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ENCORE ENUWI-1XN45 Wireless N150 Adapter with 5 dBi antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps QoS: Supports WMM, WMM-PS

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 64/128-bits WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA2 TKIP & AES Encryption
  • QoS: Supports WMM, WMM-PS
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Equipped with external antenna, this wireless 11n USB adapter provides you a better wireless signal. It allows users to connect to 802.11n wireless networks up to 150 Mbps, and is also backward-compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network at 11/54 Mbps respectively.

Using Encore"s ENUWI-1XN45 Wireless N150 USB Adapter provides an excellent wireless connection performance and a very cost-effective solution for doing media-centric activities such as streaming video, gaming, and enhanced QoS (WMM) without any reduction in performance. Smart power management and low power consumption is among the main feature of ENUWI-1XN45.

  • newegg 802.11n Support Compliant with 802.11n, the ENCORE ENUWI-1XN45 delivers wireless speed up to 150Mbps and remains backward compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b wireless networks.
  • newegg QoS Enhancement (WMM & WMM-PS Client mode) Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) adds managed QoS (Quality of Service) for Wi-Fi networks that improve the user experience for audio, video, and voice applications by prioritizing data traffic.
  • newegg GreenWLAN The GreenWLAN feature on the ENCORE ENUWI-1XN45 delivers optimum energy efficiency with smart power management.
  • newegg High Security The ENCORE ENUWI-1XN45 supports WEP, WPA and WPA2 standards for use of the available supreme encryption to ensure the network security.
  • newegg Easy Installation Installation and use are further simplified by living up to USB's plug and play installation approach to connecting computer peripherals. You will no need to open the case of your computer, nor will you be required to set IRQ's. It represents the simplest way to connect your computer to an Ethernet based network. Also, this ENUWI-1XN45 USB Adapter has a small shape and is light in weight. It is convenient to carry and place.

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IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 150Mbps
64/128-bits WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA, WPA2 TKIP & AES Encryption
QoS: Supports WMM, WMM-PS
USB 2.0
Frequency Band
2.4GHz - 2.484GHz
11 CH (US, Canada), 13 CH (EU), 14 CH (Japan)
Transmitted Power
16dBm typically @ 802.11b
14dBm typically @ 802.11g
13dBm typically @ 802.11n
1 x 5dBi dipole antenna with R-SMA connector
Operating Range
Indoor: Up to 100m, Outdoor: Up to 300m
System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 7 / XP / Windows Vista
Available 1 x USB slot
CD-ROM Drive
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
10% - 95%, Non-Condensing


Ideal for Surfing the Web, Sharing Files, Streaming Video, and Playing Online Games

Automatically Prioritize Wireless Traffic to Reduce Time Lags during Online Gaming, Video Streaming, and VoIP

GreenWLAN - optimum energy efficiency with smart power management


Package Contents
Wireless N150 USB Adapter
External and Detachable Antenna
Quick Installation Guide
Installation CD (User Manual on CD-ROM)

Quick Info


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

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  • Brian H.
  • 4/5/2014 5:09:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsABSOLUTE TRASH

Pros: Didn't take up much room in my garbage can.Complete failure from get-go saving me time trying to install.From package to hand Hand to usb extension usb extension to trash.No drivers/configuration needed!!!!#2. From package to hand.From hand to trash!! No waiy I'd pay to R.M.A. besides they were physically broken.Means consumer fault. ALWAYS. Right?

Cons: Bought 2.First one fell apart as I was inserting it into a USB extension.Second fell apart taking out of package.I snapped it together ( I thought) but no- go.I wrapped bodies in electrical tape but antennas fell off anyway.Antenna has 0 support without plastic case except for a 28 awg? soldered joint to board which looks like they used VERY expensive solder because there was hardly any there.Poor construction.Maybe a batch thing but I got garbage so disposed of as garbage.

Other Thoughts: If you have one be very careful.Plastic case design really doesn't support the weight of larger antenna very well.In reality it is an i.c board with antenna lightly soldered then wrapped with plastic cover which only holds antenna in a single groove.I can't explain it having 4 stars unless I had bad batch.I'm not talking connection/networking problem. I'm talking the damm things FELL APART physically. I'm ticked I can't post unless I give it a star!!!! 1 star above is lie.I'd like to give negative stars.

