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Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit

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Product Highlights
  • Turns an Outlet into Ethernet Switch
  • Connect 4 Devices to One Outlet
  • 5000 Square Foot Coverage Area
  • Port-Based QoS
  • HomePlug AV Compliant
  • 200Mbps Bitrate
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Data Encryption

With the Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit from Netgear, you can easily turn an electrical outlet near your home theater into an Ethernet switch, allowing you to connect up to 4 Ethernet devices to your home network. Simply run an Ethernet cable from your router to the adapter and plug it into the wall, then plug Ethernet switch near your home theater and you'll be able to connect to your TV, DVR, Blu-ray player, video game system and more to your home network through your existing electrical wiring. Give your home theater access to the internet and your home network at a bitrate of 200Mbps without the hassle of placing extensive wiring throughout your home.

Turn an Electrical Power Outlet into an Ethernet Switch
Plug the adapter into an electrical socket near your home theater to turn it instantly into an Ethernet switch, allowing you to connect 4 Ethernet devices to your home network, including TiVo, Slingboxes, VUDU boxes, Blu-ray Players, video game systems, televisions, and more.
Simple Installation
Without any software to install or complicated network connections, the kit couldn't be easier to use. The adapter and switch are simple plug-and-play devices that let you connect your home theater to your network instantly.
200Mbps Speed
The adapter and switch are HomePlug AV compliant, allowing them to reach bitrates up to 200Mbps.
Port-Based QoS
The switch features port-based Quality of Service (QoS). Attach the highest-bandwidth device to a high-priority port while attaching devices that use less bandwidth to lower-priority ports so you'll get faster response to the devices that need it most.
Secure your Powerline AV Network with the Push of a Button
A small button on the side of the switch instantly secures your Powerline AV network with 128-bit AES data encryption to ensure privacy and security.
Versatile Networking
After attaching the included Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter to your router or gateway and plugging it into an electrical outlet, you can plug in another Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter anywhere else in your home so you can have access to an Ethernet port wherever you need it.
LED Indicators
The adapter has three LED lights on the front, so you know when each adapter has an active connection.
System Requirements Windows XP or Vista (to enable encryption)
Data Transfer Speed Up to 200Mbps
Ports Adapter: 1x RJ-45 Ethernet
Switch: 4x RJ-45 Ethernet
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Operating Humidity 10-90% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (HxWxD) Switch: 5.4 x 4 x 1.1" (137 x 102 x 28mm)
Adapter: 3.9 x 2.8 x 1.6" (98 x 72 x 40mm)
Weight Switch: 0.5 lbs (0.22kg)
Adapter: 0.4 lbs (0.18kg)
Coverage Area Up to 5000 square foot home
Compliance HomePlug AV1
IEEE 802.3
Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit
  • Powerline AV Adapter with Ethernet Switch
  • Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter
  • 2 x Ethernet Cable (5')
  • Power Cord
  • Setup CD
  • 24/7 Basic Technical Support Free for 90-Days
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    NetgearPowerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit
     
    4.6

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Compact (6)
    • Easily expanded (3)
    • Reliable connection (3)
    • Secure (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home networks (6)
      • Home network (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works perfect for streaming HD video

      I have a 2800 sq house. I use it for xbox 360 and slingbox upstairs, while the router is downstairs on the opposite corner of the house. It streams 720p HD perfectly. Have...Read complete review

      I have a 2800 sq house. I use it for xbox 360 and slingbox upstairs, while the router is downstairs on the opposite corner of the house. It streams 720p HD perfectly. Have yet to try 1080p, but my tv doesnt handle 1080p upstairs

      Pros: Plug and play, streams 720p from computer, allows 4 devices to plug in

      Cons: Not really a con for me, but it gets anywhere from 55-100 mbps, so nowhere near advertised, but its enough for streaming HD video. However, note these speeds are dependent on your house.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Netgear Powerline AV Internet Connect Ki

      Very easy to install and setup (5 stars) but not getting the expected performance (2 stars). There is nice network monitoring software/application included with the connection kit. Overall rating 3...Read complete review

      Very easy to install and setup (5 stars) but not getting the expected performance (2 stars). There is nice network monitoring software/application included with the connection kit. Overall rating 3 stars.

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      5.0

      Skik WIFI - These Things Really Work!

