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Powerline 500 + WiFi

2 Port, 802.11n, PassThru

Plug-in and Presto...WiFi

A compact and elegant way to use an available electrical outlet to establish a WiFi access point. Surf and stream wirelessly on your tablets, smartphones and laptops. 802.11n technology is compatible with your a/b/g devices.

Model: XWNB5602
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The Powerline 500 + WiFi creates a high-speed WiFi N access point at any power outlet in your home. It extends WiFi coverage across walls and floors to connect tablets, smart phones and laptops to the Internet, for the most demanding applications. And it’s easy to get started with automatic push button wireless setup.

WiFi Access Point

Extend high-speed Internet access throughout your home walls and floors, via 500 Mbps Powerline technology, for wireless devices like tablets, laptops and Wi-Fi enabled smartphones

Ethernet Port

Extra Ethernet port for optimum wired connection

Extra Power Outlet

Noise filtered power outlet for additional devices. Keep the use of your power outlet. A filtered electrical outlet lets you plug-in your home office or theater devices. Note: advanced filtering technique inside the outlet improves the overall powerline network performances


Sets up in minutes, no configuration needed with Internet modem/gateway, no software to install

High-speed Connections

Optimum speed to enable high speed Internet applications such as multiplayer gaming, Smart TV for HD video through YouTube and ultra fast Internet surfing on tablets

Push 'N' Connect Button

Ensures a quick and secure wireless network connection with any client (WPS)

Push-and-Secure Button

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

Pick-a-Plug LED

Indicates the connection strength at any electrical outlet to ensure the the highest possible Powerline performance

NETGEAR Green Features

Power on/off buttons, Automatic Powerline shutdown when not in use and 80% recycled packaging

Product Number
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Powerline Technology
  • Homeplug AV compliant
Speed and Range
Powerline Performance
  • 500 Mbps†
WiFi Performance
  • 802.11n @ 300 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • One (1) 10/100 Mbps† Ethernet port (XAV5001)
  • Two (2) 10/100 Mbpst Ethernet ports (XAV5602)
Key Features
  • Create a high-speed WiFi N access point via the 500 Mbps Powerline technology
  • Extend WiFi coverage across walls and floors for Internet access
  • Ideal for connecting tablets, smartphones and laptops to Internet
  • Extra outlet
  • Compact and elegant design to fit with your surroundings
  • Automatic push button wireless setup
  • Pick-a-Plug LED identifies best outlet for optimal performance
  • Push-and-secure button for easy secure connection
  • Energy-saving features
  • Best-in-class performance and reliability
  • Push and Secure button
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • XWNB5001 Dimensions: 112 x 74 x 45 mm (4.41 x 2.91 x 1.77 in)
  • XWNB5001 Weight: 0.137 kg (0.3 lb)
  • XAV5602 Dimensions: 114 x 55 x 32.5 mm 4.49 x 2.17 x 1.28)
  • XAV5602 Weight: 0.179 kg (0.39 lb)
Package Contents
  • One (1) Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWN5001)
  • One (1) Powerline 500 PassThru (XAV5602)
  • Two (2) 2 m (6.5 ft) Ethernet cables
  • CD and documentation
  • IEEE 802.3 compliant
  • IEEE 1901 compliant
  • Homeplug AV compliant
System Requirements
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Port to connect via Ethernet cable
  • 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g/n Wireless interface to connect wirelessly to XWN5001
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, XP or Mac OS® X to install software utility

† 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.


Home Set-up Diagram

Extend your home network and create a powerful WiFi connection by adding the Powerline 500 + WiFi

Smartphones and Tablets

Connect your mobile devices to your network via WiFi.



Streaming Media

Smart TVs, media players and set-top boxes will connect wirelessly.

Game Consoles

Connect wirelessly or with the Ethernet port



Desktop Computers

Optimize your home office with WiFi and wired connections in one compact device.

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