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 device periodically takes over the home WIFI system, directing all traffic to it and reporting that you must sign into it. I've read it's going out and reassigning the DHCP addresses. The only way to get the network back is to unplug this adapter and reboot the router. The only way to get the adapter working again is to reset it with the button on the back which then requires reconfiguring.
Summary: Manual setup went fine. I used with a TV and Netflix/Amazon Prime. After 8 months of very limited use, the power light on the unit started flashing green instead of being steady green. I tried unplugging the AC, using the USB to charge, and holding down the reset button. Nothing changed. If you want this, I'd strongly advise buying it new. There is a one-year warranty, and with many credit cards that is automatically doubled to 2 years.
Summary: I have two of these. Bought one for my Xbox. Another for the PC in the far end of the house. For the price, you can't beat it. The one on the xbox does not support enough speed to get HD video from Netflix (and I am on Comcast that runs at 85+MBps and have a new Netgear router). Speed is also inconsistent. One day I test and get a good solid test around 35+, test the next day and it gets 18+.
Summary: I have purchased three of these over the past three years. They all lasted about a year before needing to be replaced. They work great, and easy to use during the year. I don't think I will be using it again.
Summary: Like everybody else, I have the same issue. Fairly easy to set up if you can get to the proper screen. But it drops wifi signals, and my Airplay kept stopping. No amount of tinkering fixed it. Their tech support is in Asia, and I couldn't understand a word they said, even though I was on the phone TWICE @ 2 hours each with a supervisor. My advice? Hardwire your stereo or find a better product, because this one stinks.
Refurbished adapter failed to maintain WiFi signal.
9 February 2014
Summary: The Netgear WNCE2001 arrived on time and appeared to be in good, refurbished condition as described. However it could not maintain a WiFi signal. I have another of the same adapters that I've used for the past two years without issue. This one is being returned for refund.
Summary: After using this device for 5 months the firmware "got corrupted". I am not the only customer to experience this issue i.e. [...] The netgear forums seem full of people experiencing the same issue. Customer support do try to be helpful but in my case took nearly an hour and a half to agree to a replacement device. The returns policy is painful. I gave up in the end; much simpler to cut your loses and purchase a non-netgear (hopefully) more reliable device.
Summary: I bought this to connect a sky+HD box to my BT infinity home hub so that I could get Sky On Demand. I don't know what I am doing wrong but I have not got it to work yet although I must admit that I am not at all technically minded. Perhaps my nephew will be able to sort it out for me. In the meantime I have purchased a 5 metre Ethernet cable which is doing the job perfectly.