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Rosewill RNX-N150NUB WiFi Adapter Review: Old Tech in the New World

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RNX-N150NUBaDo you have a notebook that you have used for a really long time? Most of the notebooks last anywhere from 3 to 5 years and after a while they begin to act up. Wear and tear on the components inside is a real thing. Lots of people think that when they drop a grand on the laptop it should last forever. Unfortunately that is not the case. First thing to go usually is a screen or a power inverter then any sort of connectors, thermal paste, fans etc. I had a laptop once with on board WiFi card. After about five years, the card died and the only way to replace it would mean a complete motherboard change. However, not everything was lost. I have found an external USB 2.0 WiFi adapter that gave me back ability to surf the web and get another year out of my laptop.  Today I am going to be looking at a similar WiFi adapter from Rosewill RNX-N150NUB. RNX-N150NUB is a Nano USB based Wireless Adapter that is designed to work on 2.4GHz frequency and offers wireless data rates up to 150Mbps.

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Technical Specifications


Brand Rosewill
Model RNX-N150UB


Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Data Rates Up to 150Mbps
Security 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x), WPS
Interface USB 2.0
Frequency Band 2.4GHz – 2.4835GHz
Transmitted Power <20dBm
Antenna Internal Antenna
System Requirements Windows 8(32/64bits), Windows 7(32/64bits), Windows XP(32/64bits)



Wireless 11N speed up to 150Mbps makes the RNX-N150UB ideal for HD video streaming, online gaming and VoIP calls

Supports software-based WPS

Supports Soft AP function for Wireless Internet Sharing

Supports 64/128 WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES)

Supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP 32/64bit

Supports ad-hoc and infrastructure mode

Seamlessly compatible with 802.11b/g/n products

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions 0.28″ x 0.73″ x 0.59″
Weight 0.6 lbs.


Operating Temperature: 0 degree C~40 degree C (32 degree F~104 degree F)
Storage Temperature: -40 degree C~70 degree C (-40 degree F~158 degree F)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing


Package Contents
150Mbps wireless N Nano USB adapter
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide

RNX-N150NUB comes in a small packaging that makes a great impression with the color but also with the actual size of this adapter. Packaging box is very small 5″x3″x1″ and does a good job explaining what is inside. On the back side of the packaging I found some information on encryption and standards which this adapter supports.

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RNX-N150NUB supports 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x) and WPS encryptions. As far as standards, I found out that this little guy supports only IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.


Theoretical data rate of RNX-N150NUB is 150 Mbps that operates only on 2.4 GHz frequency. Its small size (no bigger than a penny) is very impressive.

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.
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