I suspect the frequency used by these devices looks like an arc on the circuit
Kynn V. Schulz, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Returned this item, intermittently would trip my AFCI breakers in my electrical panel. I suspect the frequency used by these devices looks like an arc on the circuit. I have Seimens breakers.. Net search indicates problems with these both with trips and reduction on throughput. The few times I was able to test speed, I found the file copy rate was no better than what is achieved via the wireless network. Setup was easy. Just wish it would have worked in my house.
Summary: I moved into a business location that didn't have any CAT5 ports and installing them would be difficult given the lack of crawl space and vaulted ceilings. My installer suggested the Powerline idea so I looked into it and decided about this model because I wanted the pass-through adapter plus it has 2 ethernet ports to make it easy to plug my VOIP and Laptop in together.
The Powerline adapter needs to plug directly into the wall so this is great.
Claire Beaumon, Amazon
9 November 2014
Summary: Working perfectly to bring internet via "ethernet" to my desktop that is in a separate office away from my wireless router. It is on the same electrical circuit. Having the extra outlet is a huge help since I have a modem and router. The Powerline adapter needs to plug directly into the wall so this is great.
Summary: Just got this hooked up and so far so good. Previously was using wifi for streaming on my Roku, but needed a better solution due to poor signal strength. I plugged this little guy in, switched my Roku from wifi to Ethernet and boom worked like a charm. I don't have the ability to test actual speed, but buffering time dropped significantly and I am very happy with the results. Will follow up with any relevant updates. Recommended.
Summary: After about a year of suffering trying to get wifi to my room, including wifi extenders and new routers, i ran across powerlines while i was on google and it seemed like a great idea. My main purpose for wifi in my room was to play online with my ps3/ps4. While i was on wifi i was getting from 2-4 mbps with constant cutoffs and i was fed up with it. My room is an extension room that was built on to the back of the house.
Summary: I would give this product 4 stars if AMAZON didn't send me an "open box return" on the first try! This is now the 2nd time in 3 technology gear purchases where we have received obvious open boxed return items shipped out as new. The gear had been removed an installed previously with cords unraveled and missing plastic coverings on the units. Why is this happening with such frequency?
A nice implementation but don't give up of traditional Ethernet cabling just yet
Brian Warren, Amazon
14 September 2014
Summary: Important context: Our house is fairly large so the intent of bringing in Powerline was to provide a high-speed and more stable alternative to 802.11n. Unfortunately our house has two electrical home runs -- effectively 2/3 of our house is on one set of runs and the remain 1/3 is on the other (a nightmare for Powerline since those behave as separate networks). Worse yet, that remaining third was the toughest place to reach with WiFi as well.
Summary: it worked good, but it really did not improve my speed over that of Wi-Fi, perhaps it did help to make my connection more stable though, but for me it wasn't worthy at the end, this however might be a great choice for people having persistent connectivity issues while on Wi-Fi.
Summary: I was disappointed. I expected this to unit to provide higher point-to-point speed than the older 200mbps units I had been using for the last three years. The older product was slightly faster. The "500Mbps" refers to total network bandwidth, i.e., you can attach more devices but the don't run any faster. There is actually little Netgear can do to increase the point-to-point speed as it is limited by the techno9logyt and the AC power lines it passing through.