Reviews and Problems with Netgear PowerLine AV 200 / XAVNB2001
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Difficult but useful
4 weeks ago
Summary: I had a very difficult time setting this up. Netgear didn't want to help me because it was not purchased through an authorized dealer. After figuring out how to set it up myself it is not very consistent. It seems like every few days i have to unplug it and plug it back in. Also it takes much longer for my devices to connect to this than my router.
Summary: When I first installed this extender it worked well and was simple to get going. I followed the instructions and discovered the wifi worked but it was not secure. Now I have spent a half day following the instructions as carefully as possible. Unfortunately, many of the guidelines can be easily misunderstood. I therefore had to try several different approaches to determine if another way would work. After 4 hours of trying I called Netgear Support.
Took awhile to setup, but it works wonderful once I figured it out.
John Park, Amazon
13 February 2014
Summary: Instructions aren't as clear as they should be but, if you are somewhat computer literate, you should be able to figure it out. Works fantastic but I had to toy around for about 2 hours before it was working properly. I kept waiting for the green light to come on when the wifi extender was working properly. I kept getting a blue light.
Summary: I love this product. It's easy to setup and there is no speed loss associated with a Wi-Fi extender. The problem is that it seems it is no longer sold. I can't find this product in any store anymore. It's a shame because I used to use it every time relatives and friends wanted my help to setup a Wi-Fi network throughout their home. Netgear, please bring this product back. Netgear support, on the other hand, isn't that great.
Summary: I purchased this Netgear Powerline WiFi Access Point device and it does not work with Apple Products. The instructions were unclear, as if they were written in another language then translated into English. After 2 attempts to get it to work following the instructions as best I could, I called Netgear Tech Support. I spent an hour on the phone with tech support. Every minute or two she had to put me on hold to go ask someone what to do next. Nothing worked.
Extended wireless internet and allowed me to hardwire my Netflix connection
Gunner I, Amazon
22 July 2013
Summary: In our new house, the internet only came in on the first floor. The house is older and even our new, stronger wireless router would not extend the wireless signal to all areas, particularly upstairs. In addition, we wanted to stream Netflix on a TV in the upstairs bedroom. After we used this extender to create a direct plug for our Netflix and provide a wireless signal on the 2nd floor, we have been able to get internet in all areas of the house and stream Netflix.
Summary: What a neat gadget! It solved a huge problem for me. I have a separate garage with rooms above it. I wanted internet service out there but couldn't find a way to get it. This little device works great. Garage is about 120 feet from the house and the internet service is just fine out there.
Summary: We have a Linksys N router on one end of the house and on the other end is 3 laptops and 2 gaming boxes. There was always lag and hit and miss on the signal strength. This solved the problem! Just make sure you read the directions. When I first hooked it up, it would find a NETGEAR as an access point, but it was hard for devices to connect. Low and behold, followed plan B on the directions and this enabled a seamless integration for all the devices.
Summary: This product was purchased to work with my Verizon FIOS network in my home. I have a number of dead spots in my wireless and had an earlier Netgear powerline wireless point that did not support the newer security methods, so I purchased this unit to provide that wireless capability. The units installed easily, are self configuring with the included software. Even better is that the wireless unit also has an Ethernet connector to allow for a wired connection.