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TRENDnet TPL-303E2K Powerline AV Adapter Kit

TRENDnet TPL-303E2K Powerline AV Adapter Kit (TRENDnet: TPL-303E2K)
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TRENDnet TPL-303E2K Powerline AV Adapter Kit
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Rating: 8.71/10

Review Date: 09/09/13
Straightforward to set up, needed s/w install to enter device passwords and network names to enable encryption. Sometimes I manually have to do ipconfig /release & ipconfig /renew on the remote Pc to get a connection.Saw approx. 14 Mbps sustained throughput by way of my electrical wires. When I replaced the two powerline adapters with a 50 ft. Cat five cable, I saw approx. 92 Mbps sustained functionality (i.e. functionality with out powrline was a lot better than with it).FYI, the Trendnet application showed the two adapters connected at 99 Mbps (even though observed overall performance was 14 Mbps).I docked a single star off my rating for the relatively slow throughput observed employing the powerline adapters. I checked throughput among two desktops. A single had an E8400 Intel Core two Duo at 3 Ghz w/ four GB memory and X38 chipset; the other had an E5200 dual core pentium at 2.5 Ghz also w/ 4 GB memory but w/ G41 chipset. Windows XP SP3 on both machines.Both machines had gigbit ethernet rj-45 adapters, but were connected at 100 Mbps involving the the two machines and the firewall/router/switch they had been connected to (one Computer was remotely connected to the switch by means of the powerline adapters).Througput was tested working with netcps.exe, which you can come across on the internet. I observed the same throughput employing windows networking to transfer a big file in between the two PCs.

Review Date: 08/04/13
Relatively straightforward to install. Took me two times although and I did the exact same exact process each occasions, it just didn't sync up the 1st time. Since the productive install, no issues. Can only get one hundred Mbps thruput.Even although it only uses 1 plug, this will take up any 2 plug outlet in effect b/c it blocks the prime outlet enuff to quit other things from plugging into it. So far, it's not as well bad. It has not disconnected at all, although I can not comment too a lot on performance. I have DTV, HT and Tv plugged into one particular unit (via switch) and I've only used it for firmware/software updates and occassional YouTube use. I did have it plugged direct to a laptop w/ Gig Ethernet and I only saw 100 Mbps speed.

Review Date: 07/03/13
Straightforward install and setup. Worked out of the box in significantly less than five minutes. If I would have known how straightforward and how well they worked I would have bought earlier. A bit bulky. I did a lot of study prior to the acquire and was quite skeptical about efficiency difficulties. I set these items on opposite ends of a 1700 SQFT property. Prior to set up I was attempting to download a really huge file ƕ Gig) over a "N" wireless network with an extender. I downloaded 33% of the file over a ten hour period.As soon as I hooked these up I downloaded the other 66% in an hour, no exaggeration.I will deffinatly purchase much more of these as required to expand my network.

Review Date: 06/24/13
Soon after I ultimately got them to connect, I got a 45 mbps connection speed when a single was upstairs but no timeouts on a continuous ping which is excellent adequate for Net connections and a 95 mbps connection with each upstairs on the similar circuit. Contrary to the documentation and the plug and play claimed in other critiques, neither adapter would show up in a scan until I changed the network name on both. It was disappointing that they would not perform plugged into a pair of UPS energy strips and I will need to be in a position to maintain a connection via power events for my remots support job so I will most likely wind up snaking a cable about the wall following all. I discovered it annoying that if you unplugged 1 you would have to unplug the other to reestablish the connection. Likewise that the adapters quite much take up two outlets depending on the size of the plug you are using for other devices. Regardless of the troubles I had with these adapters, I nevertheless advocate them more than the unreliability and insecurity of wireless connections. I have but to configure the passwords on them to improve the safety but the odds of a hacker becoming in a position to connect to them are just about zero unless they plug into my outdoors energy outlets.

Review Date: 02/09/13
Unbelievable setup and excellent! My wireless network was a bit also far apart to get sufficient signal for 1080 HD. Was going to redo my complete network but decided to attempt a pair of these. After reading numerous testimonials that mentioned just plug them in, no setip or CD, I did and they came up fine. The leds will not all light up until you have them each connected to router at a single end and you access the device like plugging in a computer or a Television for streaming and then all the leds light up. Turn off the pc or device and they go into standby low power mode. Since this is a private home, we don't will need security from another installing one particular and breaching our network. We own a property so could be distinct for an apartment but they really should only work on the circuits hooked up to the similar circuit breaker box and meter.My Blu Ray player hooked up instantly. My Web is only 15 Mbps, something more quickly is wasted except for file transfers among computer systems. Delight in! None. It just functions. If you are employing it primarily for Net access in an additional space it will exceed the connection speed of most providers even up to 50 Mbps which you can't get here. If you are looking for gigabit connections for large files computer system to computer system they won't get that considerably in my case, but way better than wireless for distance.

