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NETGEAR Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter

Now you can wirelessly connect HDTVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, notebooks and wireless printers to the Internet with the NETGEAR Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter. This HDTV Internet adapter helps you conveniently connect electronic devices via a network port to your existing home wireless network. Capable of working with any network-enabled device, this wireless Internet adapter does not require you to buy any device-specific Wi-Fi adapter. It allows you the freedom to keep your home entertainment center or computer anywhere within your home and still connect everything to the Internet. Send a document to your wireless printer located in your home office, all while working on your laptop computer in your living room. You can power the Netgear Wi-Fi Internet adapter via USB port for a tidy setup. This device has been built to last and serve you well for a long time.
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Questions & Answers for NETGEAR Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter

Question

Can I use this with a flasdrive internet connection?

I have Verizon internet connection, it is flash drive/finger drive that plugs into my USB port. Will this type of router work with that?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
MichelleRO
 - Ohio
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
3 answers
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answer 1
It doesn't sound like your flash drive/finger drive that plugs into your USB port of your computer is a router
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Tekstaff
 - South King/North Pierce County, WA
answer 2
No, this is for an Ethernet, Cat5 network cable type of connection, not USB.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
blc1839
 - Pittsburgh, PA
answer 3
This is not a router; it is a bridge, it will allow devices that have an RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb/sec LAN port to connect to your existing wireless network. But, in general, your flash wireless network connection should be able to connect to this adapater 'wirelessly' and this adapater then hooks to a LAN (RJ-45) physical network connection on one of the ports of your wireless router - that's one way (sort of backwards) that you can use this.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
Question

Is Netgear Wi-Fi Adapter compatible with Linksys router with encryption enabled?

I have a Linksys wifi router with security enabled. I connected the Netgear WIFI adapter to the R-45 jack on back for my LG DVD player. I pushed the WPS button on back of Netgear adapter, and was unable to connect to the internet. Does anyone know if the procedures to interface the Netgear Wifi adapter to a Linksys Router with security enabled?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
4 answers
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answer 1
If you read the manual you will see that you need to do the following with an encrypted setup (I had to do the same):

1. Attach it to you PC's Ethernet port (or Mac).
2. Use your web browser to go to the device's setup page.
3. Enter your encryption code.
4. Wait for it to connect to your wireless router.
5. Pull up a random web page to check that it works.
6. Disconnect it from your PC and then attach it to whatever other device you fancy.

Note: If you cange your encryption code in the future then you'll need to repeat these steps.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Darrin01311
 - Louisiana, USA
answer 2
Yes it is; and you can use the WPS push-button on both devices, so they exchange the encryption info (software or hard button) and that let's them synch up seamelessly. You have to do the WPS pushbutton on the Linksys also. If it doesn't have one, you have to just setup this device manually and plug in the security key.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
answer 3
I have a Belkin router so you have to
connect the adapter to your PC or laptop and disable your internet connection for that PC or laptop. The Netgear website will automatically appear and configure for you. You have to enter your network password in order to allow the adapter to join your network. After you're done,
reconnect your PC or laptop to your network connection and connect the adapter to your LG player (I have an LG Blu-ray player). It works great and was able to download a Netflix movie in minutes. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
rosepiano
 - Suffern, NY
answer 4
The WPS button will only work on the adapter if the router also has the WPS technology. Otherwise you have to connect the adapter to your computer and set it up for the network security manually before using it. You can learn how from the User Manual here: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16781/session/L2F2LzEvc2lkL0t6VDlMbGtr
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
blc1839
 - Pittsburgh, PA
Question

will the universal wfi internet adapter work on a dishnetwork 722 dvr?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
rognold
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
3 answers
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answer 1
It works with my Dishnetwork 722k dvr.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
bgandpg
 - Pendleton, IN
answer 2
IF that DVR has a regular LAN (RJ-45) connector, then yes, this would let your DVR connect, wirelessly, to your existing wireless router, then out to the Internet.

Folks, this is JUST LIKE A NETWORK PLUG IN THE WALL AT WORK, WHERE YOUR COMPUTER CONNECTS TO THE NETWORK. That's the beauty of this thing; it doesn't CARE what type of device connects to it, as long as you set it up to talk to some existing wireless Internet connection, and you have a LAN port on your device, plug it in and, you will now have your NON-Wireless device connected to the Internet through your existing wireless router.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
answer 3
Yes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
raynva
 - Washington,DC
Question

Will this work on a DirecTv DVR with a RJ11 connection?

