speed, with any USB 2.0 computer port! The Wave Magnum will operate on any computer running Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP VISTA, 7 and Windows 8, MAC and Linux OS. The antenna is powered by and operates solely off of the power supplied by the USB, so you do not need any other power connections.

Our powerful wireless board, combined with an external 360 degree antenna can expand the connection of your laptop up to 15 times the current range of your notebook.

The high-gain vertical antenna with the enclosed wireless card is an excellent combination of form and function. We designed the CNC machined Chassis to not only look good, but add performance through high dissipation cooling. Greater output power and receiver sensitivity is not possible with any other Wireless adapter!

The Wave Magnum comes with a 3' USB cable.

Click here to view larger image
Click here for larger view of Wave Magnum

Back to WiFi Home

View all the Wireless Cards

USB Wifi Router Repeater

The RadioLabs USB Wireless Router Repeater is a revolutionary new way to easily share long range wifi connectivity with multiple devices. Compatible with almost any RadioLabs USB Wifi antenna, the USB Router Repeater creates a personal wireless network, providing high speed wireless to any wifi-enabled device nearby.   More...

o2Air-AC - High power 802.11AC router

The NEW o2Air-AC, High Power 802.11AC router from RadioLabs is a masterpiece in wireless networking technology. Say goodbye to laggy video and demanding network transfers with blazing fast 1170 MBPS wif network connectivity and the horsepower of 4 x 1-watt 2.4 and 5.8 GHz amplifiers. The future of networking is here.   More...

SuperSeed - USB WiFi Adapter || High Power

New Product The Super Seed! -1 Watt - The easiest and most economical way to make any PC with a USB port wireless. Powered completely by your computer, the Seed is a completely self-sufficient Wi-Fi adapter, which, by itself, will pull in more signals than most other USB Wifi devices in it's price range. Use the Seed by itself, or connect our high gain antennas or amplifiers to pull in signals from farther away then you ever thought possible!   More...

15 ft. USB 2.0 TYPE A-Male to A-Female Extension Cable

15ft. USB Extension cable for use with any USB device. Standard Type A Male by Type A Female.   More...

- 1 Watt - High Power WiFi System-
Wave Magnum Specifications
Bus Type USB Version - 2.0 only
Maximum USB Cable Length

Maximum USB Cable Length 16 feet
Longer length possible with USB Extension cable (sold separately)

Wireless Standard 802.11b, 802.11g/Super G 108 mode or any 802.11N Access point
Operating Frequency

2400 to 2484 MHz (Ch 1-11 US)
International Version Available - Channel 1-14 Jan and EU Software available.

Data Rate
802.11b: 11Mbps/5.5Mbps/2Mbps/1Mb
ps (with automatic adjust)
802.11g: Up to 108Mbps/54Mbps/48Mbps/36Mb/
24Mbps/28Mbps/9Mbps/6Mbps(with automatic adjust) Compliant with all RadioLabs Routers and access points
Chipset type

Custom Realtek Chipset based

Modulation 802.11b: DSSS (Direct Sequence
Spread Spectrum)
802.11g: OFDM (64-QAM/16-QAM/QPSK/BPSK)
Operating Power 5.0V (USB Only)
Average Current 355 mA
Peak Current 500 mA (USB Compliant)
Transmit Power (ERP)

802.11b: 2W (36dBm)
802.11g: 2W (36dBm)
Compatible with any B G or N Access points at very fast speed
Power calculation w/5dB antenna = 1.09 Watts EIRP!

Receive Sensitivity

802.11b: -93dBm (typical) at 11Mbps
-91dBm (typical) at 6Mbps
802.11g: -81dBm (typical) at 54Mbps
-98dBm (typical) at 1Mbps

Working Range Outdoor: Up to 5825 ’ (more possible with external antenna connection)
@11Mbps, 5820 ’ (1 Mile) @
Security 64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
WiFi Protect Access WPA-WPA2 (AES, 64, 128, 156-bit WEP with shared key protect access)
Antenna 5dB External Omni directional
Wibberduck Antenna
Antenna Vertical Beamwidth 35 degrees
Antenna Horizontal Beamwidth 360 Degrees
Operating Temperature -20 deg C to 55 deg C
Storage Temperature -30 deg C to 80 deg C
Humidity 10-98%, Non-Condensing
Dimensions Wave Magnum: 2 3/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/2"
Wibberduck Antenna: 6 7/8" x 3/8" diameter
Weight 5 oz. (USB Cable not factored into weight)
Color Blue - Custom colors available on request

1 Year Manufacturer warranty

End user is responsible for FCC limitations of power output and antenna radiation if external antenna is used. For more information please see our Wireless Range calculator

Share |

Join the RadioLabs mailing list :
Your information is kept private and only used for our newsletter.

subscribe unsubscribe

Product Spotlight
RadioLabs Product Spotlight
More Information
RadioLabs Specials
Great Deals at RadioLabs
Terms of Use     Privacy Policy     Site Map     Help     Contact     About
RadioLabs and are copyright. The contents of these webpages are RadioLabs International Inc., 2003-2010. All rights reserved. If you experience any problems with our site, please contact our webmaster
RadioLabs - The Radio People -