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NETGEAR XEB1004-100NAS 4-port Powerline 85 Mbps Adapter Kit Up to 85Mbps

  • HomePlug 1.0 compatible, IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • 4 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • One 85 Mbps PowerLine port
  • Up to 85Mbps

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HomePlug 1.0 compatible, IEEE 802.3 compliant
4 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports
One 85 Mbps PowerLine port
Unit: Power
PowerLine: Link
Ethernet: Link/Activity
Powerline Speeds
Up to 85Mbps
Connection Type
Connection Speeds
Kit Type
Power Supply
100-240V @ 50-60 Hz
System Requirement
To connect via Ethernet: RJ-45 Ethernet Port.
To enable encryption (via software): Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP.


0°C ~ 40°C
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing


4-port Powerline 85 Adapter (XE104): Four (4) 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports

Powerline 85 Adapter (XET1001): One (1) 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port

One (1) 85 Mbps Powerline 1.0 port each.

Typical coverage up to 5000 square foot home.

Extend Internet access to any power outlet.

Plug & Play.

4-Ports to Share.


Package Contents
One (1) 4-port Powerline 85 Adapter (XE104)
One (1) Powerline 85 Adapter (XET1001)
Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) Ethernet cables
Setup CD and documentation
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 0 day
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Varian S.
  • 3/24/2013 12:15:03 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNot a fan of powerline, but in a pinch, these work great

Pros: + Plug-and-play design
+ Allows for easy linking of rooms to a single network
+ Reliable design

Cons: - High price for a hard-to-recommend solution
- Encryption standard in use has been broken years ago (WEP)
- Not being able to use a surge protector or batter backup leaves this device and networking devices connected to it vulnerable to power events (see other thoughts; this is unavoidable).

Other Thoughts: I can only recommend the use of powerline kits when the reliability problems of wireless are unacceptable, and additionally, running an ethernet cable is impossible or impractical. Please be sure to read about and understand this type of networking before deciding to use it. My opinion as an IT professional is that this type of device should only be used when it is completely infeasible to use another type of networking.

This item was purchased for a client and installed in their SOHO network. Installation literally took minutes, and their study was instantly connected to the rest of the home network. Even after the power has gone out multiple times, these units have never had any problems reestablishing communications with one another and functioning as designed. With all the issues I have had with powerline adapters in the past

The function of this device, both in design and in practice, is incredibly simple. You simply plug each adapter straight into a wall socket

Note that you CANNOT use a surge protector or battery backup or anything else that will affect the flow of power. This is NOT a design flaw, but is rather by design. Powerline works by transmitting an encrypted stream of data over the "power lines" or electrical wiring within your house. The two adapters must be able to see each other, and putting any kind of surge protector or other device between the powerline adapter and the power can either cloud or block the transmission of data.

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  • Derek D.
  • 12/21/2012 10:55:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot good enough for me

Pros: 4 port switch/hub on each end point eliminates the need for an extra box to share the connection with multiple Ethernet devices. Pretty blue blinky lights.

Cons: Eh... Well in my 40 year old house these things would connect, however not in a sustained, or reliable fashion. Copy speeds would slow down over time, and connecting multiple devices at the same time wreaked havoc on my netgear router it was attached to. Ended up going back to a wire.

Other Thoughts: Your mileage will vary. I saw it on sale and thought it would save me from crawling in the attic. Alas due to the age and condition of the wiring in my house, combined with possible interference from electrical devices, makes this not work for me. My son tried playing BF3 on a PS3 thru this and was constantly being 'owned' due to 'lag'. I replaced this with an direct to router ethernet wired connection, and he then was the one doing the owning. Streaming hulu or netflix in non HD was ok on 2 outlets in my home, but the one where i wanted to put it was horrific. Due to the low cost i am gonna try and sell this thing, and give up on power line networking, at least in this house.

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  • Aman W.
  • 12/13/2012 5:44:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOverrated Speed

Pros: Cheap, easy to setup

Cons: On the same wall socket the included software was saying 85Mbps but I was only transferring files @ 1.5MB/s!! My wifi transfers better than this. Returning it back. I wanted this thing to link my bedroom and living room without running cables, but thinking of it now an access point will do the job better.

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  • Peter R.
  • 12/9/2012 5:46:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: Fast steady connection...
I bought this because the computer in the kitchen would lose it's connection when we'd be using the microwave (which was unfortunately right near the computer). I was going to run a lan cable (floor and walls to deal with) but this was MUCH easier and works as well as a direct wired connection.

