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NETGEAR Universal N300 Wi-Fi to Ethernet Adapter (WNCE2001)

by Netgear
1,083 customer reviews
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  • Wi-Fi Standard-IEEE 802.11n (draft); Wireless Transmission Speed-300 Mbps; Interfaces/Ports-Fast Ethernet Port-Yes; Interfaces/Ports-VGA-No; I/O Expansions-Expansion Slots-Not Applicable; Physical Characteristics-Height-0.7 inches
  • ISM Band-Yes; Wireless Security-WPA-PSK ; WPA2-PSK ; 64/128-bit WEP; ; Interfaces/Ports-Gigabit Ethernet Port-No; Interfaces/Ports-Serial Port-No; Power Description-Power Over Ethernet-No; Physical Characteristics-Width-2.4
  • Avoid long stringing cables Freedom to place your home entertainment center anywhere and still connect to the Internet
  • Supports Windows 8
  • Wireless Security-WPA-PSK
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Product Description


Product Description

What is NETGEAR's Universal WiFi Internet Adapter? Connects HDTVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players to the Internet, Connects any device with a network port to existing Home Wireless Network, Wirelessly connects networked home theater devices to your home network, Universal - works with any network enabled device. No need to buy a Wi-Fi adapter that only works with one type of device, Avoid long stringing cables. Freedom to place your home entertainment center anywhere and still connect to the Internet, Learn more at, Package Contents, Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) - Mounting kit, Ethernet cable, USB power cable, Power adapter, localized to country of sale

From the Manufacturer

Connect any Ethernet-enabled device to your wireless home network with the NETGEAR WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter. The adapter is perfect for home theater devices such as the Xbox 360, PS3, TiVo, Blu-ray player, and more. And thanks to its elegant, compact design, you'll save space and have a lot of flexibility in choosing where to place it.

Universal WiFi Internet Adapter
At a Glance:

  • Adds wireless capability to any Ethernet-enabled device
  • Works with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, TiVo, Internet-enabled TVs, and more
  • Wireless-N for fast performance
  • Push 'N' Connect provides easy security
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The easy-to-setup WNCE2001 brings wireless-N capability to any Ethernet-enabled device. View larger.
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Dynamic LEDs display real-time network connection status. View larger.
Wireless Connectivity for Your Ethernet-Enabled Devices
More and more of today's home theater devices are Ethernet enabled, including TiVo, VUDU, Blu-ray players, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Internet TVs, and more. With this NETGEAR adapter, you'll be able to cut the cord and use a wireless connection to network your devices.

Universal Compatibility
With the WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter, you will no longer need to buy individual proprietary WiFi dongles for the TV, Xbox, etc. because WNCE2001 works with all of them. You can simply plug it into the device when you need to and share it among multiple gadgets.

Wireless-N Technology for Fast Performance
The WNCE2001 adapter supports Wireless-N (2.4 GHz 802.11n) technology for outstanding speed and performance, keeping pace with your home theater devices. In addition, it is also backwards compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b networks.

The adapter can also repeat 2.4 GHz WiFi signals from devices made by NETGEAR and other brands, and it features dynamic LEDs that display real-time network connection status.

Push 'N' Connect for Easy Security
Setting up a secure connection couldn't be easier with NETGEAR's Push 'N' Connect technology. Push 'N' Connect using WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) offers true plug-and-play simplicity by requiring you to simply push the Push 'N' Connect button on your router. In addition, the adapter also supports WiFi Protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK) and WEP encryption.

Compact, Smart Design Can Use USB for Power
The Universal WiFi Internet Adapter is a compact device that measures just 3.2 x 2.4 x 0.7 inches, giving you flexibility in choosing where to place it. In addition, the adapter can be powered by either the included power adapter or with the USB port. By using the USB port, you can avoid using an additional power outlet, and reduce exposed wires in your home.

The NETGEAR WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter works with Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS, UNIX, or Linux. It is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001), power adapter, and mounting kit.

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Product Details

Model: N300
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 5.1 x 2 inches ; 11.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: WNCE2001-100NAS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,083 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at May 4, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

190 of 194 people found the following review helpful By Neolinux123 on June 16, 2010
Style Name: N300
Excellent product, very easy to setup and use. Glad someone found how to make a device that will allow electronic devices that can only take ethernet connectiion but are far away from a Router and running a Cat5 Cable is not an option.

I have Replay TV DVR that only takes ethernet cable to update TV Guide and due to this I was stuck with using this unit only at a location where I had access to ethernet cable, I bought the Netgear WNCE2001 and now I am able to use my Replay TV anywhere around the house.

