NETGEAR XAVB5004 Universal Internet Adapter for Home Entertainment - 3D - XAVB5004-100NAS
Installed and it does not even come close to 500MB throughput. Rx 11M Tx 30M. Speedtests are worse than if connected via wireless. Nowhere near the capacity of direct wired. Can not play any videos over the network via this device. Tech support has no clue. The website does not have the owners manual. They claim the issue is with appliances connected on my home electrical. So, I guess if you want this to work as advertised you have to remove all electronics from your home circuits.
Great for big houses3/28/2012
I've always had issues with signal strength with wifi in my house. Hard to get signal to all 3 floors even with a repeater throughput was weak. After buying this setup I was able to get better throughput and bandwidth from the top floor to the bottom floor and I am able to keep my loud servers in a separate room from my other computers and still have good access to them. Not as good for internal network throughput as I would have hoped but better then wifi.
One word: Awesome!!!!!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.
easy solution to your network expansion problem10/27/2011
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.