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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.

Review Sample Provided by: Rosewill
Product Name/Link to Website: RNX-N150NUB
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

Technical Specifications

Model

BrandRosewill
ModelRNX-N150UB

Details

StandardsIEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wireless Data RatesUp to 150Mbps
Security64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x), WPS
InterfaceUSB 2.0
Frequency Band2.4GHz – 2.4835GHz
Transmitted Power<20dBm
AntennaInternal Antenna
System RequirementsWindows 8(32/64bits), Windows 7(32/64bits), Windows XP(32/64bits)

Feature

Features

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

Dimensions0.28″ x 0.73″ x 0.59″
Weight0.6 lbs.

Environmental

Temperature
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)
Humidity
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

Packaging

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.

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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 10 years now. He has formed and operated a nonprofit review company "UMLan" and after its recent closure has joined Modders-Inc. An Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspect of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of latest technologies.
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