- HomePlug 1.0 compatible
- One (1) 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port One (1) 85 Mbps Powerline port
- Up to 85Mbps
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Works Great / Great Service 10/23/2010
This review is from: NETGEAR XET1001-100NAR Powerline Network Adapter Up to 85Mbps
It is about 2x 4x faster than the xe102 units I Presently have. It is about the same to set up as the xe102 and a big plus is that it is inter operable. The price is very good. The use of AC wall plug is very nice since they are in every room.
The use of the AC wiring is like wireless networking. Noise and interference make the real data rates lower than advertised. You can expect 1/2 to 1/4 rate advertised rates. This was the same for the older xe-102. So as an upgrade it has advantages. I had one out of the 6 dead out of the box. New egg is replacing it no charge w/o rma. GREAT DEAL
There's a lot of gripping in the reviews about not advertised data rate. This is unrealistic. I am a long time Electronic Engineer, and I am amazed you can send anything significant over AC power lines give their noise levels and conditions.
They do offer a 2x to 4x upgrade from the older Homeplug 1.0 units like the xe102.
As far as the bad unit I recieved goes, I have bought a about 10 of the xe102s that were refurbs, alll of them worked, so out of 16 units I had one failure. This is not hat bad considering the discount against original list price.
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