Summary: Great product, but don't make the same mistake I did and confuse this for the WiFi adapter! They have the same name so its confusing, which is Netgear's fault and not the sellers... but I thought all XAV2001's are WiFi adapters like my first one, which is not necessarily true.
Summary: Very Poor Product even when you have the right pairs..or maybe it was the seller i bought from - this did not act right and I have a matching pair to bring into the picture. Not worth it. HOWEVER other netgear products are great - you must buy these brand new or one level up from this model.
Summary: If you haven't heard of powerline networking, you're in for a real treat! AC current (the electricity in your house) changes direction 60 times a second. However, computers send bits of info thousands of times faster.
Summary: I bought this on a gamble. One of our laptops is located so far away from the wireless router that is works marginally. Guess what, it works great!! This is a very cheap and efficient way to get good internet connection if your wireless is marginal. One note of caution.
Summary: Had 3 of these connected together in a living situation where the WiFi signal was very poor and they worked superbly. Had solid 20mbps speeds and reliability for the year I used them. Setup was easy. Powerline has its security drawbacks but it is certainly effective.
Summary: I need another connection to my smart TV in bed room, I already have 4 ports version so this is addition of existing setup, I plug it in and within minutes, my smart TV is online, only need to connection to power and no complex setup at all, the speed is much higher than my wireless connection.
Summary: This is a great way to get internet access to those items in remote areas of the house where wireless isn't strong enough. I love this technology. Extremely easy to use. It is virtually plug-n-play! A Definite Recommend!