Jul 29, 2011
We just moved, and the family room (where the desktop is) had no coaxial outlet. The exterior box is at the other side of the house, and instead of wiring around our entire home, cable guy said we could easily set it up where the previous owners did (living room), and use a Netgear USB to make the desktop wireless.At Best Buy, I was told to buy Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter WNDA3100 for $50. I install with the cd, and then plug in the USB as it suggests, and it just blinks from yellow to blue, not picking up my netgear wireless router in the other room. I go back to Best Buy, and they say that I need to buy another thing, now it's Netgear XET1001 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapter for another $70.Plugged one unit into the wall, and then plugged it into the Netgear Wireless Router. This will give me a solid light for Power LED and Ethernet LED, and then the middle, Powerline LED is a solid blue. With the second adapter, I plugged that in to my family room (with the desktop) and attached it also to my desktop with it's cord. This one has a solid light for the Power and Ethernet LED, but for the Powerline LED it's off. So it's not finding the other compatiable key, if I put it in between the wireless router, and my desktop (in the hall or kitchen) it will have all lights on, but I can't connect it with the cord to the desktop, and the USB does not pick it up any point.
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