I want to connect my DirecTV DVR (which does not work with USB, only ethernet) to the wireless network so I can watch On Demand movies. It was stated that as long as you use an RJ 45 connection it will work but the only thing I see in the manual is where the phone line is an RJ11. I don't know what that means but maybe you will.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - North Carolina
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
3 answers
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answer 1
No, unless your DVR has an RJ-45 LAN conection.

RJ-11 is just a "phone jack."

RJ-45 is a 'network jack.

One (RJ-45) is wider than the other and usually uses more pins in the jack.

If your DirectTV DVR has a regular ethernet RJ-45 jack, then yes, this will work. Go look at a network jack at someone's workplace, or look at your cables that go into your cable modem -those are 'wider RJ-45-type cables.' A phone jack (RJ-11) is much more narrow than an RJ-45 network jack.

You can google your model of DirectTV DVR and see if it really does have a regular RJ-45 network jack. Sometimes they will have it wrong in the manual - take a regular network cable and see if it will plug in to whatever jack on the DVR - if so, then you have a regular RJ-45 network jack.

Sorry, I don't have a DirectTV DVR.

ok, just with a quick Google, I found that it does have RJ-45.

BUT, according to another person on another forum, you need at least model DVR-20. DVR-16 does NOT have RJ-45.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
answer 2
First, I set up the unit by hooking it into my computer per directions, then I hooked the usb into the back of the DVR for power and the ethernet cable to the back of the DVR. The lights on top of the unit were the two on the top left and then after a bit the right hand top light (wireless) had connected to the network. The top left and top right lights stay on. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
B21Kansas
 - Kansas
answer 3
I have the same set up. Your DVR has 'two' connections on the back. One port is for the 'phone line' (RJ11) to plug in to, and another is a larger Ethernet port (RJ45). Since you don't say how your wireless network is setup, I can't be specific so I'll do the best I can. Most wireless routers also have at least 4 wired Ethernet ports that you can plug a Cat-5 Ethernet cable into and then run it to another network device like a desktop computer network interface card, or a DVR in this case. The Network wireless adapter will plug into the Ethernet port on the back of the DVR and convert the unit to accept the wireless signal from the Router. You might first have to connect the adapter to your pc in order to setup the wireless security for it but then when you plug it into the DVR it should connect to the wireless network without any problems. Just follow any directions that come with the unit, or download the manual from www.netgear.com and read up on how to install the unit first to make sure you have all the necessary requirements first. Thanks to DBSTalk.com, there is a picture of the back of a DirecTv DVR that is pretty typical and you can see the phone line port and the Ethernet port(s). Hope this helps.
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
blc1839
 - Pittsburgh, PA
Question

approximate range

what range in feet can i expect in open air. this info should be included on box for consumer.
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
SECURET1
 - WILMINGTON, NC
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
3 answers
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answer 1
The best answer I can give you is that my setup has the router in the far corner of a 12x12 office and it connects diagonally across the room, through a brick wall, across another 22x22 room and to my BluRay player inside a wooden entertainment center.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Darrin01311
 - Louisiana, USA
answer 2
My router & my adapter are about 80 feet apart & seperated by 3 rooms & a hallway, & I have a strong signal, no problems.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
jadapat
 - Tucson, AZ
answer 3
Pure, open-air range is reported to be as high as 1,000 ft, which is typical for Wireless N, but indoor range seems to be around 300 ft through mutliple walls at an angle of about 15 degrees or so (source to target). Range can be as little as 80 ft, depending on type of construction, number of walls and angle of source vs. target (i.e., upstairs TV, downstairs router - mine sits at about 15 degree angle, with about 150ft range.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
Question

Will this work for my LG LE5400 HDTV?

We have been told that we have to buy a specific adapter for our LG tv that costs about the same as this. But from what I understand it will not actually access files on my computer. Will this work and give me full access to everything on my computer?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
cmctew
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
2 answers
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answer 1
For this to work you need an ethernet port on your tv. This simply converts a wired connection into a wireless connection.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
gottaberight
answer 2
That is not what this is really for.
This is mainly for taking older TVs, blu Rays and PCs that do NOT have a built-in wi-fi, and letting them connect wirelessly to your existing wireless network, making them able to access whatever is accessible on the Internet through your wi-fi router.

Regarding the access to "files on your computer," you would have to explain what you mean. A TV doesn't normally access files on your computer.

I think you may mean "media files" on your computer. First, you would need (generally speaking) Windows 7 or higher (Windows 7 Home Premium, for example) - the version that have Media Center in them. THEN you can access "media files" (movie files) on your computer, using this device connected to your TV and your wi-fi network.

