Wifi not getting the job done? Signal blocked, too slow for shifting those huge files? – here’s how you can get the convenience of wireless, but using wires and get a fast reliable network going AND without having to run CAT5 wiring all through your house, it’s the Powerline AV+ 200 Adaptor Kit from Netgear and they let me borrow one for a couple weeks to put it through its paces in this review… mainly by making it grind on streaming internet video (Foxtel to my Xbox360) for hours on end day after day.
“The NETGEAR Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter Kit XAVB2501 includes everything you need to extend a high-speed network connection to any power outlet, letting you connect HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs, game consoles, and more. The Powerline AV+ 200 also provides the added convenience of an extra outlet with built-in noise filtering, so you’ll enjoy an even better home theater experience. 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 let you create a network port anywhere you have a power outlet
• Up to 200 Mbps data speeds
• Extra outlet with noise filtering
• Plug and play installation
• Simple, push-button security
The Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter provides an additional outlet with noise filtering.
Connect devices anywhere in your home to your network with the Powerline AV+ 200. View larger.
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 XAV2501 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.
Extra Noise-Filtered Power Outlet?Each Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter not only provides an Ethernet connection for Internet, but also has a power outlet to replace the one that it uses, so it won’t use up your last outlet. Not only that, the Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter adds noise-filtering to the outlet. With a reduction in noise from other electronic devices, you’ll get better performance in your home theater, such as cleaner sound and a clearer picture.
NETGEAR Green Product is Environmentally Friendly?The Powerline AV+ 200 Adapter Kit is a NETGEAR Green product, so you know you’re getting an eco-friendly 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”.