|Item Weight||8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.2 x 5 x 7 inches|
|Item model number||WL-330NUL|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Certification||Energy Star Certified|
|Warranty Description||Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.|
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Stay connected wherever you go. About the size and weight of a French fry, the compact ASUS WL-330NUL Wireless-N150 USB pocket router is one of the smallest-sized routers to date. Whether you are a frequent traveler looking to setup a secure wireless hotspot in a hotel room or an Ultrabook owner wanting to enable a wired connection, the WL-330NUL offers incredible versatility on setting up your personal Internet connection.
At a Glance
- World’s smallest-sized router for easy portability and storage on the go
- Multi-mode versatility for both wired and wireless use
- Secure hotspot with encryption to secure public wireless hotspots
- Ethernet port to enable ethernet connectivity to devices without it
- USB powered for versatility in different environments
- Multiple OS support
You Choose How to Use It
Choose from one of the four ways to use the WL-330NUL. Plug in an Ethernet cable and power cable to create an instant wireless hotspot. Plug it into your notebook and it will act as a powerful Wi-Fi receiver, more powerful than some integrated wireless adapters. Plug it into a power source and create an instant private LAN network. Plug it into a notebook without an Ethernet port to enable a wired Ethernet connection.
Some places charge for an added wireless internet connection when only a wired Ethernet internet connection is available. With the WL-330NUL, you can extend a wired internet connection into a wireless one without needing to purchase additional services.
Power with Versatility
Power the WL-330NUL in nearly any environment. Use your notebook, a USB wall adapter, or a mobile power bank.
What’s in the Box
- WL-330NUL Wireless-N150 USB Pocket Router
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- 1 x 10/100 Mbps WAN port
- 1 x USB 2.0 port
- 802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
- 802.11g : 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54Mbps
- 802.11n : up to 300Mbps
- 64/128 bit WEP; WPA/WPA2-PSK
- One-click guest management
- Firmware upgrade
- Web-based administration
- DHCP server
- AC input: 110 V ~ 240V (50~60Hz); USB output: 5V with max. 1A current
- Windows XP (86x64) / Windows Vista (86x64) / Windows 7 (86x64), Windows 8 (32/64 bit)
- OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 / 10.8
- 2.56 x 0.81 x 0.61-inches
- 17.5 g / 0.04 lbs
Top Customer Reviews
--Wired/Ethernet Connection (like in a hotel room)--
1. Plug ethernet cable into one end of the router, then the router's usb into a USB charger (such as the one for your phone). Plug it into the wall.
2. Connect your wireless device to the router's default wifi SSID (wl-330nul-private-xxxx) using the password stamped on the side.
3. Hooray, you're connected!
--Wireless/WiFi Connection (like in a coffee shop, lobby, or airport)--
1. Power the device as above minus the ethernet cable.
2. Connect your device via wifi to the router as above.
3. In a browser on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc), access the router interface at [...]
4. Enter the password stamped on the side.
5. Select the desired WiFi network of the location you are at.
6. Enter any login/signup details as required for that location.
7. Hooray, you're connected!
As you can see, there is no need to ever physically connect to your computer. Even firmware updates can be done wirelessly. The usb on the router serves merely for power, but also has secondary purposes like as an ethernet/usb adapter for devices without a straight ethernet port (such as a MacBook Air).
I just got this guy in the mail, can definitely say it is sweet. Haven't used it on hotel wifi yet, but did set it up off my home wifi with no problems.Read more ›
To set this up with a non-Windows PC (you do *not* need a PC to do the initial setup), here's what you do:
(1) Plug the WL-330NUL into a USB power port (or a USB port on your computer)
(2) Wait a moment for it to boot (maybe a minute? not too long)
(3) Search for WiFi networks - you should see WL-330NUL-Private-xxxx (or similar)
(4) Join it, using the code on the side of the WL-330NUL (marked "Supervisor Code") as the password.
(5) Navigate to "www dot asusnetwork dot net" (with the 'dot's replaced by periods, of course) - this will connect to the router itself, not the Internet
(6) Again use the password on the side to get on and make changes.
