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ENCORE ENRXWI-G 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Extender up to 54Mbps

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  • 802.11b/g 54Mbps
  • 10/100 Mbps x1
  • Extend the range easily

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An extender, an access point (AP) and an AP client all in one device, the ENRXWI-G is a compact wireless networking solution for your home or office. The 802.11g radio delivers wireless Internet access at up to 54Mbps. The 802.11g standard is also backwards compatible with 802.11b receivers making this access point compatible with a wide range of wireless products.

As an AP, just connect the Encore to your wired Ethernet router or simply connect your T1 or cable or DSL modem directly to the ENRXWI-G and you can deliver wireless Internet access and file sharing to a broad coverage area. Or if you need to connect to an 802.11b/g network, the ENRXWI-G can be used as a wireless client just by a quick Ethernet connection to your computer. Just want to extend the range of your current 802.11b/g network? This unit can easily handle that duty as well.

You don't have to worry about security, either, with Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) or WPA security and WEP keys of 64 bits and 128 bits. The device’s Web-based setup utility will have you up and secure in no time.

  • newegg IEEE 802.11b/g Compliant Compliant with the IEEE 802.11b/g protocol, the ENCORE ENRXWI-G integrates into any existing wireless network and provides up to 54Mbps data transfer speeds.
  • newegg Extender Mode Place the ENRXWI-G within the range of your current wireless network to extend your wireless network without wiring or complicated configurations. Place the ENRXWI-G between the dead spots in your network, areas characterized by poor signal quality, and your wireless router to improve reception.
  • newegg Access Point Mode Connect the ENRXWI-G to your wired Ethernet router (using a RJ-45 cable) and configure it accordingly to upgrade your existing wired router into an 802.11g wireless router.
  • newegg Access Point Client Mode Connect the ENRXWI-G to your desktop or laptop computer's Ethernet port (using a RJ-45 cable) and configure it accordingly. Now use the ENRXWI-G as a regular 802.11g wireless adapter to allow your computer to access wireless networks.
  • newegg High Wireless Security The ENCORE ENRXWI-G supports the robust WPA and WPA2 encryption standards to ensure data transfers are absolutely secure on your wireless network.
  • newegg Web-based Configuration Tool With the Web-based configuration feature, conveniently configure, monitor and reset the ENCORE ENRXWI-G access point all via the web-based utility.

Learn more about the Encore ENRXWI-G

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Daniel L.
  • 7/26/2011 10:09:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsyou'll forget it's there

Pros: It's small. I've never needed to reboot this since plugging it in.

Cons: Lan, and Wireless LED's are mislabeled. The impact of this diminishes over time.

Other Thoughts: Works so well, you'll forget its there

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5 out of 5 eggsNice units

Pros: Setup wizzard downloaded from manufacturer's website works well. It's on constantly & hasn't failed on me yet after about 2 years. Set it up & forget about it! But save the manual just in case...

Cons: Manual setup can be a real pain even with the integrated wizzard, so download the REAL wizzard from the website!

Other Thoughts: I've used these to hook up Xerox machines to wireless networks & have been very pleased with the results! Xerox charges about $200 for similar units = rediculous!!!

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Never let me down. Extremely reliable.
Has external antenna, so you can swap it with something more fitting your needs if necessary.

Cons: not aesthetically pleasing.

Other Thoughts: This piece of hardware works, and works well. I have had it for ages, and it has never failed.

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  • Michael R.
  • 12/6/2010 8:48:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSave your money

Pros: None

Cons: Item DOA; mutliple E-mails to customer service failed to provide any useful suppport. Customer support/service was horrible.

Other Thoughts: Deserves a "0."

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  • Travis H.
  • 11/27/2010 6:10:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSome finessing required

Pros: Purchased to use as an AP Client for my Xbox. Setup is relatively straightforward assuming you know three things:
1) the default IP is
2) DHCP is disabled by default, so for first time access, you need to manually configure your adapter to use an IP address in the 192.168.1.x range
3) Config menu user/pwd is admin/admin

I changed its default IP to so it wouldn't conflict with my router (already using, entered my wireless network info, and had internet access through it in no time. I swapped in the Xbox and everything continued to run smoothly - Xbox live gaming seems no different than through a wired connection.

Cons: Problems started when I tried to stream shared media from other network computers to my Xbox. Long story short - the only way to fix this was by switching my entire network from WPA2-AES to WPA-TKIP.

