WILL NOT WORK UNLESS IT IS CONNECTED TO SAME CIRCUIT BREAKER
John E. Garnache, Amazon
27 December 2013
Summary: just got off the phone with the poorest customer service you could imagine. Reason enough to not buy! Finally found out it will only work if the plugs are on the same circuit breaker! now tell me...what the f...good is that? how many houses have only ONE CIRCUIT BREAKER? LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Older unit that works better than most newer units
18 October 2013
Summary: I needed this older design Power Over Ethernet Module to replace a 4 year old item that failed. It self configures and you just plug it in. A lot of the newer ones require you to install software on your computer and to go through a setup procedure. Happy with unit.
Summary: NETGEAR XE102 IS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD, YOU INSTALL THE SIMPLE SOFTWARE INTERFACE, PLUG THE TWO UNITS AND YOU'RE ON. I'VE HAD THIS FOR ROUGHLY 9 YEARS. SO IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS THIS IS A VERY GOOD UNIT. THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE IS THAT THEY DON'T SELL THIS AS A PAIR.THE OTHER THING IS YOU CAN'T REALLY TELL WHEN THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT WHEN IT GOES BAD.
Summary: These work well but seem to burn out fast. I bought a set of these about two years ago and it worked really well at first but died after about 10 months. So, I got a second new pair and that pair just died after about 14 months. When they die they do it gradually over about a month. At first performance lags, then you get inexplicable drop-outs that are intermittent. It will drop out maybe once per day.
Summary: I've been looking for a way to put my network printer onto my home network and found this tool. My printer didn't come w/ wireless so I thought my only options were either really really long cable or an ethernet to wireless bridge (most of which have terrible or inconsistent reviews). Then I found this. Within a minute I had my printer networked. Some additional time to setup encryption (so my annoying neighbors cannot snoop into my network) and I was good to go.
This is an awsome product and excellent Netgear's Customer Service
4 November 2008
Summary: Update on 02/22/2006. I have 3 of them. One was bought in May 2005. It stopped working on Feb. 10 2006. I called Netgear Customer Service and asked for a replacement. The thing has 3 year warranty. They just asked me to send the bad one back and would send a new one back to me. I received the new one on 02/21/2006. Thank you Netgear, and keep up the good job. One thing is important, don't forget to register your product.
Summary: After making a music room in my house that had no windows and sound baffling insulation, it was impossible to get a wireless signal in. Got these and was up and running in no time. Connection is fantastic, always full strength, top speed. However, on a couple of occasions, the adapter on the server side got unplugged and getting the network back up was a hassle. Sure it has to do with getting it to request IPs from the router.
Summary: We've been using a pair of XE102 adapters to bridge from a wired 100T Ethernet network to a remote PC for more than a year now. This is the simplest remote networking solution available - no wifi setup hassles, interference or tricky client configurations. Throughput averages a steady 5.5 Mbps, faster than most broadband connections, but of course slower than wired 100T Ethernet. A XE102 powerline network can be setup with NO configuration, just plug and go.