Powerline 500, 1 Port

500Mbps, 1 Port

Easily Extend Your Network With No New Wires

Just plug into any electrical outlet, then plug into your new network connection. It’s that easy. You’ll have a fast, secure, and reliable network connection in any room. Perfect for connecting Smart TVs, streaming players, DVRs, and game consoles to the Internet.

Model: XAVB5201
Compare Get Support

You want a wired network, but you don't want to run long wires. NETGEAR Powerline 500 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

Encrypts Powerline network connections with the touch of a button.

Energy-saving Features

Automatically powers down when not in use.

Product Number
Product Thumbnail
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: 70 x 51 x 25 mm each
  • Weight: 63 g each
Package Contents
  • Two (2) Powerline 500 Adapters (XAV5201v2)
  • Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) Ethernet cable
  • Quick Installation guide
  • IEEE 802.3 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.

* Requires use of HomePlug AV compatible Powerline device (two XAV5201v2 devices included). For a complete list of HomePlug AV certified devices, please check www.homeplug.org/certified_products.

Outlets must be electrically connected in order for Powerline devices to provide a network connection between them.

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. Backward compatible with 200 Mbps & 500 Mbps Homeplug AV.


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.

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