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TRENDnet TPL-308E2K Powerline AV200 Nano Adapter Kit, Up to 200Mbps

  • Includes two TPL-308E adapters
  • 200 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet
  • Compact form factor saves space
  • Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%
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TPL-308E2K Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit

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The Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit, model TPL-308E2K, uses an electrical outlet to create a secure high speed network. Connect the first adapter to your network and plug the second adapter into an 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 four adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%. Quality of Service 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-308E2K

  • Includes two TPL-308E adapters

  • 200 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet

  • Compact form factor saves space

  • Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%

  • Use one unit to transmit, and up to 3 additional TPL-308Es to receive a network signal
 
 
Networking Solution
TPL-308E2K Diagram

Standards:

  • IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u
  • 1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX port
  • 2 ~ 30 MHz

Features:

  • Up to 200 Mbps
  • Up to 4 nodes (max)
  • Up to 4 Overlapping Powerline Networks (per electrical system)
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TRENDnet Powerline Comparison Chart

* 500 Mbps is the maximum theoretical Powerline data rate of the adapter. Actual throughput will vary depending on environment and port speed


Package Contents:

  • 2 x TPL-308E units
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (User's Guide)
  • 2 x network cables (1.5 m / 5 ft.)
TPL-308E2K Box

 


Learn more about the TRENDnet TPL-308E2K

Model

Brand
TRENDnet
Model
TPL-308E2K

Spec

Standards
IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV, IEEE 802.3/3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX port
LEDs
Power (PWR)
Powerline (PL) Connection
Ethernet (ETH) Connection
Certifications
CE, FCC
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 MHz ~ 30 MHz
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
OS: Windows 8, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP (32/64-bit)
Dimensions
2.76" x 1.97" x 1.69"
Weight
2.2 oz.
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C

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 4 (max)

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

Coverage: Up to 300 m (984 ft.)

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

Includes two TPL-308E adapters

200 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet

Compact form factor saves space

Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%

Use one unit to transmit, and up to 3 additional TPL-308Es to receive a network signal.

Packaging

Package Contents
2 x TPL-308E units
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): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the TRENDnet TPL-308E2K

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  • William S.
  • 4/29/2015 8:16:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdated review

Pros: Easy to install, plug in the router side first and then the PC side and it should work.

Cons: After a short amount of time, connection slowed down to dial up speed. I tried refreshing the connection. The little button on each unit. No good, connect still slow. I pulled this out and installed my wireless card again. Back in business with it.

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  • John W.
  • 4/13/2015 7:43:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: Works without a hitch.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I would consider the higher end model for faster speeds in the future. But this set gave me great connection at the far end of my home where the wireless signal is somewhat weak.

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  • Arquimedes P.
  • 4/11/2015 7:07:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWork great

Pros: Easy set up, consistency, price

Cons: Limited to only three adapters for plug ins, not counting the router plug (total of four)

Other Thoughts: No problems with them working. But I bought these powerline adapters knowing they only allowed three access points for use on my system, but they were cheap and I figured I could use my wireless to handle the rest. I will give myself more room to expand next time.

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  • William S.
  • 4/6/2015 3:53:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent connectivity!

Pros: Very simple to install.

Cons: None

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  • ChuangTao C.
  • 3/27/2015 2:10:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy setup

Pros: Very easy for setup! Plug in both direct into wall, connect device, done. Very surprise and very happy. Very rare good experience that this is so simple. Great jobs, TRENDnet, keep us the good works.

Cons: After first installation the connection lost in network, not sure why? But, unplug and plug it back into the wall connection, all works well and steady now.

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  • D S.
  • 1/7/2015 11:52:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking great!

Pros: Fast setup, way better than wifi in my house. Would recommend to friends with bad wifi reception.

Cons: If you unplug one, be sure to reset both. Don't think I have lost connection other than that.

Other Thoughts: Was trying to use wifi with a new smart tv bought for my daughter for Christmas. Too much stuff in the way between the router and the tv, so the tv kept dropping the signal. This fixed that and I will buy another for our back bedroom.

