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Netgear-xavb2101.33476064
9.0 out of 10

Netgear XAVB2101

Great Deal: $85.00

Reviews and Problems with Netgear XAVB2101

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Overall 10
10

Now I understand! They do work

James E., Newegg
19 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the job

James E., Newegg
11 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

SLOW Delivery

Daniel C., Newegg
18 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works!

Daniel W., Newegg
13 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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
4.0

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
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 8
8.0

Powerline 200 Mini

Donald H., Newegg
21 November 2014
  • Summary: If you have no Ethernet wired connection and no WiFi, this is an excellent solution. It was just not for me. I will continue to buy Netgear products.
  • Pros: Works as specified. Very good 200 Mbps trough-put. Price. Netgear reliability.
  • Cons: Shouldn't be plugged into power strips - instead, plug directly into the wall. Disturbed the Wifi connections - slow or even dropped.
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Overall 6
6.0

... 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
10

Cheap and easy!

JOSEPH P., Newegg
29 August 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: None.
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