Cons: great

Other Thoughts: This might work well for feeding an AP if you had a large house or office that couldn't be effectively covered with a single wifi radio.

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  • Robert C.
  • 12/7/2012 4:07:12 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Perfectly

Pros: Worked right out of the box, just plugged in the devices. Getting 30 Mbps.

Cons: Non.

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  • Scott W.
  • 12/6/2012 5:41:55 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: This power line adapter is a good buy for the money. After I received it in the mail and installing the encryption software. I was able to see how well it was connected as well as the speed. I have some problems initially. I found that plugging the receiving part in outlet that does not have any other devices plugged into it worked the best.

I tested this product in two different rooms. The room where it is now it is able to connect at the speed advertised which is 80 MB per second. This room(can't pick pick up wireless G&B) is not far away from the Gateway in which it is connected to, I would estimate it to be 25 feet away also this outlet has other devices plugged in with the power line adapter.

When I tried to connecting it in my room where I was wanting to connect a Ethernet VoIP phone box. I had trouble seeing the speed at which it was connected.

The way I confirmed the download speed I was able to get in my room was to go to which will test your individual computer. When I plugged it in and outlet with no devices it was able to download at roughly 2 MB per second. It really struggled to maintain 1 MB per second in any other outlets in my room which had other devices. My room is approximately 40 to 55 feet away from the Gateway.

A big misconception most people have is all websites that claim to test your speed is actually testing the speed you pay for from the Internet service provider. Your Gateway will only allocate you roughly 3 MB per sec. To explain this is like explaining a policeman directing traffic. If the Gateway were to allow me the whole 22 MB per second we pay for from AT&T then no one else would be able to surf the web. That's why the Gateway only allows you roughly 3 MB per second in speed.

Love the life time warrany.

Cons: Odd shipping. I bought this item 2 days before buying some thing else and it got here 2 days after the first item I bought.

Other Thoughts: Should have upgraded to Dual-band wireless N.

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  • Anna M.
  • 11/30/2012 4:51:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great in 1996 built home

Pros: Very easy setup - plug-n-play. High speed as advertised. The speed does not decrease much with the distance between the boxes (as measured by Much better (a lot more reliable and secure) than WiFi performance.

I installed the transmitter box with my router downstairs, and the receiver box upstairs on the 2nd floor, over 50 feet away from the transmitter. My house was built in 1996 and has good wiring (apparently).

I now purchased the 2nd set to install the receiver box in another place upstairs. Not sure if there is use for the 2nd transmitter box. Anyone knows if a transmitter box can also be used as another receiver?

Cons: Boxes a bit larger than expected, but not too bulky.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to install this kind of system in my house for a long time (years!) but only now finally did. For me the product worked right out of the box - just plugged the boxes in as per instructions. I love it so much more than WiFi!

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  • Zackery E.
  • 11/29/2012 7:37:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great for me

Pros: Super easy to setup.
Decent speed if your wireless is not up snuff.

Cons: Not super fast.
Not reliable for a few people depending on wiring in house, fuse boxes, etc.

Other Thoughts: This worked great for my needs.
My wireless router is upstairs and my PS3 is in the basement in the opposite corner of the house. My wireless signal was always weak.
Netflix was always stuttering and any game update downloads too slow.
With this, they are quite decent (not as fast as hooking directly to my router of course). It is actually faster than my Xbox on Wireless N.

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  • Eddie T.
  • 11/28/2012 10:52:12 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsonly one word.. Disappointed

Pros: No setup required, just plug and play.

Cons: Doesn't matter where I plug in my house, it just work but with an extremely slow speed. The max I get is 5Mbps if I plug both in the same room. On average, I only get about 3Mbps. So 85Mbps claimed is totally fault advertisement.

So if you want o archive anything higher than 5Mbps then you should stay away from this product.

Other Thoughts: I would of return it if I bought in store but I don't want to spend shipping cost to send back as I only pay $30 for this.

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  • David D.
  • 11/21/2012 10:49:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnetwork for the Garage

Pros: Network expansion from the house to the Garage functions well.

Cons: difficult to setup (should be simple). First install as I would use, but would not connect. I put both units on the same circuit with in 20 feet, unplugged and plugged in the reciever in several times until I received data transfer. Then moved the receiver to the garage about 80 wired feet away and they stayed connected. been that way for a couple weeks now and surfing is great.

Other Thoughts: Great Idea, instructions need some work, not quite sure about the use of the encryption software (none for linux).

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