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IOGEAR Universal Wired Ethernet to Wireless-N Single Port Adapter - GWU627 - 51% Off - $24.42

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I've been waiting forever for the price on this to drop. It's a great device, but not at $50 each, especially when I need two: one for a printer and another for an older laptop. Similar cheaper devices are available, but this device is better quality - and for only a few bucks more when on sale.

Add High-Speed 802.11n wireless access to any wired Ethernet-enabled device. Perfect for any device with an Ethernet connection but no method, or more expensive method, to add 802.11n wireless capability.

For use with Blu-Ray players, media devices, TIVO, TVs, computers, cameras etc.

https://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-Uni...B004UAKCS6
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I recall picking up wifi AC ones for about same price or less. Unless you specifically need to stay on N for a reason.
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I recall picking up wifi AC ones for about same price or less. Unless you specifically need to stay on N for a reason.
I think I've waited for this thing to go on sale for so long, technology has advanced past it.
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Unless I'm missing something, I've been using old "N" routers with DD-WRT installed set up in client bridge mode this way for a very long time- I've got one in my entertainment center, another with the gaming setup. They're cheap, work great, and they typically connect four or five devices each.
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Unless I'm missing something, I've been using old "N" routers with DD-WRT installed set up in client bridge mode this way for a very long time- I've got one in my entertainment center, another with the gaming setup. They're cheap, work great, and they typically connect four or five devices each.
Yeah let's face it, that requires a bit more work for most non tech savvy users and $25 isn't a lot more. I mean a ddwrt compatible router if buying new (which voids warranty when flashed) is going to be at least same price. Not to mention chance of bricking and finding out 2 days later some specific function doesn't work after ddwrt.... That's like my friend that used to tell ppl to use their old computer as a router instead of buying a router.....yes it's possible, but not always the right solution for everyone.
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Not a good deal. First its IO Gear which is a terrible brand. Second, it's incredibly limited devices. You cant do anything else with it.

Get the TP Link TL-WR802N instead when it goes on sale for $20 all the time. Its a far superior device with lots of great features
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Not a good deal. First its IO Gear which is a terrible brand. Second, it's incredibly limited devices. You cant do anything else with it.

Get the TP Link TL-WR802N instead when it goes on sale for $20 all the time. Its a far superior device with lots of great features
Awesome, thanks for the tip. I just researched the TL-WR802N and it seems to be increasing in price (hasn't been $20 in about 14 months on Amazon, at least) but it does go to $25 fairly frequently: which is good enough for me. The fact that it's capable of AC/300Mbps versus only N/150Mbps for the device I posted makes it that much better.

The TL-WR802N is touted as a travel router foremost, as opposed to a wired>wireless adapter (though it does that too) so maybe that's why I never found it while researching. Thanks again.
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Awesome, thanks for the tip. I just researched the TL-WR802N and it seems to be increasing in price (hasn't been $20 in about 14 months on Amazon, at least) but it does go to $25 fairly frequently: which is good enough for me. The fact that it's capable of AC/300Mbps versus only N/150Mbps for the device I posted makes it that much better.

The TL-WR802N is touted as a travel router foremost, as opposed to a wired>wireless adapter (though it does that too) so maybe that's why I never found it while researching. Thanks again.
Do you need to be powered by usb? I picked up a netgear ac750 3 prong outlet one with wifi AC capable for about $26 on Amazon and it's back up to $30 now with $5 off coupon.
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Do you need to be powered by usb? I picked up a netgear ac750 3 prong outlet one with wifi AC capable for about $26 on Amazon and it's back up to $30 now with $5 off coupon.
You've totally opened my eyes here. When I was looking for something, I thought to myself "if only they made an Ethernet>Wireless adapter," so that's what I was looking for. I had no idea all of these other devices do the same thing, but simply have a different moniker..

I need / prefer a USB-powered device for the laptop, but this TP-Link one would be better for the printer. Thanks again.
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