I also tried connecting this to a 24 port switch and was able to plug in devices into the switch and access in essence it made my 24 port switch into a 24 port wireless switch.
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116 of 125 people found the following review helpful By urban tech guy on August 14, 2010
Style Name: N300
WOW! I purchased the Netgear Universal Wifi Internet Adapter today and I was a little hesitant because it less expensive than other similar devices I've seen. Once I got home I opened the package and my Mac computer was connected to my WiFi Connection at home within minutes, so simple to set up. You can do a WPS automatic Connection if your wireless router supports that feature or you can set up the device using your computer (which is how I connected my device). I powered up my device and then connected the included ethernet cable to my Mac and opened the browser. The Netgear setup screen appeared and showed all the wifi networks available near me. I selected my network and less than a minute later I was connected. I suggest you connect the device wherever you're going to use it so you won't have to unplug and move the device like me. I purchased this adapter to connect my Samsung Blueray Player to the internet. Works perfectly, watching Netflix Streaming Movies and Listening to Pandora with no problems. Good range with this device as well, my wireless router (Belkin) is on the second floor of my house and the Netgear Internet Adapter is in the basement, works just fine.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By SkyeNoir on August 19, 2010
Style Name: N300 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
When we first got our PS3, I had looked and looked for something like this adapter but found nothing. (Our original 20GB doesn't have built-in wifi). Getting the PS3 connected to the internet turned into some of a chore, eventually settling down to a mini PC with wifi providing network connectivity via Internet Connection Sharing under WinXP. Not a good setup.

On the side, I also do work on PCs and Macs. Getting them online for the latest OS updates, drives, etc was always a task that involved transporting loads of files via USB drive and then adding a wifi dongle as needed. Not exactly ideal, but dragging an network cable around the place wasn't appealing either.

When the Netgear device came along, I was more than ready to give it a shot. Setting it up with our network info was quick and painless, just followed the onscreen instructions. Once done, I tested it with my netbook to make sure all was well. Within about 30 seconds, it was online and ready to go. Next came the PS3, which also accepted it without a hitch after half a minute or so. And finally, I started taking it around to various computers and plugging it in. Not a single item balked at using it, and transfer speeds were very good.

About the only complaint I could make about the unit is the time it takes to connect to your network initially. It's under a minute, but, I'm impatient. It certainly takes a good deal longer than any of the other wifi enabled devices we own. But, really, unless you're moving it around a lot, it isn't something you're likely to notice. (And you're likely to be more patient than me.)

One other thing I'd like to note is the dual power options. The unit comes with a small wallwart, but, you can power it up via USB port.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Brian Fuchs on November 28, 2010
Style Name: N300
I bought this to give WiFi access to a security system. While many people reported that it was easy to configure, it was a bear for me.

I did as the instructions said: disconnected internet access from my PC and connect the adapter, then launch a browser. I did this on my Windows 7 PC, and using Internet Explorer 8, it never went to the configuration page. 100% of the time, it resulted in a "could not connect" screen.

I was able to configure the device through my Windows XP laptop, but again - not using Internet Explorer. Only Firefox would go to the right page.

The second hurdle was the WiFi password... The configuration page shows a Passcode (with a "generate" button and four empty Key slots. I had no idea what to do here. I knew my WiFi key, but had no idea what to do with it on the configuration page. I first tried entering the key in the Passcode box, and then I hit generate. It created 4 different keys. I tried each one, and met with failure each time.

Turns out all I had to do was leave the Passcode blank and just enter my WiFi key in one of the four key entry slots. The simple instructions sure could have used that nugget of information.

Once configured, the device worked like a charm.

So for function, I give it 5 stars.
For clear instructions, I give it 1.
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145 of 172 people found the following review helpful By Joel P on August 18, 2011
Style Name: N300 Verified Purchase
Disclaimer: I am a very experienced network technician. I am not a clueless user who is having a problem.

This is a nice looking adapter, feels well made. I was hoping this bridge would work seamlessly with my Netgear cable modem/router, they are the same brand. Big disappointment, and I really think Amazon needs to allow a rating of zero for products like this.

Setup attempt #1-4: Tried to connect using WPS, since both the brand new router and the adapter both have the feature. It will not connect for the first 8 times even though both router and bridge are less than 10' apart. Finally on the 9th attempt, it connects and works flawlessly... Suddenly while streaming Netflix the next evening it quits working and will no longer connect. Finally after a dozen attempts to reconnect during which time I repeatedly power cycle both the bridge and the Netgear router, am forced to do a factory reset. Again, same process - multiple attempts using WPS fail until it finally succeeds on the 10th or 12th try. Works again for 24 hours to the minute, and then disconnects again. Another factory reset, multiple failures using WPS. Getting suspicious, the next night I connect both a laptop and an Android device to the router to see if they lose connectivity also. No problem with them, but the bridge is once again dead. Finally figure I will manually configure this.

Setup attempt #5-7: Follow the steps in the user manual (written in absurd ChinEnglish) and connects on the first attempt. I am happy, thinking maybe the WPS just sucks on this device.

24 hours later to the minute from the time of connection, device again dies. It will not reconnect on a power cycle of either the bridge or the router, so another factory reset.
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August 23, 2011
Hi Joel,

We apologize for the difficulties you had with customer service and we'd like to help. When you receive the new adapter, if you have any problems, contact us directly at



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