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NETGEAR WNCE4004-100NAS Dual-Band N900 4-Port Wi-Fi Adapter - $29.99

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  1. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Great deal! I already have one that I bought used on eBay which works great but might pick up a spare.

    Scott
     
  3. mcf57

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    I am pretty satisfied with my router, but may be interested in this one. Other than the faster wifi , what else does this router maybe offer over others in terms of features?
     
  4. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Hmm, that is a great deal.

    I have a Linksys EA2700 Now, which I have had a couple issues with.

    Air Play Does not work properly
    My wifi printer constantly can not be detected by any device and I can only find it by turning it off, then back on.
    When ever I lose power, or turn off he cable modem or router, the cable modem will not see the router and I have to power cycle it constantly before they see each other. (this issue happened with a older linksys router I have as well and both a SA and Motorola Cable Modem).

    My thoughts are, would this make air play issue free for me, and fix my printer issue?

    Also, since my New iMac is wireless AC, should I just hold off and get a wireless AC router at some point. I have been eying the Airport Extremes with Time Capsule but they are out of my budget for awhile after getting the iMac.
     
  5. rainwater

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    It is not a router. It wirelessly connects to your router to provide wired devices access to your network.
     
  6. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    Thanks for the info, didn't know such devices existed. Would have thought this was just a router.
     
  7. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Is not this the same a the TiVo "N" wireless adapter + 3 additional RJ45 ports ?
     
  8. shrike4242

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    It is, with a few differences:

    1) It's a 3x3 wireless design, which means it could push 450MBps in a perfect world, though will likely pull higher than the 150Mbps the Tivo adapter could pull in a perfect world.
    2) The Tivo adapter only works on a Tivo, this device works on anything.
    3) The Tivo adapter is likely only a 2.4GHz product, which doesn't give you the option to use the 5GHz band, which is less congested though has shorter range. The Netgear adapter is dual-band, so works in either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz.

    It's also cheaper, since the Tivo adapter isn't $30 at the moment. The Tivo adapter, since it does work only with a Tivo, would be easier to use because you just do the config on the Tivo. The Netgear wireless bridge needs a bit more work to set it up, which you need to do from a PC.
     
  9. buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    I have all my TiVos connected via standard ethernet jacks so no real need for this personally, but I wonder if this would be a viable option to make a TiVo Mini work wirelessly? Just wondering.
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The TiVo "N" adapter will use the 5Mhz or the 2.4Mhz, a light on the adapter tells you the band it is on.
    This TiVo "N" adapter can be used on any hardware that will use a RJ45 network connection, not just TiVo.
    TiVo had an older adapter called the "G" that would work only with a TiVo and the TiVos USB port.
     
  11. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    A lot is going to depend on the router used, the distance, number and type of walls, and competing frequencies.

    But, yes, I use one of these on a Mini with an ASUS RT-N66U router, using the 5GHz band, I never have any issues, performs very well, I can barely distinguish the difference between wired and wireless.
     

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