Trendnet, the innovator in Power supply products recently sent me the 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Outlet to review and I was very interested in finding out if it really worked as well as the product description stated.
As my magazine is rated Number 1 when goggled I often receive many products, some happy with; others happy to toss. Trendnet products are always high on my check out and use list.
The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Outlet model TPL-402E2K is one of the newest, most advanced Power products on the market. Obviously, I am quite curious how the higher bit-rate capability of this adapter would affect throughput.
For those who may not be aware of what a Powerline adapter is or what it can do, it basically replaces the other two options, wired Ethernet cables or wireless those available networks on your laptop. The AV Adapter is the third and newest option.
Powerline networking is basically another form of Ethernet cable networking. The difference is that Powerline networking uses the electrical wiring in a home to duplicate the function of routing Ethernet cable to areas that would not be accessible otherwise. It is there to provide Ethernet cable quality networking for steaming media. It is not as fast as Ethernet cable, and it not as flexible as wireless networking; it is simply an alternative when the other options are not feasible.
The Powerline adapter is very easy to install and even simpler to use. No tangled wires, no dead zones, every space, even rooms, cottages, or rental properties not connected to the main area of use can now be wired all connected by the Powerline.
The Powerline allows high speed networking using pre-existing connected to existing electrical power lines, plug one adapter into an electrical socket, connect to router, and plug up another adapter into any electrical socket use up to 15 adapters. no more dead spots, ultra secure you are connected Share files, downloads, music and serf online fast. You’re connected Ultra secure and just like that you are connected to 500Mbps speed.
The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Outlet model TPL-402E2K specifications include speed with the Powerline up to 500Mbps and the Ethernet up to 2Gbps with full deluxe mode, the utility OS compatibility Windows 7 32/62-bit, Vista 32/64-bit and XP 32/64-bit. The 500Mbps Powerline AV adapter’s LED indicates Power, Powerline with connection quality indication for Green for Best, Amber for Better, Red for Good and Off for No Connection. The LED lights also indicate Gigabit Ethernet Connection – Solid (steady) blinking (limited) and (off) for No Connection. The adapters are small, no bigger than the size of a two socket electrical outlet and when plugged into the socket, unless turned upside down, cover the entire socket.
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Published on Feb 11, 2013