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The Powerline 200 AV+ (XAVB2501) is a network interface new from Netgear in 2010.

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gets some great network speeds fairly consistently

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doesn't use up a power outlet, keeps it available for your use for another device

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copes reasonably well with interference on the lines from other devices around the house

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easy to install and set up, very little to it

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has a fairly good range, don't usually have to think about how far away the devices might be from each other

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some failures reported within the first year of use, not the most sturdy of devices

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makes devices slightly more vulnerable to power surges, not much surge protection

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The Powerline 200 AV+ (XAVB2501) is a network interface new from Netgear in 2010. This device is made to extend a high-speed internet connection to any power outlet. The main difference between the Powerline 200 AV+ (XAVB2501) and its companion, the Powerline 200 AV (XAVB2001) is that the Powerline 200 AV+ (XAVB2501) has filtered pass-through AC sockets. This means that you do not have to use up an outlet to get your internet. For people living in apartments or houses with a shortage of outlets, this is a useful feature. For those concerned about the performance of their internet, there is the Pick-a-Plug feature. This feature gauges which plug the smoothest connection will come from. If you are environmentally aware, there are a few green features on the Powerline 200 AV+ (XAVB2501), not the least of which is the 95% recycled materials used for the packaging. It is worth noting that this network interface can be purchased on its own for $89, or in a pair for $169.

  • HomePlug compliant
  • 200 Mbps speed
  • Extra outlet
  • Noise-filtering power socket
  • Easy set-up w/Push-and-Secure feature
  • Automatic power-down
  • Connectivity to HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs, and game consoles
  • 10/100 Ethernet port
  • 1-year warranty
  • 5000 square foot home coverage
  • 2 Powerline AV 200+ adapters
  • 2 2m (6.5ft) Ethernet cables
  • Set-up CD
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