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TRENDnet TPL-303E Powerline Network Adapter Up to 200Mbps

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  • Up to 200Mbps
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The 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed building-wide network. Connect one adapter to your network and plug another adapter in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access.

Connect adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch connect button. Use up to 8 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling.

Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%. LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Quality of Service technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. Advanced AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.


Learn more about the TRENDnet TPL-303E

Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TPL-303E

Spec

Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Single

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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  • ROBERT B.
  • 10/14/2012 1:15:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUp in less than 5 minutes

Pros: Decent price (<$50)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was having range issues with my wireless 'n' network and saw this on sale and decided to try it. Pretty much unpacked, plugged-in and patched to router. Then I plugged-in other 'side' and patched to my Mac Mini. I haven't looked back since. The only regret is that I should have thought of this before upgrading my router.

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  • Sheila R.
  • 3/31/2012 1:35:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome for gaming but the setup is a NIGHTMARE

Pros: So I use these powerline adapters for gaming on an Xbox360 and the love works perfect with no lag at all.
+ Perfect internet
+ Eliminates costly wiring throughout the house
+ All you can ask for
+ great for gaming
+ blinking lights show connectivity & power

I would definitely buy it if your looking at these units, but it might give you a headache, but worth the buy!

Cons: - The setup is an absolute nightmare. Had to be on the phone and online with support for at least an hour before it worked properly.
- Cannot be plugged into a powercord
- Takes up a whole outlet (basically)

Other Thoughts: I mentioned all the time spent w/ support but the support is really fine, it was just a very tough and confusing situation

The unit itself is very large and makes it difficult to plug in anything into the power outlet above it :L

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  • William O.
  • 2/16/2012 8:19:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works, decent enough speed. I use these simply for Netflix on my blu-ray player. No problems.

Note, the wiring in my house is ancient and uses fuses.

Cons: Poor Instructions - do not even try to use the passwords on the devices. You can set them up without the passwords.

Other Thoughts: The key to these is the network password.

As long as all devices have the same network password, they work.

Use the instructions above by the others who gave feedback.

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  • Junqing Z.
  • 2/8/2012 1:29:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsgood product

Pros: reliable - used 6 mos, no issue yet
price

Cons: setup - manual is not clear
size

Other Thoughts: just do what someone here recommended - change network name, that's should be enough for security (do it on Windows machine). I have 3 pairs - 2 TPL-303e and 1 Diamond HP200AV, they are working perfectly on Windows, Linux, MacOs and internet TV.

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  • Thomas T.
  • 12/24/2011 9:58:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDoes this work with Macs?

Pros: Since I currently can't use it since I have a mac there's not much I can say

Cons: On the NewEgg page it doesn't say that this is PC only, or perhaps I missed the notice. In any case the product uses a PC only installer program. If anyone knows if there is a way to use this with a Mac, other than by virtualizing Windows, I'd appreciate it if they'd post it. Meanwhile I'm off to search the web.

Manufacturer Response:

Valued Customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Without utility to include Mac into the power line network we suggest the following steps:
1. Reset your TPL-303Es. Take a pin or paperclip and press the reset button for 15 seconds
2. Verify that the power outlets the TPL-303E plugged into are on the same electrical power
distribution and/or circuit breaker box.
3. Press the Sync button on your TPL-303Es for 3 seconds at the same time then let go
4. Verify that you are using Cat 5e or Cat. 6 Ethernet cables
5. Connect Ethernet cable from Mac to the adapter.
6. Verify if Mac could reach router, other PC and Internet
Please contact us at sales@trendnet.com if not working, reference "New Egg product review" and someone will contact you immediately. We look forward to working with you directly to restore your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warmest regards,
TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • Michael P.
  • 12/13/2011 9:29:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsPassword NMK !!!SOLVED!!!

Pros: I have a pair of TPL-303e that I bought and spent about two hours trying to make them talk to each other. DON'T follow the instruction manual. You will pull your hair out. My main problem was I had the primary plug behind a real surge surpressor. I moved it and was still trying to put the password in like the manual said and failing.

All you have to do is take one computer, one cat5e cable, and one TPL-303e and connect all three. Open the software, go to the second tab and instead of "HomeplugAV", type in a network name more than 5 letters and then press "Set Local Device Only". Then connect the other TPL-303e, and do the same thing with the same network name. Once both units have the same network name, the password is irrelevant. It will continue to work without a password entered. A neighbor would have to enter the same network name on theirs to get onto your network.

Cons: Very annoying setup. The manual is unclear and asks you to put in a password which the software says is incorrect. Was able to get it working anyway without password

Other Thoughts: Buy the TPL-303E2K which includes two units for the same price as the one.

They work Boomtastic!

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/14/2011 6:39:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThis is if you use more than 2 of these

Pros: -Easy install, just plug them in and let them sync up

Cons: -Even on bottom outlet, essentially takes both plugs b/c it blocks the top one enuff to prevent other things from being plugged in.
-I used this as a 3rd unit to an existing TPL-303E2k kit; it will get no better than 70'ish Mbps no matter what plug I use in my house. And yes, I've tested it at just about every outlet

Other Thoughts: With the "master" and a 1st "slave", I will see pretty good & consistent 120-130 Mbps. When I plugged this 3rd one in, never say anything higher than 70 Mbps no matter the outlet.

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  • Jesse M.
  • 8/30/2011 3:59:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible!

Pros: I cannot write anything positive because it doesn't work.

Cons: Form factor is terrible. It takes up the entire 2 plug outlet because there is not enough room to plug in a 3-prong adapter. Software is needed to sync devices with password written on each unit. Why do I need this when I already have physical control of my own home?!

Other Thoughts: Definitely should have ditched out the extra cash for another powerline adapter brand.

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  • Phillip N.
  • 4/21/2011 4:36:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to set up and good signal

Pros: I have been using another brand (NG) Power-line adapters for some time as I like their reliability and ease of use, I use them to set up a Ethernet connection between Solar Power Data Loggers which are usually mounted in the garage and use then to connect to the router which is almost always on the other side of the home. This was my first time using T-nets unit and the utility was easy to install and the connection was very good. I didn't measure the mbps as these Data Loggers don't require a high speed connection. The 200 mbps unit from T-net is around the same price as the competitor's 85 mbps unit.

Cons: Unit is a little bigger and where I was able to install the other brands PL adapter and the over-sized Data Logger plug on the same receptacle the T-net unit is too big. This is a draw back as I had to put the logger on a receptacle extender. Usually in the garage your lucky to find one unused outlet so this is a negative.

Other Thoughts: TRENDnet is moving up on my list of reliable brands and this is a good product that I will use again.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2011 7:47:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot too good

Pros: Plugged it in and it automatically sync'ed to existing PL adapters/network.

Cons: Only connecting at around 90 Mbps, even though it's in the same room as the "Master" TPL-303.

Other Thoughts: Just for giggles, installed the Utility and set all adapters to be on a re-named network. Did this to see if it would help get product to near advertised speeds and it did not. Not sure if problem is w/ my adapters or my home power grid. House is only 15 years old, so it's not like it's ancient. Pretty disappointed b/c I use these to connect a DTV HDDVR so I can watch recordings on computers throughout the house and that limited bandwidth has led to lag when watching a program on a PC.

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