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TRENDnet TPL-410APK AV500 Powerline with WiFi N300 Extender kit

  • High power wireless penetrates walls and greatly extends coverage
  • Compact housing plugs directly into an electrical outlet
  • Extends the range of your existing wireless network

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Powerline 500 Wireless Kit
TPL-410APK (Version v1.0R)


  • Create a wireless network in an area with little to no wireless coverage
  • Combination Powerline and Wireless N
  • Connect a smart TV, gaming console, or media player to the two Ethernet ports
  • No CD installation: adapters auto-connect out of the box
  • Includes TPL-406E + TPL-410AP adapters



TRENDnet's Powerline 500 Wireless Kit, model TPL-410APK, uses electrical outlets to create a hybrid Powerline-Wireless network. The included TREND-net Powerline adapters (TPL-406E + TPL-410AP) auto-connect out of the box. Network the TPL-406E to a router and plug the TPL-410AP into an outlet on the electrical system to extend a high performance wireless network. Hard-wire a smart TV, gaming console, or media player to the two Ethernet ports on the TPL-410AP.





No CD Installation
Simply plug in the adapters - all TRENDnet adapters auto-connect out of the box


Sync Button
Press the Sync button to change existing Powerline encryption keys


For your security the Powerline signal is pre-encrypted


Powerline 500
High speed Powerline networking over existing electrical lines


Ethernet Ports
The TPL-410AP offers two convenient Ethernet ports to hardwire computers, smart TVs, and other network enabled devices


Cross Compatible
TRENDnet Powerline 500 and 200 adapters work together


Whole Home Coverage
Connects over electrical lines, for houses up to 5000 square feet (984 feet (300m) linear distance over electrical lines)


Energy Savings
Power Save mode reduces electrical consumption




Quick Setup
Get up and running in minutes with the intuitive guided setup


N300 Wireless
Proven 300Mbps Wireless N


Wireless Coverage
Expanded wireless coverage with MIMO antenna technology


For your security the wireless is pre-encrypted with a unique password


One Touch Connection
Securely connect wireless devices at the touch of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button


Compatible with legacy 2.4GHz Wireless devices


What's in the Box

  • TPL-410AP
  • TPL-406E
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • Two Network 6-foot cables (1.8m)

*Maximum wireless signal rates are referenced from IEEE 802.11 theoretical specifications. Actual data throughput and coverage will vary depending on interference, network traffic, building materials and other conditions
**500 Mbps is the maximum physical Powerline data rate. Data throughput may vary by circuit wire condition. Maximum of 8 adapters (nodes) recommended for streaming video across your network.
***Powerline networking is limited to the same electrical system. Power strips, GFCI outlets, and AFCI circuit breakers may degrade Powerline signals.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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4 out of 5 eggsFollow-up review

Pros: This device trounces the "wireless-only" network extenders I recently configured/tested.

Cons: See my 09/06/15 review

Other Thoughts: Since reviewing this device, I have since tested a TP-LINK TL-WA854RE which is a "wireless-only" extender & repeater. The dismal review on that device is forthcoming, but it also helped me realize that this device is a far better option than I initially thought, at least as far as the wired->wireless network extender functionality goes. Referencing my previous review, I was getting 35Mbps Up/35Mbps Down (35/35) through the wireless interface on this device. Although considerably slower than speeds I see on my AC1750 wireless network, these are pretty decent numbers for an N300 network. What really "brought it home" was during my testing of the TL-WA854RE, where I was getting 10/10, at best. Although this perspective doesn't change my egg rating, I thought I would mention it.

