While Powerline technology is already well established as an idea.

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While Powerline technology (which converts existing electrical wiring into high-speed Ethernet connections) is already well established as an idea, the technology itself continues to leap forward with Netgear's XAVB5001 AV 500 Adapter Kit, whose connection speed is more than double that of its predecessors (such as the XAVB101, XEB1004, XETB1001) and peers (such as Linksys' PLK200 or PLK300). The fundamental setup is the same: plug in one adapter and connect it to an internet router, then plug in the second adapter anywhere in the house and, via the Gigabit Ethernet port, connect any Ethernet-enabled device (HDTV, VoIP, Blu-Ray player, computer, or game console). Any device on the network can now share internet, games, storage, data and even stream HD videos at 500 mbps. The adapters feature such longstanding Netgear staples such as Push-and-Secure (which sets up network security with one push of a button), Pick-A-Plug (which tests connections automatically for better performance), and compatibility with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X. Note that more adapters or an Ethernet swtich will be needed to connect more devices. Included in the kit is a setup CD and 1 year warranty.

  • Kit includes 2 XAV5001 AV 500 Adapters for immediate network setup
  • Ethernet network capable of sharing internet, storage, documents, games or streaming HD video
  • Push-and-Secure sets up network security at the push of a button
  • Pick-A-Plug automatically tests connection to optimize performance
  • Networking Feature: Bridge
  • Connection speed: 500 mbps
  • Network Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • Supports Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Home Plug AV (HPAV)
  • Compatible with over 90% of standard home outlets
  • Includes setup CD, support and information card, and warranty card
  • 1 year warranty
  • Dimensions: 3.38" (W) x 2.63" (D) x 1.57" (H)
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