Powerline 500, 1 Port

500Mbps, 1-Port

Plug In and Extend

The NETGEAR Powerline 500, 1 Port adapter extends your Internet access using your existing electrical wiring. With speeds up to 500Mbps, it’s perfect for connecting smart TVs, game consoles and other devices to your network.

Model: XAVB5221
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Wired Network. No New Wires.

You want a wired network, but you don't want to run new wires. NETGEAR Powerline 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 with speeds up to 500 Mbps.


Set up in minutes, no need to configure or install software.


Automatically powers down when not in use.


Encrypts Powerline network connections with the touch of a button.

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Powerline Technology
  • Homeplug AV compliant*
Speed and Range
Powerline Performance
  • 500 Mbps †
WiFi Performance
  • Not applicable
Number of Ethernet Ports
  • One (1) 10/100 Mbps† Ethernet port each
Key Features
  • Create a wired network using Powerline
  • Perfect for connecting smart TVs & game consoles
  • Ideal for streaming music & HD video
  • 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
  • Push and Secure button
Product Diagram
Physical Specifications
  • Dimensions: 70 x 51 x 25 mm each
  • Weight: 68 g each
Package Contents
  • Two (2) Powerline 500 Adapters (XAV5221)
  • 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 visualise your Powerline network and secure connection via software: Microsoft® Windows 8, 7, Vista®, XP® or Mac OS® X

*Requires use of HomePlug AV compatible Powerline device (two XAV5221 devices included). For a complete list of HomePlug AV certified devices, please check www.homeplug.org/certified_products.

† 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 throughput rate.

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 and 500 Mbps Homeplug AV products.

Game Consoles

Avoid lag and interference by using a wired connection with Powerline throughout your home. Simply plug into an electrical outlet and conect your console to the Ethernet port to get fast, wired Internet, so you can stay connected.

Smart TVs and Players

Whether you're connecting your TV, Blu-ray or media player, you can avoid the hassle of running extra network wires. No need to rely on WiFi to watch your favorites movies and TV shows. Connect your TV or media player to the POwerline and enjoy wired Internet instantly.

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