Summary: I have 5 of these throughout my house. I prefer ethernet wiring over WiFi. It is faster and more secure. Netgear Powerline was the easiest way to extend my ethernet network - no cables to run through walls and attics. I simply plug them into a wall outlet and they work flawlessly.
Internet connections through power outlets like magic.
D. Kent "DBKent", Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: These adapters really work. I picked up the starter unit and added these to the system. They work best on the same access power line but will also work on others but with some degradations. Recommended.
Summary: This is my second pair installed on my 2 storey house where my main AP was upstair and the entertainment center was downstair (blu ray, smart TV, ROKU) all WIRED thru another AP. And the last pair was at the office downstair which I primary use for work thru an 8 port network switch (printer, VOIP phone, and desktop PC).
Summary: I moved to a townhouse condo. The wireless modem is on the first floor where I use a laptop but won't reach into the basement to my desktop because of cement walls. I never really thougth these would work to solve the problem, but they work like a charm - just plug in and they work.
Summary: Had been having serious IP Address conflicts with my home wi-fi network. Was recommended to buy a Powerline Adapter as an upgrade over wi-fi. Bought two sets of the Netgear AV+200 XAVB2501 Powerline Adapters (four total units) and connected one to my Netgear cable router and the other in an upstairs bedroom. Immediate success! Fast internet access without disruption.
Summary: I switched from using NETGEAR Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Ethernet Switch XAVB1004 to this, and the difference has been very satisfying. The built-in filters with this Powerline adapter kit I suspect make all the difference. Previously I was lucky to get 7-15 Mbps receive speed, but now with my home office and home theater setups both running through filtered outlets I'm seeing 150+ Mbps Tx/Rx across my apartment.
Summary: This solved a problem of internet access to walkout basement area with no wiring required. I am relieved and thrilled to have such a simple solution to what has been a real pain in the neck. Cannot recommend this more highly. Simple is too complex a word for ease of use, plug and play in 2 minutes.