Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor

Introduction

 

Introduction

The humble wireless network adaptor is often something that is overlooked by it's users. As long as it does it's job, then the user is happy. After all, there isn't much to distinguish one model and brand from the other. Or is there? With this question in mind, we will be taking a close look at the Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor. Before we take a look at the new adaptor, let's find out about Edimax:

Edimax Technology is dedicated to the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of a broad range of networking solutions. Since Edimax was founded in Taiwan in 1986, the company has grown to be among Asia's leading manufacturers of advanced network communication products. Edimax is headquartered in Taipei County, Taiwan, Republic of China, and is listed at the Taiwanese Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2006, the company's revenue reached US $78 million and its current workforce counts over 750 employees worldwide.

(taken from the Edimax website)
 

The new adaptor has generated some good sales figures since it was released, with over 3000 units being bought by resellers on just the first day of release. With it's mix of up to date features and a competitive price point, it looks like Edimax are on to a winner with their new wireless adaptor. Time to take a closer look now, and see exactly what it has to offer.


Specifications and Features

• Complies with wireless 802.11b/g standards
• Compatible with wireless 802.11n standard with data rate up to 150Mbps
• Increases wireless coverage 3 times further
• Rotatable Antenna: 90 degree of vertical angle and 180 degree of horizontal angle
• Includes multi-language EZmax setup wizard
• Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA , WPA2 encryption and WPS-compatible

HARDWARE INTERFACE STANDARDFREQUENCY BAND
• 1 USB 1.0/2.0 Type A
• 3 dBi High-Gain rotatable antenna 
• IEEE802.11b, 802.11g  • 2.4000~2.4835GHz
(Industrial Scientific Medical Band)
DATA RATE INSTALLATION LED
• 11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
• 11g: 6/9/12/24/36/48/54Mbps
• 11n (20MHz): MCS0-7 (up to 72Mbps)
• 11n (40MHz): MCS0-7 (up to 150Mbps)
• Multi-language EZmax Setup Wizard• Link/Activity
SECURITYDIMENSION HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE
• WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2
• Cisco CCX Support
• WPS configuration
• 15(H) x 15(W) x 155(D) mm• Max. 95% (Non Condensing)
• 32~104°F (0~40°C)
 
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OUTPUT POWER CERTIFICATIONS
• Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS• 11n: 14dBm±1dBm,
• 11g: 14dBm±1dBm,
• 11b: 17dBm±1dBm 
• CE, FCC

Moving on, let's see what you get for your money and take a look at the packaging and contents on the next page.

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Most Recent Comments

23-03-2009, 18:15:34

TopSecret
The humble wireless network adaptor is often something that is overlooked by it's users. As long as it does it's job, then the user is happy. After all, there isn't much to distinguish one model and brand from the other. Or is there? With this question in mind, we will be taking a close look at the Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor.

Edimax Wireless nLITE High Gain USB Adaptor

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...142846573s.jpgQuote

23-03-2009, 18:35:59

zak4994
Ah look at those speeds.

And I thought Belkin was one of the best. Quote

23-03-2009, 19:04:24

monkey7
20 pounds That's not bad at all for a high quality usb adapter, especially considering it's half speed .n too.

Will sure think about this when anyone asks for a wireless reciever

Edit: any chance of comparing it to a commonly used PCI(-e) adapter and see what the difference is?Quote
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