By Ki Grinsing
Netgear WNHDB3004 home theater networking kit adapter is one of supporting wireless home theater system
The main purpose of a wifi network in your home is to reduce the cluttered of wires in home. You can move your laptop and remains connected to the internet without being limited to the cable length as long as you are within wifi range.
Not Just your laptops can benefit from a wifi network, all your Android mobile devices and the iPad can also take advantage of easy connectivity to the internet wirelessly, and so do your home theater devices. It’s not all your home theater devices equipped with wifi adapter, but you can use Netgear WNHDB3004 as a wifi bridge to your internet network.
Ethernet-based home theater
Mostly today’s home theater devices are designed to be capable of connecting to the internet network or just connecting to the home network storage. They are designed with Ethernet-port ready to allow you connect to Ethernet network using wired connection.
You can take advantage of your existing network by adding your home theater devices wireless theater adapter kits to support your wireless home theater system. Netgear WNHDB3004 helps you eliminate the clutter of the wires in your home theater environments.
What this product does
The product comes in a pair, one as the wireless AP and the other one as the wireless bridge.
- Allows you stream HD and 3DHD up to 1080p resolution
- Based on wireless a/n with 4×4 wireless AP or Bridge providing wide bandwidth up to 300Mbps solidly and reliability
- Allows you connect wide range of Ethernet devices including Internet TVs, IPTV Set-top Boxes, AT&T U-verse®, connected Blu-Ray DVD players, gaming consoles, TiVo® HD, SlingBox®, AppleTV, NETGEAR NeoTV™ products and more
- Connect up to four Ethernet devices
The Netgear WNHDB3004 is engineered with single band 5GHz technology with 802.11a/n standard provides speed up to 300Mbps, fast enough for HD media streaming requirements smoothly, as well as fast responsive online gaming.
Includes Mode Switch
As part of your wireless home theater system, this adapter is equipped with a Mode Switch to allow you change the operation system modes of the device. You can configure the device into three available operation modes: Auto, AP, and Bridge mode. The factory default setting is the Auto mode in which the adapter senses and set the mode automatically. In Auto mode, the adapter works in AP mode when connects to the router /gateway device. When the adapter is connected to any Ethernet-based devices, the adapter operates in Bridge mode.
Change mode manually
To change the mode manually, you can change the mode switch depends on what mode you require the adapter to work in. If you connect the adapter to the router or gateway, change the mode to the AP. If you connect the adapter to the Ethernet- ready devices, change the switch to the Bridge mode.
If your existing environment is a wired LAN which includes a router/gateway with built-in modem either DSL or Cable, you can install the WNHD3004 and configure it as the AP mode. With your Ethernet-ready devices, you can install another WNHD3004 device and configure it for Bridge.
Bridge connects to AP
And this is the note you need to know: “The unit running in Bridge mode can only connect to the WNHD3004 Access Point”. It means you cannot buy a single device and configure it as the Bridge mode to connect the Ethernet-ready devices to the wireless network unless you have another device which is configured in AP mode. It must be in a pair to work in Bridge mode. Basically the adapter is sold in a pair. What if one of the adapters fails? Can you buy a single device for replacement?
The following diagram shows the wireless home theater system with WNHD3004 in a pair, one adapter is configured as the AP and connected to the router, while the other one is configured as the Bridge mode and connected to home theater devices.
Another solution to connect multiple home Ethernet-based devices to the internet is by using the multi-port Ethernet converter such as WLI-TX4-AG300N by Buffalo. The WLI-TX4-AG300N includes 4-port Ethernet with dual-band technology delivering the speed up to 300Mbps. Should your wifi network has been upgraded to 5th generation of wifi technology, you may consider WLI-H4-D130o which is based on wireless ac standard.
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