IOGEAR's Ethernet-2-WiFi Universal Wireless Adapter maintains the highest level of security across your network
Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi connectivity for any of your Ethernet enabled devices at home or in the office with IOGEAR's Ethernet-2-WiFi Universal Wireless Adapter. This is the ideal solution for devices that do not have built-in Wi-Fi and is universally compatible with any device with an Ethernet port. Avoid the clutter of cables and connect devices such as HDTVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players to your Wi-Fi network. Older laptops, A/V receivers, network printers and other Ethernet only devices leave you at the mercy of a hardwired data connection. With IOGEAR's Ethernet-2-WiFi Universal Wireless Adapter, you can breathe new life into your legacy electronics by giving them Wi-Fi capability. Using dual antennas (2T2R), the adapter delivers data rates up to 300Mbps and boasts speeds twice that of IOGEAR's Universal Wireless-N Adapter (GWU627). The increased speed supplies sufficient bandwidth for faster file transfers, music downloads, video streaming, online gaming, and HD multimedia applications. Designed to be thinner and lighter to make applications clean and clutter free, the Ethernet-2-WiFi Adapter is 40% smaller than its predecessor, without having to sacrifice performance. The compact design gives you the freedom to place your home entertainment center practically anywhere and stay connected to your wireless network. No need for power from an outlet, this device is powered by a USB port giving you more freedom to place it anywhere. For instance, the prevalence of USB ports on TV sets allow for simple and fast connection of the Ethernet-2-WiFi Adapter to any USB enabled television using the included USB power cable. Instantly connect to your network with the push of a button. This device supports WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP and AES encryption standards to keep your wireless connection safe from intruders.
Manufacturers Limited Warranty:1 Year
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Here's why some people can't get this device to work. The claim that it will work with 'ANY DEVICE WITH AN ETHERNET PORT' is simply untrue. This adapter provides a specific fixed IP address to the device it's connected to. If the device is ok with that, great, it will work, but some devices still require getting their IP address from a DHCP server; with such devices, this adapter will fail.
In particular, it won't work with a current model VIP722 HD Dish satellite receiver/DVR, which requires DHCP. This is unfortunate, as the Dish receiver needs a broadband internet connection in order to enable Sling live TV on mobile devices.
EDIT: Ok, I'm editing this review one hour later, adding one star. The device now functions with the Dish DVR. Big thanks to the Amazon user who noted that the adapter has a HIDDEN web-based configuration page accessible at 192.168.1.252/menu.asp. This page has many useful configuration options which for some ludicrous reason Iogear has...
Yes the item arrived on time. I am using it for my rather large Xerox 6280DN that my wife won't let me bring into the house. The product description and the package does not offer the option for printers. A network connection is a network connection. Set it up in the garage, followed the setup instructions (you need a laptop with an ethernet port) and it worked right away. I am able to control it from my main desktop. I then went to Xerox, found and used the most recent Global PCL drivers. Once connected and printing, I then changed the IP address to manual via my Chrome Browser. I am using Windows 7 Professional but I am sure that the same would go for Windows 8.1 and 10; if you follow the directions.
I used this to connect an IP camera to my surveillance system that I can then use as a "nanny cam" in our kids room, we didn't want to run Cat5 because we wanted to keep it portable. works great and streams smoothly. When settting this up read and follow every step. do NOT try to just figure it out. I deal with electronics and network gear at work all the time and I thought surely I can get this set up by myself. Nope. Read the instructions or it will be a frustrating experience.
***Update - 9/8/16*** Has been 5 months now and unit has been streaming 720 HD video clearly and smoothly 24/7. absolutely love this unit and will be purchasing a few more for family members with kids that also want a portable camera. we use this with a surveillance app(Wirepath) on our iPad so while we're downstairs watching movies we can still keep tabs on the kids.
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