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Linksys PLEK400 Powerline Internet Adapter Kit 200MBPS 1 Port 10/100 Homeplug AV

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Linksys PLEK400 Powerline Internet Adapter Kit 200MBPS 1 Port 10/100 Homeplug AV
Very Good
Below Average
Rating: 6/10
With 1 User Reviews

Review Date: 12/19/12
Cons: I saw a video online showing power line ethernet somewhere between the speed of cat5 and wireless N for speed. The video showed a 2 minute download over wifi, a 20 second download over power line and a 2 second download over ethernet when downloading the same file using each type of tech. Unfortunately power line is not that simple. Speed varies greatly from plug to plug (2 plugs in the same room showed huge differences in speed). Over 4 devices I get an avg speed of about 135/127... which is not 200... and is actually a little slower than my wifi. At times speed can drop  down to 64-80 (no idea why).

Pros: Very easy to set up, leaves 1 of the 2 outlets completely free, snappy network (seems more responsive than wifi), easy to update  firmware, solid product
A very good device for someone looking to extend their network past the range of wifi (back yard, garage, basement, lead room, etc). If you already good range/speed on your wifi, I'd wait until wireless AC matures and go that route. I don't see any benefit to Power line over Wifi (other than a snappier feel when browsing file shares, etc). My wifi doesn't suffer the same issues others who have bought this product have brought up (stuttering, dropped connections, etc).Do your research before buying. I don't regret the purchase, but at the same time, I'm not seeing a 10x increase in speed over my wireless.

Product Features

Product Specifications

StandardsHomeplug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
PortsEthernet port
LEDsPower, Ethernet, HomePlug
Powerline SpeedsUp to 200Mbps
Connection TypeRJ45
Connection Speeds10/100M
Kit TypeDouble
System RequirementMinimum System Requirements:
PC or other device with Ethernet network port
AC Power Outlets
FeaturesButtons: Standby/Reset, Pairing

High Speed (up to 200 Mbps) for faster transfer rates

Plug and play using existing electrical outlets to connect to your network

Easy set up - simply plug the adapters into the wall for connectivity

Device pairing at the push of a button with no software required

Fast Ethernet port to connect to any device

Expand your network connection for online gaming and HD video streaming.
Package Contents2 x Powerline AV Network Adapter
Quick Install Guide
2 x Ethernet Cable
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