Powerline 500, 1 Port

500Mbps, 1 Port

Now Use Your Power Outlets to Plug into the Internet.

Just plug a powerline adapter into any electrical outlet then plug into your Internet. It’s that easy. By using the electrical wires already in your home you can extend a fast, secure, and reliable network connection in any room.

Model: XAVB5201
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You want a wired network, but you don't want to run long wires. NETGEAR Powerline 500, 1 port is one of the easiest ways to create a network using your existing electrical wiring. It's simple to set up, secure and fast.

Compact Design

Convenient mini-design blends in nicely with any surrounding.

HDTV and HD/3D

Speeds up to 500 Mbps enable multiple HD video streams simultaneously.


Sets up in minutes, no need to configure or install software.

Push-and-Secure Button

Secures the network connection with the touch of a button, no need to remember passwords.

Pick-a-Plug LED

Automatically tests the connection at any electrical outlet to ensure the highest possible performance.

Extend Your Wired Network

Extend your Powerline network by adding up to 16 adapters in total. Works with any Homeplug AV adapter.

Product Number
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Powerline Technology
  • Homeplug AV compliant
Speed and Range
Powerline Performance
  • 500 Mbps†
WiFi Performance
  • Not applicable
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • One (1) Fast Ethernet port each
Key Features
  • Perfect for connecting Smart TV and Consoles
  • Extend Internet access to any power outlet
  • Ideal for HD or 3D HD multimedia streaming
  • Elegant nano design fitting your surroundings
  • Pick-a-Plug LED identifies best outlet for optimal performance
  • Push-and-Secure button for easy secure connection
  • Energy saving features with stand-by consumption < 0.5 Watt
  • Best-in-class performance and reliability
  • Push and Secure button
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 2.95 x 2 x 0.98 in (70 x 51 x 25mm)
  • Weight: 0.14 lbs (63 g)
Package Contents
  • Two (2) Powerline 500 Adapters (XAV5201)
  • Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) Ethernet cable
  • Quick Installation guide
  • IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • IEEE 1901 compliant
  • Homeplug AV compliant
System Requirements
  • To connect via Ethernet: RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • To visualize your Powerline network and secure connection via Software: Microsoft® Windows 7, Vista®, XP® or Mac OS® X

† Actual data throughput and data over distance will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building material and construction, and network overhead, result in lower actual data through put rate.

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR limited 2-year Hardware Warranty.

    24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.


Expand Your Existing Powerline Network

Add new Powerline adapters easily, up to 16 nodes in total. Backward compatible with 200 Mbps & 500 Mbps Homeplug AV including NETGEAR Powerline AV products


Smoothly stream up to 1080p video.



HD Boxes/Media Players

Don't run network cables or worry about WiFi to watch your favorites movies and TV shows.

HD/3D Video & Blu-ray Players / DVRs

Connect to the latest, greatest video technology.



Game Consoles

To win, you need fast no-lag gaming connections.

PCs / Laptops

Use any electrical outlet to connect to your home network and the Internet.


Network Control So Easy...It's Like Magic

Monitor and Stay Secure with NETGEAR genie App. NETGEAR genie let’s you see your NETGEAR Powerline devices on a network map, get connection status, data link rates and easily setup security encryption between Powerline adapters.

  • NETGEAR genie app allows you to control your wifi network on your smartphone or tablet.

Here's what you can do with your genie app...

  • Access WiFi settings
  • See a visual layout of the devices on your Powerline network
  • View and optimize performance of your network
  • Keep your network secure with encryption key settings
  • Monitor the speed of your devices