Powerline 500 + WiFi, 1 Port - Essentials Edition

500 Mbps, 1 Port, N300 WiFi

High-Speed WiFi at Any Power Outlet

The NETGEAR Powerline 500 + WiFi Essentials Edition lets you connect wired and WiFi devices to the Internet using any power outlet. It is perfect for areas with poor WiFi and with speeds up to 500 Mbps†, it’s perfect for HD streaming and gaming.

Model: XWNB5221
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NETGEAR Powerline plus WiFi Essentials Edition is one of the easiest ways to extend wired and wireless Internet connections to any room. Just plug into any electrical outlet to create new WiFi and wired Internet access. It’s that easy.


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

Ethernet Port

Connect a wired device like Blu-ray® player, game console, smart TV or streaming player to your WiFi network.

Push ‘N’ Connect

Ensures a quick and secure WiFi connection with any WiFi device (via WPS).

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Powerline Technology
  • Homeplug AV compliant
Speed and Range
Powerline Performance
  • 500 Mbps †
WiFi Performance
  • 802.11n 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
  • Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWN5021) Dimensions: 86 x 67 x 58 mm
  • Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWN5021) Weight: 162.5 g
  • Powerline 500 Adapter (XAV5221) Dimensions: 70 x 52 x 44 mm
  • Powerline 500 Adapter (XAV5221) Weight: 68 g
Package Contents
  • One (1) Powerline 500 WiFi Access Point (XWN5021)
  • One (1) Powerline 500 Adapter (XAV5221)
  • Two (2) 2 m (6.5ft) Ethernet cables
  • Quick install documentation
  • IEEE® 1901 compliant
  • IEEE® 802.3 compliant
  • One (1) 10/100 Mbps† Ethernet port each
  • One (1) 500 Mbps† Powerline interface each
  • HomePlug® AV1 compliant
  • 100-250V/2.5 - 5.0watt
System Requirements
  • RJ-45 Ethernet Port to connect via Ethernet cable
  • 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n wireless interface to connect wirelessly to XWN5021
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, 7, Vista®, XP or Mac OS® X to install software utility

1 Requires use of HomePlug AV compatible Powerline device (one XWN5021 and one XAV5221 included). For a complete list of HomePlug AV certified devices, please check www.homeplug.org/certified_products.

† Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. 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 and wireless coverage.

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.

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