Summary: This worked like a charm. I was a bit worried the wiring in my house was going to be in some way "wrong", but it works great. The one thing I've noticed is that you can't have anything else plugged into the outlets you're using. MOST of the times that the device isn't working, I go check, and someone has plugged in a computer charger or toy.
Summary: From poor wireless in our back bedroom to near-cabled connection speed. Very nice. Unfortunately, the labeling didn't make it clear that this was the 200, not the 500 version of the product. Would have been better if I'd have known I wasn't get top of the line.
Summary: Let's face it wireless can be spotty at times if you don't have a large enough budget to fill your house with access points or repeaters. I am not a fan of wireless technology and probably never will be so please take this into consideration before you read my review. I will always choose an ethernet wire over wireless ANYDAY of the week.
Summary: The wi-fi to my home theater was "iffy", and I had more than one item to hook up at that location. This was the perfect item for that use. I have another port elsewhere in the house that gets the full 200 MBps speed. This location is closer to 100, which is still faster than wi-fi.
Summary: I had been using a 802.11n wireless adapter for my Sony Bravia's internet connection and moving it to my Sony Blue-ray when I need to (yes, it was a pain in the rear). Performance with streaming NetFlix and Amazon movies seemed to be okay, an occasional stutter and sometimes NetFlix didn't want to stream HD. Overall I was pretty satisfied and thought that was about the best anyone could expect.
Summary: I don't know how exciting a review can be that is supposed to emulate a cable. The good news is that it works and the 4 port switch on is particularly handy. The tool to configure encryption isn't amazing, but it works for OS X so that is plus that many other ones don't have
Summary: I have only had this for a few days, but hookup is a breeze (took about 5 minutes from openning the box to fishing wires under my furniture behind the TV), and it is much faster than wireless G. I am streaming Netflix through my TivoHD without undue buffering, and at the claimed Netflix full HD quality.
Summary: I really love this product, but the 4-port adapter in this kit was a dud and the NETGEAR service is poor. I had problems with the 4-port adapter and had to call for support to get it working the day it arrived; the tech I talked to was hard to understand but helpful. He had me reset, unplug, and move the adapter to various outlets, and finally it started to work; it should have worked immediately, and I should have realized there was a problem with it, but this was my...
Better that Wireless, not as good as wired, or as stated
28 October 2012
Summary: I purchased the Netgear XAVB1004 Powerline Home Networking Kit so I could connect my Tivo, my new Home Theater PC and other devices downstairs to my router which was upstairs. Some background: I have a 2 story 1700 sq ft townhouse. There is no networking cable run through the house, and unfortunately, its easy or cost effective to rip everything apart to run wires. I currently have a 10/100 MBs Linksys WRT54G wireless router.