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TRENDnet TPL-406E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit

  • Includes two TPL-406E adapters
  • 500 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet
  • Compact form factor saves space and power save mode reduces electrical consumption by up to 80%
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TRENDnet Logo TPL-406E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit


The Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit, model TPL-406E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed network. Connect the first adapter to your network and plug the second adapter into any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access. The compact form factor saves space around crowded electrical outlets. This adapter automatically connects to other TRENDnet Powerline AV adapters with no installation required-TRENDnet recommends pressing the 'Sync' button to automatically change default encryption keys.

Use up to 8 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 80%. Quality of Service (QoS) technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. LED displays convey device status for easy troubleshooting. Advanced 128-bit AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

Overview – TPL-406E2K

  • Includes two TPL-406E adapters

  • 500 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet

  • Compact form factor saves space

  • Up to 80% power savings

  • Use one unit to transmit, and up to 7 additional TPL-406Es to receive a network signal*
Networking Solution
TPL-406E2K Diagram

TPL-406E2K Image

Standards:

  • IEEE 1901, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u
  • 1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port
  • 2 ~ 68 MHz

Features:

  • Up to 500 Mbps (Full Duplex mode)
  • Up to 8 nodes (max)
  • Up to 4 Overlapping Powerline Networks (per electrical system)


TPL-307E/E2k TPL-401E/E2k TPL-402E/E2k TPL-405E TPL-406E/E2K

TPL-406E2K Box

Package Contents:

  • 2 x TPL-406E
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • 2 x Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)


Introduction to Powerline Networking:



  • newegg Create Network over Powerline Including two TPL-406E adapters, the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K Powerline adapter kit instantly creates a high speed networking over an existing electrical system and transmits networking signal up to 300 meters, where the adapters automatically connect using an encrypted Powerline signal.
  • newegg Great Expandability Connect one 500 Mbps Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 7 additional 500 Mbps Powerline AV adapters for instant connectivity throughout multiple rooms. Up to 500 Mbps bandwidth is ideal for sharing data intensive files, playing games, downloading music and more at bottleneck-free data transfer rates. (500 Mbps is theoretical Powerline data rate, actual throughput will vary depending on environment)
  • newegg Secure Communication Advanced 128-bit AES encryption ensures total network security. One-touch Sync button changes encryption keys.
  • newegg Intuitive Status Indication Three LED indicators display easy to understanding operation status, including Power (on/off), Powerline Connection (green, best; amber, better; red, good; off, no connection), and Ethernet Connection (solid, connection; blinking, transfer activity; off, no connection)
  • newegg QOS Support Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing optimizes online traffic for time-sensitive tasks such as gaming, internet phone calls and video streaming.
  • newegg Compact Body, Little Power Consumption Compact form factor fits around crowded outlets. Power Save mode reduces electrical consumption by up to 80%.

Learn more about the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K

Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TPL-406E2K

Spec

Standards
IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV, IEEE 802.3/3u/3x
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port
LEDs
Power (PWR)
Powerline (PL) Connection
Ethernet (ETH) Connection
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 ~ 68 MHz
Power Supply
100~240V AC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
Dimensions
2.76" x 1.97" x 1.69" each
Weight
1.8 oz. each
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
Max 95% (non-condensing)

Features

Features
Modulation:
OFDM Symbol Modulation on link synchronization
1024/256/64/8 - QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO Carrier

Protocol: TDMA, and CSMA/CA

Nodes: Up to 8 (max)

Overlapping Powerline Networks: Up to 4 (per electrical system)

Coverage: Up to 300 m (984 ft.)

Buttons Sync (3 sec.) / Reset (20 sec.)

High speed networking over an existing electrical system

Adapters automatically connect using an encrypted Powerline signal

One-touch Sync button changes encryption keys

Share data intensive files, play games, download music and more at faster data transfer rates

Support for IPv6

Power Save mode reduces electrical consumption by up to 80%

Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing.

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x TPL-406E
Quick Installation Guide
CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
2 x Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K

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  • Robert T.
  • 11/25/2014 6:32:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDrops connection frequently

Pros: They work fairly well while they have a connection.

