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Netgear WNCE3001, from Wi-Fi to Ethernet to connect in dual band TV, MySky, Blu-ray

On Macitynet we talked many times about the excellent Netgear WNCE2001, an access point that transforms Wi-Fi into Ethernet, but now with a few euros more you can have the Netgear WNCE3001, a more powerful and flexible device.

The Netgear WNCE3001 does what its "little brother" does: it receives the signal from the Wi-Fi network that you have at home, transforms it into a signal that passes to the Rj-45 port, the common Ethernet port, and connects anything that has this type of connectivity to the Internet or your home network. Compared to the basic model, the Netgear WNCE3001 offers dual band connectivity, this means that it also receives the 5 GHz signal which guarantees higher performance and absence of noise, which 2.4GHz cannot always offer. The range in terms of distance from the base may be less, but in any case the Netgear WNCE3001 will always be able to choose the band that offers greater performance

With this accessory we can connect a TV before Wi-Fi to the Internet without resorting to expensive dedicated adapters, thus going on the Internet, watching Youtube movies, using widgets for accessing services, telephoning and video chatting with Skype. Or we can use it to connect an old computer or desktop to the Internet. It is also very useful for home theater devices where you want to cut cables (a very useful thing to reduce clutter in the living room), to connect a Blu-ray player or a media reader that without a wireless connection. Finally, it can be used for MySky video on demand without resorting to the much more expensive solution proposed by Sky.

The Netgear WNCE3001 is also powered via USB as well as via current; this means that practically all Internet compatible TVs with an Ethernet socket also have a USB socket and are therefore able to support the operation of the device. Having the possibility of eliminating the power supply and therefore the relative cable is an absolute plus for those who decide to bring the Internet into the living room.

To find out more you can read Macitynet's review of the 2001 model whose operation is completely identical, or visit the Netgear page. To buy it, start here; you will pay 42.53 euros, 10 euros more than the SUNCE2001, shipping included. The lowest price we found on the Internet. In shops it is very difficult to find it under 60 euros.

Netgear WNCE3001