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5.0 out of 5 stars NETGEAR Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001, 4 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: NETGEAR N300 Universal 4 Port Smart TV, Video and Gaming Wi-Fi Adapter - Black (Accessory)
Small and compact. Powered by supplied USB cable or 3 pin power plug.

Great once got it working!

I got this adapter working on my SONY SVR-HDT1000 Freeview+HD player. Can now watch BBC iPlayer - simply by pressing the RED Button on any BBC SD channels (not HD channels which are not currently supported). However, getting the adapter connected and working was not so easy from my experience. Hopefully the info below will help someone save time in setting up the connection!

First need to configure the WiFI adapter for connection to the router.
Either:
1. 'Pair' the adapter to router - meant to be the quickest way
- Press the tiny WPS (WiFI Protected Setup) button on the back of the adapter
- When the WLAN LED lights flicker amber and green, Press the WPS button on your router (the 'antenna/signal bars' symbol)

(This method did not work for me! Ignore instructions to locate adapter closer to router if you know that the wireless signal is strong!!
Otherwise, Netgear's suggestion would be to upgrade to a new router with stronger signal strength!!!)

OR
2. Configure the adapter using your laptop/computer
- Connect adapter to the laptop using supplied ethernet cable and USB cable for power
- Make sure to switch off the laptop's wireless internet connection

- Wait for both the Power and LAN LED lights to come on and turn green
- Open your internet browser - Follow on screen NETGEAR Setup instructions - choosing Region - Language -
- Enter your internet provider's DHCP details - IP - Subnet - Gateway - DSN - Etc
(For Mac under System Preference - Network Connection - Ethernet tab - Click enter details automatically!)

Enter 'Passphrase' = Password for wireless router
+ Security Key number (both numbers were the same for my O2 Router)

TIP: Enter your router's Security Key number in the relevant box as well as in the 5 blank boxes for Key 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
(otherwise won't connect wirelessly to router!)

If successful, the third WLAN LED light will turned green to indicate that wireless connection is working!

Disconnect adapter from laptop/computer, and connect it to the internet enabled equipment and follow the settings instructions for the equipment to get fully connected.
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Initial post: 26 May 2012 17:03:54 BDT
A. R. Dando says:
I can tell you know what you're talking about went through a very similar process to set up my Toshiba WLAN wi fi network adapter.This review you have posted will be very helpfull when I'm settting the Negetar Network universal wi fi internet adapter when ot arrives.

Posted on 13 Aug 2012 16:03:12 BDT
D. G. Clark says:
Music Lover, I followed your instruction and had my WDTV Live hub running wireless in the bedroom 10 mins after delivery!
Thanks for the tip, worked a treat.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 23:34:40 BDT
Music Lover says:
Good to know it worked first time for you - thanks for feedback!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 23:38:07 BDT
Music Lover says:
Hope the set up of the Netgear ethenet wi-fi adapter was easy and successful for you. Thanks for your feedback.

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 23:41:13 BDT
A. Newman says:
THANK YOU so much for your advice on the passphrase - I've been trying for months to get this working and was hitting the generate button, using the wireless key, I used the normal router password in every field like you suggested and it now works! Yippee!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2012 23:52:50 BDT
Music Lover says:
Thanks for your feedback. Indeed I had the same problem too - hours 'generating' the wireless key that didn't work! Hence the sharing of info!
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