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ASUS WL1167G USB2.0 WLAN Adapter

Wireless Network Adapter
11th July 2005
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$33 / £27.56 / €29,95


Imagine the sun burning in the sky, birds chirping, a soft breeze blowing… and you… you are stuck inside working behind the computer because it’s not wirelessly connected to the internet.

Not many would like that choice if left to us, certainly not me, but with the birth of wireless modems/routers and the adapters using them this problem could surely be solved.

So it is written, so shall it be done… could it be that simple? ASUS likes to think so and here is how: the WL-167G USB adapter.

This adapter is a small WiFi Network adapter for connecting to a wireless device.

Because it is a USB adapter it can be connected to a laptop or desktop computer or even a server, should one wish to do so.

In theory this device should allow you to connect to the internet while you are enjoying the nice weather outside. Let’s get that theory into practice.


These are the features the WiFi adapter supports as stated in the manual.

Host interface

USB 2.0

Network Standard

IEEE 802.11g, backward compatible with 802.11b device

Data Rate

802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps

802.11b:1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps


OFDM, CCK (11Mbps, 5.5Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), DBPSK (1Mbps)



Network Architecture Types

Infrastructure and ad-hoc

Operating Frequency

2.412-2.462 GHz (N. America);

2.412-2.484 GHz (Japan);

2.412-2.472 GHz (Europe ETSI)

Operating Channels

N. America: CH1~CH11

Worldwide: CH1~CH13

Japan: CH1~CH14 (802.11b) and CH1~CH13 (802.11g)

RF Output Power

14 ~ 17 dBm (at nominal temp. range)


One onboard Inverted-F antenna to support diversity


Indoor 130 ft (40 m), outdoor (LOS, Line-Of-Sight) 1000 ft (330 m)

The range may vary from different environments

Receiver Sensitivity

PER< 8% @ length=1024 octets (at nominal temp. range)

11Mbps: -82 ~ -85 dBm; 54 Mbps: -68 ~ -70 dBm;

Power Consumption

TX power consumption:350~450 mA

RX power consumption :250~350 mA


64/128-bit WEP; each includes 4 user-defined keys

Support WPA (under WinXP SP1 later)


Mobile control center:

Integrate all tools and indicate real time status information on system tray

Wireless setting:

Diagnose and configure your wireless network settings with online trouble shooting feature

Mobile manager:

Support automatic roaming and network reconfiguration between different locations

Site survey:

Explore your wireless networking topology with ease

Windows XP Compatibility

Native support for all built-in WLAN functions, like Zeroconfig, Media Sense and 802.1x

Support OS

Windows 98SE , ME, 2000, XP and Linux Redhat (after version 7.1)

LED Indicators


Operating Temperature

-10 ~ 55°C

Storage Temperature

-40~ 70°C

Humidity (non-condensing)



ETS 300 328 and ETS 300 826; CE Mark; FCC Part 15C, Section 15.247


7.5cm L* 2.5 cm W* 0.9 cm H(± 0.2)


40 g


Two-year limited warranty

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