Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Sign up today for a 30-day free trial of Newegg Premier
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search

EnGenius EPI-3601S PCI Wireless Adapter

  • IEEE 802.11, 802.11b/g
  • Up to 108Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.412GHz - 2.472GHz
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

The EPI-3601S is capable of delivering a maximum wireless signal rate of up to 108Mbps* when used with other Atheros Wireless 108G devices. It is also backward compatible with virtually all 802.11b/g networks and devices. Higher output power allows this client device to receive and maintain strong signals from wireless routers and access points at further distances.


Learn more about the EnGenius Technologies EPI-3601S

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the EnGenius Technologies EPI-3601S

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Michael C.
  • 4/6/2014 1:30:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's okay, but there are better options

Pros: It's stable and fast enough for web surfing and YouTube. Windows 7 and 8 drivers automatically install. Uses a PCI slot so it'll help keep your PCI-E slots open for other expansion cards.

Cons: Not "long range" as advertised, compared to other WiFi cards.

Other Thoughts: I have this and an AWUS036h on the same tower (I'm usually using the Engenius with Connectify to rebroadcast WiFi). When compared to the AWUS036h, there is a noticeable drop in signal (5 bars vs 3 bars) and web browsing speed. I would definitely recommend the AWUS036h over this device, especially since they can often be found at the same price. Get a PCI to USB card instead of this one, and buy an AWUS036h. Then you'll also have additional USB ports in addition to stronger signal!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Chingaotze,


The EPI-3601 when installed in the back of a PC does not have optimal antenna placement compared to a USB dongle such as the AWUS036h, and if your PC is placed under a desk, that will attenuate the signal even more, giving you a lower RSSI. If you want to compare apples to apples with an EnGenius product, the EUB9603H would be a more similar product to the AWUS036h.

If you have any questions regarding Engenius and our products you may reach us through our number at 1-888-735-7888 (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm PDT) or e-mail us at support@engeniustech.com (Saturday, Sunday 8am - 4pm PDT). Our support team would be glad to be of service to you.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


Sincerely,

Engenius Customer Support Team

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Laurens G.
  • 8/21/2013 8:01:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Decent price point
-Did not break/faulty

Cons: -Really low wireless reliability

The thing would often randomly disconnect, it was so bad, I often needed to connect my laptop to my desktop to get a reasonable connection that did not fail. Watching Youtube, gaming or torrenting can become a real hassle with it. I would get anywhere between one and 3 bars, while my last two laptops in the same room would always get 5 bars.

A very frustrating piece of hardware to say the least.

I switched to a rosewell adapter and I'm getting mostly what my laptops are getting plus ~10-15 ms shoved off my ping in some games.

Other Thoughts: There's no reason to buy this as beyond a certain distance connection is extremely choppy and within a certain you are better off with regular cabled Internet.

I only gave it two eggs because it didn't broke on me before I changed it.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Baronshampoo,

We appreciate your time in posting your comments and feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience.

We understand that you were having wireless issues with the EPI-3601S. We understand your decision but we still hope to earn your business in the future. We have a new range of products that take advantage of the new 802.11AC technology.

If you have any questions regarding Engenius and our products you may reach us through our number at 1-888-735-7888 or e-mail us at support@engeniustech.com. Our support team would be glad to be of service to you.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Mike
Engenius Customer Support Team

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • lucas f.
  • 3/28/2012 9:34:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsthis product is getting old...

