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ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

  • The newest HomePlug AV2 standard enables powerline networks with up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates
  • SmartLink Plus enhances performance and coverage through multiple-path transmission
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Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA5205KIT

Details

Standards
HomePlug AV2, IEEE 1901, IEEE802.3/3u/3ab
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
Powerline Speeds
Up to 600Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100/1000M

Features

Features
The newest HomePlug AV2 standard enables powerline networks with up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates

SmartLink Plus enhances performance and coverage through multiplepath transmission

PlugandPlay design for connecting smart TVs and game consoles

Compliant with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technology

QoS enhances media streaming quality

Encrypt button for easy security setup

128bit AES encryption for network security

Multicolor LED indicates powerline network quality

Powersaving mode reduces energy waste.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2015 9:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerline the way to go

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Easy to set up and a quick e-mail to ZyXEL resulted in some help to get older ZyXEL models to "talk to" the PLA5205 units. Customer service could not have been better.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I own several PLA5107's and since they are Homeplug AV instead of Homeplug AV2 like these units, I needed to do a firmware update on the old units. No, they don't communicate at AV600 speeds since they were only designed for 200, but it allows me to start coverting to the faster units without breaking the bank by having to replace all 5 at once.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 2/18/2015 12:47:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Choice

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Definitely a speed upgrade for me. I was using a usb wifi wireless adapter and thought I would try this. At first I had the noise coming through the speakers, and after some research, realized it's caused by having the powerline adapter plugged into a power strip. I plugged it directly into the wall and the problem was solved.

Cons: Can plug into power strip.

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  • Ron B.
  • 10/19/2014 8:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSave your money... Buy a good wireless adapter!

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: It does work if you are on the same circuit but don't expect speeds anywhere near 600 Mbps.

Cons: I hooked this thing up in the same room only one plug over, (That's 6 feet) and the best I could get is 78 Mbps. When hooked in the next room over on a different circuit, the max speed dropped to 4 Mbps. This product is unusable. I don't think this problem is isolated to ZyXEL. I tested the TP-Link and got similar results.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for speed, non of these powerline adapters are the answer. Find a high quality wireless adapter or better yet, run some wire.

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  • Linda C.
  • 9/25/2014 7:48:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it for a gamer

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: It does the job. I needed something reliable. I had previously used a wireless connection that was unreliable and instead of shelling out money on a new router I decided to do with this and it does this job just fine. My connection does not drop.

Cons: Horrible sound interference from adapter. At first I thought my headset was broken but it happens with my speakers too. After some research this is a problem with powerline adapters. They emit some type of interference and the companies don't really build them properly to prevent it. This causes terrible buzzing/clicking/humming sound. I bought a new headset recently and I thought the headset was dead on arrival but after simply unplugging my powerline adapter the sound horrible sound went away. If you're using this for another room like just for netflix I imagine it would ruin the purpose of this product like it is for me.

Other Thoughts: I can't really use the product for gaming or for anything related to sound. The interference is worse with headsets.

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  • Estefania E.
  • 9/4/2014 12:11:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Good for Remote Streaming

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Good signal quality. Easy Setup. Good Status Indicators.

Cons: Best I could get on the same electrical circuit was 80Mbps.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is a good product. I am able to stream from a roku device in a remote portion of the house. I tried to place a swictch on the receiver side and split to a Wifi AP, but the 80Mbps really limits this. This is not a fault on the product.

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  • Baron Z.
  • 8/21/2014 8:04:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is an AWESOME product!

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Wifi just downright sucks compared to the blazing fast speed that these bad boys give you!

speedtest.net results:

Wifi: Ping - 15ms, Download - 19.54Mbps, Upload - 11.59Mbps

Zyxel pla5205kit: Ping - 1ms, Download - 51.36Mbps, Upload - 11.67Mbps

Cons: For me the included ethernet cords are useless (too short).

Other Thoughts: The Zyxel pla5205kit more than doubled my download speed!
I highly recommend this product!

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  • Baron Z.
  • 8/19/2014 9:57:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery impressed!

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Works flawlessly! Hooked it up followed the very simple instructions and BAM! Over double the speed of my wifi! And way lower ping too!

Wifi: Ping-15ms DL-19.54Mbps UL-11.59Mbps
ZyXEL PLA5205: Ping-1ms DL-51.36Mbps UL-11.67Mbps

Cons: The included ethernet cords are too short.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this product!

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  • Cheinan M.
  • 8/3/2014 11:31:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't Use Default Settings

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Works as expected with no problems. Gets networks to rooms without wireless or drilling holes. Faster than my 40 Mbps ISP.

Cons: Default settings are insecure. Be sure and download the setup app and put your own password, otherwise others may be able to access your network.

Other Thoughts: A good solution when you want to avoid wireless, but don't want to cut walls and run cable. Be sure and check that your wiring is compatible, i.e. you don't have surge protectors in the way.

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  • Collin B.
  • 6/10/2014 7:02:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZyXEL Powerline Adapter

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: Dead simple to use, really plug in and go; effective even at significant distance, two floors away still get terrific (stable) connection.

Cons: Still a fair sized brick, would be nice if connector on side rather than bottom, though I suppose every setup is better for some than others.

Other Thoughts: Promised in three days, received in one; love that.

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  • Tom D.
  • 4/17/2014 8:18:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRevised review

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

Pros: These *are* indeed interoperable with the older units

Cons: none so far - they work fine

Other Thoughts: After more messing with the configuration program, I was able to get the older units to communicate. I apologize for jumping the gun. User error :^(

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