Summary: can't get it to work on a mac mini running System Software System Version: OS X 10.9.2 (13C64) Kernel Version: Darwin 13.1.0 netgear support is still looking into this, but I don't hold out much hope. was working OK (although did have timeout issues, I worked around those) on my 6 year old Dell running MS Vista (!!) but installing the latest utility on a new mac yields NO devices found in the network.
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.
Extremely easy to set up, used to connect a Smart TV to extend network.
18 July 2013
Summary: This was very easy to set up, plugged one unit near my router in a wall socket and ran an ethernet cable to it. Plugged the second one upstairs (in a wall socket) and voila I better wireless connectivity upstairs. I am currently not using it for the music extending functionality as all our music is on the cloud/shared through our router anyway and I have other speakers that use my iPhone or iPad for streaming.
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: The reason why I jumped at this is that even though I have a Netgear ReadyNAS Duo v2 (2TB: 2 X 1TB) (RND2210) that is constantly connected to the network, I really feel more secure with backing everything up to a separate hard drive in a USB enclosure. After doing the complete backup I disconnect the USB drive both from the network and the wall outlet. That way even with a direct hit from a lightning blast, my data is secure.