Pros: good range and high speeds

Cons: price to high, getting old, drivers bad

Other Thoughts: the drivers that come with this card do not seem to work on a 64bit computer. the default drives that come with windows7 have been working this device. i wanted to get new drivers for the wirless card but engenius does not have the best site. i looked at other places and forums and people keep on asking when there will be new drivers.
this card is getting to be old. if the drivers would be updated then i would love to keep this card.
might be switching to a different card.

fyi, this is a pci card. NOT a pci-e card or mini. keep that in mind when makeing a computer!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Ben S.
  • 1/24/2012 5:43:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood choice

Pros: decent price. Worked right away on Windows 7 64 bit. Powerful. No loss in signal.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: don't have allot of experience with wireless cards, so luckily this turned out really well and it meets all my expectations.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Ian M.
  • 12/12/2011 10:08:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: works excellent on windows xp and windows 7 x64

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: engenius client utility software does not work on windows 7, but its not needed. windows handles this card with the appropriate driver just fine

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • George M.
  • 9/8/2011 4:17:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNNNgenius

Pros: none

Cons: This was a waste of time.
It simply would not install with Win XP Pro SP3. I followed the advice of other Newegg users without success. I emailed Engenius tech support - no reply after 6 days. I called and spoke with their tech support guy who suggested I try different slots and "keep trying it because it worked for me" but had no actual advice other than to return it which I promptly did.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2011 5:46:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe support is very upsetting

Pros: Great card connect fine can be finicky without the lastest drivers :/

Cons: Getting the latest drivers from the official site is nearly impossible..you get stuck with site like drivergenius, or driverdoctor :/ which both just mess up your pc worse.. EnGenius please fix the google search criteria.. send a ticket to google to redirect to your site instead of those 3rd party uploaders for tags like EnGenius, drivers, software, update, card, driver .. just saying

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • David S.
  • 4/27/2011 10:05:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs*should* work great for you

Pros: Works pretty much out of the box with most Linux versions :)
My source is from my friend's house which is TWO houses down... maybe 200 feet... and this card stays connected and works good where my laptop or any other card wont connect as reliably. I'm getting mediocre (ha) speeds at 5-6 Mbps but i think its the generic linksys G that im connected to. The included antenna seems to work just fine for me, sitting close to the outside of my house. This is in an old Dell g260-somethin... note the cons tho-

Cons: My problems were mostly using XP home 32..
Software leaves a little to be desired. (DON'T USE THE DISK- DOWNLOAD NEW).
Wasn't playing very nicely in 2 different intel P43 (ICH10R I think) motherboards... but I caant entirely blame this card for that, as I've sent both of these boards back for failure of USB devises. One was AsRock P43de3 or whatever and the other was Intel DP43BF... both purchased HERE.
The card blue screened on install on the Asrock. changed slots, downloaded newer driver, it worked, but inconsistantly.
On the Intel board it locked the PC up on the 1st slot I tried, and worked on the next slot, but still it was inconsistant- by that I mean sometimes I could connect, sometimes not and speeds would be up and down... even in Linux.

Other Thoughts: Not sure if this card is to blame but I'm not very fond of the Intel P43 chipset or the ICH10 southbridge, im not surre which to blame. Both of my motherboards with these same chipsets failed on me, from Newegg, one after the other. I was having severe USB issues on both boards.
This card might not work good on these chipsets.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 3/21/2011 9:01:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOutdated

Pros: Provides WIFI access.

Cons: Did NOT work as easily as expected. A warning to all Vista users, maintain your current internet connection through the installation process. The drivers provided are not up to date.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Alexandra M.
  • 2/19/2011 12:11:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: When I bought this card, I had not set up my desktop yet so it kind of sat in the box. Setup took some time but once it ran it did well. I mostly play WoW on it and while I shouldn't be using a PCI Card for that, being wired isn't a choice. Internet and browsing/download is fine, WoW it wasn't.

Cons: Once I installed it, it took forever to find the "right" drivers like many have said due to me running Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate. I still don't have the right drivers and have to use Atheros's drivers which are alright but substandard. WoW was giving me lag spikes every 10-45 seconds for about 3 seconds, which is my main gripe.

Other Thoughts: Overall the card is fine, it connected with Windows 7 64 bit after a bit of fenagling but the main reason I got it was for WoW and the card did not mesh well with my Linksys E1000 Wireless N Router...so for browsing and downloading it got 3 eggs, for the lack of windows 7 support fully and lag in WoW, - 2 eggs.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau