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Netgear Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit


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  • Extends a high speed Internet connection to any power outlet
  • Perfect for connecting HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles to your home network and the Internet
  • Compact design with push-button security
  • Just plug into any electrical outlet

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 6.7 x 8.6 cm ; 132 g
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Item model number: XAVB2001-100NAS
  • ASIN: B0036R9YA6
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 10 2010
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #514,421 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description

The NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 Ultra Adapter Kit extends a high speed Internet connection to any power outlet. Perfect for connecting HDTV's Blu-rayTM players, DVR's, PC's and game consoles to your home network and the Internet. Easy setup, just Plug-and-Play.

From the Manufacturer

The NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit XAVB2001 includes everything you need to extend a high-speed network connection using just the built-in electrical wiring in your home. This kit allows you to create a network port wherever you have a power outlet, making it perfect for connecting HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs, game consoles, and more. With this kit, you won't have to worry about weak wireless signals or unsightly cables running through your home anymore.

Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit features:
  • Two Powerline AV 200 Adapters lets you create a network port anywhere you have a power outlet
  • Up to 200 Mbps data speeds
  • Plug and play installation
  • Simple, push-button security
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Plug-and-Play Simplicity
The Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit includes two Powerline AV 200 adapters, which makes setting up a connection a snap. Simply plug one of the adapters into an available electrical outlet near your router and connect it to your router with an included Ethernet cable. Then plug the second adapter into any electrical outlet that's located near the device you want to network. Connect your device into the adapter and it will be connected to your network. It's as simple as that.

You can easily create more network connections in your home by simply purchasing and installing additional Powerline AV 200 XAV2001 adapters. The Powerline AV 200 is also compatible with all HomePlug AV products.

Fast Network Connection for Streaming HD Media
The Powerline AV 200 offers network connection speeds of up to 200 MBps, making it the ideal solution for network-intensive tasks such as making Internet phone calls, streaming HD video, playing online games, and transferring large files. The fast network speeds make the Powerline AV 200 great for devices such as the Slingbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, networked televisions, and more.

And for added convenience, the Powerline AV 200 also features three different colored LEDs that give information on Power, Network Status, and Ethernet connections.

Easy, Push-Button Security for Enhanced Safety
You won't have to worry about hackers snooping in your private data when you're using the Powerline AV 200. By simply pushing a button, you'll enable an encrypted connection that keeps your sensitive information secure from prying eyes.


The Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit is a NETGEAR Green product, so you know you're getting a product. The Powerline AV 200 adapters automatically power down when not connected or not in use to conserve energy. The LEDs can be disabled to further save energy, and the packaging is manufactured with at least 95-percent recycled materials.

Each adapter measures 3.38 x 2.63 x 1.57 inches (WxHxD) and is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Two Powerline AV 200 Adapters (XAV2001), two 2 meter Ethernet cables, setup CD and documentation.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f792c6c) out of 5 stars 124 reviews
114 of 116 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7eb594) out of 5 stars An Utterly Indispensable Slice of Networking Bliss, If You Need It. Sept. 22 2010
By Terrance - Published on Amazon.com
Vine Customer Review of Free Product
I'm a bit of a networking guru (as deemed by friends, family, and coworkers) and in my tenure, I've had significant hands-on experience with just about every kind of home/small office networking kit including wireless routers, network switches, wireless Ethernet bridges, specialized antennas, etc. I'm relatively new to networking over power lines, but I do have prior experience with an older 85Mbps Linksys system. After using the NETGEAR Powerline AV200, my opinion remains the same: I'm sold on the concept of Homeplug's power line networking solution since it is a fantastic way to expand the reach of an existing network, but your mileage will depend on the quality of internal wiring. (Giving credit where credit is due: Homeplug's technology powers most of the power line networking devices such as my older Linksys system and NETGEAR's AV200.)

Setting up a new power line network is extremely simple... just plug one of the AV200's into the wall with its Ethernet cable into your router/switch, and plug the other module anywhere you'd like to add an Ethernet connection. The beauty of Ethernet is that you can either directly connect the AV200 to a single device, or you can hook it up to a multi-port switch so multiple devices can be served by a single AV200. It should be noted that there's nothing stopping you from plugging in a second wireless router set to AP mode into the AV200 and effectively expanding your existing wireless coverage.

