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NETGEAR - Powerline AC1200 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (2-pack) - White-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick easy setup, reliable performance

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    Wixziu
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    I recently moved from a house that was wired for CAT5 to one that is not. Although I have a wireless N router, I wanted a wired option for more reliable VPN, video streaming, and file sharing/backups to a home NAS. I purchased two 2-packs of the PL1200 (4 devices) using a mover's coupon. I will mention that NetGear Genie allows you to see the PowerLine devices on the network map, however, it does not provide you with configuration options at the moment. I understand this will be included in a future release. In the meantime, I am utilizing TP-Link's PowerLine Utility to view the transfer rates and modify the configuration of the devices (name/password). This is not necessary, however, as all four devices recognized each other immediately after plugging into the wall socket. The devices will go into a power save mode when they are not being used. The TP-Link utility reports a rate of ~250 Mbps between devices on the same circuit. Across circuits, I see a rate of ~150 Mbps. This has been consistent for about 3 weeks. The wiring and breaker box are circa 1990's and have the three prong grounded outlets that these devices require. I am using either CAT-5e or CAT-6 networking cables and gigabit switches for other wiring. The primary PowerLine device is connected to a Verizon FiOS Gateway router, the other devices are connected to switches servicing 3 computers, Xbox, NAS. While this isn't the 1200 Mbps advertised, it is sufficient to fully utilize my 75/75 Mbps FiOS connection. Speed tests run from each PowerLine device were ~90/90 Mbps. They provide a stable connection for VPN and streaming content to the Xbox. In testing, I was able to run two VPNs simultaneously and stream Netflix without any hiccups. It would be nice for a faster transfer rate to the home NAS for backups, however, I am still able to use the NAS for streaming music and videos. Some gripes I have are: 1) to utilize an outlet, you must plug the device into the bottom outlet which is a problem for outlets that are wired to a switch, it would be nice if the PowerLine could be turned to use top or bottom outlet 2) larger plugs, such as a AC power adapter, will not fit in the top plug when the PowerLine is plugged in, you may want to consider the passthrough version if this is a problem, 3) these are somewhat pricey for the performance compared to competitors online. Overall, I'm satisfied with the purchase. These give me similar performance to the CAT5 wiring in my old house and were simple to install. You may want to shop around for models with better performance ratings or better software support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Mileage May Vary Depending on your Home

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    orware
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    This may be acceptable for others in their homes (maybe newer homes fare better) but I didn't end up having the best experience when purchasing these last week and returned them shortly afterward. I purchased these since I had purchased the Linksys Velop 3-pack from Best Buy a few weeks before, but in the second node in my home office (maybe about 40 feet away from the Velop primary node) I was noticing that internet speeds were considerably reduced (by about half of the available internet speed, so instead of 300 Mbps I was only able to get about 120-130 Mbps out of the second Velop node in the home office). I figured with these powerline adapters rated for 1200 Mbps that if I could get even half of that it would allow me to get the maximum internet speed (and possibly also lower the latency from the Velop unit, which seemed to go up/down from a few milliseconds to the 50-200 ms range without reason). Initial issue I ran into (since I had recently purchased battery backup / UPS systems for my home) was that I learned powerline adapters have to be directly connected to the wall (they don't seem to work properly if connected via a surge protector or UPS) which was a negative for me since that would mean the internet in my home office wouldn't work properly if the house power went out since the adapter needed to be directly connected to the wall. So right off the bat this was a likely deal breaker, but I still wanted to give it a shot to see what the speeds looked like. In my home, I was only able to get about 70-80 Mbps between the main part of the house and the home office using these powerline adapters, and the latency was even poorer than what I was noticing over the wireless connection (at least from what I can remember, I might be wrong on the latency part). So at this point I determined I wouldn't be able to use it for my home office, but I thought I'd give it a shot at my folk's house too in case the electrical wiring there was better (their house was built about 20 years ago, the house I'm in is considerably older, though it had some electrical improvements about 4 years ago). From my old bedroom to my parent's bedroom I was able to get about the same speeds I saw there in my home office (and the room's are only about 15-20 ft apart). So I tried one last test from directly in my old bedroom...a powerline adapter on one wall, with another on the wall directly across from it and I was only about to get about 130-150 Mbps in this case, which was still not as good as it should have been so at this point I packed them back up and returned them to Best Buy. It's a great concept, and I know it works well for certain homes and individuals but in my particular case it was not a good solution and the wireless Velop units ended up performing better without it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Goes long distance

