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Actiontec PWR214K01 200 Mbps Powerline Home Network Adapter & Hub

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Powerline Adapter & Hub
  • Perfect for high-bandwidth applications like HD Video and audio streaming
  • Compatible with any high-speed service provider or equipment
  • More secure than wireless! 128-bit AES pushbutton security
  • Very easy to install. Simply plug in. No CD installation.
  • Uses HomePlug AV standard
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Technical Details

Style: Powerline Adapter & Hub

Product Details

Style: Powerline Adapter & Hub
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 4.2 x 1.5 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0083GA6UW
  • Item model number: PWR214K01
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 15, 2012

Product Description

Style: Powerline Adapter & Hub

Actiontec's 200 Mbps Powerline Home Theater Network Hub & Adapter uses your standard power outlets to create a 200 Mbps home network. This solution is perfect for high-bandwidth applications like HD video and audio streaming, and compatible with any networking device that has an Ethernet port. Access high-speed internet, DirecTV On-Demand, Blu-Ray players, DVRs, Slingbox, HDTVs and online services such as Netflix. And use the 4-port hub to connect multiple peripherals at once. Powerline adapters can reach locations wireless cannot, so they are excellent solutions for computers, printers and fax machines that are too far for your wireless network. Includes WPS pushbutton security. It's expandable and easy to set up.

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This product just works, Plug and Play!
no no bad dog
There are three different brand adapters but all work great.
Spectic
Much faster speeds than wireless connection.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. Monroe Lovelady, Jr. on July 18, 2012
Style Name: Powerline 2-Adapter Kit Verified Purchase
Plugged these units into wall outlets and they worked perfectly the first time. No hassle, no settings...they just work. Don't do something stupid like I did initially and plug them into a UPS though...they cannot send the signal across a UPS unit. But when plugged into regular wall outlets, they work beautifully. I've got one unit in my house and the other one in another building on the property about 300 feet away and they still work great. The other building is, of course, on the same power feed as the house.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Tarin on June 29, 2012
Style Name: Powerline Adapter & Hub Verified Purchase
I bought this device to provide a fast Ethernet connection for our new Smart TV and Blu-ray player, as they were not receiving an adequate wireless signal from our router. When I opened the box, there were no instructions, and no Quick Start guide, although this was listed in the contents on the outside of the factory-sealed box.

I contacted online tech support requesting instructions. They said none were really needed - plug it in, connect your Ethernet cable, push the sync button within 120 seconds on each of the adapters, and you are good to go. However, it would have been helpful to know (I knew this already) not plug the adapters into a surge protector or other multi-socket strip - it should go straight into a wall outlet.

Also, it would be really nice to know what all the flashing lights on the Switch device mean - I have no idea what speed I am getting, or how secure the signal is. I know it is meant to be encrypted, I just don't know if it is working properly. Having said all that, my Smart TV and Blu-ray player are now happy with the connection speed, so it seems to be working fine.

Overall I recommend this device, it works right out of the box. But some detailed instructions would have been nice to fully understand the capabilities of the product.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By P. Opp on July 1, 2012
Style Name: Powerline 2-Adapter Kit Verified Purchase
When we bought this house, I tried to plan for every situation except the internet. Because of this oversight, I have tried everything to get a good, consistent signal from the back, basement of the house up to my wifes office, which is in the front of the house. Finally! A product that does that without spilling our signal out all over the neighborhood. I am very happy with the product. If you were short sighted like I was, or you've been in your home longer than there has been internet and need to get all of your computers hooked to a modem that can't be centrally located without making your neighbors garage door take on a life of it's own, this is the product. (Just kidding about the garage door comment, it just sounded funny when I thought it.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jin J. Juhn on March 9, 2013
Style Name: Powerline 2-Adapter Kit Verified Purchase
Did not have high expectation due to non brand... but as soon as it arrived, I just plug then on the outlet, one near my router and the other the other side of the house. Then connected router to this adapter and connect from the other adapter to another multi-network hub and that was it. Now other side of my house has its own plugged network. I used to get about 15MB down using wireless, now with this adapter plugged-in I get 25MB download.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas T on August 29, 2013
Style Name: Powerline Adapter & Hub Verified Purchase
My smart-tv had wifi, but it always needed tweaking. So I put the one port part of this near the router, and the 4 port part near the TV and plugged in a TV, an HDHomeRun and a laptop (running PVR software).

This has been ticking along for about 7 months now. I do not know what the throughput really is, but often we are streaming HD video in both directions - someone watching an Amazon video on the TV while I'm in another room streaming from the PVR to a computer.

The manual was confusing, and sometimes I find the indicator light red rather than green. But I've never had an instance where there was a problem with data flow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Goldfinger on June 20, 2013
Style Name: Powerline 2-Adapter Kit Verified Purchase
After trying several others Powerline kits over several months I decided to stick to wireless because every brand I tried, some much more expensive than Actiontec, was either cumbersome to set-up or performance was weak or inconsistent. Months later, I now decided to give Actiontec a try, thanks to all the positive reviews on Amazon. I have connected 2 PCs and 1 Mac with these Actiontec kits and in a matter of minutes my wireless home network became wired with no loss in Internet speed. In fact, 2 computers are located in extreme corners of my home and on 2 different floors. This caused the wireless connection to vary. No more. All computers are achieving consistently high speed. Set-up could not be easier: 1) remove adapters from box 2) plug into electrical socket 3) connect each adapter to computer/gaming console etc. with an Ethernet cable. If it takes you more than 3 minutes to do this for each computer or other device and have the Internet connection going, you are doing something wrong (although, it would be hard to do something wrong with these kits). I tried connecting a Wii to the Internet and the results are just as good. If you are looking for an alternative to wireless, with solid and consistent Internet speeds, these Actiontec Powerline kits work extremely well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David E. Hoak on July 28, 2012
Style Name: Powerline 2-Adapter Kit Verified Purchase
I put these adapters (two) on a pretty noisy PLC environment and they worked without a hitch. Plug and play - no configuration required. I can't comment on speed, as I have minimum throughput requirements with this install but the connection was stable and consistent. I would purchase more, even at the higher price currently being offered. Compared with Netgear 85 Meg equivalent and am happy with both.
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