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  • ERIC A.
  • 11/19/2014 1:10:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat way to extend home network.

Pros: Worked out of box. Small, lightweight, great thorough put.

Cons: no cons so far on the product

Other Thoughts: I bought this after getting Xfinity 50 MB service, son's computer upstairs was getting less than a MB on old adapters. Put this in and he started pulling 50. He was ecstatic. Ordered another set for my roku box and my apple TV and they synced right up to the others.. They have been great and haven't seen any loss.

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  • Ray P.
  • 8/22/2014 7:03:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks surprisingly well

Pros: Simplicity... plug & play.

Cons: None I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I use them to connect a SlingBox in my living room to my network on the 2nd floor. Was going to install Cat-5E cable but the sale price of these were too appealing, so I decided to try them. They stream SD video just fine, no pauses or stuttering. Haven't tried any Hi-Def sources. The TrendNet utility claims 127 Mbps between the two adapters. My house has typical 16-gauge copper wiring.

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3 out of 5 eggsIt works - slowly.

Pros: If you need to get an Ethernet signal to a otherwise inaccessible area, the Trendnet TPL-308E2K is a dead-simple option. At its easiest, just plug one unit into an outlet near a switch or router, and plug the other where service is needed. Done.

Well, almost. Plugging one unit into a surge suppressor drops the connection speed to under 4Mbps, and the connection itself is prone to dropouts. If either of the units is connected to an AFCI breaker, performance and connection reliability also drop. GFCI outlets did not seem to cause problems.

At their best (adjacent outlets in the same room), I measured sustained 21Mbps connection speeds. More typical speed was 7-12Mbps. Not great, but better than nothing.

The plugs encrypt communications, so your neighbors won't be spying on your internet.

Cons: Trendnet advertises a maximum connection speed of 200Mbps. This in itself is somewhat misleading, as they are counting both upstream and downstream connection speed - the highest theoretical speed one sees in a single direction is 100Mbps.

Note the "theoretical". The adapters have a management utility that reports link speed. Like the specifications, it adds both up and downstream speeds. Even so, actual measurements showed lower connection speeds still. Count on real-world performance in the 10Mbps range for outlets on different circuits. As noted above, AHCI breakers play havoc with the connection quality, so plan accordingly.

Other Thoughts: Changing the encryption key from the default (a simple process of holding down the 'sync' button) is certainly recommended. The signals can be (faintly) transmitted outside your circuit box.

The best use I found for these adapters was that I could get a signal through an outside outlet far beyond the reach of a wireless connection. Working outside on a sunny day is easier.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Ethan,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Amandeep P.
  • 6/2/2014 11:57:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTPL-308E2K - Connection Dropping out intermittently

Pros: none

Cons: TPL-308E2K - Connection Dropping out intermittently

Other Thoughts: I am in Canada.

I also own 2 Linksys power line adapters these adapters have never-given me any problems.

I Purchased 2 sets of Trendnet Powerline adapters on the boxing week in Dec 2013. There were 2 adapters in each box. I am having troubles with my internet connection ever since. When I boot up my PC every single time there is no internet connection, sometimes i have to wait 5 minutes or sometimes i have to take the adapter out of the plug or reset it. Even after doing the resetting these adapters go offline intermittently. Both sets have the same problems. I have upgraded the firmware as well but that did not help.

There are no unnecessary appliances plugged to my electrical lines. My house does not have any AFCI breakers, or GFCI outlets. I have switched back to Linksys powerline adapters and have been using them at the same location where Trendnet Powerline adapters were. Linksys power line adapters are working flawlessly at the same place. Trendnet Powerline adapters are useless do not buy.

Aman

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Aman,

I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at adrian@trendnet.com so we can resolve this as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback as it is very valuable to us and helps us gain more knowledge on how to improve.

Please also include a link to this review in your email.

Warm Regards,
Adrian
TRENDnet Support Team
www.trendnet.com/support

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