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TRENDnet TPL-406E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit

  • Includes two TPL-406E adapters
  • 500 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet
  • Compact form factor saves space and power save mode reduces electrical consumption by up to 80%
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TRENDnet Logo TPL-406E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit


The Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit, model TPL-406E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed network. Connect the first adapter to your network and plug the second adapter into any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access. The compact form factor saves space around crowded electrical outlets. This adapter automatically connects to other TRENDnet Powerline AV adapters with no installation required-TRENDnet recommends pressing the 'Sync' button to automatically change default encryption keys.

Use up to 8 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 80%. Quality of Service (QoS) technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. LED displays convey device status for easy troubleshooting. Advanced 128-bit AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

Overview – TPL-406E2K

  • Includes two TPL-406E adapters

  • 500 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet

  • Compact form factor saves space

  • Up to 80% power savings

  • Use one unit to transmit, and up to 7 additional TPL-406Es to receive a network signal*
Networking Solution
TPL-406E2K Diagram

TPL-406E2K Image

Standards:

  • IEEE 1901, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u
  • 1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port
  • 2 ~ 68 MHz

Features:

  • Up to 500 Mbps (Full Duplex mode)
  • Up to 8 nodes (max)
  • Up to 4 Overlapping Powerline Networks (per electrical system)


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TPL-406E2K Box

Package Contents:

  • 2 x TPL-406E
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • 2 x Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)


Introduction to Powerline Networking:



  • newegg Create Network over Powerline Including two TPL-406E adapters, the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K Powerline adapter kit instantly creates a high speed networking over an existing electrical system and transmits networking signal up to 300 meters, where the adapters automatically connect using an encrypted Powerline signal.
  • newegg Great Expandability Connect one 500 Mbps Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 7 additional 500 Mbps Powerline AV adapters for instant connectivity throughout multiple rooms. Up to 500 Mbps bandwidth is ideal for sharing data intensive files, playing games, downloading music and more at bottleneck-free data transfer rates. (500 Mbps is theoretical Powerline data rate, actual throughput will vary depending on environment)
  • newegg Secure Communication Advanced 128-bit AES encryption ensures total network security. One-touch Sync button changes encryption keys.
  • newegg Intuitive Status Indication Three LED indicators display easy to understanding operation status, including Power (on/off), Powerline Connection (green, best; amber, better; red, good; off, no connection), and Ethernet Connection (solid, connection; blinking, transfer activity; off, no connection)
  • newegg QOS Support Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing optimizes online traffic for time-sensitive tasks such as gaming, internet phone calls and video streaming.
  • newegg Compact Body, Little Power Consumption Compact form factor fits around crowded outlets. Power Save mode reduces electrical consumption by up to 80%.


Learn more about the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K

Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TPL-406E2K

Spec

Standards
IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV, IEEE 802.3/3u/3x
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port
LEDs
Power (PWR)
Powerline (PL) Connection
Ethernet (ETH) Connection
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 ~ 68 MHz
Power Supply
100~240V AC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
Dimensions
2.76" x 1.97" x 1.69" each
Weight
1.8 oz. each
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
Max 95% (non-condensing)

Features

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

Protocol: TDMA, and CSMA/CA

Nodes: Up to 8 (max)

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

Coverage: Up to 300 m (984 ft.)

Buttons Sync (3 sec.) / Reset (20 sec.)

High speed networking over an existing electrical system

Adapters automatically connect using an encrypted Powerline signal

One-touch Sync button changes encryption keys

Share data intensive files, play games, download music and more at faster data transfer rates

Support for IPv6

Power Save mode reduces electrical consumption by up to 80%

Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing.

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x TPL-406E
Quick Installation Guide
CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
2 x Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/16/2014 2:17:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsdoes what I need

Pros: easy to setup
consistent connection
between 20-25 Mbps

Cons: slower than advertised

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  • David G.
  • 10/13/2014 2:31:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsseeing disconnects

Pros: easy to set up
speed seems good enough

Cons: I really wanted this to work, but maybe it is a solution in search of a problem. I did not have any particular problem with wifi but wanted to avoid over-using wireless bandwidth when multiple streams are going. My wifi speeds between two system were slower than wired Ethernet LAN transfers, but that is an uncommon use compared to downloading/streaming from the internet.

This disconnects frequently, at least twice during any two hour netflix streamed movie through my uverse router and xbox 360, with no other network activity. This never disconnected with the wifi 802.11ag connection. I shall have to check the firmware version, even though the web site says the latest firmware is ~18 months old so presumably should be in the ones I bought. I will also check the behavior with my blue-ray player streaming from netflix with the powerline adapter.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the Powerline adapters. You can try different outlets and disconnecting electronics around the units to see if you can identify a device that may be causing interference and then relocate the unit or the device. Please also ensure you disconnect chargers that aren’t actively charging devices as they can cause interference on Powerline networks. Also avoid using GFI outlets and outlets on AFCI breakers as they can also impact your Powerline network.



Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Peter S.
  • 10/12/2014 9:03:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor quality - DOA

Pros: If it works, it is great. Put a LAN connection where I needed it. Very easy to setup - plug and play.

Cons: I ordered 2 sets (4 units) and 1 was DOA. Did not power up. Now I have to deal with return/replacement/etc. Luckily I don;t need the 4th one right away. But a big pain nonetheless.

Also, the utility doesn't always find the devices. More times than not, it doesn't. Not a big deal as they are plug-and-play, but questionable software quality to go with the questionable hardware quality.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the TPL-406E. Please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we’ll have someone assist you with submitting an RMA for warranty services on the router. Please include your contact information and a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Christopher B.
  • 10/11/2014 8:55:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuick and easy LAN

Pros: Plug these in and go. I haven't had any problems with these (I have 4) since getting them up and running. Even after power outages they boot right up and connect very quickly.

Cons: The software that comes with them feels a little clunky. It's not that the software is bad, but it doesn't feel polished.

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  • Andy T.
  • 10/9/2014 8:01:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow! Just Wow!

Pros: Works beyond expectations! It couldn't be simpler! Even comes with two network cables so I didn't have to find my own. My wireless connection using speedtest.net was between 3-4 Mbps. Plugged this thing in and I am getting 22 Mbps consistently. Couldn't be happier so far.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: My house was built in 1975 so I was a little worried the wiring was not good enough for this device. But so far it has proved me wrong.

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  • John M.
  • 10/9/2014 2:12:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs50% failure rate

Pros: The ones that are still working are performing well.

Cons: I purchased two "sets" (four devices). They worked for a day and then I came home from work to find two of the devices were no longer connected to the network, would not reconnect, are unable to be reset, etc, etc. They just appear to be dead.

Other Thoughts: I'm not feeling confident about the two remaining devices. Hope this is just a fluke. I am calling TRENDnet support right now.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello John,

We are sorry to hear that you’re having an issue with the units. Try connecting a computer directly to each unit and run the utility. Go to the Privacy tab and set them all up with the same Private Network Name and then reconnect them. If you need assistance with them please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include your contact information and a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • You M.
  • 10/9/2014 9:06:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable and Does what it designed to do

Pros: Reliable, inexpensive, good speed, No need for long wire and frustration for unreliable wireless signal.

Cons: None so far

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  • John M.
  • 10/9/2014 5:30:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs50% failure rate

Pros: The units that are still working are giving good performance, so far.

Cons: I purchased two sets (four devices), installed both sets, and two devices failed after one day. They won't even re-initialize (after holding down reset button for 20 seconds).

Other Thoughts: I don't have much confidence in these. I guess I will try to get the bad ones replaced, go from there, and hope for the best.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello John,

We are sorry to hear that you’re having an issue with the units. Try connecting a computer directly to each unit and run the utility. Go to the Privacy tab and set them all up with the same Private Network Name and then reconnect them. If you need assistance with them please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we will have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include your contact information and a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • William D.
  • 10/7/2014 12:38:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWill NOT maintain a connection

Pros: None. Doesn't deserve one egg.

Cons: In a nutshell, this product doesn't work as descibed. it averages less than 50% on a simple ping test to google.com. It definitely will not maintain a VPN connection.

I couldn't be more disappionted. Will return if possible.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you are having an issue with the TPl-406E2K. Try different outlets and disconnecting electronics around the units to see if you can identify a device that may be causing interference and then relocate the unit or the device. Even devices like chargers that aren’t actively charging a device. Also avoid using GFI outlets and outlets on AFCI breakers as they can also cause a lot of interference. If you would like assistance with the product please email Adrian@trendnet.com and we’ll have someone assist you as soon as possible. Please include your contact information and a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/7/2014 6:16:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Plugged them in, connected cables and they work. No setup, no muss, no fuss. As simple as plugging in CAT5 cables.

Cons: A little static interference caused by the unit near the PC.
With the unit plugged in the wall 4 inches from the PC, speakers etc. I get feedback through the speakers and a little bleed electrical interference shows on the monitor screen.
I have not had time to try moving the unit further away and use a longer cable yet so this may be fixable.

Other Thoughts: I read the mixed reviews below and I guess I don't see the issue. I simply plugged these in and they worked. No setup whatsoever. I'm using CAT5 cable not CAT6 and my cable modem is 100Mbps interface so I cannot tell you if these can really hit 500Mbps. I'm not transferring data between PCs on this anyway. Its all about getting to the router/internet. For that these work great.
I have had zero dropped connections and WIN7 reports 100Mbps throughput every time I check it.
I recommend these.

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