      By Tomster

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Home Networks
      • Works when WIFI does not

      Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

      Set up my new HDTV complete with it's WIFI connection and Netflix straming was marginal. 2-3 times per movie, it would "rebuffer", a real pain. Had great WIFI signal, it's just the nature of any WIFI where the speeds are not constant.

      Installed this Netgear product, small unit at my router, 4-port unit at the TV end (used another port for the Blue-Ray player) and BINGO, no more re-buffering on Netflix. Movies play great. Getting at least 80 MBps and just plug and play. A no-brainer! Some complain about dim LED's but that's a plus for me as I want to hide the device anyway.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      4.0

      Good product

      By James

      from Denver

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Networks

        Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

        I actually have Linksys PLK300 already and got this Netgear kit and only used one part (white module) and it works flawlessly to connect my Blu-Ray unit!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        If the need arises I would purchase this

        By PeteZ225

        from Barnwell, SC

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Expanded
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Networks

          Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

          Simple installation and connection. Plug it in and turn it on.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Buy this one!

          By Howie

          from North Carolina

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Expanded
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Highly Compatible
          • Secure

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Networks

            Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

            Connect my home theater to Netflix streaming video, Pandora, and Dish Network. Just plug in according to the diagram, that's all.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Getting the internet to my home theater

            By MsMet

            from La Porte, TX

            About Me Low bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Expanded
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Highly Compatible
            • Secure

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Networks
              • Small Offices

              Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

              This was the easiest set up and it seems the only solution. We are enjoying our blu ray now thanks to Netgear.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Works perfect for streaming HD video

              By patholiar

              from seattle, wa

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Plug and play
              • Up to 4 devices

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High Volume
                • Home Networks
                • Small Offices

                Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                I have a 2800 sq house. I use it for xbox 360 and slingbox upstairs, while the router is downstairs on the opposite corner of the house. It streams 720p HD perfectly. Have yet to try 1080p, but my tv doesnt handle 1080p upstairs

                Pros: Plug and play, streams 720p from computer, allows 4 devices to plug in

                Cons: Not really a con for me, but it gets anywhere from 55-100 mbps, so nowhere near advertised, but its enough for streaming HD video. However, note these speeds are dependent on your house.

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                4.0

                Works as advertised

                By BigFrig

                from NorCal

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                    This item works great except for my DirecTv. For some reason DirecTv wont allow this sort of connection for the receivers.

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                    3.0

                    Netgear Powerline AV Internet Connect Ki

                    By Murrkat

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                    • Disappointing performance

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                    Very easy to install and setup (5 stars) but not getting the expected performance (2 stars). There is nice network monitoring software/application included with the connection kit. Overall rating 3 stars.

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                    5.0

                    Surprised me

                    By Rob

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                      I've been using Wi-Fi on my game consoles for years, as I don't want to destroy my apartment trying to run ethernet between rooms. Unfortunately, the range isn't great and occasional interference causes issues with streaming video to my PS3.

                      When I first heard about powerline adapters, I figured there was no way they could be effective. Then I heard they were faster than wireless, and after reading all the good reviews I had to see for myself. Sure enough, I average 112Mbps on this kit. Streaming video is now silky smooth.

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                      4.0

                      Easy Set Up - Great Result

                      By Bondman

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me High bandwidth user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Reliable connection

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                        I ordered this to improve my download speed (and result) for my home theater set up. I am not very savy about these kinds of things and the set up is quick and easy. I noticed that trying different outlets can result in very different speeds (the first one I tried was not so fast and the second one gave me the result I had hoped for). Great product.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Works reliably

                        By Clayton

                        from Eugene, OR

                        About Me High bandwidth user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Fast Connection Speed
                        • Reliable connection
                        • Secure Connection

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home network
                          • Large Networks

                          Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                          I recently moved into a new home and my home theater's wireless connection was no longer strong enough to handle netflix streaming to my HD television. Enter this device, my internet now travels through my electrical wiring providing a consistently great connection for netflix streaming.

                          Great product.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Good networking gear!

                          By Gadget Guy

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me High bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about Netgear Powerline AV Home Theater Internet Connection Kit:

                            We just moved into a new house, and I did not want to spend time and money changing the wiring for our Blu-Ray player to connect to the internet. I bought this kit and it works great! The connections are very fast, there has not been any problems with connectivity or interference with other items that are plugged-in. I just don't have any other networking devices in the living room to test it with (yet).

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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