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This review is from: Netgear Wall Plugged Wireless-N Powerline AV 200 Extender Kit (Personal Computers)
The product works OK but there are a couple of things buyers should be aware of before purchasing.
First, as at least one other reviewer has said, these devices only work between sockets on the same circuit. So if you have a relatively modern house the chances are that your upstairs and downstairs sockets are on a different circuit and will have a separate circuit breaker on your distribution board ('fuse box' in old parlance). There are ways to get around this. One is to run an electricity extension cable from one floor to the other and attach a socket so that you have, say, an upstairs socket on the downstairs circuit. The second option is to run an ethernet cable from one floor to the next and buy a wireless access point to plug into it, such as the Netgear N150 Wireless Access Point. Both incur extra cost of course.
Secondly, and amazingly, Netgear do not sell the wireless extender units (XAVN2001)separately to dot around in different rooms. You can buy extra ethernet adaptors which are compatible, but not extra wireless ones. The only way to get an extra XAVN2001 is to buy the whole kit again and then you have a redundant adapter unit (the one you plug into the router). At £65 a pop that is a no-go for me! So another work around is to get a compatible ethernet adaptor, plug it into a socket close to where you want the wireless signal and then plug a wireless access point into that. Cost again.
The bottom line is, if you only need one wireless extender and are operating on one electric circuit then this should be fine. Otherwise you will need to spend more and should think about the total solution for your whole house before buying this extender kit (unlike me!). But come on Netgear, at least do the obvious thing and let us buy extra wireless extender units (XAVN2001)!