Powerline 500

4 Ports

Amp Up Your Network. For Real.

Plug into your home electrical system and get more than power. Extend your home network, too. NETGEAR Powerline uses your electrical wiring to gain Internet access through your power outlets for up to 4 devices. Smart TVs and 3DHD TVs will stream in full 1080p. Blu-ray players and game consoles will keep the fun flowing.

Model: XAVB5004
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You want a wired network, but you don't want to run new wires. NETGEAR Universal Internet Adapter is one of the easiest ways to create an integrated network using your existing electrical wiring. It's simple to set up, secure and fast – Powerline adapters can achieve speeds up to 500 Mbps.

Extend Your Network

Extend Internet access throughout your home to any electrical outlet for desktop PCs, gaming consoles and set-top boxes

HDTV and HD/3D

Speeds up to 500 Mbps enable applications such as HDTV, multiple HD/3D video streams, multimedia streaming, and multiplayer gaming


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

Energy-saving Features

Automatically powers down when not connected or not in use, disables LEDs, less than 0.5 Watt in stand-by mode

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
  • XAV5101: One (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps port
  • XAV5004: Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps port
Key Features
  • 3D HD—reliably stream multiple HD videos in full 1080P, perfect for 3D
  • High Performance—enjoy streaming HD video and online games without lag, stalls, jitter or glitches
  • Universal—connects to any device with a network/Ethernet port
  • Plug-and-Play—no configuration or installation software needed
  • Pick-a-Plug LED—helps select the best outlet in the room for highest performance
  • Push-and-Secure—encrypts data and secures network connection with a touch of the button
  • Gigabit wired connection
  • Port-based quality of service for gaming
  • Pick-a-Plug for simple troubleshooting
  • Push-and-Secure for easy setup
  • Energy-saving features
  • Best-in-class performance and reliability
  • Push and Secure button
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • XAV5004 Dimensions: 5.40 x 4.01 x 1.10 in (137 x 102 x 28 mm)
  • XAV5004 Weight: 0.48 lb (0.218 kg)
  • XAV5101 Dimensions: 2.64 x 2.17 x 1.65 in (67.05 x 55.11 x 41.91mm)
  • XAV5101 Weight: 0.22 lb (0.099 kg)
Package Contents
  • One (1) 4-port Powerline AV 500 Adapter (XAV5004)
  • One (1) Powerline 500 Nano Adapter (XAV5101)
  • One (1) 2 m (6.5 ft) AC power cord, localized to country of sale
  • Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) RJ45 Ethernet cables
  • IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • IEEE 1901 compliant
  • Homeplug AV compliant
System Requirements
  • To connect via Ethernet: RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • To enable encryption (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 1-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 and 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 and DVRs

Connect to the latest, greatest video technology.



Game Consoles

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

PCs and Laptops

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

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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.

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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