Recently I mentioned that I was looking to upgrade my Powerline Ethernet Adapter from the Netgear XET1001 to something faster.
BestBuy had the Actiontec PWR500 for $50 so I bought 2 sets.
My installation experience was the same as with the Netgear. Just plug them in and they work. I didn't even have to do anything to the TiVo or router. And the one at the TiVo end is plugged into a power strip.
All 3 lights went instantly green. The Actiontec FAQ says that the "LK" light indicates the transmission speed. Green means "100Mbps+". Nice.
The second set I bought was to replace the TiVo - Wireless-N Network Adapter used on the other TiVo.
In this location the "LK" light is orange. This indicates the network speed is "50-99Mbps". This is noticeably faster than the TiVo wireless adapter and very acceptable for streaming HD content within the house.
To be fair, I tried a Netgear XET1001 in this same location. I wouldn't even connect.
I also want to share the relative size of the Netgear and the Actiontec.