Summary: The unit does what it says. It connected my blue ray player to the internet. But to get it to connect was a horrible mess. the unit came with no instructions, so I had to go to the Netgear website to search for those. Then, it did not properly configure the first time, and I had to do the whole process over again. Once the unit was up and running though, it works well, and the throughput is great. I took one star for the lack of instructions in the box.
Summary: I bought this for my 20GB Playstation 3 (PS3) to cover for its lack of wireless capability. The connection is reliable, works great with my AT&T U-Verse, and has a good speed. My ONLY complaint is that it takes the PS3 a moment to recognize it so I have to manually log in to PSN when I want to go online. Still, I would recommend this to anyone who has a first gen PS3 who doesn't want to trade backwards compatibility for wireless internet.
Summary: 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.
Summary: I just got this device today and set it up. It was fairly easy to setup. I had a slight issue, but that was more an oversight on my pat and not an issue with the device or its setup. If you are not using WPS and are setting it up with a PC, be sure to disconnect your internet first. If you are using wifi be sure to turn it off and switch to ethernet. After doing this the setup wizard will pop up when you open a browser and its very straight forward form there on.
Summary: This works well for connecting to simple home networks, but not well or not at all for connecting gear to corporate or hotel wifi networks. It'll only connect to a 192.168.*.* dhcp network, not to 10.*.*.* networks, and if there is a device already on the network with the same default address, it won't connect either. I got the device to hook a corporate laptop without wifi up to wireless networks, which is a very specialized use of the adapter.
Summary: This is my third Wireless to Ethernet bridge i've owned, and definitely the best. Netgear has made strides to make their bridges simpler to setup and manage, as well as more reliable. Pros: - Signal strength is good, works as well as my 5dbi antenna. - Reliable, no crashes even during sustained heavy use in a 2.4ghz glut (20+ available networks) - Simple setup, no useless and confusing options that other/older bridges had - Fast throughput Cons: - Integrated antenna, my...
Summary: The product is tiny, which is nice. It took about 5 minutes to set up; however, the caveat therein is that I could figure out the setup for my MAC protected and encrypted router on a configured IP address using cmd, ipconfig, networking commands, and other tech knowledge to configure this router. There was no paperwork included in the packaging and the instructions listed on the netgear site did not work as listed when connecting the device to my Windows 7 machine.
Summary: These days, it's often easier to get wireless network coverage than it is to install a run of Ethernet cable, so I decided to use one of these handy devices to connect a VoIP phone in a place where there's currently no wired network. The Netgear unit is quite small - not much bigger than a credit card, easily something that fits into the palm of your hand. It does require power, and the transformer is actually bulkier than the unit itself.
Summary: I chose this wifi bridge over its competition because the reviews said it was easy to use, and that was entirely correct. It was quick and painless to configure through a web-based interface, without having to install any software or go through any complicated configuration steps. I hadn't realized that it only had one Ethernet port (I'd wanted to connect two devices) but it worked out okay in the end.