Netgear XAVB5501Powerline Kit reviews

19 customer reviews

This network switch is a good all rounder.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
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Vincent, Uddingston

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
It provided a better sustained download speed than wireless.
Bad points:
It falls well short of 500mbit and there is very significant loss of download speed when compared to a direct to MODEM connection. From 100Mbit/s using a direct to MODEM connection, performance dropped to 60Mbit/s. I am currently exploring other options.
Overall rating 4.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 8.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2012

J, Scotland

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Plug it in and it works straight away.
Bad points:
None really, just use the supplied software to pick the best socket to use.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 May 2012

David, Hamilton

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Was faster for me than my wifi and i cant run an ethernet cable through my house. Speed went from 10mb-20mb unreliable signal to 35mb-60mb totally reliable. Plugged into wall on both ends, connected leads, turned on pc and it was working. The pass through allowed me to not need to get a multi-socket strip.
Bad points:
Unit gets quite hot when been used for hours but maintains a working temperature due to the vast amount of cooling slots. The unit itself is larger than it looks and to some might be unsightly but is comparable in size to the popular "Glade" plug in fresheners.
Overall rating 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Apr 2012

Derek, Wirral

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to set up
Bad points:
cannot use to link PC to router where PC is acting as host. Have to use a router on both ends, but then works perfectly as network bridge
Overall rating 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2012

Sam, Corby

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Literally plug n play. Extremely easy to set up and now i can get Sky Anytime+
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2012

Gareth, Bedford

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up with existing Netgear Powerline units. Faster network speeds than via wifi.
Bad points:
It would be good if retailers stocked single units as well as paired kits to allow more cost effective expansion of existing networks.
Overall rating 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2012

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to install
Bad points:
A bit pricey
Overall rating 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2012

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