Review Date: 01/02/13
They just perform! I have each it and yet another plug on one particular outlet and it is tight. I just buy much more of these:http://extensioncordsproduct.co.cc/coleman-cable-6991-brief-extension-cords-color-coded-3-8-inch-cords/For these saying they take up two spaces my goodness get some of these, and they are wonderful for the power plugs to maintain wall warts from taking up far more of the strips used. For these saying that they don't get more than 100 Mbs, you need to appear at your router. If it is a gigabit router then you needed to get their 500 Mbs units that price considerably much more. RTFD suggests read the freakin' directions! It says DO NOT CONNECT Through A SURGE SPPRESSOR OR UPS! PLUG Straight INTO OUTLET! I locate it remarkable that folks have 100Mbs LAN connectors and routers and then expect more rapidly numbers in a network. If you want faster than 100 Mbs then get a far better than ten럼 Mbs lan on your routers, cables which should be Cat 5E or better, and the gear hooked up must be Gigabit also. Most computers from much more than a year ago have ten럼 LAN connectors and can't accept more quickly. Sheesh people.

Review Date: 12/30/12
Easy to set up. Initially I plugged in a laptop or computer to it just to make certain I could get it operating and it worked immediately with no setup necessary except plugging in the cable. Not very as rapid as getting plugged in straight to router but barely noticable. Then I moved it to yet another space to use with BlueRay Player. Following following messing with IP and DNS settings in player I thought about plugging it into wall rather of power strip that every thing was on and suddenly every little thing worked good. For some reason it wouldn't function thru my Monster surge protector. No difficulties at all streaming motion pictures from Netflix. Quite content with this product. Won't function thru my Monster surge protector. Should be some sort of filtering that messes it up. Don't know if you would have similar issue with a power suppressor. If you do, then just plug it straight into wall outlet and it magically started functioning great for me.

Review Date: 08/07/12
Very straightforward to setup. No computer software needed, transparent install. Excellent speeds. Lists around 100mb but tests show it's getting additional like 50-60 mb. Still not poor more than undesirable powerlines. The size of the unit. Blocks other outlets to the sides and above it. Integrated network cable was negative. Fortunately I had spares. Does specifically what it advertises.

Review Date: 04/05/12
Performs as mentioned, Ease of use, No far more wireless connection shortcomings. None observed. All it took was plugging into wall and attaching the CAT 5e cables the other end was showing a sustained data transfer rate. I tested it with various distances and this how it looks.< 5 meters - 133 Mbpsfive-ten meters - 100 Mbps11-50 meters - 60 Mbps.

Review Date: 03/26/12
Cons: none

Pros: -Great connectivity-truly plug and play
Great alternative to a wireless card if accessing your router with your desktop is not feasible. I experience 0 lag and terrific transfer speeds even though I am 3 floors away from my router.
General Striker@NCIX

Review Date: 03/13/12
Cons: none so far

Pros: Easy to set
I use it as a lan extension for one of my setup boxe for digital TV. it work perfectly. no lag at all and no glitch on the tv. I recommand it to anyone that need network and can't use wifi.

Review Date: 02/12/12
Cons: Software is confusing when setting them up

Pros: Does not take up 3nd plugFastCan go apart far away from each other and not fully on the same lines can work
I got these as an open box item on NCIX eBay outlet for $45. They work great. From my computer room to my living room I get 180 MBPS. From my computer room in my apartment all the way to the furness room 3 floors down and on the building meter not my apartments one, 38 MBPS. I figured I wouldn't be able to connect at all on another power hookup. So this works out great as I can now move my noisey 1U Dell Power Edge 1750 Server to the building furness room and still control it from my network.Only con with this is the software setup as it not only confusing but I am still unsure if another person could access my internet if they buy a powerline adapter. See before I use the software they both connected just fine and linked to my internet without passwords. So this leaves me to believe that someone could buy one, plug it in and get access to my network.

Review Date: 02/07/12
Cons: heats up over time but to be expected, some times doesn't connect properly. Some outlet might not work on it.

