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: 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.
Great alternative to wireless or running Ethernet cable
Bob L., Amazon
1 August 2012
Summary: While this little power line network connection device may not match the speeds of a direct wired connection, it *can* be quite fast! Fast enough for 1080p HDTV to your game consoles, etc. My issue was that I have a Playstation 3 and an Xbox 360 in my bedroom. I'm using the Playstation for Vudu, Netflix and Hulu Plus and I'm using the Xbox 360 as a Window Media Center Extender (for live TV).
Summary: The Netgear XAVB1004 Home Theater connection kit is a Homeplug device that allows you to access your home network through your power line. Simply plug the gray brick into the wall, attach your modem or router to it, plug the switch into another power outlet and you have an internet connection at that outlet.
Summary: It wasn't as simple as I had hoped. The easiest plugs to use gave me 31 MBPS, which was much less than I had hoped. Using an extension cord, I checked all the plugs in the Home Theater, and the best was 41 MBPS, but that was on the other side of the room from my gear. I then checked the plugs in the study, and found that the furthest one from the router gave me about 61 MBPS to the plug behind my gear in the Home Theater (I powered down my gear and unplugged the power...
Home theater enthusiasts, a product like this is a must
K. Dubose, Amazon
7 March 2012
Summary: If your household is like mine several of my home theater components can connect to the internet with wires. The problem is that my modem and router are in a different room and running cable to the entertainment center could be a problem in your house. Luckily for me I can run my own CAT 6 cable anywhere I need, but to be honest it's a HUGE pain. When I was given the chance to try the Home Theater Internet Connection Kit out, I jumped at it.
Summary: I did not want another wireless product in my home. I thought about running a long wire from where my router is to the TV area but that would have included making some holes and minor construction. An IT guy at worked suggested this because he uses the same product. He basically guaranteed it would work. So, on his word I paid my money to Amazon and bought the product. When I got I plugged the one end into an outlet near my router and plugged it in.
Summary: Out of the box , up and running within 5 minutes of receiving the package! Already have a Netgear wireless G router, so did not need any tinkering at all. Works as advertised ! However, watch to make sure that you are plugging the Powerline adapter into an available wall socket and not into a power strip for quicker setup. Recommended for places within the dwelling where wireless coverage does not reach properly.
Summary: If you live in a house (not condo or apartment) and your living room or entertainment room is rather far from your home office which houses your router, this device is great since it will work with anywhere in the house with outlet. I also love that Netgear designed the 3-light signal to show how strong the internet connection is. The installation is a breeze! I now enjoy internet TV everyday!