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The Powerline 200 AV (XAVB2001) is a network interface new from Netgear in 2010.

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Pros

setup is automatically completed as soon as the unit is plugged in

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completely immune to common sources of RF interference that plague wireless networks

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color-coded LEDs show available bandwidth at a glance

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doesn't experience bandwidth drops when devices are used on the power network such as vacuums, microwaves, etc.

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can handle long distances on many electrical systems

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standby mode when not in use saves power

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security setup involves pressing a button on each device once - that's it

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

works better in some households then others, mileage may vary, depends on wiring setup

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Powerline 200 AV (XAVB2001) is a network interface new from Netgear in 2010. The main feature being promoted on the Powerline 200 AV (XAVB2001) is its ability to extend a high speed internet connection to any power outlet, which allows the user to connect to HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles. This means that any one of these devices can utilize the internet, which has obvious advantages. Another appealing feature for the average user is the easy set-up of the Powerline 200 AV (XAVB2001). This interface is reported to take only minutes to set up, thanks to the easy to use Push-and-Secure feature. For those who are concerned about wasting energy, this device has a feature which makes it automatically power down when not in use. If you forget to turn the Powerline 200 AV (XAVB2001) off when you're done with it, there's no need to worry. It is worth noting that this adapter can be purchased on its own for an MSRP of $79, or in a pair for $149. 

Features
  • Noise-filtering power socket
  • Pick-a-Plug display
  • Extra outlet
  • 95% recycled material packaging
  • 200 Mbps speed
  • 10/100 Ethernet port
  • 1-year warranty
  • 2 Powerline AV 200 adapters
  • 2 2 m (6.5 ft) Ethernet cable
  • Set-up CD
  • 5000 square foot home coverage 
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