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    Bryan

    I purchased a set of these last fall (about 4 months ago) because Comcast said they needed $5k to bring internet from the road to our house. I already had power about halfway to the road, so I purchased another 250 foot roll of 12-2 with ground wire and ran it nearly the rest of the way. I bought these in the store hoping they would send the signal the full 550 feet from the road to the house. They do the job wonderfully. I tested the speed on these (using lantest) and could never get the full 1200 Mbps that they advertise. I tried this in the house with them in outlets in two adjacent rooms. Basically the top speed was about 200 Mbps. That was more than fast enough for me, so I decided to keep them and run it to the road. I then put one in the house and the other 550 ft away at the road. Top speed now is about 90 Mbps, but that is still faster than our internet at 75 Mbps, so I'm happy. It's a big jump up from the 3 Mbps we had with DSL. In case you are wondering, the circuit breaker in our breaker box serves only this wire going to the road. We have a total of three outlets on the way to the road. The first is about 250 ft out, then another 50 ft after that, and the last another 250 ft after that. So this is not one continuous wire, but does have several junctions in it. These adapters seem to handle that with no problem. When I installed these I also installed an ethernet surge suppressor on one end because I still had another 100 ft of ethernet before reaching my cable modem. I did use a name brand - APC suppressor. For the record I had purchased some ZyXEL 200 Mbps adapters prior to this and found that I could only get 20 Mbps out of those under ideal (adjacent room) conditions. I've reached the conclusion that manufacturers rate these about 10 x what a normal consumer can expect. If you are expecting to get 1200 Mbps out of these, then don't buy them. You won't achieve that except MAYBE under ideal conditions. If you need 100 or 200 Mpbs, then these should work well. Note - I have considered installing a noise isolating transformer between the first outlet and the circuit breaker, but they work well enough that I haven't needed to do that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised and extremely happy

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    zircon
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    After purchasing a Samsung Smart TV on Black Friday, Everything worked fine, until I turn off the TV. When attempting to access my Amazon streaming service, my network settings had all disappeared, and I had to re-enter. After re-entering the settings, it would always work fine, however, I had to re-enter these settings every time I turned on the TV. The TV would not retain the WI-FI Network settings. Google searches showed that many users had this same problem, and after spending about 5 hours on the phone and chat lines with Samsung support, they were of no help whatsoever. Not going into additional detail, although my old Samsung(not a SMART TV) worked fine for years with my Amazon Fire stick, using my WI-FI. Samsung suggested connecting my TV directly to my router as a wired connection, but I wasn't going to run Ethernet cables from my 2nd floor loft to my 1st floor Family room. After discovering the Netgear Ethernet Power Adaptor, I decided to give them a try. The package includes 2 adaptors with Ethernet ports. Each device is plugged into a power outlet. One is connected to a port on the router, and the 2nd one is plugged into the Ethernet port in the Netgear device that you plug into an outlet near your TV. Two 6ft Ethernet cables are included. There is no router configuration required. The entire setup described above took less than 5 minutes. Afterward, I just changed my network settings from Wi-Fi, to hard wired in the TV network settings, and after 2 months, I have never encountered the loss of my settings again. Extremely happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works, but not quickly

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    daaxiang
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    I bought these to connect an office with several wired devices to a router on opposite ends of the house. Because I wasn't keen on running wires at the time, this seemed to be a more reliable and cost-effective solution than buying, say, a WiFi bridge. Setup is pretty simple; just plug each of the adapters into a free wall socket and run an Ethernet cable between the adapters and the devices. There is a pairing process but I didn't have to do that. The devices run reliably on my house wiring, but I've been disappointed with the performance. These are advertised as "gigabit" but I've seen nothing close to that when benchmarking them. Running an iperf benchmark between two machines on either end of the adapters yields transfer speeds between 67-75Mbps; a hardwired connection between those same two machines is well over 900Mbps. In all, these adapters are easy solution to connect devices in the absence of wires, but those looking to transfer big files between local workstations, or those with Internet connections in excess of 50Mbps are going to be bottlenecked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Internet access in a metal storage building

