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ENCORE ENXWI-1AN45 Wireless N150 Extender 3-in-1: Repeater / AP / AP Client

  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
  • 5dBi dipole antenna with RSMA connector
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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Learn more about the Encore ENXWI-1AN45

Model

Brand
ENCORE
Model
ENXWI-1AN45

SPEC

Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
Frequency Band
2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
Wireless Data Rates
Up to 150Mbps
Security
Support 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
Support WPA, WPA2 (802.11i) security
Support WPS software PBC/PIN
Support MAC ACL (MAC Access Control List)
Support 802.1x RADIUS Server
Support MAC filter
WPA/WPA2
WPA2
Antenna
5dBi dipole antenna with RSMA connector
Operating Range
Indoor: Up to 100m, Outdoor: Up to 300m
Transmit Power
11b: 18 +/- 1 dBm, 11g: 15 +/- 1 dBm , 11n: 13 +/- 1 dBm
Receiving Sensitivity
IEEE 802.11b: -88 dBm (Typical)
IEEE 802.11g: -70dBm (Typical)
IEEE 802.11n: 20Mhz -68dBm; 40Mhz -65dBm (Typical)
Operating Mode
Support Access Point, Repeater, WDS, WDS + AP modes
Interface
Ethernet Port
Ports
5 x 10/100M
LED
POWER, SYSTEM, WLAN x 1, LAN x 5, WPS
Power
DC 12V
System Requirements
OS: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7, Mac and Linux
Dimensions
18 x 11.5 x 3.4 cm (W x L x H)
Weight
152g

Feature

Features
IP Management:
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server/Client
Support UPnP (Internet Gate Device)

Support WPS software PBC/PIN

Built-in 5 ports 10/100 Ethernet switch with auto speed sensing

Support software upgrade through Web

Friendly web-based GUI Configuration and Management

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Operating Humidity
5% - 95%, Non-Condensing

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • James P.
  • 12/28/2013 10:03:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDifficult to set up, poor instructions and support.

Pros: Got it to work with great effort (see below).

Cons: It took great effort to get it to work. Granted this was only my second try with connecting to wi-fi so I might be partly at fault, but I had no problems with the Edimax Extender I connected last week. The Encore instructions (quick start guide & CD user manual) were vague and did not work. I called Encore tech support but everyone was gone for the holidays and they told me to call back in a week. Unacceptable.

Other Thoughts: I almost got fed up enough to return it. What saved the day was I found a great how-to video on YouTube that showed step-by-step instructions on how to set it up as a repeater. It contained info that wasn't mentioned in the instructions. NewEgg won't let me post the link, but just Google "How to Encore Wireless N Extender Repeater" and you should be able to find it. I was trying to set it up as an Access Point Client, not a Repeater, but I followed the video verbatim and it seems to be doing exactly what I want.

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  • Mark B.
  • 10/4/2013 9:09:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCheaper Repeater that works "Ok"

Pros: The price point is defiantly a pro. This device is still hobbling along after a year of being online.

Cons: I have to restart it every couple days for it to repeat properly. Feel really cheap and hollow.

Other Thoughts: I don't expect this unit to last much longer so I will be looking at a different repeater to replace it.

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  • Irving Z.
  • 5/31/2013 4:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsjunk

Pros: None

Cons: This thing does not repeat a wifi signal. if I could I will give 0 eggs, and there is zero support from encore, this seems to be a common problem with this product, so I will avoid any products from this company.

Other Thoughts: Since it took me a while to test the product I cannot return it. Only use I was able to find was to use it via the ethernet ports to devices that have RJ-45 but no wifi card. Since this is not what I paid for the review rating remains.

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  • Mark B.
  • 4/26/2013 8:34:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStopped working 2 weeks out of warranty

Pros: This router worked pretty well for the first year with some issues.

Cons: All the sudden it just started dropping the signal (I had it setup as a repeater). It would cause my ps3 to lose connection to the internet randomly and cause my computer to connect to the AP instead of this unit. I am very disappointed that this device stopped working just out of warranty. I will defiantly stay away from ENCORE routers in the future.

Other Thoughts: Worked good well it did function properly. After it stopped repeating properly the router is just a paperweight. Not very well made. Feel pretty cheap.

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  • Irving Z.
  • 3/1/2013 6:42:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: Looks like a cheap solution with good specs

Cons: This piece of junk does connect but it does not repeat the wifi signal so is pretty much useless, you can however connect via the RJ45 connectors on this junk, but for $30?

Other Thoughts: By looking at other reviews this seem to be a common problem with this product. Encore support and documentation is almost non-existant, so I will avoid this company from now on

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  • Ryan D.
  • 10/22/2012 7:48:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGIANT PIECE OF JUNK!!!

Pros: It was cheap.

Cons: JUNK!!! Wanted a simple, cheap, repeater while at the marina and this will connect but not pass any data, no matter which mode you have it in. DHCP is a joke, does not hand out DNS nor Gateway, so pretty much useless. When changing basic settings (such as time), sometimes will get "PSK invalid" error, even when on open network. Oh, and the included CAT5 only has 2 twisted pair and doesn't work either, which is usually not a big deal since I have CAT5 everywhere, but didn't have a spare while I was at the marina, so we had to going hunting for one, which was annoying. Contacted Tech Support about 2 weeks ago, no response. Sending this junk back.

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  • Gary R.
  • 10/13/2012 11:03:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsexcellent value

Pros: easy setup, solid signal. repeating a signal from 500ft away with a high-gain antenna, works great!

Cons: out of stock, i want another

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  • Inderjeet S.
  • 10/10/2012 11:44:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't support repeating

Pros: cheap

Cons: I have set it up in the repeater mode to repeat the signal of my Netgear WNDR3700. It seems to accept all the settings but doesn't actually repeats the signal.

piece of junk.

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  • Justin L.
  • 10/5/2012 7:02:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot a fan

Pros: It's Small, it can support up to five ethernet connections and a wireless signal.

Cons: Very difficult set up. I've had to set this up twice and have had a really hard time. Both times I've had to call tech support. I make a hard line connection and plug in the IP and just get error pages. The wizard is hard to run and just crashes. Their tech support is only availble during normal buisness hours with no weekend support.

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  • Zhanping X.
  • 9/19/2012 5:44:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice and Cheap Repeater

Pros: Fairly painless setup, no problems running, cheap ($30 + $8 promo = $22 w/ free shipping)

Cons: Full version of the manual not included-you must use the CD provided. Although this isn't that bad, it's a little bit of a hassle (unfortunately, it's common nowadays).
Also, I can not figure how to set up a AP client / what mode to use. I would prefer to use a wired connection from the Repeater. It clearly says it on the box, but the manual gives four different modes, and I do not know which mode to use. I wish they labeled the modes more consistently. Just saying.

Other Thoughts: Overall, it does what it does. Raised my father's computer (the reason why we got it) to ~4 bars for Wi-Fi, compared to ~1 bar before. Seems to be a little buggy at times, oh well.

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