NETGEAR - Powerline AC1000 Wi-Fi Access Point and Adapter - White

Use your existing electrical wiring to extend your WiFi Internet access to any room in your house. Just plug the PowerLINE Adapter into your modem or router, then plug in the companion PowerLINE WiFi access point to an electrical outlet. It's that easy. With 1000 Mbps speed and Homeplug AV2 support, the PowerLINE WiFi 1000 is perfect for connecting smart TVs, streaming players, and game consoles wirelessly.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 2x Ethernet cable (6.5')
    • PowerLINE 1000 Adapter (PL1000)
    • PowerLINE WiFi 1000 Access Point (PLW1000)
    • Quick install documentation

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (787 out of 878)

    Features


    Faster Speeds

    Extremely fast speed - up to 1Gbps.

    Latest Technology

    Homeplug AV2 support for Gigabit speeds through your electrical outlets for improved coverage.

    Wide Coverage

    Multiple data streams (MIMO) with beamforming technology offer improved coverage throughout the home.

    Easy Set-Up

    Setup in minutes, no need to configure or install software.

    Energy-saving

    Automatically powers down when not in use.

    Push-and-Secure

    Encrypts powerline network connections with the touch of a button.

    Software-free installation

    So you can be up and running in no time.

    Reliable and Expandable Network

    Connect multiple adapters (up to 16) to expand your gigabit wired or WiFi network reliably.


    Customer rating

    4.4
    90%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great way to extend your Wi-Fi and wired network!

      Posted
      northshorepc
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have tried using power line network extenders and Wi-Fi extenders in the past and never had much luck. This package is a wired power line network extender and a Wi-Fi extender. It allows you to extend your existing network in your house or business without running network wires. You plug in the transmitter unit into a wall electrical outlet near your existing router, plug a network cable from the router to the transmitter, and it sends a network signal through your existing home electrical wires to the other unit that you plug into the wall electrical outlet where you need the Wi-Fi or wired network connection. The second unit has a port to plug a computer or network switch (splitter) or router into, and it also sends out a Wi-Fi signal in both 5 gHz and 2.4 gHz. I needed to get a Wi-Fi signal and wired network connection to a 2nd floor room for my in home business. My router is in my basement and because of the way the house is built I had no way of running a wire. The signal from the existing Wi-Fi router in the basement hardly made it to the first floor. I plugged the first unit in the basement wall outlet, not a power strip, made the connection to the router and then plugged the second unit into the wall outlet, not a power strip, in the upstairs room. I waited about a minute and the units connected to each other through the house electrical wires. The lights on the upstairs unit showed I had a good connection and I had both Wi-Fi and wired connections in the upstairs room that I was never able to get a signal in using the old type of extenders. Better yet, I was able to get more than 40 mbps download speed and 20 mbps upload speed, but I do use Comcast, so your speed will depend on your service provider. I then connected a 5 port network switch to the wired port and I was able to connect 4 computers with wired networking and 3 laptops using Wi-Fi as well as an ipad and iphone, and all had great speed. This all worked right out of the box, but for security, you will want to customize the security and Wi-Fi settings. I have to say this will all depend on your existing house electrical set up. If you have several breaker panels due to room additions or very old wiring, you may not be able to use this type of extender. The electrical wall outlets have to be on the same panel, not the same circuit breaker, but the same panel. Other than that it is worth a try. I have now installed 3 of these for other friends and family and had the same results at all locations but one. In one house I could not get them to connect, but found the room was an addition and it was on its own electrical circuit. I plugged it into several other wall outlets near the room and was lucky enough to find one that connected because it was on the main electrical panel. It was close enough to the room that was a dead spot and the signal was strong enough to connect a smart tv and use Netflix in that room. So in the end it did work in all locations. As I said, it is worth a try. I have to add that one of the units I got did not work right out of the box. I had experience with them so I knew right away something was wrong with this unit. I exchanged it for a new one and was up and running in no time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It simply works