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    frosty357
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    I found this product via an online search on how to extend my home wifi into my new metal storage building. Granted, it's not that far from my router to the new building (~50' direct route) but I didn't want to run a CAT5 cable between the two so I was happy to find the Powerline 1200 existed and even happier when I plugged it into my laptop and it worked! I then took the Apple Airport Express that I was using in my living room as a wifi extender and plugged it into the Powerline in the metal building and voila! Now I can use my phone and tablet in there, too. Caveat: The metal building and my house share an electrical box so I have no idea if this would've worked if they were separate as some reviews have mentioned. This system is made up of two (2) Ethernet adapters and two (2) 6.5' Ethernet/CAT5 cables and is very easy to install. I plugged one adapter into the wall outlet next to my router, plugged the cable into the adapter and router. In the metal building I plugged the second adapter into the wall outlet, plugged the cable into the adapter and my laptop and my home network was found immediately. I was up and running in just a few minutes. Since I don't need internet all the time in the metal building I moved the second adapter back into the house. I have not-so-great rural internet (just fast enough to allow Apple TV and Amazon Prime streaming) so I tried the adapter on the tv and saw the difference via less frequent loss of picture quality (precursor to freezing and buffering) and buffering timeouts. Enough of a difference that I purchased a second set of two (2) adapters for the tv and laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Promises not delivered, but....

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    WildcatNsc
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    I think these units would work really well IF your working on the same electrical circuit. So, the premise to these devices is, plug one device into the wall AND your router and then somewhere else in your home plug in the wall and plug in another device to extend ethernet connectivity to. In my house I got 2-3 MB/s which is terrible compared to the 25-60 I get on my wireless network. My application was to extend my network to a dead zone where our son plays his xBox and the wifi is terrible. But because this particular area is on a different electrical circuit from where the Router is located the connection was VERY POOR. However, if I had the time to move the electrical outlet to the same electrical circuit as the router I think it would have worked fine. But if I were going to do that I'd just run a dedicated ethernet connection. Instead I returned these and purchased the NETGEAR - AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Range Extender. I highly recommend the Dual-Band Gigabit WiFi Range extender! It has worked flawlessly and my son's speeds are as high as they would be anywhere else in the house.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the coolest Gadgets I've Seen in Years

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    Milliardo
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    This is one of those magical little tech solutions that you read about and think, "Okay... this can't be possible." But it totally is! It converts your power grid into an ethernet grid. I don't know how it works, but it freaking works. I've been using it for a while now, and I've seen no negative side effects. If you have a part of your house that's hard to reach (for me it was an xbox in my basement) this is a nifty little way to create a plug-in quality of connection without drilling holes for wires. In my case (just to give you an idea): At the modem, I have plug-in speeds in excess of 75 mbps. Via the wireless router component of said modem, in my basement, I had a speed of 9 mbps. Simply awful, and useless for online gaming. I plugged one of these behind my modem, one in my basement, ran an ethernet cord to my modem, an ethernet cord to my xbox, and instantly I had a connection of 35 mbps. So obviously, some speed was lost through the power grid, but compared to what I was working with, this was a game-changer. Literally. I have had to reset the configuration once since purchase, but doing so took me 10 minutes, and I think the cause of the failure was in the ethernet cords, not this product. No issues since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So simple I wish I had done it sooner

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    fpereztech
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    Early on in my project to remodel a room, I learned that I would need to reconsider my home networking layout in order to add a reliable network connection to this part of my house. Since I was gutting the whole room anyway, I played with the idea of running a dedicated network cable instead of relying on my wireless network signal because this room would house my media server. This meant I needed to relocate the wireless router closer to the room so that I did not have to run cable through the attic, which meant I needed to move the location of the modem, etc etc. What was supposed to be a simple addition to the project became a headache! I used to own old powerline adapters for land lines that I tried to use for a dial-up modem and I remember that being a nightmare in terms of reliability, so I was very resistant to buy a powerline adapter this time around. However, much of my research online showed me that the technology has changed a lot since the models from so many years ago. This model was within my price point and since my wireless router had a gigabit connection as did my motherboard, it made the most sense to get a gigabit powerline adapter. I'm sure glad I did! I do not experience any latency or connectivity or bottleneck issues on my desktop and media streams/ files transfer as if I was physically connected to the router itself! It was a breeze to use, as well, simply plug it in. Couldn't be happier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best way to have a wired network without wires

