Netgear Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter - Accesorio de red (Inalámbrico, USB, 150 Mbit/s, Negro, WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, 2400 MHz)
Descripción del producto
Algoritmos de seguridad soportados: WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Altura: 8,83 mm
Ancho: 1,844 cm
Color del producto: Negro
Compatible con Mac: Si
Cumplimientos estándar de la industria: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Distancia entre canales: 2400 MHz
Interfaz de host: USB
Link / Act LED: Si
Procesador mínimo: Intel Pentium 300 MHz
Profundidad: 6,086 cm
Sistemas operativos compatibles: Microsoft Windows 7, XP, Vista (32/64-bit)
Tasa de transferencia (máx): 150 Mbit/s
Tecnología de conectividad: Inalámbrico
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I have Replay TV DVR that only takes ethernet cable to update TV Guide and due to this I was stuck with using this unit only at a location where I had access to ethernet cable, I bought the Netgear WNCE2001 and now I am able to use my Replay TV anywhere around the house.
I also tried connecting this to a 24 port switch and was able to plug in devices into the switch and access internet...so in essence it made my 24 port switch into a 24 port wireless switch.
(2) The adapter has approximately the same size as a thumb drive and can be plugged directly into a USB port. Netgear also provides an auxiliary cradle with a 52" cable. The cable plugs into a USB port, and the adapter plugs into the cradle. The cradle is useful if you are using the adapter with a PC placed under a desk, for example. You can position the adapter for best RF reception.
(3) The adapter runs only slightly warm to the touch. It has an inside slot, which allows good air circulation. When plugged into the cradle, the adapter is held at an ~45 deg angle from vertical, again allowing good air circulation.
(4) The adapter does require you to load drivers. I'm using it with an old PC running Win XP. No problems. Just load in the setup CD and follow the step-by-step instructions. You should check for compatibility with other versions of Win.
(5) If you have a PC with a standard Ethernet port, an alternative adapter is the Netgear WNCE2001 Ethernet-to-802.11n adapter. That unit does not require drivers; however, it is a lot more expensive (~$60). It also runs hotter and does not come with a cradle (Netgear supplies Velcro strips if you want to mount the unit to a surface). Prices vary a lot day-to-day on Amazon. I bought this USB adapter a month ago for $35, now I see it's selling for $24. That's a good bargain.
(6) One word of caution concerning what this adapter will *not* do. It will not allow you to connect a non-network printer with a USB port to a wireless network. This adapter converts USB signals to 802.11n signals. It does not have a network protocol stack loaded in firmware.
On the side, I also do work on PCs and Macs. Getting them online for the latest OS updates, drives, etc was always a task that involved transporting loads of files via USB drive and then adding a wifi dongle as needed. Not exactly ideal, but dragging an network cable around the place wasn't appealing either.
When the Netgear device came along, I was more than ready to give it a shot. Setting it up with our network info was quick and painless, just followed the onscreen instructions. Once done, I tested it with my netbook to make sure all was well. Within about 30 seconds, it was online and ready to go. Next came the PS3, which also accepted it without a hitch after half a minute or so. And finally, I started taking it around to various computers and plugging it in. Not a single item balked at using it, and transfer speeds were very good.
About the only complaint I could make about the unit is the time it takes to connect to your network initially. It's under a minute, but, I'm impatient. It certainly takes a good deal longer than any of the other wifi enabled devices we own. But, really, unless you're moving it around a lot, it isn't something you're likely to notice. (And you're likely to be more patient than me.)
One other thing I'd like to note is the dual power options. The unit comes with a small wallwart, but, you can power it up via USB port. Both work equally well, and have their benefits. The difference is that if you use USB, the unit will power up and down with whatever you have it plugged into, which is when you might see the lag in connecting. If you use the wallwart, then the unit stays on all the time and you will only see the lag the fist time you use it.
It's a very nice tool to have on hand, and the price is on par with a number of the standard USB wifi adapters that can't be programmed. So far, range hasn't been an issue, but I haven't tested it extensively. I also haven't tried using it as an input to another wifi router, though I plan to at some point.
Netgear's warranty policy is about the worst I've ever dealt with. Their wireless products carry a 1 year warranty, but you have to PAY them to have dead hardware diagnosed, if it's more than 90 days after purchase.
So how are you supposed to get a Return Authorization, on a defective product under warranty, if you have to pay to speak with someone to confirm the product is dead? Only an idiot would agree to that.
I understand them not wanting to provide networking support long after the sale, but charging a customer to diagnose BROKEN/DEFECTIVE hardware during the warranty period is almost extortion.
I like their products, but between terrible offshore support from someone who knows less than me and charging a customer to get a warranty item replaced, I don't think I'll buy another Netgear product.
What bonehead came up with this policy?
I'm pretty knowledgeable about wireless networking and computers. I try everything before calling support, because I know it will be as much fun as a colonoscopy.
I got an RMA and didn't pay because I wouldn't give in. I asked a bunch of times, and they wouldn't tell me what the charge would have been if I had been willing to pay. I assume it would have been more than the wireless Ethernet adapter cost in the first place.
I'll find a different brand going forward.