Summary: I needed a Ethernet connection for one of my many components. I would have had to run 30 feet of Cat-5 from my PC to the component which meant drilling holes and snaking wire and mounting boxes in my wall. I bought the Netgear WNCE3001 and set it up on the wireless. After I got it set up I just plugged it in at the location I needed it at and it has worked like a charm.
Summary: I have been using this product for three weeks. Setup was very easy. I am using it to connect my blue ray player to my home network so that I can get internet content (Netflix, Huluplus, etc.). My player has USB wireless devices available, but they all had very bad reviews. So I decided to go with the WNCE3001 for about the same price, just plugged it into the network port (cat 6). The speed is very good, can hardly tell that it is wireless.
Summary: I bought this adapter to connect my Yamaha RX-A730 A/V receiver to my Netgear R-6250 Dual Band Router. Initially, I could not make the connection until I discovered an incorrect setting in A730's network setup. Specifically, DHCP was set to "OFF" and it needed to be set to "ON" to make the connection. Once this change was made, the adapter connected to the router through the WPS process. But, as others have noted, the adapter would not remain connected.
Summary: Product arrived as advertised. Was fairly easy to set up. Only, I had to search Google for the user / installation guide for this device as it did not come with any instructions. Tip: If you will be using your computer / laptop to configure this device, make sure you turn off existing internet connections (wireless and LAN!) Your computer needs to talk to this device directly to configure it.
Summary: I cud buy Xbox original Wireless USB Adapter for same price , but I wud have to use it ONLY for Xbox. Now I hv the freedom to use it with Xbox or whatever device with Ethernet option to make it wireless. I read somewhere that someone used it with his 8-port switch to make the whole switch wireless, and thus he attached his computers, Blue Ray, blah, blah with it and all worked fine. Thanks for the good idea!
Pros: Easy to set up. Just disable internet (on computer), hook it up with that computer, and open any browser, and go to mywifiext.com or mywifiext.net. Then follow the instructions (commonsense). In the beginning, speed seemed to be slow. Did power on/off couple of times, and was happy to see high speed. Watched online hi-def stuffs on my Xbox 360 in basement without any hitch over my Bell Internet's (2WIRE White Modem on ground floor) 54G connection. Powered up either th...
Cons: Casing is made of cheap (as it seems) shiny plastic. Extrmly light, so doesn't stand on its Base (provided) bcoz of cables running beneath the Base. Netgear cud attach a piece of metal to make the Base stronger. Also don't understand why price is so high (I paid $60, b4 tax). Took one egg off due to higher price.
Summary: The product arrived in good condition. It works most of the time, but occasionally cannot find the router signal or drops it for whatever reason. Once and awhile, I have to physically move the PC and wireless adapter right beside the router in order for it to reacquire the signal. This doesn't happen to often, but is a pain when it does. It's like the wireless adapter can't find the router signal suddenly for no apparent reason. Rebooting doesn't always fix the issue.
Summary: Netgear apparently has the next generation coming soon.
Pros: Good range, easy to setup and works with all my notebooks and both my WDTV Live Plus. It works well with my WNDR 3700 v2. Streams most of my movies with no drops or delays. Works very well with my Internet. This is my second one and I already was aware of the limitations. One really nice thing is that it is USB powered and is plugged into my WDTV extra usb port so it comes on with I turn on my media setup.
Cons: Will not stream Blu Ray (m2ts) over 12 to 15 gigs but that could be my 3700.