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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
( 61 reviews)
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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 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

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

EASY TO INSTALL POWERLINE ADAPTERS

By JOHNNYCLAM

from SAN CLEMENTE 92672

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

These Netgear Powerline Adapters are nearly foolproof and easy to install. However - Netgear has only made the adapters available in sets of two with matching ethernet 6.5' cables. That is expensive if you only want one, three, or five adapters. And longer ethernet cables, if needed, are not cheap.

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5.0

Great solution

By Sam

from NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

Simple connection and equipment worked immediately. I needed a wired connection to run a VPN office phone upstairs. The internet service terminated in the basement and then I had wireless upstairs. Pulling wire wasn't going to be easy and you cannot connect a VPN phone to a wireless connection. This device made the connection possible by using the power outlet as a hard wire. I plugged in one end to a power jack and cabled it to the router. Then the other was plugged into a power outlet upstairs and the VPN phone internet wire was plugged into this device. The phone booted up and everything works. This device does not interfere with the exsisting wireless nor does it cause any other internet interferance. It is awesome. Thank you for the easy and useful device.

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5.0

Does what's promised.

By JDuran

from Moreno Valley, CA

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Networks

    Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

    I continue to purchase Netgear products due to their reliability and performance.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Great adapter

    By Justin easytech

    from West palm beach fl

    About Me Casual user, High bandwidth user, Low bandwidth user, Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Highly Compatible
    • Secure

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Networks
      • Small Offices

      Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

      Using this to get internet on my smart tv that didn't have a wifi adapter but had a connection for Ethernet and works great . Using it to stream netflix and couldn't be happier with it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Works better than wi fi

      By Netflix moviewatcher

      from Caribou, Maine

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easily Expanded
      • Highly Compatible
      • Secure

      Cons

      • Difficult to Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Home Networks
      • Small Offices

      Comments about NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps Adapter XAVB5201:

      I had a hard time setting this up but once I got everything on line it works fine. I use this to set up a wired internet system for my Sony movies streaming box to combat excessive buffering.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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