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TRENDnet 200 Mbps Compact Powerline Ethernet AV Adapter Kit TPL-306E2K (White)

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2 Adapter Kit
  • Includes two TPL-306E adapters
  • 200 Mbps building-wide networking over an existing electrical system
  • Advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure total network security
  • Use up to 6 adapters to network devices in different rooms without the need for new cabling
  • Compatible with all operating systems (Optional management utility compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), and XP (32/64-bit) operating systems)
  • Three LED indicators: Power (on/off), Powerline Connection (green (best), amber (better), red (good), off(no connection)), Ethernet Connection (solid (connection), blinking (transfer activity), off (no connection))
  • One-touch Sync button to change the default encryption key
  • Network signal transmits up to 300 meters (984ft.)
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Product Description

Style: 2 Adapter Kit

Product Description

TRENDnet TPL-306E Powerline Network Adapter TPL-306E2K Powerline Network Adapters

From the Manufacturer

The 200Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-306E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed building-wide network. Connect one adapter to your existing network and plug the other adapter in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access throughout your home. The compact form factor offers more space around electrical outlets for other devices. Adapters connect automatically with no installation required. For added security, TRENDnet recommends using the one-touch connect button to change the default network key. Use up to 6 adapters to network devices in different rooms without the need for new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 80%. LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Quality of Service technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. Advanced AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

Product Information

Style:2 Adapter Kit

Technical Details

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Brand Name TRENDnet
Item model number TPL-306E2K
Operating System N/A
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 8 x 3 x 6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8 x 3 x 6 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B002TU59FA
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #244 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Network Adapters > Powerline Network Adapters
Shipping Weight 15.2 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 22, 2009

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Style Name: 2 Adapter Kit
I used wireless routers for years.

For one thing, wireless range is only "not quite" to the end of my house and the gargage is out of the question. Signals are weaker the farther away you get. With several computers in the house and an xbox to boot,I was always looking for a way to make it better. I have bought 3 routers. The last one was the latest and greatest router. No change.

Wireless can be a nightmare to get to work right, and support is okay for about 90 days and then you are stuck out there on your own with a menu that looks like a space shuttle control panel.

Then, Eureka! I stumbled over the trendnet somehow. All problems solved. I plugged it in, hooked a cable from my router to it and plugged it in the wall. The only catch is that you cannot plug this into a powerstrip. It has to go right into the wall plug. I went downstairs and plugged the other one into the wall plug and connected my Kitchen laptop.

That's it. I have twice the speed of wireless (100mbs) and a solid 100% strength at all times. No dropped signals, no hassle with passwords (unless you want an in-house one). It comes with some software, but I didn't use it. No kidding!

I kicked myself for not getting one sooner and bought another set for my other computers. I even have a spare for when friends and family visit and want to use their laptops. I still have wireless for ipods, etc.

That was a year ago and I am still thrilled that I don't have to deal with complaints from everyone about how slow their wireless internet is.

I can't say enough good about this product.

I hope this review helps you decide. If you have any questions, comment on the review and I will get it in my email and see if I can help.
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I got these because I was getting terrible wireless reception in my apartment. After using the WiFi Analyzer android app on my tablet I could see why. There was like 20 wireless routers in my area jumping all over the channels (Auto Sensing). Since I love to play online games I would stretch a 100ft ethernet over to my PC on the nights I gamed. This would annoy my wife and create a tripping hazard for my toddler. These were really the only solution available to me. They worked right out of the box and gave me a 80-100mbps (Red LED)signal which is more than enough to cap out my 22mbps broadband connection. I knew I could get it faster so I looked into it further. If you read the directions you will see it recommends you don't plug it into the same circuit as large appliances. Well 99% of the time you are going to plugging it right beside your PC or home theater which require quite a bit of power. Your average powerstrip will not stop the fluctuations in power your PC and Home theater create. These fluctuations will muddy to signal of your powerline adapter thus giving your less than optimum speeds. So I did the following:

2 x Ferrite beads for my ethernet cables coming out of the adapters. They are cheap and they help eliminate radio frequency interference. A third one is optional, but I also put one on the outside/internet cable running into my router. On a side note, these worked great on getting rid of the white noise on my baby monitors.

Ferrite Core 3/8 Cord Noise Suppressor

1 x Tripp Lite Isobar Ultra for my PC (AT&T was nice enough to give me one for home theater when they installed my service).
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cheap and easy. although i'm a tech guy i think most people who would even think about getting this would find it pretty easy to install. just connect wires, no software setup needed.

my situation: before the powerline, i installed dd-wrt on a D-link 615 wireless router so i could use it as a repeater. it worked well when it did but once a day it would stop putting out a wireless signal or stall. restarting it once a day got very annoying. i looked into ethernet over coax but it was a bit more than i was willing to pay. i got the trendnet for $45 with amazon prime. the adapters are about 60 ft straight line apart, a few walls in between. speeds are slightly better than before. my adapter blinks orange.
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I have a wireless network, but one of the computers was on the far side of a brick fireplace. A friend recommended this product, and it's working perfectly.

Good points:
1. Setup was simple. It didn't even require installing software. There was only the little bit of rearranging to free up nearby outlets to avoid power strips.
2. It came with two 5' patch cables.
3. The second computer is now as fast as the first. No more fighting for the "fast" connection!

Bad points:
None so far.
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Set up was incredibly easy - the 2 adapter set comes with 2 5' Ethernet cables which were each long enough for my purposes. Plugged them in and have wired internet service to my laptop. Worked also to plug the ethernet right into the back of my LCD television.
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The wifi coverage on the east side of our house was very weak and unreliable. I had an ASUS RT-N12, configured as a repeater, in our walk-in closet over our garage. Over many weeks, I spent hours tweaking configurations, but it still didn't work very well: devices connected to the repeater couldn't always pick up an IP address from the main router, which made the connection unusable. Also, to use the repeater, you have to create a second wifi network alongside the main network (I still don't understand why that is), and repeating inherently cuts the bandwidth in half (again, I don't understand why, but I accept it on faith).

This was not a good solution for my problem. However, I have another RT-N12 configured as an access point, which means it is physically connected via Ethernet from its location in the attic to the basement where the main router is. (The cable runs alongside the furnace chimney.) The access point works beautifully. So I bought these powerline adapters to see if I could create a "virtual ethernet" run beween the closet and the basement.

No luck: I couldn't get a signal. I tried Netgear powerline adapters, and still no luck. About to give up in frustration, I tried connecting one adapter to the access point in the attic, and the other to the would-be access point in the closet. Success!

Except...the throughput is mediocre. My Internet connection is 50mbps down and 25mbps up, and if I'm using the closet connection, I'm lucky if I will get 10mbps in each direction. Even when I connect a laptop directly to the powerline adapter, I get the same speeds, so it's not the ASUS. That's an acceptable speed for web browsing, but not optimal for an HD video connection.
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