|Item model number||PLEK400|
|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3.3 x 9.5 x 6.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||3.27 x 9.49 x 6.26 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DRAM|
Linksys Powerline AV 1-Port Network Adapter Kit (PLEK400)
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- Homeplug AV Technology for data rates up to 200Mbps
- Easily add more devices to your network by plugging additional adapters into electrical outlets
- Use your existing powerlines to network your computers and other devices
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Linksys Powerline AV 1-Port Network Adapter Kit (PLEK400)
- Switch Port Speed: 10/100
- Ports: 1 Each Unit
- Buttons: Standby/Reset, Pairing
- Minimum System Requirements: PC or other device with Ethernet network port, AC Power Outlets
Expand your network connections for online gaming and HD video streaming using your home's electrical outlets. Pair with any Linksys E-Series Router.
2 Linksys PLE400 Powerline AV Network Adapters
Quick Install Guide
2 Ethernet Cables
HomePlug AV Technology for faster transfer rates. Get a grip on buffering and lag: With speeds up to 200Mbps* over your home's existing wiring, your Linksys Powerline network can handle all types of network traffic. From transferring large files to streaming 1080p HD video to your TV, your Powerline network will provide a smoother experience no matter what device it's plugged into.
Simply plug the adapters into wall outlet or power strip for connectivity.
Connects to any device with enabled Ethernet network port. With a standardized network connection, your Linksys Powerline network can connect to any type of device that is Internet enabled. By connecting to a Linksys Powerline network your devices can now harness the online capabilities they were designed for.
Device pairing at the push of a button with no software required. To ensure that no other Powerline adapters are added to your network and your connections are more secure, you simply need to press the security button on each device to lock out any potential unwanted users. With 128-bit encryption between the adapters, you can rest assured your network is more secure.
Use existing electrical outlets to connect to your network - simply plug the adapters into the wall for connectivity. By simply plugging one Powerline adapter into the wall outlet and your router, and then adding a second one to a wall outlet, you can create a wired internet connection anywhere in your home. It's as easy as plug and play.
Top Customer Reviews
My PLEK400 units arrived a few days ago and they are working very well. The adapters could not be easier to install and in less than 5 minutes I had Ethernet throughout my power lines. These units are basically plug-and-play although I recommend downloading the "PLE400 Utility" from the Cisco site as it installs a PC based User Interface to easily setup additional security, name each adapter, check status, update firmware, etc. One of the two adapters (they are both identical) plugs to an electrical outlet near the router and is connected to the router by the provided Ethernet cable (this becomes the base unit). At this point you have Ethernet throughout your electrical lines. The second adapter plugs to a different electrical outlet providing a network connection to whatever you hook up into that adapter.
In my own application, the office, I plugged the 2 adapters into electrical outlets which are under the same circuit breaker. The second adapter (the downstream unit) is connected to the Ethernet outlet by that wall and connects to my prewired CAT5 system throughout the house.Read more ›
I was also told that for the Powerline adapter kit to work, both outlets must be on the same circuit. I don't know about you but I am not an electrician and I really do not know what this means. So I just crossed my fingers, bought this product, and hoped for the best.
The product contains two adapters; one that you plug into an outlet by your router and another that plugs into an outlet wherever your other equipment is located. You also get two Cat5e cables which I find to be a little on the shorter side so you may want to buy a six foot or longer cable. There is no instruction manual included just a small diagram. Honestly, you don't need an instruction manual because the four-step diagram really sums up the installation process.
Here is what you do:
1. Plug the single port end into an outlet by your router
2. Connect it to a port on your router
3. Plug the other port near the other equipment
4. Connect this port to the port on the equipment
That's it, no settings to change and you will be online (assuming both outlets are on the same circuit.Read more ›
The Linksys wired units worked perfectly for me in all three areas that I tried. I just plugged them in and was up and operating with a high speed wired internet circuit within about a minute. No configuration was required, as I am only using a pair of the Linksys units. I think the button on the side of the 4 port wired unit is used to configure pairs of these power line units if you are using more than one pair of them in your house. The manual is not too clear on this.
I didn't try the wireless units, but the wired 4 port unit worked great for me and is highly recommended if you have large distances to cover, or if you are experiencing wireless network interference (usually periodic signal dropouts or slow transmission speeds) from your neighbor's wireless routers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product is great when you have computers in other rooms or on the other side of the house. Instead if running 50' or 100' ethernet cords, you get this and it uses the house... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Michael Draven
Nice product. HOWEVER, do not try to add an extender made by a different manufacturer to the system. Nothing works then. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Milo S. Gardner
These extenders have their limitations, for them to work properly you have to be on the same circuit.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
They're getting 1 star, since I can't review and give zero or negative stars. I bought these from Home Depot when I moved into my house. They worked great for about 96 hours. Read morePublished 22 days ago by clayton gibson
Works intermittently and requires unplugging to reset the connection.Published 29 days ago by OvechKing