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
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: 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!
Summary: This product works just as described. It is easy to setup, (plug and play) and I had it working in less than 5 minutes. Works great, its as fast or faster than my wireless and you dont know its there after it is up and running. I put this in our upstairs bedroom because my router/switch is down stairs and it works just as I hoped.
Worked well for 9 months, now failed & replacement received
Denise EE "Review", Amazon
18 September 2013
Summary: I have had the XAVB1004 setup working for about 9 months. Until now, I would have rated the product with 5-stars. Last weekend the plug-mounted unit failed, all lights extinguished. Kikatek, with some relucatance, eventually replaced the unit -- took them about 3 weeks!
Summary: Bought this to bring a wired connection down to the ground floor TV room from the loft conversion (where broadband router is) for connection to a Wii (via usb LAN adapter), a Blu-Ray player and also for better iPlayer performance . This leaves two more sockets available to future entertainment hardware.
Summary: Having never used anything like this, I was surprised at how easy it was to setup and get it working. They do not work through extension leads, but that was not a problem. A good way to cable a machine/device to the upstairs of your house!