Summary: After trying get my wireless working right across the house and upstairs I just got frustrated with drop outs! Now that I have this guy setup and 2 other power line 500's in other rooms I have yet to have any problems and get 1g throughout the house! I can't say enough about how great these little guys are!
Great alternative to stringing Ethernet wire to our family room!
25 April 2014
Summary: Have been putting off for years a project to hard-wire Ethernet access to our family room smart TV, DVR’s, etc. With the greater throughput vs. Wifi, I was most pleased with this solution. Did have to find the best transmission fit with the source outlet for this signal but once I resolved that issue, this system has been perfect!
Summary: I got the 200 mbps adapter kit last year and wanted to upgrade to the 500 mbps this year. I replaced the old equipment with the new 500 mbps and it works great. Our LAN speed is improved and stable.
Summary: These powerline systems have improved a great deal over the years. The powerline wireless untis that I first encountered, years ago, were very difficult to set up. Now they are virtually plug-N-Play. This four port "switch" component worked perfectly with my already existing NetGear powerline devices.
Would recomend this over wireless for streaming video.
Joseph D Niffen, Amazon
9 December 2013
Summary: I have two systems and use the one base and two hubs. I use this to connect my DVR to the internet and to view DVR recordings from other rooms. Much better service than wireless and easier to setup and more secure. You may have to power up and down the systems a 2-3 times a year, but that takes about less than 3 minutes, depending their location.
Summary: For years I could not get a good wireless signal in the back bedroom of my older (built in late '40s) home. I tried wireless extenders, but they often lost their connection to the primary router and had to be reconfigured every time the power went out. I was about to crawl under the house and run CAT5 cable over a 100 feet to that bedroom but decided to look into PLC devices I looked at years ago, but decided they were not yet ready for prime time.
Fully compatible with Netgear XAVB5001 Powerline Network kit
Vinh X. Huynh, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: I started with the Netgear XAVB5001 one port powerline network connection in April 2012. It worked fairly well. I then needed more ports to support a Direct TV DVR and a Sony PS3. I called Netgear about the XAVB5004. They told me it should be compatible with my existing kit. It was truly easy to setup with my existing Netgear XAVB5001 Powerline Network kit. I just had to plug it in and run the Netgear Powerline to detect the new XAVB4004 to establish the connection.
Summary: I bought this device because I needed to activate a non-wifi means of connecting my Sony Bravia TV to a network to enable streaming. As the product packaging claimed, it was truly a plug-and-play experience. All I had to do was connect the base unit via the included CAT-5 cable to my cable modem/router, plug it into the wall outlet, then connect the 4-port router receiver to my Bravia and plug it into the wall outlet, three rooms away. Bingo!