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NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Adapter XAV5001

NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Adapter XAV5001
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4 reviews

Mar, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Adapter XAV5001. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. There are some less positive reviews about the usability and price.

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On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Sleep Mode needs fixing & Old wiring problems


I have installed the XAV5001 in so many strange places I am amazed at how good they are. Some tips that will help you with A/C power connections in old buildings or to out buildings. I had 31 XAV201 s to install in an frontier village filled with "Old...

I have installed over 160 XAV5001 power line adapters in "historical" sites and museums where you can't run cables and are to far away for wireless to provide streaming media/network access to exhibits. I have only had a few where I have had to spend...

A lot of the displays have built-in sleep modes to save money when the exhibits are not in use. i.e. Blueray players w/ network connectivity. When some makes go to sleep the XAV5001 go to sleep also and an attendant has to go and power cycle the unit...

Jan, 2012

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Slow but works


It does stream my TV from the downstairs Livingroom. That's what I wanted. Is it worth it... Until I get CAT 6 ran. Works when I set the security and QOS.

I look a a bunch of these and this was expected to fill my needs for style speed and options

It simple does not provide near the 500Mbs ; I get avg 60 Rx and 15Tx ; I was expecting half the rated speed. Not close ; But it stream my TV from the downstairs Livingroom to my upstairs office ; I would have to provide full disclosure before...

Dec, 2011

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Great technology, good company, quality product, a bit over-priced yet.


Powerline adapters won't cure bottleneck issues with your home wiring of course, so the key caveat with this tech will ALWAYS be the inherent wiring you have in place. If you have a good quality modem/wireless router with, say, a 300+ mbps speed...

I really like the powerline technology a lot for home use, and have used Netgear adapters where running cables is not a viable option and to replace the less-than-reliable wireless setup I had before in our two-story house where the modem-router is in...

Relatively expensive...would have been a great value at $50. Hey Netgear - how about offering some "family pack" bundles for multi-PC households +/- home theater

Oct, 2011