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    ProducerSteve
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    I am network consultant and these powerline adapters from Netgear have only improved over time. This new powerline adapters give you the ability to have more that just one device on your network. You can have up to 16 devices in your house or office connected through a network bridge which is running the signal over the electrical wires in the house. We have in our house a 300 Mb connection from Time Warner and everything sees high speeds. We no longer have a buffering problem with online video streaming that we had with our wireless blu-ray player and our smart tv's. If you are looking for a new way to network your house or office without having to run cat-5 cable, this option will work great for you. I also recommend these to my clients. Hope this review helps. :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kind of amazing

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    Unktehila
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    With these adapters, you can bypass the headache (and insecurity) of WiFi connectivity to your router or cable modem, or between 2 computers. (I haven't any idea whether additional adapters of this kind all network together on the same common network or establish their own links.) I've had tremendous difficulty getting a decent strength WiFi signal from one end of the house to another. I've tried repeaters, fancier 2- and 4-antenna routers, higher speed and much higher priced solutions, none offered the stability I've had with this unit. It's not totally perfect - depending on your house wiring, it can fail to connect. And long distances for signals to travel can affect its bandwidth also. So, I recommend it for when WiFi is just too weak or frustrating or unreliable for your continued use. Your problems may be solved using this unit instead. You may put an Ethernet switch on the receiving end and wire cables to various devices, if that's a suitable solution for you. Or use an Ethernet to WiFi adapter in the room for when the wireless device in question also lives in that same room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    When Wired's a Job and Wireless is Clogged

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    FloridaDelray
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    While I doubt one gets the speeds as advertised, just as the wireless claims, just the maximum potential, Using this product has saved me a lot of wireless bandwidth or stringing wires around. I have six of them. Three are on TV's, One to the router/wireless and another AP plugged in on a different set of channels on the other side of the house. So far It's worked great. The only pain is when you add a new device, in order to encrypt your network, you have two minutes to run around hitting the sync button. It also sometimes happens after power outages, well it did once. Wireless is great in the country, but when you can see 40 SSID's on 2ghz and have devices that don't support 5ghz, high use times things start to crawl. Add a cordless 2ghz cordless to the mix, zigbee's and blue tooth and Dialup makes a good choice. In limiting the indoor wireless to as needed I get my full 200mbs dn 25up with no problem, except when it's teen night. Then I just move an AP upstairs, plug in my spare power line ethernet, turn the power down on the AP and they are good to go, stay in their room. I would hook up a few of my outdoor AP's and bridges but with xfinity, no need as I can get a signal just about anywhere in the county.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy way to extend wired network in home!

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    seanh
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    Powerline network adapters have been around for some time. The early models had issues but things have changed. The netgear powerline adapters have been flawless. They were really easy to setup. My internet router is in the basement and I needed a way to supply my wifi access point upstairs. I was able to plug in the router in the basement to this device connected to a power outlet and create a gig link to the wifi router upstairs. I do have network ports wired in my house but often I find they are in the opposite corner of the room I need. Instead of running long cables I have started buying these devices to connect game consoles and other equipment.The installations are "wife approved"because I can hide the cables easier. The devices have built in security so when you add more devices you can make sure that all communication is encrypted between the units. You want to make sure you read the user guide on how to do this. If you live in an apartment, I'm pretty sure a neighbor could plug one of these in and extend your network. That wont be a problem if set up correct. Overall these were a great buy and they work good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK solution for limited options

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    Powerline
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    The Netgear Powerline adapter is an OK tool if you have limited options. If you simply need to get a wired connection to a remote portion of your home, this will do the job. You can even pair them up with multiple receivers to spread the love even more. I was able to get a decent connection in a number of locations in my home, but it was not stable enough for a continuous stream of data. There would be drop-outs of the signal. This is not an issue for typical network use where packets can be delayed, but my goal was to run some surveilance video without having to run new network lines. The dropouts made it unusable. Netgear does not offer any type of troubleshooting beyond simple installation. There are no best practices - 'for best performance, use it this way' for example. Just plug it in, and it should work. And it does, but not if you really need performance. With it rated at 1.2 gbps I think it's fair to expect some level of performance. In summary, this is a good choice for light to medium duty or home use, but not if you need a more robust connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    1200 Mbps? Where????

