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Actiontec PWR511WB1 AV500 Powerline Network Adapter, Up to 500Mbps

  • More reliable signal than wireless and reaches locations wireless adapters can't
  • Simply plug in to your power outlets and no installation disks
  • Works with any Ethernet-enabled device

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Learn more about the Actiontec PWR511WB1

Model

Brand
Actiontec
Model
PWR511WB1

Details

Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901, IEEE802.3/3u
Ports
1 x RJ-45
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Single

Features

Features
500 AV Powerline Network Adapter
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  • STEVEN B.
  • 7/27/2015 9:30:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood kit, but one failed 5 months in

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Quick installation, small, reliable when in service

Cons: Could be a rare event that one went out, we'll see how Actiontec responds to request for support.

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  • Thad W.
  • 5/20/2015 5:30:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked for about a year

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Worked pretty well for about a year. You'd have to unplug them ~every 2 months or so but other than that they were pretty good. I have old wires so I never saw 200mbps, but I didn't really expect it

Cons: One unit failed. Just started making a high-pitched squeal and died. It made the sound for about 10 min and then never lit back up again.

Other Thoughts: Depends on if you get it on sale or not and if the application is critical or not. If it's not critical and you're not using it much, it might be a good idea to unplug these so they last longer.

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  • Antonio M.
  • 4/20/2015 2:14:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLast 6 months

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Works perfect out of the box. Extremely easy set up, just plug in and done. Low power consumption, pretty good speed.
Warranty is breeze, both sets have been exchanged without any problems with customer service, the replacements were a even better model with no extra cost but the shipping of the defective set (around 6.50 Priority)

Cons: They die at around 4 to 8 months of use, purchased 2 sets of these and both sets have died, just 1 of the adapters died on both sets, and in both cases was the sender adapter (the one connected to the router).

Other Thoughts: If you need them for constant use, might as well buy a different model.
Customer Service is rock solid and you will get covered if anything goes wrong with your set, so I will not say avoid this brand.

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  • Barry S.
  • 4/14/2015 9:08:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCheap, but no longevity.

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Cheap... It works, for a while.

Cons: Typical failure mode is a 1000uf 63V electrolytic capacitor that dies after the warranty period.

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  • Michael N.
  • 2/2/2015 2:41:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome when they worked

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Things worked great, even connected in a very old house from the basement to the router in the living room upstairs. Speed was awesome. Easy as plug in and play.

Cons: One of them died after about 6 months. Not sure why, it just stopped working. Bad things happen and it wasn't expensive enough that I could really complain but it was enough that I can't give it 5 stars.

Other Thoughts: Will buy again...

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  • Ari S.
  • 1/19/2015 12:41:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorked great for 6 months

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Works and is easy to setup

Cons: broke after 6 months and frequently has to be reset

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  • Javier M.
  • 12/10/2014 7:47:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead after 6 months

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Easy to use, just plug and it works

Cons: One died around 6 months after purchase

Other Thoughts: Contacted support, will post update when I receive feedback from them.

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  • wei L.
  • 11/16/2014 11:36:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDead after 6 month

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Easy install, just plug. working good if they alive

Cons: One of them dead after 6 month

Other Thoughts: I sent email to Actiontec for replacement today, don't know how long have to wait. I will post result here.

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  • David D.
  • 11/10/2014 6:22:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Very simple to use. Plug everything in and it links automatically. Without fail, it just works.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used this for my PS3, I was getting 3.5 mbps on wifi to my NAS. The videos I play need to stream around 4 mbps. With this item I get around 15 mbps, all this using the PS3 speed tester.

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  • Charles B.
  • 11/8/2014 4:03:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

This review is from: Actiontec PWR200K01 AV200 Powerline Kit Up to 200Mbps

Pros: I was skeptical but this device does exactly what it is supposed to do. I simply plugged it in to the router and power outlet and the other one into a computer and power outlet in another room. It connected immediately. I haven't measured the speed but it is noticeably faster than the 10mbps I was getting from wifi.

Cons: The only negative is that it was turning on two touch lamps I have in the room with the computer. They kept switching on and off, starting right after I established the connection. I plugged it into a power strip (which the manufacturer says may keep it from working) and the problem with the lights was gone. It continues to work as a network connection.

Other Thoughts: I'm pleasantly surprised at how simple and easy the setup is. I'm very pleased with this purchase.

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