      Posted
      Pooky
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      We were using a wireless expander and from time to time, the signal dropped. I don't think I could have blamed the previous product (also made by Netgear) because we were so far away from the router/transmitter, behind two walls through the bathroom. It simply shouldn't have worked, but it did. We have 100 megabits cable Internet here and I was getting about 20, to 40 with that. I don't think I minded the speed but if it had been an airplane, it would've been grounded. I then looked into getting 100 feet cable and I was going to crawl under the house to install it. But when I looked under the floor, it spooked me because there wasn't that much room to maneuver and I was afraid I was going to be reported as a missing person if I were stuck down there. Furthermore, routing a cable throughout the house wasn't a feasible option. I took a gamble on this rather new technology and I am so happy with it. The signal hasn't dropped at all since we install it over a week ago. The instructions were easy and Netgear provides the software which was easily accessed through a local "website" – the quick set up could have easily have been done by someone inexperienced, but it has the detail settings that I was able to change without any problem. We get about 45 to 50 megabits with this. The receiver gets quite warm and I put a little fan next to it. I don't think it affects the performance if it overheats. When I tried to price match this product that afternoon it was not honored (because it was not sold directly by Amazon.com), However, the Best Buy associate was more than happy to do this and she took the time looking at other websites. She stepped out of the cashier station and cheerfully spent the time with me. The clerk on the floor originally showed me the location of this item when I arrived. Thanks, Best Buy Pacoima, CA!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Super Easy and Quick Network Extender!

      Posted
      TechMatcher
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Product: NETGEAR - PowerLINE Wi-Fi 1000 Access Point and Adapter - White Model: PLW1000 Overview: This product uses your home or apartment wiring to bring internet/LAN access to areas of the home where WiFi signals are low or a network cable is required. You can add up to 8 certified adapters to extend your network. Packaging: Nicely packaged. Easy, frustration free removal. Powerline adapters came in sturdy, custom-formed inner cardboard box snugly fit into the light cardboard exterior shell. The two adapters, two Ethernet cables and instructions were included. Initial Setup: Installation was a snap! Super easy – plug and play! 1. Unpack the adapters, plug the one without antennas and connect this to your router via the provided Ethernet cable. NOTE – do not plug into a power strip – it MUST be a wall outlet. 2. Plug the adapter with antennas into a wall outlet in the room you are looking utilize the wired or wireless extender network in. You can use the Pick-a-Plug LED to see if the outlet you are using has good connectivity or if a different outlet in the room provides a faster connection (by the color of the LED). 3. If using the Ethernet cable, plug it into the device you want and you’re done! If you I want to use the wireless network, connect to the SSID printed on the back of the adapter. You can alter the name of the wireless network once you’ve connected to it. Features: I’ve owned and reviewed many routers. I’ve also had several dead spots in my home. Using a PowerLINE adapter solved this effortlessly. The only drawback is that you have multiple wireless network in your home, you need to manually select the wireless network that is strongest in that particular area of your home or office. My iPhone and laptop do not automatically connect to the strongest signal – so that is an extra step. However, once you define the network to your device, it is simply a matter of selecting it. OVERALL: In summary, I was impressed with the ease of setup and performance of this product – but I’ve come to expect that from NETGEAR. During my testing, I used it to connect my TIVO in the master bedroom to my network via Ethernet cable vs the MoCA setup I used previously. So far – after streaming Netflix movies – it works great! I am required to mention that I received the PLW1000 from NETGEAR as part of a review and test program. The pricing seems a little steep, but if you need wired connectivity to a device and you don’t already have Ethernet, this is the only way to go – and provides easy and quick, high-speed connectivity!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Works in a pinch but...

      Posted
      Bubba
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The setup for this product was indeed a snap at least once you get past the part that says that you can’t plug these into power strips or extension cords. That was a bit tricky for me where I had the main unit and it did matter. When plugged into either, the connection between units was not good. However, plugged in directly to an outlet and the two units connected pretty quickly. If you’re into advanced setups you can change the SSID and password, but unless you know how to navigate your main router’s web admin interface and another similar one for this, I would probably just use whatever the default one is. Anyway, the two units paired quickly, all lights were solid, and connecting to the access point was easy enough. Ta-da. WiFi extended. However, the performance wasn’t great. Speed tests when connected to the access point were about 1/3 what they were when connected to my main WiFi router. I also experienced dropped internet connections pretty consistently. As in Netflix would just stop altogether. So I would say this works in a pinch and if you’re just checking email or browsing the web, it’s fine. Otherwise I would probably look into some kind of mesh WiFi setup, which is what I went with after I returned this.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Does what it says it will do.

