Powerline 500 + WiFi

500Mbps, 1 Port, N300 WiFi

Stronger WiFi Where you Need It Most.

Have a room where you need a stronger WiFi signal? Is your connectivity limited when using WiFi far away from your router? These powerline to WiFi adapters are ideal for covering your whole home. Simply plug the adapter into any power outlet and create new WiFi access right there. No more weak WiFi.

Model: XWNB5201
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With a push of a button, NETGEAR Powerline 500 + WiFi can easily extend WiFi to the other side of your home by using Powerline technology and creating a new WiFi access point where you need it most.

WiFi Access Point

Extend WiFi access to any part of your home using powerline technology. Great for connecting WiFi devices like tablets, laptops and smartphones

Ideal for HD Streaming

Powerline speeds up to 500 Mbps enable multiple HD video streams simultaneously while 300 Mbps WiFi connection

Compact Design

Convenient mini-design blends in nicely with any surrounding.


Sets up in minutes, no need to configure or install software

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

Energy-saving Features

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

Extend Your Wired Network

Extend your Powerline network by adding up to 16 adapters in total. Works with any Homeplug AV adapter

Product Number
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Powerline Technology
  • Homeplug AV compliant
Speed and Range
Powerline Performance
  • 500 Mbps†
WiFi Performance
  • 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • One (1) 10/100 Mbps† Ethernet port each
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
  • 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
  • Dimensions: 3.39 x 2.64 x 1.57 in (86 x 67 x 40 mm)
  • Weight: 5.93 oz (168 g)
Package Contents
  • One (1) Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWN5001)
  • One (1) Powerline 500 Adapter (XAV5201)
  • 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