NETGEAR XAVB5004 Universal Internet Adapter for Home Entertainment - 3D - XAVB5004-100NAS

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easy solution to your network expansion problem

by Juan on 10/27/2011

this product works very well. i was kind of in doubt on how well these would work since because of the different electrical circuits the adapter and the 4-port modem would be on, but they worked fine. easy installation (havent used the software that came with it since you dont HAVE to use it). just connect your two adapters into an electrical outlet, connect them with ethernet cables (one of them to your router and the other to your devices), press and hold the secure buttons on each adapter (not simultaneously) for at least 2 secs, and you are done. great product. no loss (if not better) download and upload speeds. no problems so far at least.

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One word: Awesome!!!!!

by Dave on 2/15/2012

I couldn't be happier with this product, it exceeded my expectations. My problem was that my WAN and wireless routers were upstairs and I had poor reception downstairs. I have one router from Verizon (WAN and wireless combo) and my Dlink router which I use for most of my wireless connections because it has a slightly better signal than the Verizon router. I wanted something that would extend the range of the wireless signal and allow me to stream movies on my Blu-Ray player. My original solution was to run some Cat5 cables through the walls and put in an ethernet port behind the TV, and move the Dlink downstairs. But I'm getting too old to crawl around in the attic fishing wires through the wall. The other solution was to get a wireless media bridge to connect the Blu-Ray and piggyback the Dlink router off of the media bridge. But that didn't solve the weak signal problem. So I looked at upgrading buying a wireless N dual band router to piggyback off the Verizon router, a dual band media bridge and then piggyback the Dlink. But if that didn't work I'd need a range booster. This was getting complicated and expensive, $140 for a media bridge, $140 for a new router, $60-70 for a range booster. Then I saw the Netgear Network adapter and after some research found that the throughput is better than wireless, and ordered on the spot. After plugging everything in (Blu-Ray in port 1, Dlink in port 2) it booted up with no problem. I didn't even have to read the instructions on the enclosed DVD! I can now stream Netflix, connect to the Dlink router with no dropped connections, while my wife works upstairs working logged onto the Verizon router. Problem Solved! I highly recommend this product to everyone.

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Product Overview


Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# XAVB5004-100NAS
SKU 220208544
UPC 606449074154
UPC 14 00606449074154
Connect Internet-ready TVs, Blu-ray™ players or game consoles to your home's broadband Internet
3DHD — reliably stream multiple HD videos in full 1080p, perfect for 3D
Package Contents
One (1) 4-port Powerline AV 500 Adapter (XAV5004)
One (1) Powerline AV 500 Adapter (XAV5001)
One (1) 2 m (6.5 ft) AC power cord, localized to country of sale
Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) RJ45 Ethernet cables
Tech Specs
NETGEAR 1-year warranty
Physical Specifications</b.
4-Port Powerline AV 500 Adapter (XAV5004):
Dimensions: 137 x 102 x 28 mm (5.40 x 4.01 x 1.10 in)
Weight: 0.218 kg (0.48 lb)
Powerline AV 500 Adapter (XAV5001):
Dimensions: 86 x 67 x 40 mm (3.38 x 2.63 x 1.57 in)
Weight: 0.13 kg (0.28 lb)
System Requirements
To enable encryption (via software): Microsoft®, Windows 7®, Vista™,XP® or Mac OS® X
Speed: Up to 500 Mbps
Network Ports
XAV5004: Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
XAV5001: One (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps port
Typical Coverage
Up to 5000 square foot home
HomePlug® AV
IEEE® 802.3
NETGEAR Green Features
Automatically powers down when not connected or not in use
Disable LEDs to help save energy
Packaging manufactured with at least 95% recyclable materials
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