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4 out of 5 eggsWired connection not robust enough to feed wireless

Pros: -Reasonably sized modules
-Everything needed for use is included
-Nice build quality
-Wired connectivity had simple setup (Plug and Play) & wireless was reasonable to setup
-Consistent network speeds

Cons: -Minor Con: The LEDS are quite bright and light up the room at night (it doesn’t bother him)
-Minor Con: This option matches mid-level (802.11n) wireless speeds but at a much higher cost, so they are the best value when used for specific circumstances

Other Thoughts: I have been using TRENDnet devices off and on for many years now and they have generally built a decent product e.g. I have had two of their 5-port Gigabit switches in place for close to 10 years now. I have also been using the TPL-408E2K Powerline AV600 Adapter for an HTPC in my son’s room and it has met the need there. As with that device, setup was a breeze. As I typically do with all of my network connections, I test the actual throughput speeds using the excellent third-party utility LAN Speed Test (v3.5) with LAN Speed Server running on a main server across a robust Gigabit-802.11ac network. As a point of reference, I average 800Mbps Write/Upload & 800Mbps Read/Download (hereafter referred to as 800/800) on my network testing from PCs that have Gigabit Network adapters and (90/145) testing over Wireless AC speeds on the 5GHz band. As before, I went about speed testing this pair of devices. Module A was connected to the server that has a Gigabit network adapter and then I simply ran LAN Speed Test from a PC connected via one of the wired connections on the Wired/Wireless module. I averaged 35/35 (a little less than the TPL-408E2K) and this is in a typically-wired, single-family home. Here is the downside… The wireless connection is bottlenecked by the wired connection. In my review of the TPL-408E2K, I covered why the 40/40 it delivered barely covers media needs. Since this is actually slower, I cannot see the point. For a variety of reasons, there are situations where wireless simply won’t work and network cable cannot be pulled/accessed. The wired aspect of this device would meet that need reasonably well. Add to that settings that do not have wireless infrastructure and the value becomes greater when you consider the cost of a wireless router/AP and an adapter compared to the wired aspect of this device. But, because I cannot see the point of the tepid wireless functionality on this device, I dinged it an egg.

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5 out of 5 eggsNiche local network extension kit

Pros: -Plug & play - just plug both ends into a wall outlet (not a strip) and you can use it as a basic powerline and connect through Wi-Fi without further configuration
-Good build quality
-Easy setup, though configuration is a different story
-Automatic software encryption
-QoS configuration is an upgrade over a traditional powerline
-Solid, consistent performance in a house constructed in 1998

Cons: -Recommended for tech savvy users with its advanced S/W
-Price point makes might make other solutions seem more attractive (e.g. 200 foot ethernet cable)
-GUI is a little slow
-You'll need to configure a static IP to really configure the settings

Other Thoughts: Performance was solid for gaming, streaming 1080p videos, etc., but bandwidth was fairly limited at only around 20-30 Mbps. Wireless N had good range, maintaining similar speeds from 20 feet away through a thin wall, but the powerline features stand out more to me.

Not recommended to those with particularly old wiring infrastructure but you can try your luck. You know who you are if this product falls in your niche - don't expect through-the-roof bandwidth and be comfortable with network settings if you want to make the most use out of this.

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4 out of 5 eggsDepends

Pros: Powerline 500 is a really good device for allowing for extending a wired network without the need to run wires. For that purpose installation can not be any easier unless someone else did it for you.
Has a 3 year warranty. Does what it says it will do.

Cons: TRENDnet recommends changing the default user name and password (as they should) Problem is I think the average user is going to have some difficulty doing this. Instructions are as follows.

1. Plug the wireless access point into an available wall power outlet within reach of your computer’s network cable.
2. Connect a network cable from your wireless access point network port into your computer’s network port.
3. Assign a static IP address to your computer’s network adapter in the subnet of 192.168.10.x (ex. and a subnet mask of (Please refer to the Appendix on page 55 on how to assign static IP address to your computer)
Windows® 7/8/8.1
a. Go into the Control Panel, click Network and Sharing Center.
b. Click Change Adapter Settings, right-click the Local Area Connection icon.
c. Then click Properties and click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
d. Then click Use the following IP address, (for device default which is you need to assign 192.168.10.XXX . XXX equals anything except 100) and assign your network. adapter a static IP address. Click OK
Now I have to do this all the time but most people do not. Then after you do all that when you are done you will need to put your adapter settings back to the way they were.
I do this regularly for my job.
For this I remove 1 egg.