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    GadgetGuy
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    I bought this hoping to increase speeds to our bedroom which has proven to be a pain to hard wire. When I saw that this device could give me Gigabit speeds (Gigabit is 1,000 Mbps) over the existing powerline I was ecstatic. I knew that was likely a theoretical maximum, but I assumed that meant I could at least get a 10th of the maximum speed which would likely be better than the speeds I was getting over the week WiFi signals. Boy was I wrong. Even our week WiFi signals give us speeds THREE TIMES AS FAST as this device. And that's real world use. Not benchmarks. I started a download from the internet (with our *60 Mbps* connection) and it seemed slow. Approximately 10Mbps. So, I disconnected the Ethernet cable from this device and the speeds instantly jumped to 30Mbps. I tried two more times after rebooting and moving to different outlets with the same results. The only reason I'm not giving this 1 star is because I suppose it would be useful for those who can't use WiFi at all for some reason. Otherwise, I can't imagine there's not a wireless solution of some kind that wouldn't work better than this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Effective

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    Spider
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    Our modem and WiFi are located on the second floor of our house. With a recent purchase of a 4K TV mounted in the basement I wanted to ensure the best possible connection. After some research I decided to purchase the AC1200 Powerline Adaptor. I installed it in about 5 minutes. To verify the performance, I conducted a speed test using a lap top computer. Following are my measurements to compare relative speeds: Laptop connected via Ethernet cable to WiFi router, 97 mbps download/ 8 mbps upload; Laptop next to WiFi router (ethernet cable removed) 44 mbps / 2 mbps; Laptop in basement via WiFi, 30mbps / 2mbps; Laptop in basement connected to AC1200 Powerline adaptor with ethernet cable, 95 mbps / 7 mbps; Another advantage of this adaptor is if the WiFi stops transmitting, streaming video to the TV continues uninterrupted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Ethernet Device

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    MACHAPMAN
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    Bought two pair of these with the hopes of improving the network performance for my Smart TVs in my home over my existing wireless connections being used for these devices. Connected one of these to my Comcast Modem\Wireless Router and then used 3 more to connect to 2 Smart TVs and 1 Smart Sony BluRay player in my Master Bedroom via the provided Ethernet cables and a wall socket in each room. Setup was dead simple. They work great in tandem and much better than using standard wireless connections in which the speed was less than desirable. Will they get the advertised speed? Not a chance! LOL! But what they do very well is to create a much faster connection where I get no lag and buffering watching Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon Prime Movies using my 30+ year old home's electrical wiring. Doing this decreased the load over my dual band wireless network dramatically improving performance there as well. Mission accomplished.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A life saver!

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    Walkman
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    This device was the answer to a problem that kept me awake for several nights! First, a little background. Last month I used this adapter to complete a security camera installation. My issue was that the camera Network Video Recorder (NVR) and switch are located in a closet clear across the house from my office where my computer and router are located. My home is two stories and my office has a bedroom above it so running Cat5E through the ceiling was impossible. I was close to admitting defeat and was ready to run the cable from the rear all the way up to the front of the house, on the outside (a thought that made me literally cringe) when I stumbled across this little gem! My problem was solved in an instant. The connection couldn’t be easier and so far it works amazingly well. My adapter connects an NVR to my router and transfers loads of data, almost non-stop and this adapter never misses a beat! If you're looking for a solution for running cable through pre-existing construction, look no further!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard Wire Connection at some expense

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    soujir0
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    The adapter serve its purpose and is reliable, however, with the new protocols used for wireless transmission it is better to go with a wireless adapter if you want to enjoy speeds over 100 Mbs using a 5 GHz frequency. I recommend this to people that just need a reliable connection and are not dependent of high speeds (like web browsing, stream videos, etc.) since it basically gave you around 70% of the download speed when compared a direct connection to the router, however upload speeds were around the same in my home network (no significance difference when compared to direct connection). Nevertheless, if you need a 100% of the normal download speed from a direct connection I suggest to look for the Netgear Powerline Adapter PLP2000 or using a router and a wireless adapter using a 5 GHz frequency for better performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Added two more of these gadgets!

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    Stan
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    I use these to get network connections in the outbuildings that house my machine and woodworking shops, and to a room that would be quite difficult to run standard network cable to. The first pair worked very nicely, and I needed to get network access in a few more places. Plug it in, run some speed tests, find the outlet(s) that give best results as the main panel and sub panel configurations do effect speed, and all is well. These aren't as fast as wired CAT6 by any means, I see 12 to 26 MB throughput, but that's in a building 140 foot from the main power panels and around 170 foot from my router. At around $45 a device it's a heck of a lot cheaper than burying 200+ foot of CAT6 in trenches to my shop buildings. Just did a linux release upgrade on a machine over one of these links with no timeouts or problems, the update servers are still slower than the link within my network.

    I would recommend this to a friend