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ZyXEL Powerline AV 500 Mbps Wall-Plug Adapter Starter Kit with 2 Units (PLA4215KIT)

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List Price: $299.99
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500Mbps GbE KIT
Pass-Through
  • Blazing-fast 500 Mbps speed for HD video streaming and gaming
  • Pass-through power outlet so you don't lose an outlet
  • Compliant with IEEE1901 and compatible with HomePlug AV
  • Multi-color LED indicates powerline network quality
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ZyXEL Powerline AV 500 Mbps Wall-Plug Adapter Starter Kit with 2 Units (PLA4215KIT) + Belkin 7-Feet CAT5e Snagless Patch Cable (Gray) + Belkin RJ45 CAT 5e Snagless Molded Patch Cable (3 Feet, Blue)
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Capacity: 500Mbps GbE KIT | Model: Pass-Through
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Technical Details

Capacity: 500Mbps GbE KIT | Model: Pass-Through

Product Details

Capacity: 500Mbps GbE KIT | Model: Pass-Through
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 5.9 x 3.9 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006L6X7PM
  • Item model number: PLA4215KIT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (688 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 12, 2011

Product Description

Capacity: 500Mbps GbE KIT | Model: Pass-Through

The ZyXEL PLA4215KIT Powerline adapter kit is a great way to upgrade your existing Powerline network to 500Mbps speed, or set up Powerline networking in your home for the first time. This kit comes with two PLA4215's, which allow you to turn any outlet in your home into a high speed networking port, perfect for sharing Internet connections or creating a home network. The built-in green feature like power-saving mode efficiently saves energy used to power the network.

Customer Reviews

Much better and reliably connectivity.
VickiO
The support software says I'm getting 9 Mbps on the connection speed.
C. Roemer
Setup was very easy and it is working well.
John W Scruton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

919 of 931 people found the following review helpful By 1.4.the.team on September 20, 2012
Style Name: SwitchSize Name: 500 GbE KIT Verified Purchase
I recently installed these in a older 2,500sq ft home. Here's why...

In the 3 years I have lived in this home, I have tried 3 different (latest technology, $100+) Wifi routers. I have NEVER been able to get a good enough signal throughout my house to stream videos over Netflix to my various TV's. I've tried 2 different Roku players, an apple TV, and even a couple laptops. The Wifi signal is just too weak to watch a movie without constant video lock ups or stutters.

After a year of pondering (and not wanting to waste any more money), I convinced myself to just try these with the faith that Amazon would take them back if they didn't. I decided on this brand/model because of the reviews.

How I made them finally work:
The first thing you need to do when you get these is pair them together. Long story short, I could not get mine to see each other until I plugged them into the same outlet (via a 3 outlet extension cord).

Here's how I setup mine:
1) IMPORTANT! The first thing you need to know is these powerline products cannot be plugged into a surge protector or extension cord if you want a strong signal.
2) Plug 1 unit into the wifi router via its network cable. Plug the unit directly into your wall outlet.
3) Plug the second unit into the same wall outlet. No network cable needed in this one yet. Wait for the connection light to go green.
4) Move the second unit into any other outlet in your home (different room perhaps?). Make sure you get a connection light. Plug a laptop or game console into the second unit via its network cable. Test your internet connection.

My first connection speed test:
I took my laptop upstairs (wifi router downstairs). Over wifi I get 12mbps download speed.
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208 of 212 people found the following review helpful By W. Costley on October 8, 2011
Style Name: Non Pass-ThroughSize Name: 500Mbps GbE KIT
OVERVIEW: I bought these in hopes that I could stream my Blu-ray collection (uncompressed) to my WDTV Live Plus from a NAS drive (more details at end of review). A lot of information out there on the Interwebs said this was nearly impossible, but I was tired of having to compress all of my Blu-rays with Handbrake in order to stream them over wireless (and I still had stuttering). I saw them for a good price on another site, so I decided to give them a try anyway. To my surprise, they actually worked!

INSTALLATION: This kit ships with two powerline adapters, two (too short) ethernet cables, a setup CD, and some "light" documentation. There is a utility that installs from the CD that can report the transmit and receive speeds of your adapters, which are dead easy to install--just plug both into a wall outlet, then an ethernet cable into each one and your router/internet-enabled device. They find each other automatically and start talking almost instantly. There is also a button on the side of each adapter labeled "ENCRYPT" that you can use to form a secure connection between them so your neighbors can't get on to your network. (Because this would require them sharing your electrical wiring AND having powerline adapters, the possibility is remote so I didn't fool with it.) When I fired up the utility (installs from the CD), it reported that I was only getting about 50 Mbps throughput. Unfortunately I did not have any spare electrical outlets, so I had to plug the router-end adapter into a wall tap. I moved the other one (connected to the WDTV) to a bare outlet and the utility then reported about 123 TX and 111 RX throughput.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By krc on March 4, 2012
Style Name: Non Pass-ThroughSize Name: 500Mbps GbE Verified Purchase
Goal: Purchased 3 plugs for our 1979 ~2500sq.ft split level house in hopes of reliably feeding an HTPC machine with 40Mbit/s (5MB/s) and an internet-capable stereo with 8Mbit/s (1MB/s)

Background: Wifi G and N were tried, but provided unreliable performance: drop outs when the microwave was in use, and insufficient bandwidth for high-bitrate movie scenes, causing an unacceptable movie watching experience.

Electrical layout: the server and HTPC machines are on different breakers but on the same "side" of the circuit breaker panel. The Internet stereo is on the other side of the breaker panel.

Installation: one of the easiest yet. Truly plug-and-play, without any software installation or configuration needed. Each Zyxel unit is plugged directly into the wall socket. Each wall socket has two plugs, and the other plug is used by a power bar with lots of stuff hanging off it. I'm also not using the encryption feature.

Performance: The server-to-HTPC leg (same side on breaker panel) moves 10MB/s via NFS protocol, or roughly 80Mbit/s, and the server-to-stereo leg (different side on breaker panel) moves roughly 2MB/s. For the stereo, the Zyxel shows an "amber" speed indicator colour, indicating a reduced 10-40Mbit/s rate, which is in line with my benchmark results. Unlike wifi, these units provide reliable and steady bandwidth with very little deviation.

Overall these units have met my goal, so 5-stars here! Internet music and movie are now hickup free.

Warning to those expecting 500Mbit/s (or even 200Mbit/s) --- the HomePlug governing body has drastically overstated the real-world speeds for all three of their HomePlug standards [HomePlug(85) HomePlugAV(200) HomePlugAV2(500)].
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