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NETGEAR XAVB2501-100NAS Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps

  • HomePlug AV1
  • IEEE 802.3
  • Up to 200Mbps
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Learn more about the Netgear Inc. XAVB2501-100NAS

Model

Brand
NETGEAR
Model
XAVB2501-100NAS

Spec

Standards
HomePlug AV1
IEEE 802.3
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double

Features

Features
Extends a high speed Internet connection to any power outlet to connect HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles
Extra outlet provides noise filtering power socket for additional devices
Sets up in minutes with Push-and-Secure
Automatic Pick-a-Plug display for highest performance
Automatically powers down when not connected or not in use
Disable LEDs to help save energy
Packaging manufactured with at least 95% recycled materials

Power Adapter Warranty : 1 year

Packaging

Package Contents
Two (2) Powerline AV Ethernet Adapters (XAV2501)
Two (2) 6 ft Ethernet cables
Setup CD and documentation

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 8/7/2012 6:57:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Extremely Well!

Pros: Easy setup, Nice packaging, Works as intended. Hit's the one spot in my house not already wired with cat6

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: I have a fairly new house (2006), so there isn't much noise on my lines. I get a pretty fast transfer rate throughout the house regardless of the outlet that I plug into...I can even get decent connectivity to my outdoor sockets.

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  • Michael S.
  • 6/18/2012 9:26:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely fantastic

Pros: I live in an older building, so the room with my computer equipment did not have any CAT5 or Coax drops. Instead of running the cable myself, or hiring someone to do it, I gave these guys a shot.

The speed and reliability is outstanding. I might as well be plugged directly into my router. With FIOS I've seen download speeds north of 3.8MB/s.

Cons: No cons for me personally, but I doubt these would keep up with speeds expected in home networks. But I don't use them for this purpose.

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  • Jason B.
  • 5/29/2012 9:08:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

Pros: More reliable than wireless, decent speed, simple setup

Cons: Expensive, adapter blocks adjacent outlet

Other Thoughts: I bought this because wireless is too unreliable for my Boxee Box. I am getting 40-50 Mbps, which is well below the rated speeds, but it is sufficient for streaming. Keep in mind, though, this is on opposite corners and separate floors of my house, and the router side is on an AFCI breaker. So I can't really complain. And it is rock solid compared to wireless. I have streamed probably 10 hours of content so far and I haven't noticed any interruptions.

My only complaint is that the adapter blocks adjacent power outlets (if you plug it into the bottom socket on a 2-socket outlet, it will block the top socket somewhat.) Not a huge deal, but a minor inconvenience.

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  • Laura P.
  • 5/25/2012 10:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSomething that works!!

Pros: IT WORKS!! plain and simple!! hook it to the wall/router and other unit next to the computer that needs it. Into wall/computer. Don't even need software as that is just for monitoring it. The up load and download speeds are great. Very fast! in a place that has not signal.

Cons: Nothing right now...

Other Thoughts: I placed this into a room with no signal and poof I had full signal.

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  • A S.
  • 5/9/2012 12:25:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYES! FINALLY!

Pros: It WORKS. It just WORKS. No messing around with firmware. No settings trial and error. This kit was a true plug-and-play gem.

Cons: None that I know of

Other Thoughts: I had tried and failed with multiple wireless repeater setups. Apple devices, particularly, get REALLY confused with repeaters, so it just wasn't working. Wiring CAT-5 is not overly feasible for a variety of reasons (length of run, cost of materials, time of labor). I finally came across the idea of powerline networking, did some research on the options, and bought this kit. VOILA! I have one side attached to the main router/AP up in the office and another in the other corner of the house attached to another wireless AP, which broadcasts on a different channel the same network ID as the original as well as an additional ID (not broadcasted) to allow me to "force" certain clients (the smartTV for instance) to the secondary AP. Everything works great. No dropped connections yet. Would highly recommend to anyone who feels the wireless repeater is their only option... it's not!

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  • Freeman P.
  • 4/2/2012 10:34:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsNot what I expected

Pros: Setup is as easy as pushing a button on each device.
It lit up quickly.

Cons: I could not get speeds past 38Mbps. (downloaded utility from Netgear)
The powerline lights would constantly stay red no matter where I placed the adapters. Also, he connection would drop every couple of minutes.
The only time I could get the lights to go amber or green was if they were in the same room... kind of defeating the purpose.

Other Thoughts: I have cat-6 running throughout the house except for one area... the area my wife decided to move her home-office into. *sigh... yes dear*
Being the lazy **** that I am, I decided to try out this product with the hopes I wouldn't have to go up in the attic and battle all the creepy crawlies that made their home up there.

Performance was pretty bad to say the least.

Perhaps the problem is that my home is older and/or the wiring isn't structured to be compatible with this device... I don't know?
I'm going to run cable this week and be done with it once and for all.

I'm glad this worked for many people, but if you have critical systems that need be always be on, I suggest running some dedicated network cable or trying something else... perhaps MoCA.

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  • Frank L.
  • 3/20/2012 9:55:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks As Advertised (Plug & Play)

Pros: As of the review I now own 2 sets of the Netgear XAVB2501. The reason I purchased another set was because the first set worked so well! Before I made the second purchase, I called Netgear to see if there were any other units which would be compatible with the set I already owned. (Trying to save money) There actually were others that were compatible with the ones I already own. I opted for another exact set and spent a little extra because the first set worked so well!

Cons: I really can't write anything negative.

Other Thoughts: The first set I purchased actually cost me about $ 125 and the last set I purchased was about $ 106.

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  • John T.
  • 3/15/2012 9:44:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!

Pros: Simply Awesome! I've tried other brands and their more expensive models and could not achieve the speed or consistency that these give me right out of the box. Router and one unit are downstairs with a desktop and second unit are upstairs and can game or watch video no problem.

Cons: Best to catch a sale or discount on Newegg. I REALLY wanted to try Netgear's XAVB5501 but they are never available or in stock.

Other Thoughts: For the price, I love these things for use in a two story house! I can 100% recommend these to a friend.

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  • Dillon C.
  • 3/7/2012 6:50:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Extremely easy implementation

Cons: None encountered

Other Thoughts: Cannot stress enough how easy it was to implement. Out of box to working was <5 minutes. Plug both adapters into power outlets and it took less than 5 seconds before they saw each other and had my PS3 connected to my router in another room.

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  • Bryan M.
  • 3/3/2012 7:05:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust Works

Pros: Plug your network cable in, and plug the device into the outlet on each end, and it just works.

Cons: "Security" setting can become corrupted over time requiring the device be unplugged and plugged back in. Minor inconvenience only.

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