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Item#: N82E16833156390

TRENDnet TPL-306E2K Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps

  • Includes two TPL-306E adapters
  • 200 Mbps building-wide networking over an existing electrical system
  • Advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure total network security
  • Use up to 6 adapters to network
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Network one adapter to a router and plug another adapter into any outlet on the same electrical system for instant high speed network access. TRENDnet adapters connect automatically to each other over a secure encrypted signal with no CD installation required. For additional security, press the Sync button to change existing encryption keys.

LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Embedded power saving technology lowers power consumption by up to 70% in standby mode-resulting in measurable power savings, given that the device is always on.


Learn more about the TRENDnet TPL-306E2K

Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TPL-306E2K

Spec

Standards
IEEE802.3/3u/3x, HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Port
LEDs
Power (PWR)
Powerline (PL) Connection
Ethernet (ETH) Connection
Certifications
CE, FCC, HomePlug AV
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 ~ 28 MHz
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
OS Compatibility: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
Dimensions
2.2" x 3.4" x 2" Per Unit
Weight
74 g (2.6 oz) Per Unit
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C

Features

Features
Modulation:
OFDM Symbol modulation on link synchronization, 1024/256/64/8 - QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO carrier

Protocols: TDMA and CSMA/CA

Nodes: Up to 6 (max.)

Overlapping Powerline Networks Supported: Up to 4 (per electrical system)

Coverage: Up to 300 m (984 ft.)

Buttons: Sync, Reset

Includes two TPL-306E adapters

High speed building-wide networking from any electrical outlet

Compact form factor saves space

Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 80%

Use one unit to transmit, and up to 5 additional TPL-306Es to receive a network signal.

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x TPL-306E
Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
2 x network cables (1.5 m / 5 ft.)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Steven H.
  • 5/7/2014 7:16:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat!

Pros: I love these things. They are so convenient, and for most applications and uses they are more than enough. Even for gaming on my PS4 they worked way better than my wireless N wifi. I currently use a 4 of these in my house. For a back room where wifi isn't the best, for downstairs on the 60" to stream netflix and tv channels through the network tuner. and a couple other points. Loving these.

Cons: 10/100 port... so you dont get 200Mbps to the device. BUT its still fine for most situations.

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  • James A.
  • 10/19/2013 7:01:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlug & Play Perfection

Pros: Quick and easy setup. Great connection speeds. Hooked up and running with no software installation or configuration at all.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I hooked the transmitter to the upstairs router and installed the receiver downstairs to a wireless access point. I am getting 18 Mbps download and 4 Mbps speeds from the downstairs PCs.

Tested on Windows 8 and Windows 7 Pro.

This is not a wireless receiver, but you can connect it to a wireless access point as I did, and extend the wireless range throughout your house.

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  • Michael F.
  • 10/11/2013 8:09:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuick expanded network

Pros: Simple installation and immediate link between nodes. If I was just connecting the ethernet cables on each side it would have been a 5 minute setup. But of course a little shuffle of cables, etc etc.

Cons: No power plug pass through. But hey this was an old version and not the lower model. Got what I payed for.

Other Thoughts: I purchased 4 total of these, or 2 sets. They work seamlessly together. I did notice that there may be limited compatibility with other powerline models from the same maker, but that makes sense.
My setup was to have one at the modem, one in part of the house connected to a wireless router acting as an access point, one on a desktop in the outside guest room, and one connected to a switch by the entertainment stand. Everything immediately worked. It was beautiful.

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  • Jin Y.
  • 7/18/2013 3:17:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbeware

Pros: these boxes worked fine if they are installed in the same electrical circuit, if you will need to go through circuit breakers it will find out all sort of problems, from very low speed (5 mbps) to not able to connect the boxes to each other.

