|Item model number||XAVB5602-100NAS|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X|
|Item Weight||1.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||1.3 x 2.2 x 4.5 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||1.28 x 2.2 x 4.5 inches|
NETGEAR Powerline 500Mbps 2-Port Adapter - Starter Kit (XAVB5602)
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- Two ethernet ports allow you to connect two devices to your network
- Perfect for connecting multiple devices such as HDTVS, Blu-ray™ players, etc.
- Noise-filtered power outlet for additional devices
- Plug-and-play setup
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|Item Dimensions||2.2 x 1.28 x 4.5 in||5.12 x 7.29 x 3.15 in||6.54 x 7.28 x 3.23 in||3.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 in||2.28 x 4.72 x 1.65 in||2.6 x 2 x 1.1 in|
|Style Name||Pass Thru||AV500 Nano||Wired||2-Port w/ Passthrough||Wireless||2-Port|
The NETGEAR Powerline 500 Nano PassThru Dual Port extends your Internet access to any electrical outlet for the most demanding applications. It offers easy, plug-and-play setup and faster speeds for the most demanding applications, all in a convenient small design.
From the Manufacturer
The NETGEAR Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 2-Port extends your Internet access to any electrical outlet for the most demanding applications, like 3D HD streaming video. It offers easy, plug-and-play setup and faster speeds for the most demanding applications, all in a compact, elegant design. It enables the connection of two devices such as HDTVs, HD set-top boxes, HD/3D videos, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs or game consoles to your home network and the Internet. An extra filtered power outlet ensures you will have space to plug in a power strip for all your home office or home theater devices.
Extends Your Internet Connection
Extend your Internet to any power outlet
Connect 2 devices to the network
PassThru power outlet
The NETGEAR Difference – XAVB5602
- Connect 2 devices to the network
- Compact, elegant design
- Convenient power outlet, filteredfor better performance
- Pick-a-Plug LED identifies best outletfor optimal performance
- Push-and-Secure button for easysecure connection
- Energy-saving features with stand-byconsumption < 0.5 watt
- Best-in-class performance and reliability
Extend your network – Extend your home network and Internet access throughout your home to any electrical outlet for desktop PCs, gaming consoles, HD set-top boxes and smart TVs
Two Ethernet ports – Simultaneously connect two (2) devices to your home network or Internet
HDTV & HD/3D – Speeds up to 500 Mbps enable applications such as HDTV, multiple HD/3D video streams, streaming multimedia, and multiplayer gaming
Extra outlet – Noise–filtered power outlet for additional devices
Plug-and-play – Sets up in minutes, no need to configure or install software
Push-and-Secure button – Secures the network connection with the touch of a button, no need to remember passwords
Pick-a-Plug LED – Automatically tests the connection at any electrical outlet to ensure the highest possible performance
Energy-saving features – Automatically powers down when not connected or not in use, disable LEDs, less than 0.5 watt in stand-by, packaging manufactured with at least 80% recyclable material
Expand your existing Powerline network – Backwards compatible with HomePlug AV including NETGEAR Powerline AV products
Compatible Powerline Products
- Powerline 100 Mini (XAVB1201)
- Powerline 200 Mini (XAVB1301)
- Powerline 200 Nano
- PassThru (XAVB1601)
- Powerline 200 Nano (XAVB2101)
- Universal WiFi Range Extender – Powerline Edition (XAVNB2001)
- Powerline 500 Nano (XAVB5101)
- Add Powerline 500 Adapter (XAVB5201)
- Powerline Music Extender (XAUB2511)
- Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWNB5201)
Choose the Powerline Adapter that fits your needs
Powerline 200 Nano PassThru
Powerline Music Extender
Powerline AV 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit
Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 2-Port
Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point
|Speed||Up to 200 Mbps||Up to 200 Mbps||Up to 200 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps||Up to 500 Mbps|
|HD Video Streaming|
|Best for TV over IP|
|Multiple HD & 3D Video Streaming|
|Extra Power Outlet|
|Extra Features||Printer Sharing/Music Anywhere+Airplay||WiFi Access Point via Powerline||Connection via 2-Fast Ethernet Ports||Wireless AP|
- Two (2) Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 2-Port Adapters (XAV5602)
- Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) Ethernet cables
- Quick install documentation
- To connect via Ethernet: RJ-45 Ethernet port
- To visualize your Powerline network and secure connection via software: Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP or Mac OS X
- Dimensions: 114 x 55 x 32.5 mm (4.5 x 2.2 x 1.28 in) each
- Weight: 174 g (0.38 lb) each
- One (1) 500 Mbps Powerline interface each
- Two (2) Fast Ethernet ports each
- Typical coverage up to 500 m (1640 ft)
- HomePlug AV compliant
- IEEE 1901 compliant
- IEEE 802.3 compliant
Top customer reviews
Despite what I've just written, if you can live with the speed limitation, the gadgets really work and the set up is almost trivial compared to setting up a wireless network in your house.
Praise for Amazon: they are letting me return this no questions asked. I don't think they have any legal requirement to do this since it's my fault for not investigating more closely so big thanks to them!
Installation was simple: Basically it just worked (the way I like it). I ran a cable from the router in another room to the first adapter, plugged the second adapter into the same outlet that powered the PCs, and then ran short cables from the second adapter to each PC. (I was pleased to find two Ethernet ports on the adapter, eliminating the need for a hub/switch.)
Then I ran some basic tests. Prior to installation, I was recording 20-21 Mbps download speeds with 8-12 ms latency over a series of tests with speedtest.net against a local server. After installation, performance was the same. I then spent some time connected to remote machines via RDP and streaming video via NetFlix. Perceived performance was comparable to the wired setup. I've been using the units for about two weeks and have no complaints.
In summary: I wanted to get rid of Cat 5 cables on the floor of a small apartment and still get comparable performance; this kit did the job.
In regards to other Powerline adapters I've used they work fine for a year or so and then die, perhaps its something with my wiring but for me they just don't work.
- Reasonable form-factor; not so deep that it is hard to place. The depth can start to be an issue when using the AC plug if you are positioning it behind furniture (adds an inch to the plug depth) but not sure how this could be avoided.
- The ability to encrypt your Powerline network is nice. Initially I didn't figure on bothering with it since we are applying it in a single-family residence (I wouldn't consider using Powerline without encryption in an apartment, dorm, etc) but I like the notion that external AC outlets don't become security problems.
- Great way to take traffic off your wireless network. For example, I use one of these to provide wired Ethernet access to a pro-grade printer that isn't near a wired Ethernet port. Any files I send to it are tens of megabytes so performance is weak over its 802.11b WiFi interface. Likewise, I use them to support a connected TV, keeping things like Netflix streaming off WiFi as well.
- Having 2 Ethernet plugs per device greatly benefits flexibility. Both the printer and TV above can be connected to a single 5602 since it has dual Ethernet ports. This saves the clutter of a hub, its power supply, and 3 cables versus 2.
- Throughput and stability are affected by electrically noisy devices. I was able to figure out which were the worse offenders (a no-name/generic iPhone charger was terrible when if plugged in with no phone connected to it, for example) but it takes some attention to manage those cases.
- The aforementioned dual home run configuration in our house limited the main value I was looking for with Powerline (not a limitation caused by these devices, would affect any Powerline adapters). Rather than attempting to rely on these broadly, I ended up rewiring several phone jacks in our house to make several GigE ports available and using these to manage the exceptions. To that end they work wonderfully; you just need to understand the limitations of the technology.
- A very solid 500Mbps Powerline adapter, just make sure you understand the limitations if this is your first implementation.