Powerline 500, 1 GigE Port

500Mbps, 1 GigE 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: XAVB5101
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You want a wired network, but you don't want to run long wires. NETGEAR Powerline 500, 1 GigE Port is one of the easiest ways to create a network using your existing electrical wiring. Maximize your available bandwidth with the Gigabit ethernet port.

Gigabit Ethernet Port

Get the most out of your powerline connection with a Gigabit port.

Ideal for HD Streaming

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.

Energy-saving Features

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

Product Number
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Powerline Technology
  • Homeplug AV IEEE 1901 Compliant
Speed and Range
Powerline Performance
  • 500 Mbps†
WiFi Performance
  • Not applicable
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • One (1) Gigabit 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
  • Gigabit-fast wired connectivity
  • 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: 2.64 x 2.17 x 1.65 in (67.05 x 55.11 x 41.91 mm)
  • Weight: 0.22 lbs (99 g)
Package Contents
  • Two (2) Powerline Nano500 Adapters (XAV5101)
  • 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 1-year Hardware Warranty.
  • 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date, when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.


The NETGEAR Powerline 500 extends your Internet access to any electrical outlet. You get easy, plug-and-play setup and faster speeds for the most demanding applications, all in a convenient small design.


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.