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NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201

NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201

Item: 927661    Model: XAVB5201-100PAS

NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201
4.5stars
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  • Extend your network - Extend Internet access throughout your home to any electrical outlet for desktop PCs, gaming consoles and set-top boxes
  • Ideal for 3D/HD multimedia streaming and multiplayer gaming
  • Compact design – Convenient nano-design blends in nicely with any surrounding
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NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (34)
  • Easy to set up (30)
  • Highly compatible (21)
  • Secure (21)
  • Easy to use (20)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (3)

Best Uses

  • Home networks (26)
  • Small offices (15)
  • Home or business (13)
  • High volume (7)
  • Highly secure networks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High bandwidth user (21), Quality oriented (17), Professional (11), Casual user (9), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (48), Business (9)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (49), Mac (6)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Stable connection and Fast!

Our strong wireless internet reception is reliable in most of the house except for the living room where it's glitchy when people walk by. So, we decided to try a Powerline connection instead....Read complete review

Our strong wireless internet reception is reliable in most of the house except for the living room where it's glitchy when people walk by. So, we decided to try a Powerline connection instead. The only type that's fast enough to stream full 1080p HD video is the 500Mbps range such as this Netgear AV500. It's also true that old house wiring, AFCI breakers, cellphone chargers left plugged in when not in use, surge protector/power strips, and other things can reduce the speed or quality of a powerline network. Anyway, our house is 10 years old with none of those problems, and the PC is located about 30 feet from the power outlet where the router is (one room away). Have tested our internet speed several times over the last few days and we are now getting the same speed in the living room as we do on wired ethernet connections right beside the router - around 22Mbps (except during busy times when Comcast throttles everyone's speed down to about 9.5Mbps). So, the powerline connection is a success and seems very stable. Hope it lasts for years! Hookup was simple. First, we unplugged the USB wireless adapter from our living room pc. Then, plug in one Netgear powerline adapter to a power outlet near the router and connect them together with the supplied ethernet cable (about 6 feet long). Then, plug in the other adapter to a power outlet near our home theater pc in the living room, and use the other supplied ethernet cable to connect the pc's network jack to the Netgear adapter. We did not get an instant connection. Restarted the living room pc and, after it booted up and settled down, the connection was working at full speed! Pretty easy overall. One more thing - Staples.com matched a lower price we found from an online competitor. Thanks, Staples!

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Bad throughput

Max throughput I got was 24 Mbps as opposed to the 500 Mbps advertised. The devices were plugged in on same circuit and within 0 feet of each other. This one is going back...Read complete review

Max throughput I got was 24 Mbps as opposed to the 500 Mbps advertised. The devices were plugged in on same circuit and within 0 feet of each other. This one is going back to Staples.

I have 4 year old Linksys powerline devices that give my 65 Mbps (advertised: 85 Mbps) on the same exact test.

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5.0

Great wireless improvement

By JoCo Lady

from Swansboro,NC

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Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

I continually lost the wireless internet connection for Direct TV and was having to continually re-connect because their boxes do not look for a lost connection. This powerline adapter has solved the problem. Haven't lost the internet connection since installing. Well worth the investment.

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5.0

May not be downward compatable

By CtsTahoe

from Lake Tahoe

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

I was hoping to expand on my older system. Both new and old work well independently. I am having trouble combining them?
The AV500 seems to work faster than my older AV200, but again they work well as stand alone units. I was hoping to mix and match using one AV500 to broadcast to its paired AV500 unit as well as my two older AV200 resulting in a three receiver system. So far I have been unable to do so.I have yet to contact tec support so there is still hope.I have no problem recommending this product as a stand alone purchase it was extremely simple to setup.

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5.0

NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter

Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

This system works great. I own 4 units. I have one at my Frontier router, one downstairs in the living room, one downstairs in my office area, and one in the basement. I have 35 mps that we get at the Frontier router. When I run a Speedtest at each location, I receive virtually the same speed as I have directly at the Frontier router. When I used wireless at the router, I dropped my speed from about 35 mps to about 15-20 mps just to the downstairs. With this system, I don't loose any quality or speed. I used the one in the basement and hooked it to the Netgear router for wireless. I am getting 30-35 mps everywhere in my basement using WIFI from the Netgear router and providing a good quality signal from this powerline adapter. Great stuff!

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5.0

NETGEAR Powerline adapters

Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

I have purchased this type of adapter in the past. My wife had slow wireless in the house. We purchased the Netgear Range Extender and it was terrible! I then purchased the Netgear Powerline plug adapters. One plugs in an electrical outlet next to the router and the other where you want faster internet. With the Powerline adapter and this cable, my wife's internet speed was back up to 35+ mps! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality internet speed connection.

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5.0

Easy to expand your home network

By Newmexdex

from Concord, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

I first got 2 of these to extend my network to the other end of the house. A wireless range extender was doing poor job of this. I now use 6 of these all around the house. Anywhere I want a reliable network cable connection. I use it for Slingbox, a second router and various other network devices. Significantly more robust that wireless. Very easy to set up. Plug two in. Connect 1 to your primary router. Press the link switches, and you are done. Adding devices is just as easy. Just make sure you plug the devices directly into outlets and not on power strips or splitters.

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