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As you can see the big guy is about twice the size of the small guy.

This two adapters need to be use at specific ends of the Powerline connection. The small guy is to be connected to your router and the big guy to an Ethernet ready device at the far end. After that, you plug both of them into the wall socket, and voila, you have just made a Powerline connection. A Powerline connection is basically a wired connection that uses your home's electrical wiring as network cables. NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter of the adapters has one Ethernet port, and this means at the box, the kit can support just one wired client at the far end of the NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter.

What NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter this kit different, however, is a fact that the XAVN adapter or the big guy can also work as an access point. This allows you to create a new wireless network at the far end corner of the house or extend existing wireless network there. These features make the kit an excellent product for lots of home or even apartment buildings. Each of the adapter has a security button that helps encrypting the connection between them and an array of [unk] on top.


We found this to be a rather bad design, especially considering that they, like all HomePlug AV powerline adapters, don't work with power strips or surge protectors. Make sure you have more than one wall socket at the far end, if you want to plug in other devices. Other powerline kits, such as the WD LiveWire and the Linksys PLK NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter, come with a power cord for each adapter and help keep the wall socket area clear. Setting up the XAVNB kit to create a powerline connection is supereasy and is like that of any typical powerline connection.

NetGear Powerline Av 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit XAVNB2001

First you plug the smaller XAV adapter to your network's router or hubthen you plug the larger XAVN adapter NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter a computer at the far end, using two network cables. Now, when you plug the two of them into their NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter sockets, a powerline network connection will be created. By default, if you don't change anything, a new wireless network called "Netgear" will also be created by the large XAVN adapter and allows wireless clients to connect to it. You should, however, further configure this, as this network is not encrypted. Depending on your existing router, there are three ways to configure the XAVN adapter. The adapter will then be added to the existing wireless network and it will configure itself to be the extender of that network; wireless clients connected to the existing wireless network will find the same network at the far end, where the XAVN adapter is plugged in, that the signal couldn't reach to before.

The second way is to use the adapter's Web interface, which gives you control to many more of the adapter's settings, such as the ability to change the network SSID, encryption method, upgrade the firmware, and so on. You can open the Web interface by pointing a browser on a connected computer to the adapter's IP address.


However, it's a little tricky to figure out the IP address. You'll either have to find it from the list of connected clients from the router's Web interface or use NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter included software. The included desktop software, called Netgear Powerline Utility, is the third way you can configure the router. Unfortunately, it doesn't work according to the instructions. Can't NETGEAR XAVNB2001 Adapter what you're looking for?

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