Summary: Before, I had a Netgear WGPS606 - a wireless print server with its own IP address on my network that simply sat patiently until it got hit with print requests from various computers on my home network. But that unit was made obsolete by changes in wireless security. You would think from reading the literature that the XAUB2511 would perform similarly. In a word, no.
Excerpt: Pros: Better then drilling holes through walls, and works good enough. Great for web surfing, email and more. Its very simple to use, so id recommend it to older people and people in apartments. (I would not buy this if you play online games)Cons: Much slower then using a Ethernet cable and both of the units get quite hot, even with an apple USB power adapter on them.
The Applications would not load, technical support issues
Mike Dowgiello, Amazon
13 October 2013
Summary: The SW did not load correctly. There were issues connecting to the NetGear Server----I was able to connect and load one of the required applications but not the other. The technical support team was unable to confirm that this device's capability included connecting to my WiFi router and stereo so that I could play music from the internet and pc to my stereo.
Works as a plain power line adaptor...but not for streaming music
Victorian house renovator, Amazon
19 September 2013
Summary: This product is a disappointing fail for Netgear. I have owned two sets of no-frills Netgear power line adaptors and both have worked flawlessly (first died after several years of excellent service so I bough another set). We use the adaptors for streaming content to our HDTV via our Sony Blueray player and for extending out network to the furthest rooms in our house - flawless.
A great item that dramatically increases my music playing ability
Robert Moore, Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: This is a great little gadget that does a great job of extending my ability to playing music on my various devices. In particular, I am able to play far more music on things like my Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy S4. The past few years has seen an explosion of gadgets of one sort or another. Many of the ones I have I don't make much use of, but his one has already become of of my more widely used items. Definitely a recommended itm.
Works well for expanding ethernet and connecting USB printer
17 July 2013
Summary: I used this product in two different ways to test it out. Initially I used it to connect a WDTV Live box in my bedroom area to my wired network, since I don't have an outlet running to where it is and I don't want to run cables across the floor. Setup was easy, pretty much plug and go. The speed was significantly better than wifi, movies being streamed from my media server buffered and started a lot more quickly.
Summary: I actually found this more aggravating to set up than I anticipated, since all the speakers I wanted to use with it did not have the proper inputs. I ended up digging out an old school system and then I found the sound quality to be lacking. I had gotten it strictly for the music airplay and don't need a network extender or printer sharing since those are all wifi anyway or linked up to my home network anyway.
Summary: Why do you need this? The WiFi signal in the yard isn't that great. With this, the audio can be in every room, AND outside! Any issues, free phone support (after you register the product), a rarity indeed. Terrific device, BUT I'm having an issue. I was going to video putting it all together, and now I can't get it to work! I'll update after calling customer support Update 11/2/13: NO ONE can get it to work again. Good company, but this one product didn't deliver for me.