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Netgear XAVB5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter Kit

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  • Extend Internet access to any power outlet
  • Supports multiple HD video streams
  • Gigabit-fast wired connections

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Technical Details
BrandNETGEAR
Item Weight5 g
Product Dimensions4 x 6.7 x 8.6 cm
Item model numberXAVB5001-100UKS
  
Additional Information
ASINB004I9IAOM
Best Sellers Rank 113,146 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight640 g
Date First Available7 Jan. 2011
  
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The NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 extends your Internet access to any electrical outlet. With speeds up to 500 Mbps, it is the highest performing consumer networking technology available. Ideal for the most demanding users and applications. Perfect for connecting HDTV's, Blu-ray players, DVR's, PC's and game consoles to your home network and the Internet. Sets up in minutes, no need to configure or install any software; simply Plug-and-play. With Push-and-Secure encrypts your network connection at the touch of a button.

Note:Ensure that the factory reset is carried out and then the latest firmware is installed.

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Netgear XAVB5001 Powerline AV 500 Adapter Kit


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Let me start off by saying this is a good product. At the same time you need to understand this product and what it can do for you.

I have a 30m cable running through my flat, it is an eyesore and if you're not careful it can cause you to trip. I would LOVE to replace it so I bought this product.

I can copy files between two computers over gigabit ethernet at over 100MB/sec. This means a BluRay movie in 6-7 minutes. Once I switched over to powerline networking I could not connect at all. This is not because of NetGear! this is because my motherboard has "green ethernet" which means it will try to detect if there is a connection and if not it will power off the (on-board) network card. Once I turned this option off in my computer's BIOS and logged into windows I connected to the network immediately, joy.
I could browse and use internet like I always did BUT when I wanted to copy a large file (2.1gb) I noticed it was very slow. It turns out from the socket that is in my room to the socket in my living room I can only get 10MB/sec. What this means is that I'd have to wait typically 10 times longer for the same files to copy which to me is unacceptable.
The LEDs on both devices were green and networking was fine but significantly slower than my normal ethrnet connection. Very disappointing. I tested various sockets around the flat, checked calbes and what not...the best I could manage is 17MB/sec which is not bad, but still nowhere near what I wanted. I would consider 30-40MB/sec but 17MB/sec is too slow.

So for people that do not need gigabit network speed, this is faster than WiFi & more reliable. It would have less dropouts in those all important video/voice chats!
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I already have a set of the older Netgear AV 101 Powerline Adapters and wanted to expand the network to other rooms in the house. The AV 500 adapters are fully compatible with my existing set so, I was prepared to pay a premium.

Configuration is simple with the "Netgear Powerline Utility" which works on Mac OSX and Windows. The utility enables the user to rename each adapter for easy identification, check the speed of each and even disable the status lights, particularly useful if you are distracted by the flashing LEDs.

I bought the higher spec' AV 500 as I wanted to stream HD video to TVs around the house. In practice, the AV 101s are perfectly capable of handling HD Video without any stutter however, initial access to the media device is much faster with the AV 500s.

In view of the AV 500's higher data speeds, I have connected one to my router and the other to my Ethernet switch which is in turn connected to my TV, Cinema Amp', Sky HD box and PS3. The slower AV101s are connected to a security camera and a Smart TV in the back bedroom as their demands are less.

In tests, I have had three different movies being streamed to three different TVs from my NAS Network Attached Storage device with no interruption!

PROS
Easy to configure.
Small and unobtrusive particularly with LEDs disabled ).
Somewhat future-proof should I need to go to a Gigabit network in the future.

CONS
More expensive than most.
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got a spare 5 mins then you can set these up, use one in house and one in office building outside separate ring main but linked to house fuse box, no issues what so ever
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Simple to Configure, no latency issues, good throughput - overall a great item that I can highly recommend. I purchased this item to connect my Apple TV to my home network via ethernet rather than use wireless. Installed in minutes and I have had absolutely no issues whatsoever since installing. If you need high throughput to a non wireless area then this kit will do the job quickly, easily and efficiently.
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I ordered these on 2 April they were delivered 5 days later, I had not realized there were two Powerline Adapters, even better.
I had also ordered the Netgear XAVB5004 Powerline 4-Port AV 500 Kit which arrived the previous day. I quickly read through the instructions and installed the 4 port kit from the router to my TV setup in the lounge, some 20 meters apart with the mains connected to a 4 way block at the end of 6 metres of cable supplying the router and the new powerline adapter. I got maximum signal strength indicated at both ends of the link and was able to run the BBC or the ITV players at HD quality. My next move was to replace the 4 port unit with one of the XAVB5001 units at the Lounge TV and the other near the dining room TV the 4 port unit was taken down to the office and connected to my computer and other items normally using a wired LAN.
Everything worked perfectly, yippee I can now remove the long LAN cables. Over the next couple of days I got by wife to connect the BBC i player in the dining room to HD on that TV while I connected to the either the BBC or ITV player in the lounge TV also using HD they both worked OK without any dropouts. the final test was to power up one of the computers and the internet radio and use two BBC i players one started 5 minutes earlier than the other both using HD signals; perfect again no dropouts at all on any of the outputs.
I just wish I had bought these powerline adapters months ago, they would have saved a great deal of work and stress in routing long Lan cables all over the house.
I am not on a cable system for broadband I get approximately 18 mega bits per second from the end of a telephone line 3k from the substation.
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