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USB 150Mbps Mini Wireless N Network Adapter - 802.11n/g 1T1R USB WiFi Adapter - White

Add high-speed Wireless-N connectivity to a desktop or laptop system through USB

Product ID: USB150WN1X1W

  • Extremely compact and lightweight design
  • 1 Transmitter/1 Receiver (1x1:1) antenna configuration
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.11n standard, with transfer rates up to 150Mbps
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  • Backward compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g standards, for up to 11/54Mbps connections respectively
  • Supports security features such as WEP (64-128-bit), WPA and WPA2
  • Broadcast distances up to 100m indoors and 300m outdoors
  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) push button or software configuration
  • Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc network modes support
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Overview

The USB150WN1X1W USB Wireless Network Adapter lets you add high-speed Wireless-N connectivity to a desktop or laptop system through USB.

Using a 1T1R (1 Transmitter/1 Receiver) design over the 2.4GHz frequency, the USB WiFi adapter is capable of data transfer rates up to 150Mbps over an 802.11n network. The adapter uses a small form factor design that makes it conveniently portable and unobtrusive, when connected to a computer - it can even be left connected your laptop when in a carrying bag, without worry of damaging the adapter or the host port.

Backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (11/54Mbps), this USB wireless adapter is a versatile wireless networking solution, offering support for security options such as WEP, WPA or WPA2, as well as wireless Quality of Service (QoS) support and quick device connection through Wireless Protected Setup (WPS).

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Ensure a fast, reliable connection to wireless routers and access points with 802.11n compatibility
  • Ultra-compact form factor for portability and unobtrusive installation in almost any scenario

Applications

Add wireless networking capabilities, without having to open up your computer case

Connect to a wireless network hotspot from your laptop while you're on the go, or in locales where cables aren't possible, such as outdoors

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Antenna Configuration 1x1:1 (TxR:S)
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID Realtek - RTL8188EUS
Industry Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Interface Wireless Ethernet
Performance
Frequency 2.4 GHz
Full Duplex Support Yes
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 150 Mbps
MTBF 44,000 Hours
Security Features TKIP/AES
WEP Data Encryption
WPA and WPA2-PSK Data Encryption
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male
1 - Wireless N (IEEE 802.11n)
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.5 to 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 3.5, 4.4 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available USB port
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 10~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color White
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 8 mm [0.3 in]
Product Length 19 mm [0.7 in]
Product Weight 3 g [0.1 oz]
Product Width 15 mm [0.6 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 44 g [1.6 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Wireless Adapter
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.5 to 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 3.5, 4.4 to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Users\your_name\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Right-click Setup.exe. 
  4. Click Run as Administrator.

Note: If the Run as Administrator option is not available, you might be attempting to run the installer from within the zipped file. Extract the files using the instructions in Step 2.

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  2. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

Prior to installing this device, ensure that your operating system is up to date (for example, you have installed the most recent service pack).

To install the driver:

  1. Download the latest drivers from the StarTech.com website (http://www.startech.com/Support). You can find the part number and product ID on the product’s packaging.

Note: Windows will typically save the files to the Downloads folder that is associated with your user account (for example, C:\Documents and Settings\your_name\My Documents\Downloads).

  1. Once the download is complete, right-click the zip folder that you downloaded, select Extract All, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Select the appropriate folder for your operating system.
  3. Double-click Setup.exe.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the device drivers and restart the computer when prompted.
  5. Your computer will automatically complete the driver installation and your device should be ready to use.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your USB device, complete the following:

  1. Click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your USB device is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command R with the System Information page open.

Your USB device is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your USB device, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

If the USB device does not work after your computer has been in extended hibernation, it is likely that Windows has automatically turned off the USB Root hub to save power. 

The steps below outline how to configure the USB root hub to stay on during hibernation, to prevent this from happening.
 

Windows 10 / 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows 7 / Vista

  1. Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, then click Power Options.
  3. Click Change plan settings for the plan you want to change.
  4. Click Change advanced power settings.
  5. Click the plus sign (+) next to “USB settings” and “USB selective suspend setting” to expand the options and change the setting to Disabled.
  6. Click OK to apply the setting.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

Windows XP

  1. On your desktop, right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers by clicking the arrow to the left of it.
  4. Right-click the first USB Root Hub device and select Properties.
  5. Click the Power Management tab.
  6. Clear the box next to Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.
  7. Click OK to apply the setting.
  8. Repeat steps 4-7 for any remaining devices in the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section with “Root Hub” in the name.

Note: You may need to disconnect and re-connect your USB device after applying these settings to re-establish the connection.

USB 150Mbps Mini Wireless N Network Adapter - 802.11n/g 1T1R USB WiFi Adapter - White

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