You're in. Add a WiFi connection to use it as a repeater, connect to an Ethernet port to use as a WiFi router, and so on. I also verified that I can follow those steps on an Android phone; I assume you could just as easily use an iPhone, but the lower screen resolution might give you issues.
Easy-peasy, once you know the secret handshake. I updated the firmware on mine, but that's up to you - it seemed like a reasonable thing to do, but I'd not do it while you're actively needing the router or right before a trip, just in case something goes wrong. Note: I went to ASUS support, downloaded the update to my computer, and unzipped it *before* logging into the router, because I couldn't get it to download via the router admin page, even though I was connected to my home WiFi via the router at that point.
This is a fantastic little router. Speed is OK (not great, but not horrific). Range is...Read more ›
Secondly, if you want to occasionally use the device as a standard USB to Ethernet adapter, you need to install the device's software, which is more annoying than helpful. I'd love if it just worked via plug and play, without the software installed.
I've actually contacted Asus about both of these things, because they could easily be fixed in a new firmware update, but I don't know if it's actually going to change anything.
Also, there desperately needs to be a pull tab to actually lift the USB connector. Maybe it's just my device, but it's a tight fit; I have to struggle to pull the connector out.
Edit Feb 08: Neither of those two things has changed yet, despite a few firmware updates. On Windows at least , you still need to install their terrible software to use as a USB Ethernet adapter. And you still cannot change the supervisor code from what is etched into the device. So anyone with physical access to the router can get into your router settings. Kind of ridiculous. Otherwise, this device is great.
This device is quite flexible and can solve both of those issues. It's not perfect, and I'd say the software is the biggest flaw as it's not well polished, and I couldn't get it to work on a Mac. But-- I set it up on a PC and it works perfectly with the Mac now.
If you need an ethernet adapter, it can do that. If you want to plug it into a wall jack and broadcast private secure wireless, it can do that! (with a USB power adapter that you supply, from, say, a phone)
If you need to plug in your laptops AND broadcast to other devices like a phone, tablet, etc. It can do that too! The device is quite flexible and reminds me of a transformer.
The downside is that the software for the PC is pretty dreadful. It looks old and like someone a college kid designed. The upside is that you don't have to use the software once you do the initial software update-- the update provides a way to upgrade the firmware in the future from the web browser configuration page-- like any Linksys or Netgear router.
It feels well constructed. The USB plug does fit in snugly, but the cable that it uses is ribbon/flat, and I have some small concerns about that. We'll see how it goes.
In the months and years past, I used to carry the last generation of Airport Express-- to provide myself wireless at hotels. This is 1/10th the size of that, is finished in anondized aluminum, and honestly, may be the product of the year for travelers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this because some people said that the zenbook ux305LA had problems with wifi connection, now that i want to use it, turns out is not Win10 compatibe..seriously? Read morePublished 2 days ago by Karla
No drivers for Windows 10 or MacOS El Capitan. Works well as a router, but there are lots of choices for small routers.Published 7 days ago by D. Martin
Got robbed. Absolute rubbish!! How do you sell a product for laptops that is NOT Windows 10 compatible?
Bought it for a longish business trip. Read more
I needed something that would make my wired connection at work be wireless so I could connect via my phone. This device did the trick. There was no problems getting it to work. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Mark Langston
I carry a Windows laptop and a Mac Mini when I travel so that I can do software development on Windows or OS X. Mac mini has no monitor so I remote control it from the laptop. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Dragon
I bought this to increase the stability of my dorm's wifi. Although it has it's lows and sometimes disconnects, it allows me to have a second option of wifi. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Purchased it for a trip for business. I am using windows 10 on my PC> The instructions provided are no help. Read morePublished 1 month ago by George A. Streib
This travel router replaced an earlier, bulkier travel router I had. I use this routinely with my chromecast when traveling to watch Netflix, HBO GO, and Plex on my hotel TV, or... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Kaszeta
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