Pros: easy to install, can be use almost any where in the house with power outlet.
over all i would get it again if it on sale 79 is too expensive. I like it alot hoping more conventional type similar to this one will be on the market in the future. This is definitely better than wireless or bluetooth if it use withing a building.

Review Date: 01/30/12
Cons: the Ethernet cable wasnt white so it didnt match the device which was white.

Pros: very easy to install and very efficient
Overall its a great investment for getting a 200mbps speed of transfer that lets u get wired access anywhere in the house

Review Date: 12/09/11
Plug it in - it works! As other people noted, on a 2 plug outlet, will slightly block the upper outlet ground. Function in a three floor constructing with 40 offices and elevator. Plugged 1 in the back tech room, into a 5Mb hub and into a surge protector powerstrip. Plugged other into a powerstrip in an workplace on the other side of the creating. They just worked like magic! Speedtest showed slightly superior milisecond ping and equal speed as a challenging wired computer system! Bought two much more pair for the entertainment center at house!

Review Date: 11/21/11
Cons: None

Pros: Good, Easy Setup, No Hassle
Good quality, don't have any disconnections or problems by far

Review Date: 11/21/11
Cons: Blinking light when not connected

Pros: Works just like all the other 200mbps HomePlug AV adapters
I've used an 85 mbps "Turbo" Powerline ethernet kit for a couple of years in my house. Substituted in the same location, this Trendnet kit shows a connection speed of 95 mbss where the older kit showed 55 mbps. Although actual effective throughput is only about 25% of the nominal connection speed for both, it's more than adequate for a high-speed internet connection, and it's more stable than wireless. I think some reviewers don't understand that this device only has a 100 mbps wired ethernet port, in keeping with the fact that it can't deliver a data stream > 100 mbps even under ideal conditions. The "200 mbps" value is a marketing number (i.e., an exaggeration). The actual max connection speed is 185 mbps, and it won't use all of that on a single data stream. Overhead like error correction, protocol, and dropped packet repeats absorbs the rest.Physically these are a little smaller than my Turbo set, but they lack the extension cord that helps get into tight places. Both sets run pretty hot, and I note that the Trendnet casing has no ventilation holes. One minor annoyance: when the attached device is off, the Trendnet blinks a light constantly.

Review Date: 10/16/11
Cons: none yet

Pros: Connects on its own within 3-4 sec of second unit having been plugged in
I bought this for family in Europe, works with that current as well, it worked well while I was there, used it myself, just bought a second set for myself for Canada, have not tried to hook up more than just a pair in the same time…

Review Date: 10/08/11
Plugged them in and was on line in much less than 10 minutes Had to reset the units two occasions on initial install, had me kind of confused but after that they worked 100% of the time. This is a great way to extend your network. I was anticipating getting to crawl under the residence (absolutely did not want to do that) and run a 100' Cat five cable to extend my network from the laptop or computer room to the living room. This product did specifically what I required and eliminated the need to have additional cabling. I was a small skeptical that it would do what it said it would and also believed I would take a huge speed hit on my network, but it came via for me and I'm able to stream movies from my broadband connection over this network with no issues.

Review Date: 08/07/11
Cons: Takes up the ground socket hole of the wall socket above it.

Pros: Plug and PlayBetter than buying a wireless card
Bought this on sale for $59.99. Ignore the manuals and CD. Just Plug and play.

Review Date: 07/26/11
rapidly none

Review Date: 06/02/11
Cons: no matter what you do you will never get 200MBPS even with most power PC

Pros: 200MBPS is not possible to get with this unit
Installed TPL-303E2K 200MBPS devices as required it was very simple and auto connect. The problem is the speed our client did not like it at all. Tested many times the maximum speed rates was 75MBPS however local area connection show 100MBPS But internet connection is 10 times slower than wireless USB adapter.the only reason i gave 3 stars is that I can posted but it is very simple to install and configure. I wish it was as fast as they say. but they do not say how can you get 200MBPS

Review Date: 03/30/11
Cons: Not as fast as wired connection.Really bad configuration software.

Pros: Faster and more stable than wireless. More convenient than running RJ45 throughout a finished condo.
Setup was interesting in that the host adapter can be seen by the installed software which then goes and find the client adapter, no problems there until you put in the pass codes on the back and the software says its not the right code??!! Attach client computer and it works, but the configuration software still indicates invalid adapter although the client is connected. Manufacturer needs to get software updated to properly recognize devices.

