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That all sounds great in theory but how does it work in practice? In a strange design choice, Netgear have decided to put the connectors on the bottom which precludes you from standing it upright, unless you use the provided stand. However this stand just makes the adapter even bigger, now clocking in at sizable 10cm tall but due to a lack of weight, this configuration makes it rather unstable. Finally, at the bottom, there is a pin hole for performing a factory reset and the WPS select button. Setup There are two ways of setting the WNCE up and whilst one is simpler than the other, they are both very straightforward. Netgear include both an Ethernet cable NETGEAR WNCE3001 WiFi Adapter a USB cable with the WNCE but with both just under a metre in length you might need to invest in some longer cables.

Once you have done this, the WPS is in process and the LED light turns green for ms, then off for ms, the amber for ms and the off for ms continuously.

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You will essentially need to install the WNCE on your computer by first NETGEAR WNCE3001 WiFi Adapter it from the router and removing any existing Ethernet cable. Open your internet browser and it will automatically take you to the setup page, where you just follow the SmartWizard and connect the WNCE adapter to your router. When this is complete you can disconnect the adapter from your computer and connect it to your Ethernet device. There is also a very useful page that shows you the current status of the device, including the hardware and firmware versions and the link rate.

Finally there are pages for backup settings, firmware updates and some advanced wireless settings. Newer routers operate on an additional 5ghz band as well as the 2.


This Netgear bridge can work at a maximum of Mbps. It works with 11a, An example of its use in my case is my XBOX Although it is only 1 room away from my router it will only connect over WiFi at 22Mbps. XBOX works only on 2. With this device I get 33 upload and 20 download using the 5ghz band which has NETGEAR WNCE3001 WiFi Adapter faster capability as well as better range.

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This is only one example of how it can be used. By using the wired port on any device you gain the ability to add WIFI as well as adding dual band.

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Just FYI as to my setup. Also note that you can use a range extender if you have multiple items you wish to connect such as a game system, Blu-ray and smart TV as you get 4 ports to connect wired devices as well as adding WIFI range extension this is what I use for my smart TV and Home Theater receiver as I can use the high speed 5ghz NETGEAR WNCE3001 WiFi Adapter which works great for streaming HD content. This device only has a single port. Its pretty small and works reasonably well.

Once configured you can simply move it to where you need it and plug it into the NETGEAR WNCE3001 WiFi Adapter you want to connect to WIFI without any re-configuring. Read full review Verified purchase: However if you have an older computer that only has an Ethernet connection you must use a device like these NetGear wireless adapters.

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Both of these products work flawlessly once the connection is made, but therein lies the catch. It isn't always easy to make that connection.

The problem seems only to be when the computer is first started up, like in the mornings at the begging of the day. Once the connection is made it is very reliable. Even using the NETGEAR WNCE3001 WiFi Adapter connecting process, connecting is still be hit and miss. The only solution seems to be to allow the computer starting up to operate a full 10 minutes before attempting to log on to the internet. Your box should contain the following items: • Universal Dual Band WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE). • Stand.

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• USB power cable. • Power adapter (plug varies. WNCE – Universal Dual Band Wireless Internet Adapter for Smart TV & Blu-ray™. Model / Version: WNCE Downloads Documentation.

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