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  • Chad C.
  • 1/30/2014 5:20:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot Bad

Pros: Cheap, Does what it's supposed to do, Goes through several walls all the way to the back bedroom.

Cons: None

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  • JIE L.
  • 8/24/2013 12:37:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not recommend buying

Pros: cheap

Cons: cannot be recognized at startup in win7 64 bit, every time i have to plug out and plug in to let the system to recognize the device. try power and service settings in control panels, still not working.

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  • Jebidiah J.
  • 8/21/2013 3:58:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssolid adapter

Pros: small size, good reception

Cons: nothing so far

Other Thoughts: fits perfectly in any computer. doesn't take up too much usb space like other adapters.

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  • Pamela C.
  • 8/9/2013 12:40:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIm happy

Pros: Shipped quickly, great price, Easy and quick install. My desktop is on second floor and opposite end of house so I was nervous about what connectivity would be, however, I get 4 out of 5 bars which is what both of my laptops get with their on-board.

Cons: no complaints yet

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  • Lowan C.
  • 2/25/2013 5:11:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTake Chance - I did

Pros: Software install was easy- Recommend downloading the newest software.
Gets great signal strength and does not drop.

Cons: Although the signal strength is great with no drops, its bandwidth usage is a low for the seepd it advertises. I suppose this is to be expected in a wireless USB stick though. This is by far one of the better ones I have used. Will purchase again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/8/2013 4:10:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Range with minor issues

Pros: Really great range. I can use it all of the way across my house on the bottom floor while my access point is in the opposite corner of the house and I still have a solid 4 bars. The wifi adapter I am replacing had trouble keeping a connection at this distance unless I propped it up a certain way.

Really fast. It gets its full 150Mbs so I am able to max out my internet speed when running this device.

Cons: It crashed one of my computers constantly (blue-screen-of-death). The computer I initially put it on would crash frequently (it seemed to be whenever I put any stress on the network such as torrenting at max speed). I was definitely able to narrow it down to this device as it didn't occur when I used other wifi adapters. I did switch it with an adapter I had on another PC and that one isn't experiencing problems like the original was, but that user doesn't torrent or use a lot of bandwidth.

Size. It's huge. This could be a pro if you want such a big one I suppose but it really does get in the way for a mobile dongle. I wouldn't use it on a laptop, just for desktops. But even then it's so big that a couple of times I thought I was going to break off the USB port.

On Win XP I had to use their software to pick up access points. Their software sucks pretty bad. I had to open their software every time I turn on my PC and restart the wifi to get it to work. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 do its not a problem now. Just install the driver and skip the custom software.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm glad I bought it, although I would be a little less so if I purchased it at full price (I got it for 9.99 on sale). I had a bit of trouble with it on one PC but it might have just been a compatibility thing with that specific PC or because I pushed it too hard, but now that I put it on a different PC and upgraded that same PC to Windows 7 everything works really good now.

The main reason I bought it was because the access point I needed to access was further than other dongles could comfortably receive and I figured with an antenna this large it might stand a good chance of handling the distance. It worked just like I thought it would giving me a great signal from afar.

I did have problems but rated it a 4/5 because once I got those problems resolved it worked really well.

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  • Stephen S.
  • 11/29/2012 9:20:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Range

Pros: Simple WiFi adapter gets good range, installed in my truck and I can get about 2000 feet away from the AP and still connect and get a decent speed.

Cons: None so far

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  • Brandon A.
  • 11/9/2012 10:35:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPOerfect

Pros: It worked! never mind the other review!!!

Cons: didn't work on one computer

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  • Eric M.
  • 10/23/2012 8:28:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: -Runs perfectly on windows, although it only reports 72MBPS.
-Kinda runs on linux, I plugged it into my Ubuntu 12.04 machine and it immediately found my router, but it rejected my WPA2 password. After unplugging it and moving my computer around and doing a bunch of other things that seemed pointless, it began working at the full 150MBPS, but after 3 hours it rejected my password again so pretty much was just rinse and repeat.

Cons: -Feels a bit flimsy, but it was a cheapy adapter so I came to expect that

Other Thoughts: I'd recommend caution with this product, it feels like if you just bump it into something the antenna will probably snap off.

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