Since the AV200 (and all power line networking units) use your existing electrical wiring as the physical transmit medium, there are inherent advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional wireless internet. One advantage is relative immunity to common sources of radio interference, so Bluetooth, microwave ovens, and other devices that potentially wreak havoc on 2.4GHz 802.11B/G/N networks won't cause your connection to spontaneously drop. Another advantage is wiring simplicity-you don't need to make dedicated Ethernet cable runs and chances are the device you're trying to network is already connected to the AC wiring.

One of the disadvantages is that power lines were not designed to carry data and the overall topology can vary wildly, so this is really a case of "your mileage will vary." For example, it's entirely possible that different outlets will work better than others since sources of interference on your power lines are relatively localized. Also, since the network medium is power lines, the maximum range of your network is a little fuzzy and can extend beyond the boundaries of your residence or office. Although the signal will degrade over distance, a shared common element such as a transformer can propagate the signal, theoretically putting your network in range of multiple residences. You can mitigate this issue, in part at least, by turning on the security/encryption function which is thankfully very easy to use, but I suspect many users will not.

Overall, I think that the NETGEAR Powerline AV200 is a fine product that's powerful and easy to use. From my experience, it's much easier to use this device to extend my network versus wireless Ethernet bridges or repeaters and it's more reliable to boot. I am disappointed, however, that the AV200 doesn't have a built-in 4-port switch like as my old Linksys kit, considering the AV200 costs significantly more. In the end, I am very satisfied with the AV200 and am happy to conclude that power line networking is ready for the prime time.

Below, I've come up with a list of my Power Line Networking Best Practices
1) Things with big motors such as blenders, fans, vacuums, etc. are notorious for generating electrical noise and this can impact performance.
2) Some surge protectors / UPS units will block the signal that the AV200 needs to operate. For best performance, plug the unit into the wall.
3) Circuit breakers and fuse boxes will degrade the signal, but it's entirely possible to use Homeplug devices that are on different electrical circuits eg. upstairs/downstairs.
4) The 200Mbps AV200's didn't work with my 85 Mbps Linksys.
50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f8061e0) out of 5 stars Plug and Play Bliss April 18 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
It just works, you don't need no stinking manual. It is literally plug-n-play, plug it in and start playing, be it online games or HD movies.

Now that everyone in my neighborhood has a wireless network, the congestion produces a lot of interference and poor throughput. The ideal solution would be to go to a dual band wireless-N router using the 5GHz band. But of course that costs money; new router, new adapters for all devices. This device isn't cheap but it is more cost effective compared to the ideal wireless router solution. I am getting well over 100Mb/s of throughput on mine. The greatest benefit to these devices is their simplicity, it just works.

Some of the unique benefits of this device is its power saving feature. It automatically goes into standby mode when not in use. It is also great to be able to see your connection quality at a glance using the color coded LEDs.

The only real negative about this product is the price. Everything else about it makes it superior to wireless when making a point to point connection. No more interference, a consistent quality high speed connection, zero effort setup and maintenance, this is what networking should be.
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f806378) out of 5 stars Surprisingly Fast at Long Distances, Easy to Setup Sept. 4 2010
By Riyad Kalla - Published on Amazon.com
Vine Customer Review of Free Product
This is my 2nd set of NETGEAR Powerline equipment. 7 years ago I picked up two of the 14 Mbps XE 102 adapters which did *ok*. The performance was about 1/8th of advertised speed and degraded quickly as the distance increased.

That is not the case with these AV 200 (XAV2001) adapters.

Configuration was so easy I thought I did something wrong. I ran a cable from my router to the first adapter plugged into the wall, then went and plugged the other one a few bedrooms away and hooked that to my laptop to test: it worked.

Enabling security was dead-easy as well, simply press the "Lock" button on the side for 2 secs on all the devices that you want to securely connect to one-another in a 2-min window, and every device put into that mode within that 2 min window will seek each other out and make a secure (encrypted) connection. You can use the included Windows/Mac software to change the Encryption Key used to something custom if you want.

As for performance, my quick-summary is that for very-close distances (in the same room, or 1 room over) a good Wireless-N connection will be faster. But as you move further and further away and put more walls between you and the wireless base station, the Wireless-N signal degrades really quickly and becomes erratic while the NETGEAR AV 200 Powerline adadpters degraded from almost 70 Mbps (maximum speed I could get with two plugged into the same socket) to 52 Mbps but didn't dip below that; while my Wireless-N signal would bounce between 500 Kbs and 10 Mbps at the same distance.

