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Item#: N82E16833124095

LINKSYS PLE200 PowerLine AV Ethernet Adapter Up to 200Mbps

  • HomePlug AV Standard, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
  • Ethernet port
  • Up to 200Mbps
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Learn more about the Linksys PLE200

Model

Brand
LINKSYS
Model
PLE200

Spec

Standards
HomePlug AV Standard, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
LEDs
Power, PowerLine, Ethernet
Certifications
CE, FCC Class B
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Single
Cabling
Cat5
Power Supply
One AC Plug, 100~240V, 50~60Hz
Dimensions
5.5" x 4.0" x 2.0"
Weight
0.3 lbs.
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10% to 85% Non-Condensing

Features

Features
Enables networking over the existing power lines in a home
Simple Plug-n-Play installation
Works in more than 90% of typical home outlets
Compact design plugs directly into the wall

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/14/2009 5:50:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as expected

Pros: Works great. Get good network speeds around the house using 3 of these. Much more reliable than wireless.

Cons: A little bit confusing to get set up, especially when you use more than 2 of them, but nothing too difficult.

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Zach S.
  • 11/4/2008 9:35:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTversity

Pros: Works great with my xbox and playstation on streaming video files that eat up alot of traffic.

Cons: Had to update them right away to fix a issue with them.

Other Thoughts: none

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  • J M.
  • 8/1/2008 1:37:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNope, Nope, No way

Pros: This product will use power lines to connect devices with Ethernet ports. It pretty much doesn't matter what the devices are if they have Ethernet. I use mine to connect a TiVo to broadband. Additional devices can be added in seconds.

Cons: The range is not very good and speed decreases with range. Because the range is usually the sum distance from each outlet to your breaker box, these units may not function between outlets only an few feet apart. At any range, expect speeds greatly reduced from those advertised. Use on outlets on opposite phases of main power probably will not work at all. Cost is high compared to modern alternatives. One of my units quit days after the warranty expired.

Other Thoughts: generally speaking, wireless is cheaper and will go further. With 102.11.n, speed is faster. Probably no one would want to use these for any purpose suitable for wireless. Don't expect higher performance from this unit than is available from wireless unless you are trying to go through concrete, steel, or other high-loss RF obstructions.

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  • Richard W.
  • 5/29/2008 12:04:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome!!!

Pros: Easy to figure out, no setup at all, great speeds, and didn't interfere with any of my electronics. devices seem solid and well made.

Cons: LED's are a bit bright, but they're hidden behind my entertainment center so it's not an issue.

Other Thoughts: I had a PC upstairs with external shared drives connected via USB. I had a media center PC setup downstairs for watching movies streamed wirelessly from those external drives. I took less than two minutes to plug in one upstairs next to the router and one downstairs next to my media center PC. No setup at all. I instantly got connected and streamed a movie, no problems. Worth every penny!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2008 11:32:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest type of network next to wireless

Pros: Everything, seriously. It only takes up one outlet spot (if you plug it in the bottom) and leaves the top one open for a regular cord. It has a decent throughput, even ran VoIP flawlessly.

Cons: The status LEDs are VERY bright...not really a con..just wouldnt use it in a dark room (IE. bedroom) unless you are looking for a nightlight as well.

Other Thoughts: I orginally bought the 2pack of this device because I was in an apartment community that was saturated with wireless networks, it has been OUTSTANDING ever since. I also (now that I moved) run a 802.11G overlay for people that come over and my laptop, but thats just for convenience.

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  • Matthew B.
  • 3/3/2008 1:32:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFits the bill

Pros: Easy to setup: just plug into the wall and they connect to each other. If you want to encrypt it, a little extra setup is required (i haven't done it though).
Only takes up one outlet: From the picture it's hard to tell how it plugs in, but it plugs into on outlet and leaves enough room to plug a standard size plug into.
Speed: The applet that comes with them has reported speeds between 77 Mbps and 111Mbps. Haven't done any real world speed tests, but am easily able to stream video from desktop to Xbox while also downloading more videos

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: A little pricey, but worth it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2008 10:00:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt works fine, but speed MUCH less than advertised

Pros: I was able to network my home theater PC which is a floor up from my file server. I had no problems getting things hooked up.

Cons: Speed is dramatically less than what I expected. I understand that the 200 Mbps is a best case scenario, but I'm only getting 25-30 raw Mbps (even less when I factor out packet header overhead). It looks like I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and wire it up with CAT6. Purchasing two of these was essentially a waste in my case since these speeds are too slow to stream high-definition content.

Other Thoughts: If speed isn't a large issue, this product will work fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/2/2008 8:35:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked like a charm

Pros: I live in a city row-house and was dealing with irritating wireless network drop-outs on my pc that's furtherest from my wireless router. The router is on the 1st floor and the pc is on the 3rd floor. I have a very good wireless pre-N router that always worked flawlessly but I've recently had a lot of momentarily dropped connections likely from interference from the many other nearby wireless networks that keep popping up in my neighborhood. This product did the trick. I also use it to network a network printer/fax. Just plugged everything in and everything worked from the get-go. I was surprised that I didn't even have to power-cycle my router or cable modem.

Cons: I have all new wiring in my house so my throughput is pretty good, but speeds aren't as good as advertised. However, that's true of all networking products as what's prominently displayed on the box is the theoretical max. throughput and you usually will only see about half that in real life situations. It's more than up to the task if all your looking for is a solid internet connection and occasional network file transfers. If you do a lot of file transfers via your network you might find a good wireless-N set-up that gives you somewhat better throughput (but not necessarily, depends on your network environment).

Other Thoughts: I bought this in addition to the PLK200 (set of 2) as I needed to network more than one device. 2 individual PLE200's are more than 2x the price of the PLK200 (set of 2). They all appear to be the same to me, so unless I'm missing something, you're better off buying 2 PLK200's (total of 4 boxes) if you need to network more than 2 devices rather than 1 PLK200 and 2 PLE200's.

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  • Stefan R.
  • 12/8/2007 6:05:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGetting 12Mbit max.

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: Cryptic advanced setup tab (the documentation does not help you advance your knowledge either). Getting max. 12 Mbit/s.

Other Thoughts: Will try ZyXel or Netgear next. Don't believe it can get any worse. HDstreaming impossible at this rate.
I am using it on different breakers but within the same breaker box (serving two levels of my house). Total length of house wiring in between is about 150 - 200'.
If all else fails I'll try 802.11g wireless but I hate the idea. I'd rather use the available wireless bandwidth for truly mobile applications (laptops ...)

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  • Gary K.
  • 7/23/2007 5:44:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: A little touchy on the setup but what isn't. It is more of an understanding what the instrucitons are telling you to do. If you can;t find help on Google you should not have a computer let alone a network. Works great through out our 4,000 sq ft house. By far cheaper than cabling at $150 per drop.

Cons: Like all Linksys products post Cisco the instructions and the support can be confusing. Like i said, if you can't find the support on google you shouldn't be using a computer.

Other Thoughts: We have 4 of them now for nearly 6 months running across both phases of our electrical circuit. Some older homes may have problems.

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