reply to RobXMiller
Re: netgear xavb5001 powerline rather than wireless Continued:
My Comcast Modem and my Wireless Router is in my Garage. 1 st Netgear powerline goes into the Router.
2nd powerline in my Business Station (an old Duo Processor with dual 28" LED monitors) that use to be wireless with a USB interface. Huge improvement now at 157 MB/s up/down
3rd powerline in 2nd business office - directly into an old Cisco active 5 port switch (10/100 mb/s). This switch supports:
a. XP computer (due for replacement March 1)
b. HP 8500 All in one (hooked to cable rather than wireless)
c. A NetTalk IP phone - (about $30 first year) This plugs into the Internet, power, RJ-11 phone number for my dedicated Fax line.
d. 2nd Wireless router. The wireless in the garrage has low signal for basement and back portch.
4th Netgear Powerline goes to a Panasonic BlueRay DVD player used for Netflix, HULU, and the rest.
The old Cisco 10/100 router is of course a bottleneck as is the old XP network card. Will also update the garrage wireless router.
Overall, everyting was simple and the results are vastly improved.
My plan is to order another pair. One for my HP i7 dual 40" monitor development workstation. This will leave a powerline box as a "spare".
The new garrage WIRELESS router will update my wireless HP Envy 3D 17 used for my UAV 3D video related projects. Plus add a hotspot for all my Android Tmobile hotspots.
Perhaps later, the house will be upgraded with much faster cable. For now, it was an instant success that allows me to move forward with projects and upgrades to each needed area.
Netgear support was fantastic. Considering how critical I tend to be (as a former Quality Assurance Manager for tech projects) a one star rating from me is 4 stars by others. My Netgear support rating is 4.5 of 5.
This long winded report has left out many additional features that could be added. If anyone has questions, let me know.