Summary: I will be returning this item because it's just to inconsistent. For the first week it had a strong connection, however after than it started to demonstrate dropped signals and speed fluctuations. Streaming video was a challenge, sometimes it would work and other times it would buffer every 10 seconds. Disappointing.
Summary: The device is great when it works. I am able to connect my smart Tv to the internet. The issue that I have with it is that the network 4 port adapter does not have any network connectivity when it comes out of its power saving mode. The only resolution is to unplug from the power and plug it back in again.
Summary: The issue I'm having is that the XAVB5004 occasionally disconnects from the network, It has happened twice during the last 7 days since I set it up. Netgear tech support has proven totally useless. They want me to believe that all powerline adapters will have connection problems when plugged into circuits that have different circuit breakers.
Summary: This is a new concept in that it uses the electrical wiring of your house to transport internet signal. Getting it to work was extremely problematic to say the least. Used it only for a few days and It used to take 7 or 8 attempts to actually get Netflix streaming to work. Everytime I was hitting the Netflix icon on my TV screen, a return message used to say, "Network error....is your device connected properly?" ....of course there were no problems on that end.
Summary: Would be a great product if it did not constantly overload electrical breakers. Used to stream to my gaming consoles since wifi was to unreliable. It actually did create a reliable connection to internet...problem is it kept causing power outages. Now I live in a newer home (2010 built) and thought this would not be the case. But all I could run was the gaming console and television, turning on a lamp would cause an outage. If this did not happen I would rate it 5 stars.
If you can't dedicate an entire outlet, don't go powerline
27 January 2013
Summary: I couldn't dedicate an outlet (plug nothing into the same outlet as either of the units) thus, I couldn't get over 6-11Mbps. If this represents your situation, then power-line isn't for you. Also, if you have a large number of items plugged in along the power circuit, as power draw on the circuit reduces throughput. Otherwise, it may work for you. I'm just not a power-line fan vs. wireless 802.11a if you are within distance.
Summary: J'avais les modèles xavb2501 de netgear. Je les ai changé pour gagner en rapidité avec ce modèle en 500 mpbs. Au final, avec exactement la même configuration la vitesse de transmission est 5 fois moindre. Je faisais du 6,5 mo/s, maintenant je suis à 1,2 mo/s. Renvoi immédiat.