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NETGEAR XAVB101-100NAS Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps

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  • IEEE802.3/3u
  • 1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port 1 x 200 Mbps Powerline HD interface
  • Up to 200Mbps

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128-bit AES Encryption
1 x 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
1 x 200 Mbps Powerline HD interface
Power, Status, Ethernet
Electromagnetic Emissions: FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, C-Tick
Power and Safety Regulations: UL Certified
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
Connection Speeds
Kit Type
Power Supply
100-240V @ 50-60HZ
System Requirement
RJ-45 Ethernet port.
To enable encryption (via software): Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP or or Mac OS X.


0°C ~ 40°C
10% ~ 90%


Extend Internet access to any power outlet

Plug & Play

Faster speeds and multiplayer gaming

Typical coverage up to 5000 square foot home

HomePlug AV1 compliant

IEEE 802.3 compliant

Dimensions & Weight

3.9" x 2.8" x 1.6"
0.4 lbs.


Package Contents
2 x Powerline AV 200 Adapters (XAV101v2)
6.5 ft (2 m) Ethernet cable
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Eric O.
  • 12/16/2012 3:59:33 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsInternet on your home's electrical wiring

Pros: Product works like a charm.
I bought this for my father's house when it was impossible to get a cable up to his den. I bought this and it works better than I expect. I thought the fluctuations in the power frequency would affect transmission ... they do not. I have run this product non-stop for over a year without any intervention. I finally had to stop it however... he moved :-) .

I highly recommend this product.

Cons: Price is a bit high ... but can be well worth the money for hard to reach areas or for older homes.

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  • Zulqarnain K.
  • 2/22/2012 9:22:35 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't always work with Xbox 360

Pros: PRO: Plug and Play. But...see below:


These power line adapters were suppose to replace my wireless DD-WRT bridge that was being used in a corner room to supply an Xbox 360, a PS3 and a computer with internet connection. The wireless was unstable so I decided to go with these adapters to save time. I plugged one in the basement which was connected to the router and the second one on the first floor connecting to my wireless bridge/ network switch.

First impressions - it worked with the computer and the PS3 - both were getting between 2-4 Mb/s - not the advertised speed but just enough for online gaming (with FIOS my regular speed is 40/30).

So the quest began to set up the 360 to work through the power line adapters. First step was to remove the wireless bridge/ switch from the equation. Connected the 360 directly to the adapter - same results...could not get an IP address from the router.

There is more below:

Cons: CONS: Doesn't work with Xbox 360. Okay may it does, but if you have the patience to deal with trial and error. See my Pros then Cons for my experience:


(Continued from Pros) I had DHCP reservation list setup for the game consoles (so I don't get those annoying "strict NAT" messages when testing Xbox live connection). Removed the 360 from the reservation list, Now there was one straight connection between the 360 and the router through these power line adapters. But got the same results... could not get an IP address from the router.

Tried to setup a static IP address on the 360 - now got errors related to DNS.

So I asked Google and some one on a forum said that they were able to fix it by upgrading the power line firmware.

See below for what happened next:

Other Thoughts: (continued from Cons) Downloaded the Netgear XAV101 Configuration utility and connected the adapter to the computer. Surprise Surprise! The configuration utility does not detect the adapter!

Yes, the computer and the PS3 worked fine and the ones in the basement (closer to the router) even had the same upload/download speed that they have when connected directly to the router.

I had another 360 in the basement so I tested the adapters with that one and got the same errors.

The errors were all consistent with the power line adapters - once the adapters were removed, the problems disappeared.

I spent close to 5 hours trying various troubleshooting methods to get these to work with the 360 - I would have given them 2 eggs but they lost 1 egg because their configuration utility did not work and was not very accessible (I had to dig for it).

I am probably gonna run a cat5 cable into the corner room but for now these are getting RMAd.

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  • Chris W.
  • 1/11/2012 10:45:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a Gem

Pros: Wow. Easy to set up, works right out of the box, not a lot of tech knowledge required. Inexpensive, functional, totally worth it.

Cons: You can't pick the color.

