|Item model number||PLEK500-CA|
|Operating System||Windows MAC|
|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 6.3 x 3.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||9.49 x 6.26 x 3.27 inches|
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Linksys PLEK500 Homeplug AV2 Powerline Kit
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- Wired Speed Of Up To 500mbps
- Each Adapter Simply Plugs Into A Wall Outlet & Syncs To Router
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port Per Unit
- Includes 2 Adapter Units & 2 Ethernet Cables
- Wired Network expansion using existing Electrical Devices
- Easy set up on your home network
- Up to 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet
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If you want the explanation here it is. My goal was to send large files (1.25 - 2.0 GB) mp4 and mkv to my media server that is upstairs in my house. My PC that is used to create these files is downstairs and cutting up the walls to run Ethernet is not an option. First I tried every form of wireless (N150, N300, N900 & even AC) all the wirelees was great for surfing and sending a few MP3's to the media server. All the wireless SUCKED with movie transfers and copying my itunes folder to the server (40gb)
Finally I tried Powerline. Got a set of 200mbps (different brand and they worked well) a movie would transfer in 6 - 7 minutes but it was slow to web surf while this was occurring. I saw that Linksys released the first AV2 spec powerline and thought let's try them out.
A movie now transfers in 2 - 2.5 min (and no lag while surfing and transferring at the same time). Connecting speed is between 210 mbps to 240 mpbs. Having used both 100 megabit Ethernet and eventually gigabit Ethernet in my previous home I'd place the transfer rate on these as substantial faster than 100 megabits and not as fast as gigabit. Note: these are observations not measured throughput, however I have observed a lot of networks so I am confident is stating that if you are looking for powerline adapter that can move some serious data, these should not disappoint. The PLEK 500 is expensive, but it's also the only AV2 spec kit available - as with automobiles speed doesn't come cheap.
Additionlly, 3 weeks and have not had to unplug/replug or reset the device since the initial setup.
I considered a wireless extender, but, since I do webinars from my office, went with the wired approach and the just-released Linksys PLEK500 kit instead. This was my first adventure into powerline networking.
Installation was a piece of cake.
I took the two adapters out of the box, plugged one into the router modem and a power outlet near it, and the other into an outlet and the computer in my office, connected the included CAT5 cables, power-cycled both the network and computer (in that order), and bingo! The three LED's on both adapters were all green, and I now have 24 mbps (download) and 4mbps (upload) of WIRED Internet service in my office, and a hybrid network throughout the house for any future use.
PROS: Installation could not be easier.
The AV2 technology should be future-proof for a while.
CONS: Pricey at $120 for the kit.
At this writing, single additional adapters are not available. I'm sure Cisco will take care of that.
TIPS: Plug the adapters directly into an outlet, not into a power strip. I tried that first, and got only about 8 mbps download.
It's almost certain that the included utility CD will be out of date as soon as you receive the kit. Download an updated version from the Linksys support site. You'll need it for security settings.Read more ›
Unfortunately this adapter provided neither in comparison to a standard 500MBPS TP-Link adapter. The only benefit I saw was slightly lower latency times, about 4-5ms.
Overall, for less than half the cost, a TP-Link AV HomePlug Powerline adapter provided a connection which was comparable, and even slightly faster, than this adapter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought two of these (a set); seemed OK. Bought two more. Few weeks later,one crapped out (stopped working completely) all by itself. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Richard
I already have 2 pairs of the Linksys PLEK500. The are a great alternative to standard wireless connections as they get higher throughput. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Merlin808
Download speeds are reduced but cannot say where the fault lies. Worked right out of the box. Very easy install.Published 1 month ago by William K.
I tried this set and the ZyXEL AV2000. Both are very easy to set up, just plug and play.
Both performed at the same speed but ZyXEL became unstable and started to drop the... Read more
These are alright if you're using them for something that doesn't require a persistent connection, but if you're trying to use these for gaming or streaming, they like to drop... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Russell
Did not work for me, may work for someone else, depends on the router you are using I guess. My current wireless router is a Netgear Dual Band 1gb. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph Murphy
Mickey Mouse functionality, Did not work for me. Would not transmit and receive a signal. It was installed correctly but did not work. Got very hot at both plugs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Concerned Consumer