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ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

  • Compact plug-and play design
  • Compatible with all HomePlug AV 200 Mbps
  • QoS enhances media streaming quality
  • Kit Pack includes 2 units of the PLA4101
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Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA4101KIT

Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA4101KIT

Details

Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps RJ-45
Certifications
Safety: CE-LVD, BSMI
EMC: CE, FCC, BSMI
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 MHz to 28.5 MHz
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7

Ethernet: RJ-45

Environmental

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

Features

Features
Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes

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

Power Saving Mode: Without Ethernet link or out of network usage in 60 seconds

Quality of Service (QoS)

Compact plug-and-play design

QoS enhances media streaming quality

Power-saving mode reduces energy waste

Encrypt button for easy security setup

128-bit AES encryption for network security

Multi-color LED indicates Powerline network quality.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
50 x 25 x 70 mm (1.97" x 0.98" x 2.75")
Weight
77 g (0.17 lb.)

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x Powerline Ethernet Adapter

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • RAYMOND B.
  • 12/23/2014 11:21:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPLA4101KIT

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: A simple way to have a WIRED network, without running new cable.
This kit was added to an existing network from another company. TL-PA2010KIT was the initial purchases, and set up, working as expected, with monitoring software installed.
The powerline adapters are all 200Mbps.
I have not had 1 reset or other failures since original purchase.
ZyXEL kit was added to these and took a role in the network without setup or any other configuration downfalls you might expect.
It plays well in this configuration.
The tp-link software shows the mac addresses for each machine and makes monitoring a breeze.
I use these for extensive gaming and heavy video traffic.
All are working as well as hard wired connections.
The signal is (green) full in any part of the house, 6 year old construction.

Cons: No cons, and these play well with other brands adapters. (TP-Link)

Other Thoughts: Remember to go to their website and register for warranty purposes.
I had concerns that this kit would not be able to join an existing network. They did so without as much as having to hit the "Pairing" button.
If your router is not reaching as far as it could, or if you just need something more secure, these are Perfect.

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  • TAREQ N.
  • 12/1/2014 12:48:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMini Powerline 200

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: It's smaller and cheaper than the one it has a wall socket connection option.

Cons: As soon as I connect this to my Linksys new router it shuts down my network connection wired and wireless. Despite of resetting the connection that did not help (My router kept disconnecting every 2 min).When I disconnected this device from my router everything works fine, no connection issue. So I RMA the product.

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  • Sang H.
  • 11/25/2014 9:24:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNo good - Constantly trips circuit breaker

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Bulky; it has a pass-through outlet but the top portion partially blocks the second outlet from being used with a 3-pronged grounded cord

It also keeps tripping the circuit breaker of the rooms they are plugged into (regularly every 15 mins to an hour). [Condominium that was built in 2009].

Other Thoughts: Had to finally unplug after 2 days of resetting circuit breaker. Would not recommend.

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  • Ana F.
  • 10/2/2014 10:49:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks easily, but very slow speeds

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: Super easy setup, just plug both in and hit the little buttons. Very convenient and solid construction to match.

Cons: It absolutely could just be my wiring, but I'm only getting about 8-10 mbps (1-1.2 MB) download speeds with both units in the SAME ROOM. Software utility shows 50mbps connection from my cable modem but only getting 1/5th of that speed. It works fine for browsing, of course, we used it for that in another room to a WiFi router, but now I tried it as my main connection to a desktop in the same room as the cable modem, I'm very disappointed. :(

Other Thoughts: Again, it could/probably is just my wiring, but with the 500mps units so cheap now, I wouldn't bother buying 200mbps rated units. If all you need is getting a basic connection to a more remote area away from your WiFi, these work great. ZyXel is good quality too, just keep your speed expectations reasonable.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 1/22/2014 6:40:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPower Line Adapter - works

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: Easy Install
Actually works!
No connection drops like wireless did
Reasonable price of thirty bucks with the discount from dealnews
Small enough to only take one electrical slot

Cons: No pass-through electrical connector, which a higher-up model has, but not a big deal
Can't use with extension cords
Not as fast as 11n wireless

Other Thoughts: I'm pleasantly pleased so far and hope it works for a long time. My ZyXEL Q1000Z modem/router has been dropping wireless and would not wirelessly connect to a bridge I was using so I tried this. Set up was as simple as it could possibly be. I had to unplug/plug after I did the extermely simple link set up by pushing the "copnnect" button on the Modem-side device , then pushing the "connect" button on the client'side device, which was a PS3. I will try an ethernet hub with the client-side device next.

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  • Edgardo R.
  • 11/10/2013 6:58:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice product

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: It works! Once you find an outlet that works for you it simply works. Faster than wifi in most cases. Thats it it work making it a nice product.

Cons: The only con I have is that I had a slight problem getting the 2 devices to connect. I had some confusion with the instruction as to how long to press the button to get the device to connect.

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  • Theron A.
  • 11/8/2013 2:02:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked Perfectly - No Problem

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: Worked Right out of the box and no problem with the one touch button set up. Now my ancient Blu-Ray player can stream Netflix at my upstairs TV.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Great deal with the promo code!

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  • Ashley S.
  • 10/13/2013 6:38:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent way to solve a wireing problem

This review is from: ZyXEL 200 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (PLA4101KIT)

Pros: easy/simple to install anywhere
fast speeds supporting blu ray streaming and more
small footprint as opposed to buying

Cons: do not work consistantly installed on outletstrips

Other Thoughts: would be nice more than 2 adaptors could be used together, while I'm not sure they can't I haven't seen them sold in packs of 3-4...

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