Basically, Windows 7 Home Premium (and higher) causes your laptop to act as a DLNA (Digital Network Living Alliance?) server - so that, if you put your media files (movies, videos, etc.) in your shared media area (i.e, "public videos") on your laptop, then connect your TV to your wi-fi network, your TV should be able to play those media files that are in the right format and in the right location - wirelessly.

You need to consider a lot of factors - does your TV normally recognize such files if it were, for example, connected "directly with a wire" to your laptop. Did you go to Windows 7 networking and "enable sharing of your media with all media devices" (or, along those lines - basically you have to tell Windows 7 networking "how much" of your media you want to share, and with which devices), and you may have to enable network discovery on your laptop, as well as other 'sharing' options in "Network and Sharing" center.

Once you've enabled all those features, THEN you normally are able to play media files from a wi-fi connected TV or blu-ray (or PS2/PS3, XOBX360), etc. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
Question

does it gives wi-fi all around the house

this is my first time gettin one and i want to know if its works all around the house please and thanks
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
hellokitty2000
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
2 answers
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answer 1
No. This is just for hooking up TVs or DVD players that ONLY have an RJ-45 LAN (Network) jack, if they don't have built-in wi-fi on them.

You can take your old PCs and old TVs that have just a regular "wired RJ-45 LAN jack" and no wi-fi, and just hook a regular "network cable" from your device's Network (RJ-45 LAN) jack to the RJ-45 LAN jack on this thing, then pair this thing with your wireless router, and BOOM, your old "wired" devices now can get to your wireless LAN and to the Internet! That's what this is for - it is NOT a router - not meant to provide "wireless" to the whole house. It is basically a "wired-to-wirelss bridge."
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
answer 2
this is not an extender, just for use with 1 device that has an ethernet plug
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
maverickim
 - SC
Question

i live next door and my aunt lets me get the wifi but she has the router at her house. now i notice i dont get to much singal streath on my ps3,

do you think if i buy the netgear adapter will that help me get more wifi strenth for my ps3 to see netflix
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mary6690
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
2 answers
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answer 1
unlikely. best bet would be to put an extender next door at the closest location to your home. If her router is as close as you can get, you could try the extender at your home, but may not make a difference.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
maverickim
 - SC
answer 2
I don't have a PS3. I'm not sure about that interface. But if a USB wireless adapter is all you need, then I have a better fix. I recently bought two different WIFI adapters; one a NETGEAR , the other a CNET. Both work fine, but the CNET "High Power" adapter is cheaper and has much better power/sensitivity/range. I would recommend that product (from Walmart) if you need range. I use mine to stream Netflix also.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
lawndart
 - El Paso, Tx.
Question

One comment states they used the netgear internet adapter with a netgear router. Will it work with a Linksys router??

I want to stream Netflex through my HDTV Will this NetGear Internet Adapter alow me to do this??
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Bob
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
2 answers
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answer 1
This device converts wired ethernet ports to WiFi. To stream Netflix to your TV, you have to have a device that will do the streaming. Some BluRay players have this capability, as does my Nintendo Wii. The Netgear device will allow a wired BluRay or other such device to connect to your wireless home network to allow streaming from Netflix, if you cannot hard wire your BluRay into you home network.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
PsuedoName
answer 2
I'm using a Zonet router, so I assume it isn't brand specific.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
JCinme
Question

How do I connect to netflix?

I have a bluray that has vudu on it. but I have membership already with netflix I'm not sure how to connect the adapter to make the netflix work...help please???
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
MissErins
on Netgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter
2 answers
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answer 1
This depends on your model of blu-ray player - I have Samsung BD-C5500-XA, and it has all the Samsung apps which are, in my opion, very sad - i.e., we ALL should by Google Set-top boxes, so we can browse YouTube and ANY site on the Web vs. JUST Samsung apps. - Samsung apps do include Vudu, CinemaNow and NetFlix.

So, if you have Samsung blu-ray or even other maker's blu-ray, please make sure you download their latest firmware (preferably to a thumb drive) and update your blu-ray player - then check & see if NetFlix is part of it - or, call the manufacturer; OR, most makers, such as Samsung have "real-time" on-line chat, and you can go on-line, up until about 5pm Eastern, and ask the techs/support folks if they have NetFlix - but you did not mention your model of blu-ray player, so I only have given as generic an answer as possible.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
getrealdude
 - TN
answer 2
You have to have a Netflix ready bluray player to do it that way. Since yours has vudu on it instead, you will either have to use vudu, or purchase a netflix bluray player, or check out this option: http://www.netflix.com/NetflixReadyDevicesDetails?trkid=2132825&lnkctr=nrd-d-m-2-rokustreamingplayer&pdid=2&lnkce=nrd-d
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
blc1839
 - Pittsburgh, PA
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