Cons: very limited application

Other Thoughts: don't purchase it unless you know the both end of your connection belong to the same electrical circuit.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Jacaranda,

I can understand your overall frustration. I would like to get you set-up and running as promised. Please email me directly so I can help you with our hassle free return. My email is adrian@trendnet.com please use "Newegg TEW-306E2K " in the subject line and I will assist you immediately. Thank you for reviewing our product and I hope to hear from you soon to restore your faith in TRENDnet products.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Sales Support Team

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  • John C.
  • 6/15/2013 8:57:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdoes not reestablish connection

Pros: easy to set up and connect

Cons: does not re-establish connection after turning off computer. Must re-plug unit each time. Sent a note to TRENDnet support, will update if they have any answers. (This is a discontinued product.)

Manufacturer Response:

Hello TRENDnet Customer,

I apologize for this connection fail. Thank you for taking the time to review our product. We take great pride in helping our customers. Please contact me at adrian@trendnet.com with "Newegg TPL-306E2K RMA " and I will assist you immediately with the hassle free return process. Thanks again for choosing TRENDnet poducts and I hope to hear from you soon.

Warm Regards,
Adrian, TRENDnet Sales Support Team

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  • Wade G.
  • 5/19/2013 8:04:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolved my XBOX 360 S wireless issues

Pros: I used this kit to resolve a longstanding issue I had browsing my music collection over a wireless connection using my XBOX 360 S and its Windows Media Extender app. For whatever reason, HD video and TV always worked fine over wireless to my XBOX, but the music collection in the Windows Media Extender would always choke. By setting these devices up in my apt (where I couldn't do any permanent wiring work), problem solved. I was happily surprised that these devices worked in my circa 1920's apt building.

Cons: Probably a bit overpriced. I'd recommend setting an alert price, and waiting for a sale price.

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  • Adam B.
  • 5/3/2013 6:37:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product

Pros: This device is a life saver! I've used wireless networks most of my life, that is until now. Fast and easy to setup.

Cons: None, as long as you are within range of an outlet you are fine!

Other Thoughts: My room is less than 30 feet away from my wireless router, unfortunately the signal has to travel through many walls and a mirror. I've used a wireless bridge/AP to connect to my network, with my computer opposite from my door and my bridge/AP right beside the door. My signal ranged from 28% to 80%, most days it was in the 30% range which most likely intterupted my connection constantly! Once I switched to this device and had it up and running, it was a night & day difference! I now maintain a constant 80Mbps connection and increased internet speed compared to my wireless connection. It may not be the greatest connection ever, however I am not going to be doing any network streaming any time soon and I'm greatly satisfied with this product! Thank you Trendnet and NewEgg!

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  • David M.
  • 5/1/2013 6:07:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING!! Saved me hundreds!

Pros: Plug-And-Play - No Software Install Required! Fast connection, better than Wi-Fi

Cons: Just make sure you plug each powerline adapter into the wall outlet, not a surge protector. Otherwise your signal will most likely not connect or will drop out. This isn't really a "Con" of this particular model, it's just a limitation of using this tech.

Other Thoughts: Saved me hundreds of dollars by not having to purchase a proprietary wireless adapter for my Xerox laser printer. The printer must be connected to internet to preserve the life-time warranty, but only comes with an ethernet port. Of course I could have just purchased the optional Xerox wireless adapter for it for only $219.99, but I kinda like this idea better :)

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  • Maxwell P.
  • 4/26/2013 9:03:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlsome!

Pros: Was able to Stream WMC recorded tv across the network (60 min shows that can be upto 10 Gb in size thats a lot of bandwidth)
Plug and Play! didn't even need any types of software!

Transfer Speed are 5mbps as where Real nic cables are around 10 Mbps

Cons: None havn't had a problem with them at all

Other Thoughts: I WOULD RECOMMAND TO ANYONE

So easy even a cavemen can do it!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/20/2013 4:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: For my usage which is streaming videos from my pc to my roku or bluray player or internet access for either device it works just fine. I have no issues with stuttering or buffering. I did have issues with my wifi connection due a wall and a very old router (Since updated)

Installation was simple. Instructions sparse.

Some folks pointed out issues with stuttering and buffering but I would have to say that is there wiring. I live in a 12 yr old house so my wiring is very new and up to date.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Packaging was good instructions sparse software decent

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