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EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • 2.4GHz - 2.4835GHz
  • WPA2

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  • David M.
  • 2/5/2016 10:20:13 PM

5 out of 5 eggsEDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter

Pros: Nice small unit. Works well with PCLinuxOS. Just plugged in and set security password and it worked

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/30/2016 4:36:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well but needed to compile an updated firmware for Linux

Pros: Price

Cons: Tried this with both Linux Mint and Xubuntu and had problems where it would show as being connected to the network but all activity stopped. Would have to reconnect to wifi to get working again. Had to find an updated firmware on GitHub and compile it and blacklist the bad firmware to get it working right.

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  • Anthony T.
  • 1/16/2016 3:39:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFixed my Windows 10 loss of wireless network adapter!

Pros: After updating my Dell Inspiron laptop to Windows 10, it had lost the Intel wireless. After much frustration, downloads and reinstalls, I bought this nano adapter. It is great!!!!!!! Very fast, hasn't dropped at all.

Cons: None really, uses up a usb port but my computer has four.

Other Thoughts: You must install drivers from the included disc. They DO work on Windows 10. When you plug the device into the computer, Windows tries to install its own drivers. I had let it and they didnt work. USE THE DRIVER ON THE DISC!!! They work great

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/9/2016 10:23:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage

Pros: It worked for a few hours

Cons: I regret owning this. I have Ubuntu 14.04. I got it last night. I ended up spending 2 hours trying to figure out using Ubuntu terminals and setting this up. It's been 8 hours, and it failed. It simply stopped working. It can connect to wifi. I put in the correct wifi password, it blinks for a few seconds, then it turns off. Nothing should be this complicated for an $8 dollar wifi adaptor.

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 1/6/2016 7:29:44 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheap way to add wifi

Pros: Very easy to install on windows 7. If you have the correct updates prior to plugging in the wireless adapter then you don't need to use the CD to install the drivers. If you use the CD all you need to do are pull the drivers directly from it. Moderate range and I can stream video pretty well and download steam games.

Cons: The adapter likes to get hot and shut off at inconvenient times. This isn't a good replacement for a dedicated internet connection. It's best used as a temporary or quick fix solution. If you use it on a daily use you're going to experience some issues. After a week of using the device I can safely say I miss my ethernet cable.

Other Thoughts: I have 4 of these adapters. I keep one in my tech bag, One is in my car at all times and the other two are in computers in my house. I actually have pulled the drivers for the adapter and added them to my flashdrive that I keep in my tech bag for when I go to work. I actually use this adapter quite a lot whenever we have meetings and someone needs wifi added in a conference room or if a laptop's NIC card dies. Once again I highly recommend it as a quick fix tool or a temporary solution. It's not really cut out for work as a dedicated device.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2015 12:04:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for Raspberry Pi 2

Pros: (4.5 out of 5 eggs)
Used for a simplistic remote security camera configuration for front door. Bandwidth is acceptable for the frame rate I record at.
Simple plug-n-play with Pi.

Cons: Reception was a bit tricky if not in line-of-sight when placed more than 20 feet away.
Had to rig up a DIY chip can antenna and a USB extension cable to help focus signals from the distance.

Other Thoughts: Now the signal strength at that range with obstacles really isn't a con for the nano.
Real limiting factor for signal power and clarity is how much antenna can be squeezed into such a small usb nub. So the -1/2 egg is just a way to point out that there is always room for technological improvement in future versions of this nano wifi.

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  • John W.
  • 12/19/2015 1:29:23 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy setup on XP with included mini CD.

Pros: Super small but does what it's supposed to do-connects to the inter-web. Yes, the mini CD WILL work in your full size CD/DVD unit!

Cons: None so far and if it keeps working as well as now there won't be any.

Other Thoughts: This thing is so small that if you remove it and drop it in tall grass don't even bother looking for it-you'll never find it. The adage "needle in a haystack" comes to mind.

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  • Colton C.
  • 12/8/2015 8:45:43 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCheap for use in room with router

Pros: Price. Low-profile.

Cons: Not powerful enough outside of room with router

Other Thoughts: I tested this edimax nano adapter against an onboard wifi-adapter in my 2010 Asus laptop, disabling each adapter and using the other at different points in my home. I pay for 15Mbps Down and 5 up from my service provider.
In room with router: Asus= 15D/5Up...........Edimax= 11D/4.5Up
20Ft from router & Dif. room: Asus=7.32D/5Up....Edimax= 4.6D/0.69up
35Ft from router(4 walls): Asus= 9.74D/5Up...Edimax= 4.15D/0.29Up
So you can see that for simple browsing, anywhere in the home, you can browse the web just fine. Upload speed is hurt almost the instant you walk away from router with the Edimax adapter.
I've also tried the cheap TP-Link one, and found that performed better than the Edimax. I don't have any data saved from that test though.
Overall, use this for light desktop use in room with router, but I wouldn't bet on it anywhere else. Also I experienced inconsistent coverage with the Edimax adapter.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 12/3/2015 9:29:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRaspberry Pi WiFi

Pros: Plug and play with the Raspberry Pi's. No extra drivers required. The main reason I selected this adapter.

Cons: The range is limited due to the small antenna, but it serves its purpose perfectly well.

Other Thoughts: Generic support was found online for adding a WiFi adapter in a WPA Protected network. 5 simple lines of code connected my PI to me secure network. Have had zero issues once configured.

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  • Tim H.
  • 12/3/2015 7:47:46 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs1/2 speed and flaky

Pros: Low profile, multi-band. Easily recognized by any Windows OS.

Cons: I get about 1/2 the throughput from this wireless adapter as I would any other adapter. And it works about 60% of the time. I would either have to reboot the desktop or disable/re-enable the device to get it to work again.

I primarily used this device in a desktop and network connections were always very slow - even though it always showed 4-5 bars of connectivity strength. I have a laptop on the desk above this tower and the laptop wireless card was much faster and reliable.

I then tried the adapter in my laptop on my home network, disabling the onboard wireless adapter first. The throughput was ~50% of what I would normally get with the onboard adapter.

Other Thoughts: Cheap hardware usually means cheap quality. Stick with a 'name-brand' network adapter (Cisco/Linksys, DLink, etc). I will be replacing this adapter today.

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