      Posted
      MichaelF
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The wireless connection in my garage has always been spotty. My workbench is up against the exterior wall of the garage, so running an Ethernet line would be difficult. This is where the NETGEAR PowerLine 1000 came to the rescue. Setup: If you have used other NETGEAR networking products in the past you will see the setup and configuration is very similar. You plug the wall adapter into a walled power plug and then into your LAN network. The wireless adapter then can be moved to any walled plug in your house. My only complaint about the adapters is they are very large and I wish the power plugs swiveled to not interfere with other devices plugged into the same wall plate. After you have attached your adapters you can connect your device to the default wifi network it creates to customize your settings. As with other NETGEAR networking products, you can browse to www.mywifiext.net to configure it. The entire process took under 10 minutes and I had a working network in my garage. Features: One of the features I like about this adapter is it has a Ethernet port on the wifi adapter. This allows you to connect a non-wifi enabled device to your network. This will come in handy when I am working on old computers in my garage that don't have a wifi card. Summary: If you are looking for a way to extend your network without running wires then this is a great device to fit your needs. I have not had any connectivity issues in the 2 weeks I have been using the product. I did receive this product from NETGEAR's First Look Review Program for testing to provide an unbiased review. I love the consistency NETGEAR has used with all their products. If you have used one you can very easily use another. There are a few cosmetic changes to the adapter themselves that would have made this a perfect product but it does what it says it will do. Can't go wrong with that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      5 minute setup. Great reliability

      Posted
      funthyme25

      Due to archaic architecture and our lack of forward thinking, we placed our router in the corner of the house where all the computers were set up back in the 90s. Once our house started to accumulate wireless tech of the 21st century, we realized that the opposite corner of our house could not receive a strong connection. The signal would have to travel through about 6 walls and this severely compromised the signal. We needed a solution. The PLW1000 comes with very straight forward instructions: Plug the wall adapter into the router, then move the wireless adapter somewhere else in the house. One issue I had with the setup was the SSID information labeled on the WiFi adapter that was against the wall and I had to unplug the adapter to find that information again. Other than that, the device immediately connected to the network and extended the WiFi to the far reaches of the home where we would normally get about 30% signal strength. In terms of the product overall, the unit runs hot but I guess that is the compromise if we want a completely silent unit. Other alternatives, such as range extenders, could solve WiFi range issues in other geometric shaped homes. Our home is a U shape, so the amount of walls that disrupt the WiFi is far too troublesome to install multiple extenders. I did receive this product from NETGEAR's First Look Review Program for testing and to provide my unbiased review; but with that said, if they could somehow develop a smaller unit, then I could see this technology being used throughout the states. As far as my research goes, it seems Powerline adapters are very popular in Europe or other regions that have thick walls to keep the cold out and heat in. Sleek design, fascinating technology, simple 5 minute setup. Problem solved!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      WORKS! No Set Up Needed

      Posted
      Jason
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought a $40 netgear wireless extender n300 but got slow speeds on dl at 2mbps, upload normal. So I wondered if the power line would work as the room is way out over the garage. Plugged the power line in at the router and then plugged the WiFi adapter out above the garage and BANG, instant internet. Speeds are great on wireless 54/6 mbps which is also what I get from the main ASUS R66U router. Wired speeds can be up to 100+mbps with my xfinity internet. I’m guessing most people that have issues with this are not using it properly or their home electrical grid causes problems, both pieces must be plugged directly into wall outlets. This product did what I wanted it to, gave strong internet where there was none at all(very far from the router). I cannot attest to the longevity of this netgear powerline with WiFi but it is working fine after Xbox, phone, and Netflix tests. WiFi login password is on the front of the wireless piece!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than a WiFi repeater and EASY setup.

      Posted
      BIGASN
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I just got a Nest security cam (awesome product) and needed to extend the range of my wifi signal, because the cam was only getting 1 bar of signal where it's installed. I've had problems with wifi repeaters before (the heck with you Hawkings!) and I don't like that they significantly degrade the connection speed, so I figured I'd give this one a shot. It works. It's one of the easiest network devices I've ever installed and literally, all I had to do was plug a network cable between my current router and the powerline adapter, and then plug in the included wifi transmitter in another outlet wherever I wanted to extend the signal. Give it a few minutes to sync up and that's it. Of course, there's a few extra steps if you want to change the network name and password, but that goes for anything else anyway. In terms of speed, it does matter what outlet you install it to, and I'm guessing it's stronger/faster if the powerline adapter and wireless transmitter are on the same wiring. That said, I have the transmitter setup in a completely different area of the house and while the speed isn't great, it's fast enough for smooth operation of the Nest cam. The only other better option would be to run an actual hardwire to the room where I want the transmitter and install a router hotspot, but I'm really not in the mood to get back in the attic to run some cables. I had this setup in 15 minutes and half of that time was just unboxing it and reading through the manual.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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