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ZyXEL PLA4201 Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter Up to 500Mbps

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  • IEEE802.3/3u, IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV
  • 1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
  • Up to 500Mbps

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PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter

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Upgrade Home Networks Effortlessly with the Most Compact Powerline Adapter

The ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter improves up to 60% performance for stable HD media streaming compared with 200 Mbps powerline technology.* Just plug a pair of PLA4201 units into electric outlets and connect to network devices, then you can enjoy HD media streams, multiplayer gaming, and other network applications in every room simultaneously right away.

 
 
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  • Plug-and-play, compact design
  • Upgrade powerline network by IEEE 1901 500 Mbps technology**
  • Compliant with IEEE 1901 and compatible with HomePlug AV
  • QoS enhances media streaming quality
  • Power-saving mode reduces energy waste
  • QoS enhances media streaming quality
  • Encrypt button for easy security setup
  • 128-bit AES encryption for network security
  • Multi-color LED identifies powerline network quality
 
 
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Features

Compact design for easy setup and instant plug-and-play

Compact design for easy setup and instant plug-and-play
The new mini-size ZyXEL PLA4201 gives you the flexibility to turn power lines into a home network. The compact design allows hassle-free installation without blocking other power outlets. With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4201, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access from HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs, and game consoles.

Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming

Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
Powered by the IEEE 1901 technology, the ZyXEL PLA4201 can provide a stable high-performance network for users to enjoy multiple HD streaming, multiplayer gaming, and Web surfing simultaneously.

QoS enhances media streaming quality

QoS enhances media streaming quality
The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services by prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access, and VoIP traffics.

Power-Saving Mode

Power-Saving Mode
When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4201 enters a power-saving mode with just 0.5 watt consumption to reduce the energy waste by around 88%.

* Average throughput gain in typical homes
** The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from IEEE 1901 specifications. Actual data transfer rate will vary from network environment including: distance, network traffic, noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation, and other adverse conditions.

 

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Comparison Chart

Model PLA4101 PLA4201 PLA4205 PLA5205 PLA5215
  Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter
Powerline Data Rate 200Mbps 500Mbps 500Mbps 600Mbps 600Mbps
Homeplug AV Compatible Y Y Y Y Y
IEEE 1901 Y Y Y Y Y
QoS - Y Y Y Y
Form Factor Mini Mini Regular Regular Pass through
Ethernet 1 x Fast 1 x Fast 1 x Gigabit 1 x GbE 1 x GbE
Noise Filter N - - Y Y
Push Button Encryption Y Y Y Y Y
KIT Model PLA4101KIT PLA4201KIT PLA4205KIT PLA5205KIT PLA5215KIT
 
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter

 


Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA4201

Model

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Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA4201

Details

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Standards
IEEE802.3/3u, IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
LEDs
Power on/off
Powerline network quality
Ethernet link/activity
Certifications
CE-LVD
CE, FCC
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Single
Frequency Band
2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz
Power Supply
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

US type: Two pins for US 120 V
System Requirement
Deployment requirements:
Devices with 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port
Operates system independent

Utility software OS support: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7

Environmental

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Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing

Features

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Features
Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes

Range: Max. range up to 300 meters over power line

Power Saving Mode: If link is inactive for a period (default setting: 60 seconds)

Quality of Service (QoS):
ToS
Support up to 4-level type QoS
Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field

Upgrade Home Networks Effortlessly with the Most Compact Powerline Adapter

Compact design for easy setup and instant plug-and-play

Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming

QoS enhances media streaming quality.

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions
1.97" x 2.36" x 2.75"
Weight
0.16 lbs.

Packaging

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Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
Support CD
Warranty card
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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