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NETGEAR WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter - Manufacturer Refurbished

3.9 out of 5 stars 894 customer reviews
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  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty
  • Connects HDTVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players to the Internet
  • Connects any device with a network port to existing Home Wireless Network
  • Universal - works with any network enabled device - No need to buy a Wi-Fi adapter that only works with one type of device
  • Wirelessly connects networked home theater devices to your home network
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Product Description

Netgear WNCE2001 Universal Wifi Internet Adapter - Manufacturer Refurbished Contents: Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) Mounting kit Ethernet cable USB power cable Power adapter 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.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.2 x 0.7 x 2.4 inches
Item Weight 4 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Manufacturer Netgear
Item model number WNCE2001-100NAR
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3.9 out of 5 stars 894 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #283 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Wireless Access Points
Date first available at Amazon.com February 23, 2012

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Verified Purchase
We have very tech-oriented A/V setups here and we frequently upgrade to new components when a new generation comes out with some feature we want and I got sick of having to buy the upper end BD players and other components in order to get ones with built in wifi. The USB dongles sold for BD players and TV's are a ripoff. They are proprietary and generally only work with 1 year's worth of components, making them useless if you upgrade in the future. I discovered this product while searching for an alternative.

I own three of these Netgear devices. Two of them I purchased new at local big box stores and the third one was ordered refurbished from Dealville through Amazon. The only difference I found with the refurbished one is that the serial numbers have been blacked out and I don't believe it came with the sticky pads you can use to mount these somewhere out of the way.

What is included:
The device - measures approximately 2" x 3" x 0.5" in size. It's very small and easy to put out of the way.
A short cat5 ethernet cable. ~3' or so.
An AC adapter.
A USB power cable.

Upon reading some reviews before purchasing I read that powering the device via USB often doesn't supply enough juice so I have only used these with the AC adapter.

Set up can be done via WPS or through your computer. I set them all up through my computer and have never used the WPS setup option. You basically plug this into your computer's ethernet port and launch a web browser. The browser will take you to the setup configuration and you input the info for your local wifi network and it connects. It's fairly easy if you're accustomed to setting things up via wifi.
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Let me start off by saying that I'm the techie guy whose friends and family call to fix their computer issues.

I bought this to add to a sprinkler system controller that only had a wired ethernet port when I needed wireless.

I bought the refurbished one as these devices have no moving parts so they generally either work or don't work and there aren't any motors or moving parts in them to go bad.

I received the adapter in plain cardboard packaging with a netgear logo on it. It came with an ethernet cable, wall power adapter, USB power adapter, a small strip of velcro, and a single instruction sheet. The adapter looked to be in new condition except that the serial number on the back of it had been blacked out (most likely at the factory where it was refurbished in order to keep it from being sold as new).

I already have a Netgear router, which this was able to connect to out of the box by simply pressing the quick connect button on the router and the quick connect button on the wifi adapter.

If that suited my needs then I would have been done, but I needed to set the adapter up with a static IP address. This is where things got a little more complicated.

In order to connect to the device to configure it manually, you need to attach it directly to a computer (not through a router) and open your web browser. I disconnected the wire on my Windows 7 computer from the network router and plugged it into the adapter, powered on the adapter, waited for the lights on the adapter to come on and turn green, then opened internet explorer and... nothing. The wizard didn't come up and it seemed my pc wasn't detecting the adapter.

I was worried that I had a dud and started beating myself up for buying a refurb.
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This device falls back to its initial configuration mode if does not get connected to its wireless LAN in time. When this happens, it enables its internal DHCP server on BOTH interfaces, so when it eventually does connect, it intercepts and responds to DHCP requests on your subnet and tells machines to use it as a gateway.

Since this device is not the gateway, computers that have their DHCP requests answered by this device's rogue DHCP server can no longer access the Internet.

I can understand the need to fall back to configuration mode if there is no upstream network, but to answer DHCP on the UPSTREAM interface is just boneheaded.
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By JEM on October 20, 2012
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I've come to the conclusion that when a manufacturer sells a significant volume of a particular product as 'refurbished', what it means is that there's some particular mode of use in which the product just doesn't work, and rather than fixing the product they'd rather just take the returns and resell the product as 'refurbished' in the hope of finding a customer that isn't using the product in that particular way.

Case in point: this thing.

It works great if you are connecting to an access point that advertises its SSID.

It pretty much doesn't work at all if you're trying to connect to an access point that does NOT advertise its SSID.

It'll connect if you use WPS but if you shut it down it'll forget it was ever configured and won't ever find the access point again. If you try to configure it manually it won't work at all. A little googling shows this to be pretty consistent behavior for these things and Netgear's done nothing to fix their firmware.

Since I've got all our access points configured not to broadcast SSIDs and I'm not going to change that for one ancillary product, as far as I'm concerned this thing is junk.

But if you can count on using it only with broadcasting WAPs then it should be fine.
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