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Netgear XAVB2101

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Overall 10

NETGEAR Powerline 200Mbps Nano Adapter

Stephen Kendell, Amazon
12 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4

I'll stick with wifi, thanks.

Michael V. Kordus, Amazon
29 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10

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.
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Overall 6

... concrete walls in my house that unfortunately do a great job of blocking wireless signal

maswell, Amazon
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.
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Overall 10

I have a Century Link modem with built in wireless wire router that sucks in a major way

Jeff, Amazon
23 August 2014
  • Summary: These have worked incredibly well. I have a Century Link modem with built in wireless wire router that sucks in a major way. If CenturyLink didn't drop the internet altogether, the router would drop the connection at great frequency. I installed the power line adapter and ran the internet directly to my desktop as well as a Netgear wireless router and the adapter works perfectly.
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Overall 8

Would recommend as a more "dependable" alternative to wifi-only in an ...

TBT, Amazon
29 July 2014
  • Summary: The product works as advertised - to a point. I get 35 mbps on wireless devices (phone) yet the connection coming through the powerline adapter is maxing out at around 28 mpbs. I am still giving 4 stars because it does work, I don't "need" 100 mpbs, and I just can't know for sure if the limitations I experienced are due to the hardware or the powerlines in my building.
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Overall 10

Glad I Purchased It!

J. Edwards "GuitarPlaya2000", Amazon
4 April 2014
  • Summary: At first, I was a bit apprehensive on purchasing this item, because I'm not sure if I have a noisey electrical line in my home. I just didn't feel like re-packaging the product and mailing it back, etc. But to my surprise, it worked like a charm. Everyone has a desktop in my home, 3 including myself and they're located in different rooms. This beat connecting the various computers via Wi-Fi any day.
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Overall 10

WOWIE ZOWIE! It works great...

LL "LL", Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: I have an outdoor ip camera 200 or more feet from the house which was wired with Rj45 and worked fine, until I ran over the cable with the lawnmower. New cable or take a chance on Powerline? I rolled the dice with Powerline. In short, the system worked great. Plug and play, literally. I didn't push any buttons whatsoever. And, it passed through several circuits in the breaker box and THEN through over 100 feet of cheap extension cord, outdoors.
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Overall 10

Works like a charm.

Adam D., Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: I hooked this up in a room about... 30 feet away from the router? and the signal is amazing. I'm using it for a security system so this does what I need it to do.
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Overall 2

Incompatible with Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)

Anna L Kelley, Amazon
19 March 2014
  • Summary: If you have a newer home with Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter or AFCI then (according to the off shore technical assistance) these are not compatible and you would be wasting your time ordering them. Additionally, the safety information states clearly these are only for use in EU countries and Switzerland. This brings up the question: why are they being sold in the United States.
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