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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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Product Description

Home AV2 Power line kit allows you to create a new internet connection for one of your high performance HD devices such as your Smart TV. Using the latest Power line Home AV2 standard the Linksys PLEK500 delivers state of the art performance over your home wiring.

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Brand Name Linksys
Item model number PLEK500-CA
Hardware Platform NA
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
Power Source AC

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4.3 out of 5 stars 224 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #62 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Network Adapters > Powerline Network Adapters
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Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available June 1, 2013

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If you want the short version BUT THESE they are awesome !!!

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.
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Although our Comcast "Performance" Internet service is advertised at 20 mbps download, the Comcast-provided Arris TG862 wireless router modem was actually delivering 25mbps everywhere in our 3500 square foot house except (you guessed it) in MY office (the guy who pays the bills). I was getting around 1-2 mbps (!); a real dead spot. I tried to swap offices with my wife; she told me to buzz off.

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.
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As a third-time user of HomePlug products (Logitech, TP-Link, now Linksys) I expected this AV2 standard to be slightly better at holding a connection, or possibly higher connection speeds.

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.
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This adapter set is currently the only HomePlugAV2 standard product currently out (all the others are HomePlugAV, the older standard). In addition to being HomePlugAV2, what's nice about this product is that the two adapters automatically connect when plugged in. With the older ones you had to manually pair them. Also noteworthy is that the powerline utility for these adapters actually works unlike the other two I've tried (Linksys 200 Mbps and TP-Link 500 Gbps) that would never actually detect the adapter. Another thing I noticed with these adapters is that the plug is grounded. I've never seen that on any other HomePlug device. Also rest assured, the Ethernet interface on these adapters is 1000BASE-T, unlike some of them (i.e. Actiontec 500 Gbps) that pass themselves off as Gigabit yet only have a 100BASE-T Ethernet interface. Finally I've noticed that the speed indicator light on these adapters has consistently been green, whereas the older ones would always fluctuate between green and orange, so these seem to make a better connection than the older HomePlugAV. At $120 a pop these are definitely a little more pricey than the older models but if you want the best that Powerline Networking has to offer these seem to be it. (Note: These can be purchased cheaper for $119.99 plus shipping directly from the Linksys Store)
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