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Old 09-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
elwaylite
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New powerline kit; works great with Roamio (Netgear XAVB1004-100NAS)

I know some are having issues with hubs, I was too. I cut the hub out and went back to the 4 port powerline adapter, but as stated below, its ugly. This unit was had for $62 and is working great, looks good too.

Mini review:

I recently got this from Amazon, and like it so far. Since moving around a lot, Ive just kept Netgear XE-104 powerline adapters going, but to be honest they are ugly. Square box in outlet with 4 Ethernet cables coming out in a living room is not the best. I decided to take a look at what was out there on Amazon, and noticed this setup. The black box looks a LOT better sitting on my stand, and the activity lights are very dim and wont be annoying, unlike the other powerline adapters I have that require Lightdims.

Back offers plugs 1 thru 4, and you can see they are color coded for priority. If you have more than one device hogging bandwidth, it'll spread out out with #1 getting the most and #4 getting the least. The other part that's nice is this does not have to be plugged into the wall itself, it has a normal 6ft power cord and can be placed with options. The direct plug in units can be problematic, especially if you are using surge protection with fat plugs.



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Bedroom unit at DSL Modem


Roku 3 speed results (got the same with the Vudu app on my Blu-ray player)


For the current Amazon price, I feel it was a good deal and looks a lot better.
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