If you are a bandwidth junkie and need Gig-E speeds, you will either need to wire Gig-E in your house, or try out the Powerline 500 devices NETGEAR just announced (will hopefully have some in for review soon).

But if you don't necessarily need Gig-E speeds, but want a fast (HD streaming capable) and stable home network with a dead-easy secure setup, I would absolutely recommend these devices to you.

For what it's worth, I also tested these devices in a "hostile" environment by plugging in and turning on my vacuum cleaner, portable 1 Ton AC unit and HDTV which are all in-lined on the same wiring with the wire I had my powerline devices on, and it didn't impact performance at all; it stayed right at 52 Mbps.

I know in the past "noisy" appliances like these used to be a big issue with Powerline technology, it seems that either Powerline tech is getting better or NETGEAR has mastered the intricacies of it.

NOTE: If you haven't worked with Powerline before, some things you have to watch out for are trying to pass a signal across a circuit breaker boundary or old wiring in older homes that may not be very clean.

Other than that, it's a pretty plug and play experience.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ff14b88) out of 5 stars Good product, practically zero configuration but Mfr./ service not so.. Feb. 1 2011
By Kenneth - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I have ordered six individual units and am using them to connect my iMac clients in the house to the Mac mini server (I didn't want to use wireless to connect the clients, not when hosting network home folders!). I am impressed with the product. It couldn't be easier. Just plug one unit in one location, plug the other unit elsewhere in the house and they connect within seconds. I did enable data encryption just in case... I am looking at the devices through the included Powerline Utility for Mac and I see all of them with more than 170 Mbps link speed. Definitely not bad! I have been using these now for about two months. No problems whatsoever.

That said, I am less than impressed with the company, its customer service and their second-class support for the Macintosh platform. First, the company's support response is slow and when you do get one, about 80% text in the email will be about how sorry they are for the inconvenience, how gladly they would be able to help etc. etc. - formalities gone a bit far :o)

Mac users beware: I was told that they only include the configuration utility with the product (on a CD) and you won't find it online - there is no mention of it at their site (at the time I am writing this review - Feb. 1, 2011). So, currently, you can forget about getting the "latest" utility to tinker with the units. Not only that, I was told that if I needed to upgrade the firmware on the units, I would have to find a PC! I had bought these specifically to be used in a fully Macintosh environment - fortunately I am fine for now. But just be aware. I am just disappointed that they "initially support the Mac" but not later with proper software updates etc. This reminds me of a time a few years ago when I used to constantly run into this issue with a few Mfrs. - full Windows support but half-hearted Mac support.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f7f0f60) out of 5 stars As Another Reviewer Noted, It Just Works! Dec 31 2010
By Connecticut Consumer - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I just purchased this latest-generation 200mps Netgear Powerline AV 200 kit to replace my older first-generation 85mps kit (also Netgear) from seven years ago after one of the older Powerline units finally failed. I have a somewhat sprawling ranch house and my wife's and my computer are at diametrical opposite ends of the house. Because of the distance between our computers, as well as the many walls in between, I wasn't confident that even an N-standard wireless connection would be particularly fast or reliable. Since running a network cable between our computers wasn't practical, I decided to go with these new Powerline units. And I'm glad I did. These units are as Plug-and-Play as any computer accessory I have ever owned. Each unit is plugged into an electrical outlet near each computer. The unit in my home office connected to the router, and the unit by my wife's computer connected directly to her computer. Within seconds, the internet connection was complete. It's that simple. No software to install or run on either computer (although there is an included CD, it's mainly for users who want to modify the built-in security and encryption features). While I agree with some of the other reviewers that the two-unit kit seems a bit on the pricey side at about $120 (for which I docked it one star), it absolutely merits five stars from a functional perspective. And I've also noticed a dramatic speed improvement over the older 85mps units, even though the unit by my wife's computer is plugged into a powerstrip (which Netgear advises against because it may degrade performance). Considering that the alternatives were, in my case, either too impractical or likely ineffective, this latest-generation Powerline kit was the perfect solution. Despite the high price, I definitely recommend this kit for users who need a fast, reliable, and secure wired network connection.