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

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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

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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 www.netgear.com/connectWiFi, 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 Information

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
RAM 4 GB
Wireless Type 802.11B
Brand Name Netgear
Item model number WNCE2001-100NAS
Item Weight 11.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 6.3 x 5.1 x 2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 6.3 x 5.12 x 2.05 inches
Color Black
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type SDRAM

Additional Information

ASIN B003KPBRRW
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Best Sellers Rank #82 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories > Wi-Fi Dongles
#648 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available May 4, 2010

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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 internet...so in essence it made my 24 port switch into a 24 port wireless switch.
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Style Name: N150 Verified Purchase
(1) This adapter easily provides 802.11n wireless connectivity to a PC or laptop with a USB port. In order to get the full speed benefit, of course, you need an 802.11n wireless access point. But it is backwardly compatible with the more widely deployed 802.11 b/g WiFi access points.

(2) The adapter has approximately the same size as a thumb drive and can be plugged directly into a USB port. Netgear also provides an auxiliary cradle with a 52" cable. The cable plugs into a USB port, and the adapter plugs into the cradle. The cradle is useful if you are using the adapter with a PC placed under a desk, for example. You can position the adapter for best RF reception.

(3) The adapter runs only slightly warm to the touch. It has an inside slot, which allows good air circulation. When plugged into the cradle, the adapter is held at an ~45 deg angle from vertical, again allowing good air circulation.

(4) The adapter does require you to load drivers. I'm using it with an old PC running Win XP. No problems. Just load in the setup CD and follow the step-by-step instructions. You should check for compatibility with other versions of Win.

(5) If you have a PC with a standard Ethernet port, an alternative adapter is the Netgear WNCE2001 Ethernet-to-802.11n adapter. That unit does not require drivers; however, it is a lot more expensive (~$60). It also runs hotter and does not come with a cradle (Netgear supplies Velcro strips if you want to mount the unit to a surface). Prices vary a lot day-to-day on Amazon. I bought this USB adapter a month ago for $35, now I see it's selling for $24. That's a good bargain.

(6) One word of caution concerning what this adapter will *not* do. It will not allow you to connect a non-network printer with a USB port to a wireless network. This adapter converts USB signals to 802.11n signals. It does not have a network protocol stack loaded in firmware.
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Style Name: N150
I've been using the Netgear N150 Wireless Adatper day after day, and it's just like having an ethernet connection, it's that fast and stable. I can connect to the internet nearly the second my computer boots up, I don't have to worry about it trying to connect to my wireless network, it just works.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64 with Service Pack 1. The one concern of mine was finding a wireless adapter that works with a 64 bit operating system; the package says it does, but I was worried anyway. Luckily for me, it worked perfectly fine! Anyway, so outside of installing the driver, I opted to let Windows 7 manage the device, instead of letting the Netgear software do it for me.

I bought the device from Staples. Mine did come with the stand, which I'm not sure what it's for, but it looks nice anyway. ;p

[Update:]
I have now owned this wireless adapter for a month, and would like to say I still have no problems with it. I get incredible download speeds like I usually do, and it's never failed. As to people's gripes, just install the driver, and let Windows handle it; I have no idea how Netgear's included software works, but as I had no need to, the product works perfectly fine without it. I'd also like to note: I'm on a different floor from the main router, so I'm pretty psyched at how well this thing works.
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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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