Pros OK when it worked but it didn't for long.
Summary Sent to Netgear's Santa Clara, CA, facility for repair/replacement. Now waiting to see if they will back up their products. Knowing what I know now, I would have run the Cat 5 cable.
Pros Easy to install.
Cons Slower than direct hardwire connection.
Summary The "con" stated above is really not a big issue unless you're into gaming or large file download. However, it activates places that my wireless setup couldn't even think of doing! I will recommend this to clients as the place to start when setting up a home network. I'll try the wireless range extender too which, together with a pair of these, will be the best of both worlds - that is unless you're into network speed.
"Great Product!!"on by belshopper
Pros Easy to use; True Plug and Play; No Brainer setup; extends network any place in house (even to outside detached garage)
Cons Nothing yet.
Summary I initially had a full wireless G home network in my house. By that I mean I had a wireless router that connected wirelessly to my main computer in my den, my computer in the basement and my laptop as I roam around the house. I also have the SONOS Digital Music System (which is AWESOME by the way especially when paired with Rhapsody service). My wireles G network worked great for the most part. The only problem was that I would every so often have drops in communication as well as complete down time of my network and my SONOS would also go down. Not a small problem at all especially as I'm xfering data or working on-line from home (VERY frustrating) and I can't use my SWEET SONOS system. After doing a lot of research I decided to give this a try. I can honestly say that I am so glad I did. The setup was super, super, super easy. All I had to do was plug one powerline device into my Wireless Router, plug another next to my PC in the Den, plug another into an outlet next to my pc in the basement and plug another next to my SONOS Zone Player (for SONOS one Zone Player has to be Hard wired via Ethernet to form a mesh network). It took me about 5 minutes (honestly it did) to setup these 4 powerline adapters and have my home network up and running!! A network of course is only as good as it's dependability that's for sure and I have had no problems with these units whatsoever. The great part is that I still have a wireless G network for my laptop and still use it with my laptop, but why do I need wireless for my fixed items? The answer is I don't...now that I use this Netgear equipment. My suggestion is buy a couple of these (you need two at least for the initial setup) try them out and if they work for you GREAT! if not take them back to the store. You'll know within 10 minutes if these things will work for your home or not so you don't have much to lose.
Pros Easy to setup
Cons I have not noticed any
Summary Okay here is the story... I have a netgear router MR614 I have used 802.11 B & G for a few years now on my laptop. I recently moved to a new 2 story home. I purchased a computer for my kids and I installed a Belkin 802.11G card into it. My signal would flux from Very Good to poor to no signal. totally unreliable. The kids would spent more time on my computer than theirs. After about 2 weeks of trying different routers and wireless cards, and nothing working, i stumbled accross the Netgear XE102 Adapter. I wondered could it really be that easy? The clear anser is YES!!! I purchased a pair of these at best buy for $99.99. (remember you need 2) and i kid you not within 5 minutes of getting home i was surfing the web and online. No setup required. Plugged one into the wall next to my router and the other one upstairs. it connected immediately. If you are looking for a solution like these you would be foolish to pass these up. While i do not do any file transfers from PC to PC, i can see that forr VPN to work and music downloads and other D/L the spped would be more than Acceptable as these things are fast.
I highly recommend this product!!!
Pros A Tivo fanatics dream!! Set-up a piece of cake!
Cons uses a whole outlet
Summary I had numerous problems networking 3 tivos for transfers and multimedia uses. The wireless worked okay, but was very unreliable with music stuttering and some delayed transfers. For those who are stuck using single tuner tivos, tranfers are key. The Netgear powerline adapter makes it a snap to create your dream tivo network. No need for stupid wireless signal boosters!! A scam of the big stores!