Cons: They drop connection every 5-10 minutes for 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

Other Thoughts: I ordered 2 sets of these because they were nice and cheap. They seem to drop the connection every 5 minutes or so. It's really annoying, I can wait for 2 minutes for the connection to come back or reach under my desk and reset it. It's really annoying, I was hoping to negate the need for a wired connection but with problems with all of the powerline adapters I've tried I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet.

Since I ordered 2 sets and only use 3 I've been able to swap out one at a time and see if the problem goes away but the problem is still there so I think it is probably a problem with all of them.

I've updated the firmware on all of them and that hasn't resolved the problem. Updating the firmware wasn't a simple task, I had to download an updated version of pcap to get it to work on Windows 8 and even then I had to reboot between updating each one because the software hung.

All in all not the best experience..

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  • Dwayne S.
  • 11/22/2014 11:44:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great ... BUT

Pros: This product worked like advertised with good speeds using the electrical outlets.

Cons: I bought this item for my Grandson. His bedroom is on the second floor with no ethernet connection. He hooked up each device to an AC outlet per the instructions. Everything was working well. He had speeds in the 300mg range and could access the internet with not problems. Charter, the internet provider came by and said that something in the house was causing problems with the entire neighborhood and they may have to rewire the entire house. After unplugging the Powerline 500's service was back to normal for the neighborhood and my Grandson now is without internet in his upstairs room. The Tech's couldn't believe this device caused them the problems. I don't know why this device would cause an entire neighborhood to have cable problems, but be advised of the possibilities before you purchase.

Other Thoughts: Maybe the manufacture should review the possibility that the product causes gain problems with cable companies.

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  • Wilbur S.
  • 11/21/2014 10:49:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsAnother Trendnet disapointment!

Pros: If you want to waste hours of time trying to make this work, this is the power line adapter for you!
OK, do not use a power strip, do not use it near electrical devices, make sure they are paired, make sure the firmware is up to date. Then make sure you try resetting the devices at least 12 times to make sure they do NOT work. Warmest Regards "Adrian"!

Cons: I can't return it because I waited to long to unbox it and made sure it works.

Other Thoughts: When I bought this, there were not nearly as many negative reviews are there are now.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the units. We can offer you warranty services on them to rule out a hardware issue with the adapters themselves. Please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you in submitting a warranty claim. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Matthew D.
  • 11/19/2014 8:42:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: I feel kind of dumb for leaving a bad review and putting my tech level as high when I didn't even think to look for a firmware update. Got in touch with TRENDnet tech support and the latest firmware update fixed my problem. All good now.

Cons: None now, only flaw is the 10/100, but for my 50mpbs internet connection its a non issue.

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  • Matthew D.
  • 11/10/2014 11:26:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDIdn't work out for me

Pros: Easy to setup, Secure.

Cons: These things ended up being a major disappointment. I got them on a shell shocker deal for $25, and given the mostly positive reviews I figured that they would be great. However these constantly disconnect every few hours. The disconnection time last anywhere between 5-15 minutes. I switch backed my old Netgear 200mbs ones and everything is fine. Maybe I just got a bad pair.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the Powerline adapters. You can try different outlets and disconnecting electronics around the units to see if you can identify a device that may be causing interference and then relocate the unit or the device. Please also ensure you disconnect chargers that aren’t actively charging devices as they can cause interference on Powerline networks. Also avoid using GFI outlets and outlets on AFCI breakers as they can also impact your Powerline network. If you are still running into issues please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible with warranty services. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Roger L.
  • 11/8/2014 11:59:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work

Pros: Small

Cons: Doesn't work

Other Thoughts: Well, I got this because it was on sale and seemed to get good reviews....followed the instructions (plug and play?) and the second unit is refusing to actually connect and transmit data to the main unit attached to the router. Tried attaching to a downstream switch, tried MULTIPLE outlets for the second receiver - nothing.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Roger,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the TPL-406E2K. If the units aren’t synching properly, connect your computer to each adapter and run the utility. Go to the Privacy tab and ensure they are both configured with the same Private Network Name. After you have configured each unit, place them in the desired location. Please ensure you avoid using GFI outlets or outlets on AFCI breakers as they can cause interference on Powerline networks. If you continue to experience an issue synching the units up, please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you further as soon as possible. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/2/2014 5:02:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTRENDnet Powerline 500 AV

Pros: Small, cool running, solid

Cons: Does not work with a pair of Actiontec HPE200AV adapters. Killed the entire network. Had to choose and chose the Powerline 500 AV, now need to get two more.

