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Amped Wireless PLA2 Powerline Nano AV500 1-Port Network Adapter Kit Up to 500Mbps

  • HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
  • 1 x 10/100M RJ-45 Port
  • Up to 500Mbps
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The Powerline Nano AV500 Network Adapter Kit extends your network to any room using the existing power outlets. The PLA2 includes two Powerline network adapters. Simply plug one adapter into an available power outlet and connect the adapter to your router. Plug the second adapter into another power outlet in your home or office and connect the adapter to your network device. With plug-and-play setup, it's that easy. Enjoy surfing the web, watching movies or streaming music from any room! Powerline networking is ideal for homes and offices that have trouble with Wi-Fi connections or have metal walls that cause Wi-Fi interference. The PLA2 is perfect for connecting your smart TV, HD set top boxes, Blu-ray? players, game consoles and more, to your home network. With the extra, pass-through power outlet on the adapters, you won't have to worry about searching for an extra power outlet to power your devices. The small size of the adapter also allows for discreet installations on any wall or behind media center cabinets. The PLA2 provides a secure, reliable and stable Internet connection in places where Wi-Fi signals have problems reaching. The PLA2 can also be used with an Amped Wireless Wi-Fi Access Point to extend your Wi-Fi connection through thick walls and eliminate dead spots (see below for details). Add more Powerline adapters for added connectivity in additional rooms.


Learn more about the Amped Wireless PLA2

Model

Brand
Amped Wireless
Model
PLA2

Spec

Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100M RJ-45 Port
LEDs
Power, Powerline, Ethernet
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
System Requirement
A router or network switch with an available network (LAN) port
Two available power outlets
A network device with a RJ-45 Ethernet Port
Dimensions
3.4" (H) x 2.2" (W) x 1.6" (D) per Adapter

Features

Features
Compact size makes for discreet installations

High Performance: Up to 500Mbps with Powerline AV500

Includes an extra, pass-through power outlet

Plug-and-Play Setup: Requires no software or additional installation.

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x Powerline AV500 Network Adapter
2 x RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
1 x Setup Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Adam V.
  • 5/11/2013 10:22:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGot a trip hazard?

Pros: Easy install
Encryption
Extra outlet
Small
Decent internet connection speeds

Cons: Not recommended for houses with bad electrical due to occasional cut-outs
Slower file transfers then cat5 cable
Extra outlet is kinda hard to plug things into

Other Thoughts: The Amped Wireless PLA2 was obtained to eliminate a trip hazard in my house. I kept tripping over the network cable ran in the hall to my husband's PC in the bedroom. I kept nagging him to run the cable thru the celing to the room or I will make him wireless... he did NOT want wireless even though we got a powerful Amped Wireless router allready! LOL.

Anyways I got this because one time I almost killed myself tripping down the stairs and I had enough of the evil cable in the hallway!

Time to get to performance:

Connection quality/stability:
My husband is the one that is using this most of the time since his PC is in a different room then the router is and that’s where my PC is. He does report a few times a day where the connection will cut out randomly. It could be due to the bad electrical in my house though. As far as throughput he can’t really tell the difference between the PLA2 and being connected with the cat5 cable so far as internet speeds go. However file transfers are slower than being connected over cat5 cable. I do not recommend using this for something that needs good uptime like a server unless you have really good electrical in your house. My house is old and the contractors in my area are not the best, so please keep this in mind.

Please note: I do not recommend having a device with a power brick (Like a laptop or a Motorola barcode scanner charging cradle) connected to the same outlet. I had a power brick on the charging cradle for my Motorola barcode scanner and it would drop out 2-4 times a day for about a minute each time. I unplugged it and that problem went away. Now, the documentation does indicate the following: Plugging the Powerline adapter on the same power outlet as a smartphone/tablet charger will degrade performance. So please keep this in mind when using the PLA2.

Streaming performance:
Not much different then over the cat5 cable... No buffering on VLC media player streaming a 1080p blue rip of a 3d movie! Yey no buffering!

Gaming performance:
All the online games he tried worked like over the cat5 cable... Minecraft was smooth and not so laggy. Sometimes it would disconnect with the above power brick mentioned connected, however without it it was good to go!

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