Summary: I have had this unit for three weeks. It works well when it's connected. The problem is that I have to recycle the power quite often, even though all the three LEDs are lit solid, it just won't connect.
Summary: If you have a standby generator beware of which circuits are connected to that panel. I wanted to consolidate some of my gear and thought hey lets remove some of the routers and run straight from the line coming into the house to the routers. Well turns out the line coming in to the basement was not on the generators switch panel. Meaning I got about 1Mbps, internet speed instead of the 50Mbps I was supposed to get. Was this my oversight? Yes absolutely.
Summary: For the data transfer speeds I got, had I known this was going to be the case I would have bought the 200Meg/sec unit which was selling for $50 instead of the $130 I paid for it. Seriously this is false advertising and right out dishonest.
Pros: Both adapters look really good especially the XAVB5004 with its shiny black finish. Set up was easy and it was pretty much plug and play out of the box but that's pretty much where the Pros end.
Cons: I bought the 500Meg/sec because it is advertised as being designed for HD streaming and playing. I currently have a wd tv live plus with a wireless usb adapter but because I have a "G" wireless network due to my verizon FIOS set up, transmission sometimes is choppy and grainy and every now and then the picture cuts off momentarily so I figured nothing beats a wired connection but I didn't want to run 25 ft cat 5 cable wire from the router in my studio to where the wt ...
Summary: This is the 2nd netgear product I've purchased in an attempt to get a high-speed link between the same 2 rooms. The other was the 802.11n-based wireless bridge WNHD3004 (which I tried at multiple homes with as little as 5ft line-of-sight); neither product has come anywhere close to their lofty claimed bandwidths or met my personal, significantly lower requirements.
Pros: Turns powerline into low-speed network?
Cons: Tried all over my 1995 townhome, including two outlets with only about 12 feet of wire separating them (I know because I wired them) and even tried the top and bottom outlets of the very same receptacle. Received about 12mbps in both directions in all placements of the units. Verified these were the weak link; swapped them out for good old cat-5 (changed nothing else about my tests) and got in the 70mbps range. 12mbps is not satisfactory for my application...sending b...
Summary: I took 3 help desk engineers before I was speaking with the right level of knowledge. First engineer put me on hold till the call timed out, second engineer said I should put both ends on the same circuit (but I think that was a communication problem) the third engineer knew exactly what to do! I tried Dlink's 500Mbp Powerline and now NetGear's 500Mbp Powerline and they both performed exactly the same: poorly.
Pros: I like the form factor with both ends packaged and a built in switch so I can attach the many network ready home theater devices. The app that came with it was decent.
Cons: It didn't work! I put both ends in the same room and only saw 250Mbps. when I separated them by 1 floor (20" straight line) I got 22Mbps rx, 93Mbps tx. Worse than my Dlink Dir 655 wireless router can do.