Good for basic networking, plus one USB device, plus both adapters are passthrough
Dmitriy M., Newegg
10 January 2014
Pros: Plug and play for basic networking to get internet from one room to another. Hooked up one upstairs at the DSL modem/router to provide source of internet connection to the powerline network. Connected the other one downstairs far away for connection for another computer where wireless signal was ...
Cons: AV 200 Mbps is an older and slower standard, you can get other devices supporting higher speeds. No Wifi support (have to purchase a separate adapter to add wireless functionality).
Summary: The reason why I jumped at this is that even though I have a 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.
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.
Summary: For a non-wireless remote printer setup, this works well. But with the main point being that it's an ethernet powerline, it sort of only makes it useful as a network printer, not so much as a remote(as in far away so it doesn't take up space or make noise) setup.
Pros: For people who don't have an attic access(people who live on the first floor of a condo/apartment, for instance) or people who realize how awful spending a day in an attic is, this sort of thing is a godsend. It comes with everything you need(2 powerlines, 2 ethernet cables and a usb to rca male/...
Cons: Price. Powerlines in general have dropped considerably in price in the last year or two, and the usb feature(even with all the cables) doesn't merit the price increase. At the time of writing there's a $30 mail in rebate, and even with that, it's kind of a hard push. Still, this can potentially r...
Summary: My primary reason for getting this was to see if it truly would let us network a USB printer. Works perfectly. We already have powerline in our home (Cisco/Linksys) so I simply plugged in the master unit of this device in a back bedroom, pressed the linking button, and plugged the printer into its...
Pros: Great for networking one printer for everyone in the house.
Cons: Had to install the Netgear app from the CD on every computer in the house to use the printer.
If you have an older home, this is a hit-or-miss product, but otherwise great
29 June 2013
Summary: I've used the , a similar product, in the past, and enjoyed the functionality it gave me, using it to hook up some older video game consoles that were in rroms far away from the router. On the surface, this competing NetGear product makes a sacrifice in top speed (200 Mbps vs.
Excellent network extender with AIRPLAY as a bonus!!!
27 June 2013
Summary: Excellent product if you need it...however it has its drawbacks. What is it?: This is a power-line network extender which has the built in benefit of allowing you to stream music via its built in USB port.
Great for bringing wired internet to further places
TOU M., Newegg
20 June 2013
Summary: I would recommend this unit only if you need a connection to the internet that is far from the router. The connection is great and doesn't fluctuate (meaning, it doesn't go on/off), but at the same time the bandwidth is far too little for me since I like to do HD streaming to my multimedia center.
Pros: I have 2 living rooms and my "multimedia station" is furthest away from my wireless router. With this NetGear XAUB2511-100NAS Extender, I now get a better internet connection to these devices. They're approx. 30 feet away with walls so I usually only get 1-2 bars of wifi to these devices. Using t...
Cons: As I said before, I was using the NetGear XAUB2511-100NAS Extender to bring internet to 3 devices...3 internet hungry devices. Well, it does bring internet to them, but the speeds were very slow...nonetheless it was faster than the wifi signals I was getting, except for the Xbox 360. I never had ...
Summary: The Netgear Powerline Music Extended was easy to set up and it works well. It's a bit pricy, but it delivers what it promises. Set up took only about 15 minutes. Music plays fine with no perceptible lag. Good if you need a remote connection to some A/V gear that's simple to setup and use.