Summary: This item worked as described, although I had issues with it randomly loosing wifi connection and re-establishing. The distance between the router and the adapter is about 30ft. All other devices working of the router are able to function reliably at greater distances. The unit lasted about 18 months and then inexplicably died. I believe that the power supply has failed.
Connection was not stable enough to support streaming applications
30 November 2014
Summary: I purchased this device in order to connect my networked home theater receiver to my network. I have a Denon receiver that has an ethernet port but didn't come with wireless networking built in. Setting up the NETGEAR device was very easy although you will need a computer with a ethernet port in order to perform the initial setup (my MacBook Air laptop doesn't have one but luckily I had a spare Windows laptop that does).
Summary: I use this adapter to connect surveillance DVR with an ethernet connection to a wireless router.. This was a replacement for the same model. Hope this one lasts longer than the first one which died after 2 or 3 years. Connection into the local network was a non event.
Will Not Stay Connected for More Than a Few Days....
2 November 2014
Summary: Joel P's "most helpful negative review nailed it." Like him, I'm also in the IT industry and fairly experienced. Even when you get this unit set up properly, get ready to see the yellow sign with black exclamation point (limited connectivity) down by the taskbar. If you're lucky, going into your PC's network settings and disabling/enabling the Ethernet adapter will help. Power cycling will sometimes work as well.
Great little gadget, my refurbished one from Netgear was DOA
GYPSY THE STEGOSAURUS "GS", Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: I bought one of these years ago for my dvd player. it works and has worked perfectly for probably 10 years now. This one, will not connect with the router (wifi) so I am sure its a problem with the actual unit. Obviously I know how to make these work, I have one. This one, no. When it does work, its excellent. Since I am reviewing a refurbished model, I am giving it 3 stars.
Summary: This inexpensive device is worth every penny. I had just purchased a new smart TV that just would not connect to the WiFi network no matter what we tried. No one could help me. To make a long story short, the TV manufacturer said that I should call the cable internet provider. The cable company said that I needed to call the manufacturer of the router. The router company wouldn't help me unless I bought an extended warranty for $129.
Great for converting a networked printer, with ethernet only to a wireless WiFi printer, no print server needed.
Terry Kane "Terry", Amazon
30 August 2014
Summary: I use this to make my HP DeskJet laser printer into a wireless printer. I just run a ethernet cable from the N300 to the LAN connection of the printer. Making a LAN only networked printer into thinking is a wireless printer, which I can print from any server, workstation, PC, laptop, iPad and cell phone . It was easy to setup, and lockdown. No print server required.