Other Thoughts: The only big downside I found was that WPA2 seems to be a little quirky. In AP client mode connected to a WPA2 secured network, I had internet access but could never see or connect to any other computers on my network. Switching to WPA fixed the problem instantly.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/27/2010 10:04:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat solution for 'anywhere ethernet port'

Pros: I am using this with my Seagate FreeAgent HD Media player for network/internet access. Netflix works great! The player is Ethernet only and costs $50 - $60 right now at Newegg. Using the Access Point Client mode of this extender, this unit becomes an Ethernet port anywhere you want within the range of your router/acdcess point. This should work for any device needing an Ethernet port. This is far more versatile than a print server, and cheaper.

Cons: None so far. Haven't tried WEP. Using Mac Address filtering.

Other Thoughts: Reasonably well written instructions.

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  • Danny W.
  • 11/22/2010 1:27:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood... does anyone have sleep issues

Pros: Simple - Providing you follow the setup instructions posted by others.

Cons: Seems to be going to a sleep mode after periods of not being used. User is able to restart it by pulling the power cable. Want to know if anyone has a work around for this? Thanks in advance...

Other Thoughts: Seems to be going to a sleep mode after periods of not being used. User is able to restart it by pulling the power cable. Want to know if anyone has a work around for this? Thanks in advance...

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3 out of 5 eggsChallenging

Pros: I read ALL the reviews before I purchased this equipment. You are gonna need the tips mentioned here to set this device up. This piece of equipment is NOT for the faint of heart. The pros are, if you can get it to work, it will get the job done. Requires EXTREME patience, if you dont have the patience and at least 1 hour, then get yourself another device. Got me an open box for 14 bucks. And I wanted the challenge, and I had the time to mess around. IF YOU DONT HAVE THE PATIENCE, DO URSELF A FAVOR AND GET SOMETHING ELSE. YOU HAVE BEEN FOREWARNED!!!
Ran out of space in "other thoughts" so putting it here, any changes takes about 30 seconds to take, so patience is needed, if done correctly you will first see a msg 'network cable unplugged, error page and then I.E comes up with a page displaying "changes successfully made" "restarting"
Took me about 1 hour to figure out what works and what didn't. And i printed out ALL the reviews with tips to help me out. 3 eggs cuz of pain in neck

Cons: Lots of Cons! First off I could not change the unit's IP address. Default IP is, any change I made I could not log back on with the new IP address. I had changed it to No go. So I left it at default after resetting, and my Dir 655 D link router thankfully did not complain.
Another thing, resetting this device, it seems like everyone has a different methodology.
To reset, I pressed the reset button for 10 seconds, released for a fraction of a second and then immediately press it again until the lit up "world icon" in the front panel went off. I then unplug the power and re-powered the unit. This did the trick for me. Note, upon power-up of the device there 3 led lights in front, the power (red) world icon (green) and ethernet connection (green). So when I reset, (instructions given above) the 'world icon" turns off. After unplugging and replugging the power cord, it should come back on and your IP will default to
slow to update changes!

Other Thoughts: Other Thoughts: Setup as extender/repeater for Windows 7
1. Go to control panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center, Change Adapter settings, right click on Local Area Connection, click on Internet Protocol Version 4, properties, use the following IP address: - For Subnet Mask type
2. Open an Internet Explorer; type
3. Username: admin - password: admin
4. Go to Basic Setting
5. Choose the Repeater mode
6. Click on site survey
7. Choose the SSID of the network you want to connect to and click on Connect
8. Setup router password and encryption type, press apply
9. Go to IP setting
10. Click on Fixed IP
11. Now you want to change the IP address of the AP to the same range of the wireless router, and outside router's DHCP range (i.e., if the router's IP is and it's DHCP range is thru, the IP that you'll assign the AP will be and the Default Gateway will be

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  • Andrew B.
  • 11/3/2010 4:43:34 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: i thought i was getting a great deal on this product. i was trying to extend my wireless network with this product. it extended it about 10 feet and boost the signal by 3%. not quite what i had in mind. the manual was written by a 3rd grader and the web based configuration was confusing and slow.

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  • Aaron C.
  • 10/30/2010 8:51:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK for the $

Pros: Finally works

Cons: Setup as a AP Client wasn't easy. Speed was painfully slow until I connected another (bigger/better) antenna I had on hand.

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