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Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

  • HomePlug, IEEE 802.3
  • Ethernet port
  • Up to 500Mbps

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Learn more about the Actiontec PWR511K01

Model

Brand
Actiontec
Model
PWR511K01

Details

Standards
HomePlug, IEEE 802.3
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
LEDs
PWR, LK, ETH
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Kit Type
Double

Features

Features
Perfect for connecting Blu-ray players, Gaming Consoles, DVRs, Internet TVs, PCs and more using their Ethernet ports.

Easy setup: Simply plug in to your power outlets. No installation disks.

More reliable signal than wireless and reaches locations wireless adapters can't, including garages and basements

Works with any Ethernet-enabled device.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Mihai K.
  • 4/7/2015 5:13:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggslasted a bit over a year

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Ethernet over the power line

Cons: This product is not worth the money.
Networking with these is slow.
Don't last.

Other Thoughts: Look for a different brand altogether I have a pair of D-Link (DHP-311AV) and they work without any problems since I got them 2 years ago. Not sure I'll buy another Actiontec product again.

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  • Michael M.
  • 3/1/2015 8:43:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied after 13 months

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Worked right out of the box.

Cons: Dead after 13 months (just past the warranty. I opened it and it has 1 dead capacitor.
It died in February so it was not a surge plus they instruct you to not connect it through a surge protector because it can block the signal. I also had a Trendnet TPL-401E die on me at 11.5 months

Other Thoughts: With my failure rate with these Ethernet over powerline adapters, it looks like it is more like a subscription service.

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  • Thomas W.
  • 1/19/2015 1:28:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRuns Hot, then Dies

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Hooked it up and it worked, Pretty quick

Cons: Noticed both ran pretty hot, didn't last too long before they died.

Other Thoughts: I'd try another brand, if you want something that will last.

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  • William B.
  • 1/15/2015 12:38:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsEasy to use, bad quality

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: - Cheap
- Easy to use

Cons: - Failed within a year
- Advertised as 500Mbit BUT provides 100Mbit ports... So maximum speed is actually 100Mbit.

Other Thoughts: Although I was moderately unhappy when I found out the advertised 500Mbits is a lie (provided ethernet ports are 100Mbits, speed is then UP TO 100Mbits, not 500), it was easy to install and worked well for a time... until about 7 month after purchase when the one of the device would no longer turn on.
I opened up the case and the capacitors inside are clearly poped out. They probably used the cheapest electronic components available and so it didn't last long.
To avoid...

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  • Joseph P.
  • 1/6/2015 5:33:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnit Died After 5 Months

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Works satisfactorily for networking my Tivo boxes.

Cons: Power Supply failure after 5 months of use. Device went totally dead in outlet. Newegg wouldn't exchange device, referred me to Actiontec directly, even though it has a 1 year warranty.

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  • Orlando C.
  • 1/4/2015 8:30:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsActiontec PWR511K01 so-so

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: - Plug-and-play
- Small form factor
- Cross-vendor compatible (mix and match w/ other standards-based models from other manufacturers)
- Acceptable throughput depending on electric wiring

Cons: - Expensive
- Excessive heat buildup
- Short life (units lasted 4 months, 9 months, and 10 months)
- Warranty requires consumer to pay for return shipment

Other Thoughts: Got a couple of sets while on sale, but still not considered inexpensive. Price would've been fair if not for the units failing relatively quickly. 3 out of 4 units have failed. I returned a pair/kit under warranty (you'll need to ship back a kit even if only 1 unit failed, at your own expense). They'll ship an RMA replacement kit once they receive your units. You can expedite this by cross-shipping -- they take your credit card information and ship you the RMA replacement kit, giving you upto 30 days to return the faulty units otherwise they'll charge you.

So, yay, I'll have to deal with this again by shipping back another kit. NOTE: A kit will be sequential serial numbers, hence why I shipped a bad unit and a good unit as a kit.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 1/1/2015 1:26:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTwo lemons in a convenient package! Unit 1 failed in 9 months, unit 2 failed in 3 months, Actiontec now on my blacklist.

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: -failed within warranty period
-good performance while it worked
-failed suddenly and definitively, no waffling about it

Cons: -Unit 1 (2-unit kit) failed within 7 months (dead, not even a "power" LED light)
-Unit 2 (swapped in for Unit 1) failed within 3 months
-D-Link units I've been using this with (compatible AV+ 500 Mbps) still working after 12 months
-Have you seen all the reviews that mention the same dead unit complaints?

Other Thoughts: Actiontec's now on my blacklist. I'd have given them the benefit of a doubt if only 1 unit failed, but really, the 2nd unit fails in 3 months, with the failures consistent with all the other user reports?

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/18/2014 8:55:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked fine for 11 mos.

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Was a fast connection

Cons: Didn't even last a year before one of them stopped working completely.

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  • Gary H.
  • 11/11/2014 12:58:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDied Too Soon

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Compact unit

Cons: Died after only three months.

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  • Saleem S.
  • 10/30/2014 1:31:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswaste of money

This review is from: Actiontec PWR511K01 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter Kit, Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Worked well for few months

Cons: one of the adapter stopped working. It doesn't power up.

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