Summary: This doesn't work. After setup, it will drop connection after sometime(couple of hours). Then it is totally dead util you power cycle it. Cannot believe that netgear is making such garbage on such simple stuff. As a experienced computer engineer I totally cannot believe it. Will not buy anything from netgear anymore. If you cannot make a window well, who will trust that you can make a building?
but the device I ordered (new) behaved like this. I had to return it
Markus Billeter, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: My experience with the device was that it constantly dropped the connection. Using it with my Netgear Wifi router, I expected no interoperability issues, but the connection frequently drops from green (perfect) to red (unusable) and even streaming of music does not work without interruptions. This may not be as it was designed, but the device I ordered (new) behaved like this. I had to return it.
Summary: Was a lot easier to set up then I expected... In fact, it was so easy I thought I might have missed something. Way better than powerline ethernet adapters, if you are okay with the ~100-150ft range, but even then, power adapters rarely do well over that distance either. An idea to consider: I normally use this to bridge a gap from the router to my computer room, where it's plugged into a router on the other side until i get something to do a router-to-router bridge.
Excellent replacement for a bluetooth wi-fi adapter
2 weeks ago
Summary: This was a replacement for an LG USB wi-fi adapter on my LG TV. Streaming Netflix would frequently re-buffer and it reached the point of rendering Netflix useless. This adapter works perfectly. Setting it up on my wireless router using WPS was a breeze. The ethernet cable simply connects between the adapter and the RJ45 jack on my TV. The power can be supplied via the USB port on your TV, or with the included AC adaptor.
Summary: I liked how this device was supposed to work. It was easy to configure and install. I liked the USB power source. Even though I was using the power brick, the brick took up little room on the power strip, unlike many power bricks. When it worked, it worked well. No speed issues or anything. The problem was it wouldn't stay connected. The best I could get was a few hours, and often it was 15 minutes or less before the connection was gone.
Summary: Not happy at all.... Can't even use it because it is not compatable with my Sony! Tech Support for this company is the worst I have ever delt with. It took my 4 hours and still not hooked up. The Bridge needs to be configured to my TV and the support people had me doing all kinds of crazy stuff and it still did not work. The support staff does not understand the English language at all. They told me to turn off my rotor.
Summary: Ordered this product to use on a printer. The Walmart.com ordering page: http://www.walmart.com/ip/NETGEAR-WNCE3001-100NAR-Universal-Dual-Band-Adapter-Black/37453770 made no mention of this item being REFURBISHED or DISCONTINUED. Needed set up software and guides according to the paperwork in the plain cardboard box it was rec'd in.
Summary: Drops connection - and on my Internet phone! I was using this on my computer and it was erratic. So I got a dongle and it works great. Then I got an OOMA phone and thought that I would just use this NETGEAR adapter for it, placing the adapter much closer to the router. It works for a few days or weeks, then drops out - and I have to reboot the phone. I am going to get another dongle, or maybe just a USB splitter t share the dongle. I was generous with 2 stars.
Summary: Rarley works consistently enough to be worth the purchase. Constantly drops connection and won't re-connect sometimes for days unless it is done manually through a computer. I have usually had pretty decent luck with Negear products in the past, but this one is just not worth your time. Spend a few extra bucks and get something that you can rely upon.