Review Date: 03/08/11
Cons: The Trendnet configuration software will screw up the devices if you try to assign a password while running Windows 7. Use an XP machine instead. Beware!

Pros: Works quite well, more stable than wireless for connecting my desktop to the network as a media server.
Faster and more stable than a wireless connection, if you have any devices on your network that require it and can't easily be reached by long Ethernet cables. Beware of the flimsy software provided for configuration. But once it's working, it keeps working.

Review Date: 01/22/11
Cons: NONE !!

Pros: Plug-and-Play!
I've used Ethernet-over-powerline adapters for about 3.5 years now. They are ABSOLUTELY awesome, and SUPER convenient. I had 4 of ZyXEL units. However, first one died after about a year of use. It simply stopped responding. So I just plugged in another one and off I went... The second unit stopped getting synced about a a year or so after, and lastly 3rd unit stopped getting synced in September of 2010). So I had one ZyXEL unit remaining, and I had an option to either search for another one of those online, and then pray it would work for at least a year OR I could get a new set by another manufacturer. After some research I decided to get the Trendnet TPL-303E. the primary driving factor was the warranty!! (Which tells me Trendnet stands behind its product).So I bought it when it was on sale and can definitely vouch for it that it's A+.For people like me who may be wondering about the following:- the Trendnet units work with my old ZyXEL!! i.e. Just to test things out I plugged in a new Trendnet unit upstairs, while I still had the ZyXEL connected downstairs. The Trendnet unit syched up, and everything worked like a charm!! I was kind of guessing most of these operate using some standard protocols... (So now I have a spare ZyXEL unit lieing around)- Second thing I noted was that the Trendnet units work just fine if connected through a surge protector. The ZyXEL units DID NOT work / could not synch if not connected directly to the power outlet.Hope this helps.All in all I can wholeheartedly recommend this set!
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Product Features

TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit
The TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed building-wide network. Connect one adapter to your network and plug another adapter in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access. Connect the TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit quickly using the convenient one-touch connect button. Use up to 8 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%. LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Quality of Service technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. Advanced AES encryption secures your network. The TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

What It Is and Why You Need It

  • Includes two TPL-303E adapters
  • High speed building-wide networking from any electrical outlet
  • Seamlessly stream videos, play games, and download files
  • Use one unit to transmit, and up to 7 additional TPL-303Es to receive a network signal

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  • Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, HomePlug AV
  • Interface:
    - 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ45 Port
    - Power Prongs
  • Frequency Band: 2 ~ 30 MHz
  • Modulation: OFDM, QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO
  • Speed:
    - Powerline: Up to 200Mbps
    - LAN: 10/100Mbps
  • Supported OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
  • Nodes: Up to 8 client nodes
  • Encryption: 128-bit AES
  • LED: Power, Powerline, Ethernet
  • Dimension(L x W x H): 78 x 30 x 102 mm ( 3 x 1.2 x 4 inches)
  • Weight: 140g (5 oz.)
  • Power Source: Input: 100~240V AC, 160mA
  • Consumption: 4.2 watts (max.)
  • Temperature: 0° ~ 40° C (32° ~ 104° F)
  • Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Certification: FCC, CE


  • Enjoy high speed building-wide networking over an existing connected electrical system
  • One-touch connect button networks adapters quickly
  • Plug & Play support
  • Windows based configuration utility for a quick and simple installation
  • Share data intensive files, play games, download music and more at very fast data transfer rates
  • Advanced encryption (AES) ensure total network security
  • Power Saving mode supports low power consumption
  • IPv4 and IPv6 network protocol support
  • Supports Wake-On-Link when in Standby mode
  • Neighbor network support for up to 4 overlapping networks
  • Connect one 200Mbps* Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 7 additional adapters for instant building connectivity
  • Network signal transmitted up to 300 meters (984ft.)
  • Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing
  • Configuration utility compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Product Specifications

Brand TRENDnet
Model TPL-303E2K
Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, HomePlug AV
Encryption 128-bit AES Encryption
LEDs Power, Powerline, Ethernet
Powerline Speeds Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type RJ45
Connection Speeds 10/100M
Kit Type Double
Power Supply Input: 100~240VAC, 160mA
System Requirement Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit))
Dimensions 3.0" x 1.2" x 4.0"
Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity 5%~95% (non-condensing)
Features High speed building-wide networking from any electrical outlet
Seamlessly stream videos, play games, and download files
Use one unit to transmit, and up to 15 additional TPL-303Es to receive a network signal
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