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  • Paul C.
  • 11/3/2011 7:22:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsgreat item a workhorse one downside

Pros: easy plug n play type install

Cons: hard to set a password so your net isnt piggybacked
in fact it wont let you set a password at all, even though you try and try. Also, unplug both units or you will find your house is the neighborhood free wifi. Even one unit not even plugged into the router still sends the net signal through.

Other Thoughts: maybe make the security a bit more user friendly to navigate and how about an upgrade to fix this network password security issue.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/29/2011 11:17:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied quickly; Netgear support is awful

Pros: Plug and play.

Cons: Died after a few months. Netgear support made me jump through too many hoops. I spent weeks going back and forth with their support staff via email, plugging and unplugging the device in different configurations to prove to them it was really failed (no phone support) before they agreed to replace it. I sent both pieces of the kit back and they sent me ONE device (NOT the complete KIT!) in a plain brown box. So I had to email them again to get them to send the rest of the kit. Finally after a few more emails they did. The replacement looked so shabby and beat up I never even bothered to try it. By then I'd bought a replacement from Trendnet anyway.

Other Thoughts: Trendnets are half the price and the one I bought to replace the Netgear has lasted a couple of years so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/10/2011 9:13:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat way to add internet to another room

Pros: Everything about this is awesome. I used it to bring internet down from the office area (where my router/modem are) to the TV for my media box. streaming was OK, but wi-fi was not reliable. intermittent packet drops would effect buffering, etc. But now it works great with this power line adapter. Also, I live in a house built in 1896, so the current wiring is a little old (can't remember what year the wiring was installed), so my speeds aren't always advertised, but even then, it's miles better than spotty wi-fi.

Cons: Absolutely none.

Other Thoughts: For ANYONE looking to add internet without drilling holes or running a 500 ft ethernet cable that's visible (like what we did in the dorm rooms in college), this is an absolute must product to have. Even if you do not get the advertised speeds of "200 Mbps", even the "medium" of 85 is more than enough to stream HD content from netflix, hulu plus, movies/shows on my pc.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/27/2011 2:42:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWork great but affect other appliances on sockets

Pros: They work great for the function they where designed for. Wireless doesn't work for me to connect my XBOX to my pc due to my house having lots of corners and walls and being 2-stories. These solved the problem nicely without having to extend cat5 cable all across the house.

Cons: I have a cabinet light attached to the same socket on the receiving end. The lights keep turning on by themselves (I'm assuming due to current fluctuations as the device is working). For now I unplugged the cabinet light altogether, but it would have been nice to find a better solution

Other Thoughts: Overall a solid unit apart from the current fluctuation issue. If anyone has a solution, I'd be much obliged if they can share it with me :)

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  • Richard M.
  • 9/16/2011 12:07:16 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price.

Cons: Works when both are in the same or adjoining rooms, but don't work in distant rooms or upstairs/downstairs.

Other Thoughts: Since some people rate these highly, I have to assume that they work best in a smaller/newer house with newer wiring. If you have a large houses and/or older wiring, beware. I RMA'd mine because they would not work in my older house from upstairs to downstairs.

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  • Gary L.
  • 8/27/2011 4:02:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product

Pros: Worked with no issues.
I didn't have to drill any holes.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have ethernet over there. Now I also have ethernet over here. The device occupies the lower of two electical outlets allowing for a standard plug to still be installed above. I have good connectivity through parallel circuits at opposite ends of the house. Great for devices like home theaters without a wireless connection.

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  • John K.
  • 8/27/2011 8:33:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great.

Pros: Had problems with wifi on the 3rd floor of our house. Wife did not want the router in the best central location, which would have been our bedroom. Tried this out- it worked immediately. I am using an old router on the 3rd floor as a switch to split the connection. Works awesome. After a parade of high gain antennas, repeaters, etc- this is what I should have tried first. I have a stable 100Mbps connection- it's as fast as plugging a computer directly into the router.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Might get hot over the long term, not sure. Might be finicky if you have a lot of appliances, but so far I have not noticed any problems at all.

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