Good alternative to running cables throughout your home.
Benjamin Hake, Amazon
19 March 2015
Summary: I like the product. I did what the instructions said; I plugged one into an outlet, hooked a Cat5e cable from my modem to the device, and plugged the second device in my bedroom to my computer. The speeds are alright; I pay for the 105/20 package from comcast. I normally get around 125/24 directly connected from my modem. With this device, I get 54/24. The upload is still fantastic, but the download was cut in half. Still a great product.
Summary: I have three of these, which I use because my wireless connection does not extend reliably to my second floor. I was using one for a blueray DVD player with internet connection for Netflix, etc, and suddenly in the middle of a show, I lost internet connection! I checked my Netgear adapter on another computer, and it seemed ok, so I spent quite a bit of time checking the cords, the router, the DVD player itself, and other stuff (which involved moving some furniture around...
It might be worth 5 stars, but I am stingy with those.
5 April 2013
Summary: I needed to extend my wireless network, but a wireless extender with the extra hop was way too slow. I connected one of these directly to the router at my modem, the other in a room across the house where I attached an access point. I get green lights probably 95% of the time and the response is quite good. If I get an internet/TV subscription/connection I'll try these to connect the TV.
Summary: I bought these on the advice of a neighbor. I wanted to extend my Internet to locations where I did not have a wired Ethernet connection. I also needed faster download speed than my wireless could provide. This device turns your home's electrical wiring into an Ethernet network allowing hard wired connection to DVD players or,to a satellite or cable box. Very useful and easy to set up.
Lewis E. Moten III "I like listening to audio books and podcasts on long commutes. I prefer science fiction and fantasy.", Amazon
2 January 2011
Summary: I've been having trouble with a wireless connection for years trying to reposition devices for better reception, but I believe the general congestion with my neighborhoods air waves has been getting worse. I saw this product today and decided to give it a try. It worked rite out of the box. I plugged one end into a small hub and the other end into my game console. I haven't had any drops and the performance ranges from 2-14 Mbps down, 1-4 Mbps up.
Summary: I just purchased this latest-generation 200mps Netgear Powerline AV 200 kit to replace my older first-generation 85mps kit (also Netgear) from seven years ago after one of the older Powerline units finally failed. I have a somewhat sprawling ranch house and my wife's and my computer are at diametrical opposite ends of the house.
An Utterly Indispensable Slice of Networking Bliss, If You Need It.
Terrance S., Amazon
22 September 2010
Summary: I'm a bit of a networking guru (as deemed by friends, family, and coworkers) and in my tenure, I've had significant hands-on experience with just about every kind of home/small office networking kit including wireless routers, network switches, wireless Ethernet bridges, specialized antennas, etc. I'm relatively new to networking over power lines, but I do have prior experience with an older 85Mbps Linksys system.
Summary: Although most of the reviews here were very positive, I was a bit skeptical about this product. I've used another product designed to work over power lines (i.e., X10 devices) and was disappointed that they seemed to work intermittently. Not the case with the Netgear Powerline AV200, which worked very well.
Bass Cadet "This profile and any files transm..., Amazon
9 July 2010
Summary: There are times that a wired LAN connection is preferable to Wi-Fi. Some examples are for streaming movies and for areas with borderline reception. It just so happens that our family room is the furthest area from the Wi-Fi access point. The connection is acceptable for a Nintendo Wii game system, but marginal for a TiVo Premiere, especially when streaming Netflix or Amazon Video On Demand. The Netgear Powerline AV200 works well.
Summary: I bought a new Sony Blue Ray with wireless capability, but my router signal upstairs was insufficient for streaming of Netflix or anything else. I connected the Powerline 85 adapter to my FIOS router and Blue Ray, and after working with Sony's confusing instructions on registration, finally got Netflix up and streaming. The Powerline kit really extended my wireless reach, although I wish it was a smaller device. It occupies too much power outlet space, hence my 4 stars.