Other Thoughts: Lacking a gigabyte port I figure they are solid at 100 MB/s. Runs a HD IP camera at about 200 yards from the garage to a well house without dropped frames.

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  • paul k.
  • 10/29/2014 3:31:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs500 Mbps NOT even 50

Pros: They do work, simple to install, got them on sale.

Cons: While these do work as a stand alone supply of internet thru the wall, I am disappointed in the speed or the lack of.

1st---laptop mentioned in other thoughts--wireless or power line or both connected or any of them separate I get 32 mb download, 5 up.

same laptop next to my router--wireless is 50 mb download same 5 up.
hard lined I get the same as my desktop 85 mb down and same 5 up.

If I could have increased maybe 10 megs I would have been happier, but I get absolute no gain from the power line over the wireless.

again while these do work alone and would be okay if I at least would have gotten some increase in them.

yes they are plugged directly into the wall socket.

Other Thoughts: First off I bought this in hopes to increase my speed to my laptop four rooms away and around the corner away from the router.

during peak times these may sustain a higher speed level to my laptop but flat out testing and comparing they do not match up to my expectations or hopes, and surely not the (500) speed listed ( like any of them will:)

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Kheros,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the Powerline adapters. You can try different outlets and disconnecting electronics around the units to see if you can identify a device that may be causing interference and then relocate the unit or the device. Also avoid using GFI outlets and outlets on AFCI breakers as they can also impact your Powerline network. If you continue to experience issues please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include your contact information and a link to this review.



Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Khang T.
  • 10/29/2014 7:07:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Happy

Pros: Works right out of the box. I'm getting pretty decent speeds (90-120Mbps).

Cons: Nothing really, I thought encryption didn't work but you must install the driver on the cd, otherwise the Trendnet utlity doesn't recognize the adapter. I had installed them, ran the utility, saw the adapter, then uninstalled the drivers. When I rebooted, I couldn't see the adapters anymore from the utility. I solved the problem by reinstalling the drivers.

Other Thoughts: I bought two kits, so I have 4 adapters. My office is on the second floor and I have a another adapter in the master bedroom (right next to my office) to stream movies from my NAS and another adapter down in the basement. Both adapters get 90-100Mbps consistently, so I'm quite happy. I have no problem streaming ripped HD movies to my bedroom.

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  • Teddy C.
  • 10/27/2014 10:33:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks very well. Faster than 303E2K

Pros: It works very well with few tweaks. It also works flawlessly with existing 303E2K adapters I have in my home.

I am getting around 190 Mbps across adapters, which is good enough for my use. My 303E2K adapters barely gets 95 Mbps across adapters, so I can see benefit of having 500 Mbps bandwidth between adapters. It seems much more stable compared to 303E2K, and I haven't experienced any single signal drop.

I am running 24x7 Development web server environment home, so stability is #1 factor, and this served my purpose well (303E2K is also stable. It's just slower than 406E2K)

Cons: They might need to clearly state that 500Mbps is between adapters only. Output RJ jack is limited to 100Mbps.

Other Thoughts: There are 1 thing you need to be very careful of using these Powerline adapters (it will possibly apply to every single powerline network product)

I live in single residential home. Our home and my neighbors' home share the same power grid through poll.

Sometime back when I was fresh to power-line network adapter, I experienced this very very weird problem: I owned D-Link router at that time, but every sometime in a while, when I tried to connect to my router's config page, I was connected to Netgear router login (!) instead. And when this happens, I noticed entire my internet in home seemed to be downed.

It turns out that my neighbor was also using the same powerline adaptor with the same Trendnet brand (!). At this moment, I realized why setting up Private Network Name is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED in order to prevent any possible interference with others who might be running the SAME product in the SAME power grid.

After I set Private Network name for all my power adapters, problem completely went away, and everything ran very stable and fast.

So make sure to set your own Private Network Name always, and don't use default Network name supplied.

You can change this name via Trendnet Utility, which you can download from their website.

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