Reviews and Problems with Encore Electronics ENLWI-N
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Great Wireless N PCI network interface card!
Shaun K. Mills, Amazon
31 May 2011
Summary: It works as described and was easy to install and setup in Windows 7. The only downside that I can see it that there appears to be no Linux drivers for this wireless nic. Hopefully there will be some linux drivers in the future.
Summary: I had a Linksys adapter previously which gave me nothing but trouble. I replaced it with this one and doubled my throughput. Solid connection with no dropouts. The unit I received is actually the three antenna version with max speed of 300 mbps. It was $30.00 on NewEgg so this is a bargain.
Summary: This works better than the other wireless n adapters I've tried, and it has the best rating for wireless n adapters on newegg. It also costs $20-30 less than a comparable adapter from linksys or d-link. Although the picture shows a triangular card with two antennas, all the adapters I've seen of this model have three antennas and a rectangular shape.
Summary: It's a good bang for the buck. Two complaints: One: the signal strength is on the weaker side. Two: the firmware it came with was kind of unmanageable. I just ended up using Windows to configure the settings. I gave it five stars because it has been running like a charm despite weak signal. The has not dropped once since I have gotten as stated in one of my peer's review.
Summary: I installed this in an XP PC. It connects OK w/ a Netgear wireless router, but the connection is very unstable; usually dropping within five minutes. Signal strength is over 90 percent. SW is current, and no amount of tweaking seems to help. The router has another PC cabled to it, and a laptop connected via wireless-G. Both connections are very stable. Only the Encore seems to have problems. The Encore website doesn't have much useful info, and the doc.
Bait and switch on shipping? Wrong product picture.
20 June 2009
Summary: Main page says item is $19.99 plus $4.99 shipping. When you check out, the shipping and handling is $10. Also, picture shows 2 antennas but customer-uploaded picture shows 3, as do other sites. Chose not to purchase from the seller (Deal Barn) due to sloppy/inaccurate product info and pricing.