Summary: I had a set of these working fine for a year or so. Connected my Tivo to the network. Wanted to get another pair for the other Tivo (and another Pair is not required). I didn't understand that you ONLY need a pair, and then you can buy individual packs for each additional internet component. So I tried to install another pair (the exact same way). Well it will just bring down your internet. This was killing me. I must had read the instructions over a million times.
Pros: Worth the purchase and work for all DVR streaming (Netflix, Vudu and all Smart TVs)
Cons: Instructions and how to setup was just not clear enough.
Summary: I understand the pair purchase (most people will only use a pair). They are setup as Parent-child, where I though it was a pitcher-catcher relationship.
Pros: Good throughput 53mhz & 77 mhz
Cons: Instructions are poorly written. They sell in pairs, but if are buying to add on, it does not explain that only one is a parent and all the rest are siblings. I thought each pair had to be setup together. Finally figured out the instructions and made them work.
Summary: It was a good price compared to what I bough one of these items at before so I have mnimal complaints. If you are not tech or network savvy you might have issues setting this up. Netgear Genie will help a LOT but it can be setup manually. For most that would be challenging. Regardless, the product works as advertised and does the job.
Pros: I received the item after a LONG ship time. The box only contained a spanish instruction sheet and no Netgear Genie software. For the average person this would have been HARD to setup and frustrating.
Cons: Poor package contents, no Netgear Genie disc with the box. Seems like it might have been opened before.
Summary: Not sure how this would work with mult devices.
Pros: Wasn't sure what to think of this device when I first was saw it, saw afew reviews saying it works fine and the couple that didn't. So I took a chance to see how it would do or if it would even work at all. But ya worked great, simple set-up got a great speed boots compared to my wireless card.
Cons: The signal strength goes up and down (green, to amber) don't really see a decrease in speed tho might be minor but might be a distance thing or wiring not sure but.
Summary: Product consisting of 2 Adapters and 2 ethernet cables was received in the mail within the promised time line. I plugged the units into the wall outlets and connected them to my TP-Link router/modem and Matricom G-Box Midnight MX2. No problems encountered - the units configured themselves with no manual input from me. I am very pleased.
Summary: From the second floor of my home, I did a speed test comparison against a Netgear Nighthawk router. When I went straight wifi, I was consistently getting 10 Mbps. When I hooked up the the Powerline Nano Adapter, I was barely getting half that, 3 to 4.8 Mbps. The last test I did was a paltry 1.91 Mbps. Though a neat concept, I think I'll stick with wifi. This seems like it'll work better for devices that are on the same floor, or that are within closer proximity.
Grow Your Network without Running CAT Cable or Wireless Annoyance.
Book Glutton, Amazon
21 November 2014
Summary: Many of us would like to use our computer in a certain room or area of the house, but it really is too expensive, or too difficult, or not practical to run Cat5/6 Cable to the location (drilling holes, going through walls, floors, ceilings, etc.). There are also those situations, because of building structure and/or materials that wireless tends to drop internet connections or is unable to supply a desired or required amount of bandwidth.
... concrete walls in my house that unfortunately do a great job of blocking wireless signal
20 October 2014
Summary: I got these to transcend the concrete walls in my house that unfortunately do a great job of blocking wireless signal. I hooked one up to the cable modem, and the other up to a wireless point on the other side of the house. So they work -- great right? Well, the problem is that the speed off of them is not so good. Now I can't blame these guys 100%. The adapters have a quality light that show the quality of the signal over the power lines. Apparently mine is not-so-good.
Summary: These aren't the fastest powerline adapters you can buy, but they were super cheap and with my slow Internet they work just fine.
Pros: These are great adapters. Cheap and worked the second they were plugged in. My house has been a WiFi death zone with a bunch of computers in one room and the router in the center of the house for coverage. Now with a little switch uplinked through these powerline adapters I can get much better consistent through-put than I ever could with WiFi. There are waaaay too many wireless access points in my neighborhood anyways so the 2.4 ghz band is akin to Tartarus. :P