- Brand Name: Netgear
- Model Number: XAVB101-100NAS
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 200 Megabits Per Second
NETGEAR XAVB101 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit
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- Kit includes two adapters that use existing electrical wiring in your home to create a network connection
- Plug and play installation requires no software
- Delivers up to 200 Mbps throughput for high-bandwidth applications; Homeplug AV compliant
- 128-bit encryption for extra security
- Each adapter measures 283 x 386 x 157 inches (WxHxD); backed by a 1-year warranty
- Each adapter measures 2.83 x 3.86 x 1.57 inches (WxHxD); backed by a 1-year warranty
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A PC Magazine Editor's Choice, the Powerline AV is a snap to set up. Just plug one XAV101 adapter into an available electrical socket near your router, and connect your router to it. Then plug the
It's as simple as that. There's no software to install, no passwords to remember, and no configuration whatsoever. And you can easily create more network connections throughout your home by simply installing additional adapters.
If you wish to make more network connections, you just have to purchase and connect additional NETGEAR XAV101 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapters.
Fast Network Connection for Media Streaming
The Powerline AV supports the Homeplug AV protocol and delivers up to 200 Mbps network speed, fast enough for high-quality HD video streaming, music streaming, gaming, and VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol) telephone calls. The Powerline AV Ethernet adapter is perfect for devices such as TiVo, Slingbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, networked televisions, and more.
Push-Button Security for Extra Safety
Unlike wireless connections, a Powerline network connection is secure. The XAV101 supports 128-bit AES encryption. Setting up a secure connection with the Powerline is as simple as pushing a button. And for the ultimate in convenience, the Powerline also features three different colored LEDs that give information on Power, Network Status, and Ethernet connections.
Each adapter measures 2.83 x 3.86 x 1.57 inches (WxHxD) and is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Two Powerline AV Ethernet Adapters, 5-foot Ethernet cable, installation guide, setup CD, warranty card, support and information card.
Top Customer Reviews
Set up was very easy - just plug one Adapter in a power outlet near the router (make sure you don't plug the adapter into a surge suppressor), plug the other Adapter into a power outlet close to your PC/game console, connect both with the supplied ethernet cables, and away you go! Without any prior set up of software, drivers, etc., both Adapters immediately recognized each other and began to send and receive data! If only other computer peripheral installations were so easy.
There are 3 lights on each Adapter showing the status of the unit. There's a Power light that shows if the unit is receiving power or setting up security protocols, an Ethernet light that shows if the Adapter is linked and if it is sending data, and a Powerline light that shows if the Adapter is connected to the Powerline network, and the approximate Link Rate. Since the XAVB101 version of Netgear's Powerline Adapters should have a maximum transfer rate of 200 Mbps, I was dismayed that the Powerline light glowed RED, signifying a Link Rate of < 50 Mbps. I thought that possibly this status might not be right, so I performed several data-intensive operations, such as adding album art to Apple Lossless music tracks on my ReadyNAS music server. Much to my chagrin, the speed was no better than my wireless 802.11n connection. When I ran an ethernet cable directly from my router to my iMac and performed the same tasks, they ran lightning-fast.Read more ›
The documentation is a little sketchy and the interface for the configuration tools could use some work. The netgear website is a headache for finding the up to date firmware for the devices. [...]
If you buy more than one set configuring them to work on the same crypto key can be frustrating but you will get some good exercise running from room to room to press the security button before the two minute timeout expires. Still once they are setup and working on the same key and firmware they stay working reliably.
SUGGESTION. BEFORE you plug them in, as soon as you take them out of the box, write down the passwords(they look like Microsoft Product Keys) and the MAC-ids that are on the back label of the device. This way when you're setting them up and one needs to be reset, reconnected or updated you can know which one is which. This is especially true if you have bought more than one set.
Small design complaints. The quality of service light(the middle LED) is smack in the middle of the box. The way the device is designed you definitely want to put this box on the bottom socket of a wall socket.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Widget excellent and benefited from many,, and easy to use thanks to the sellerPublished 3 months ago by saleh a.aziz al-abdulatif
I have been using this for 3 years and it works great for a point to point (2 adapters). However if you plan to use more then 2 the behavior of the devices are problematic and non... Read morePublished 11 months ago by M.D
We bought a new house and my office didn't have a cable drop for the internet modem to be in my office. The phone/internet installer wanted $100 to install a drop in my office. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Darwin
Great alternative when true wifi was not an option. It never failed to provided a good and clear signal so we could use our TV on the network.Published 22 months ago by R. Shure
Got it out of the box plugged it in at it worked great I would recomend this product to anyonePublished on January 26, 2014 by Don S. Edwards
great when it worked but that was rare. Always had to fiddle with it to get it back working week after weekPublished on December 3, 2013 by Gordon Squires
Works perfect, nothing technical about installing, just plug them in and go. Quick solution for when Ethernet is needed over wireless.Published on November 13, 2013 by Kevin Bender
Better than your average range extender because it is running the full speed of your network. I tried other range extenders but this power line duo is as fast as the wire coming in... Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by Pierce J. Ables