The Nano500 set was capable of providing the full internet bandwidth available from the router equivalent of being wired directly into the router, something that Wireless G is incapable of doing and Wireless N can't always maintain, which was very impressive. The Powerline 200 set wasn't quite able to provide the full bandwidth but it did outperform Wireless G while falling short of Wireless N.
What is nice about the Powerline technology is that when the network is extended with more than one adapter the router will see each device separately despite all being connected into a single port on the router and so internet access is flawless across all connected devices.
Powerline technology certainly deserves its place in a modern network infrastructure; we found it to perform flawlessly while maintaining speeds equal or better than a 10/100 network. Great for those who want fast easy access around the home or in rented accommodation where it is not possible to install dedicated LAN cables and the wireless reception is poor.
NETGEAR Powerline Nano500 Set (XAVB5101)
NETGEAR Powerline 200 MiniSet (XAVB1301)