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PQI Air Pen Wireless Router

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About this product


  • The world's smallest wireless router
  • Powered by USB
  • Transmits a wireless signal from a wired connection

Product overview

• The world's smallest wireless router
• Wireless B/G/N compatible
• Extremely easy configuration
• USB powered
• Multi-level wireless encryption

Wireless internet on the go
A lightweight, versatile wireless router/access point can be a critical addition when you are on the road for business. Weighing only 34 grams, the smart lipstick-shaped PQI Air Pen express is the world's smallest wireless router/access point combo you can get today. To save more time and effort, it takes only two simple steps to turn a wired Ethernet connection into wireless network. Moreover, the PQI Air Pen express can be powered via an external adapter or a powered USB port on your computer and provide a excellent wireless experience for everyone.

Extremely easy configuration
It takes only two simple steps to turn your wired Ethernet connection into a wireless network in the Fast Setup mode even for the first-time use. It's just that easy.

Flexible power source
The PQI Air Pen express can be powered via an external USB Power adapter (not included) or direct connection to a powered USB port on your computer. Its built-in USB connector makes it even more convenient for power supply.

Multi-level wireless encryption
The PQI Air Pen express supports WEP/WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption modes for additional security to prevent access from unauthorized devices.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Bit of kit for the price. Very Very simple router to set up, practically plug and play. just plug in enter the ip address on the back of the unit and change the wifi password and SSID and your underway. Perfect for hotels that still just have a wired connection in the room, simply plug it onto there cable and u have your own wifi network for your phone/iPad Etc.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit of kit Used this in the US in the hotel where they only had a wired connection in the rooms. Just plugged the LAN line in and powered the pen from a USB power socket then was able to use our iPads via the wifi great I'll take it whenever I go on holiday
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent device. USB powered convenience and solid wifi with usual protective encryption. I carry with iPad and iPhone to generate a wifi network in wired hotel/conference rooms.
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea For wireless to ethernet Not only can this device be used as a Wi-Fi AP it also allows you to connect it to a existing Wi-Fi network and then extend into an Ethernet only device. I have a very old computer which I needed to keep. The only issue is it does not have Wi-Fi and cant support any add-in cards, usb Wi-Fi devices. Its far away from my router however I was able to use the PQI adapter and connect to my own Wi-Fi network on my internet router and then connect it via the Ethernet connection. This provided connectivity to my old computer via the Ethernet port but it was in fact running over Wi-Fi.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Stable Wifi to ethernet Bought this to work around the very awful internet at work. Really was plug in and play. But be warned this is not an Ethernet to USB. The usb is only used for power.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Needs to change the Discription WARNING, This does not do USB to Ethernet. It only does Ethernet to WiFi. For me this was total waist of money and time
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wrong Description Complete waste of time and money for me (just like another reviewer said) as it is NOT a USB to Ethernet adaptor as the description says; just Ethernet to wireless and if the description had been clearer (and not just wrong!) I would have not wasted so much time trying to get to to do something it so obviously cannot. PLEASE CHANGE THE DESCRIPTION so others don't fall for the same thing!
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well and provides good wifi Bought a few weeks ago due to no wifi at work but they have ethernet. I can finally get internet for all my devices!
Date published: 2018-02-10
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Can this replace my bt home hub 5 which gets its internet from a modem over Ethernet? I need a wireless router that is usb powered. Cheers

Asked by: Tommy
We feel we could best assist you over the phone for this query as we need a little more information, please can you call us on 0333 400 9500 and use the option for Technical Support.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-07-29

Would this item work to connect my internet (wireless router) to my blue ray player (with usb connection) ? 

Asked by: Katrina
No this would not work.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-19

"Maplin USB 2.0 to Ethernet Adapter with Integrated Wireless Router" - several people are reporing that this is NOT actually a USB 2.0 to Ethernet Adapter. Can you please fix the description?

Asked by: jimjim
Based on the customer reviews on this item, all the customers who have reviewed this say it works as it should, if you are having issues please get in touch with our Technical Team on 0333 400 9500
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-02-15

Can thisbe. used to connect smart box to home wifi

Asked by: Patricia
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-02-01

Can this item connect my wired tv box wirelessly to my home wireless router

Asked by: Mark1
Unfortuently this item would not be suitible for your intended use.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-01-21

does it work to convert wired printer to wireless printer

Asked by: giwa
No, unfortunately this would not be suitable for your requirements.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-08

Will this work if you have no Internet access anywhere to set it up but a sim card

Asked by: Amanda
The device does not feature any provision to take a sim card.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-12-28

hi does this connect to a ps3 console

Asked by: hunter
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-14
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