Other Thoughts: I see people saying that after every setting change you have to save exit and wait for devise to reboot. This is not true. You can change a setting click save and then click continue then go on to your next setting. Change all settings you want one at a time click save, continue etc when you are done changing all that you are going to change click save and then click save again. device will reboot and all you new settings will be there. I tested this over and over worked every time.
Poor grounding of you homes wiring may cause issues.

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5 out of 5 eggsP500 useful for non-wireless devices

Pros: Powerline 500 allows for extending a wired network across your home when using 100ft+ Ethernet cables is not an option. I keep a desktop PC that doesn’t have wireless in my basement, and now I’m able to have Internet on that PC without running any extra cables down there.

This will be useful to anyone who has a non-WiFi enabled device that is in a separate room than the switch/router; old gaming consoles/PCs without wireless/etc. If this is something you need, Powerline 500 is a good technology for you.

Plugged it in and it recognized my network immediately. No extra setup was required to use Ethernet or WiFi on this device.

WiFi is customizable with a few basic features. You can change the security type, modify the SSID, add MAC filtering, etc. Good for extending an existing wireless network, but I really wouldn’t want this to be my primary means of WiFi.

Cons: I was getting a maximum rate of 23 MB/s when running speeds tests from the WiFi. N300 has a theoretical maximum rate of 37.5 MB/s, so the speed difference is acceptable but not optimal (in my experience).

Other Thoughts: Getting to the device’s configuration page is a pain. You’ll need to manually configure a static IP address for your PC (in the 192.168.10.x subnet) in order to be able to connect and configure the device. This isn’t a Con because to act as an extender it needs to exist on a separate subnet. The included CD has a very in-depth user manual that explains how to do this, so anyone should be able to do this (so long as they can follow instructions).

Maximum speed over Ethernet was 28 MB/s. I’m going to chalk this up to internal interference, as the wiring in my house is fairly old (copper wires). Please be aware that maximum speeds listed are theoretical; you will likely encounter slower speeds due to a multitude of factors.

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4 out of 5 eggsFor the specific market, it works great.

Pros: Over all, though there are more cost efficient and faster methods this works well to fill the requirement of networking over power outlets. Setup is easy but wifi configuration can be harder for the less-tech savvy user.

- Other than one small issue [note 1 in OTs], the overall build quality is decent and it doesn't feel cheap.

- Easy to follow instructions...but complicated configuration procedures.

- As a powerline adapter, it just works with legitimate plug n’ play. Initially, I didn’t even press the scan buttons for it to automatically detect all devices and connect.

- It is a transparent bridge, so no forwarding ports or anything. It acts as a switch with the IP address leased from the source, so no NAT.

- My apartment is relatively old with copper wires (and even some outlets missing ground plugs, to give an idea of how old the place is..)

- For transfer speeds, see OTs.

Software GUI:
- Automatic encryption is enabled. As would be expected with devices like this, you wouldn't want to transmit your data across power cables unencrypted just in case someone else knew to intercept it.
- Map View in the software provides easy viewing and network expansion with additional devices. GUI also allows monitoring the quality of connections, data transfer rate, and changing the encryption password as well as generating reports about the connections.
- QoS settings for preemptively prioritizing data is one benefit over a traditional switch, at least.

Web GUI:
- Software synch function is in the web configuration UI so technically no Ethernet is required to set it up. Users can connect, set the static IP, and press sync from the web config (
- Can set as the server or client on the powerline (CCo mode)
- Optional DHCP server, should one want to isolate the subnet.
- MAC filtering, and other limited, basic wifi settings.
- Advanced settings include WMM and Aggregation settings [frames, size]
- Product warranty/registration link is in the right bottom corner.

Cons: There aren't any major cons if you are in the market for a powerline adapter and tech savvy. There are a few characteristics that add up to a lost egg, in my opinion.

- Price. This is certainly a decent quality product and holds a lot of potential for a *specific userbase*, however $100 seems a little steep. Perhaps it is because I am not the intended user, however other stores and sites are selling it for $50 to $70, which seems somewhat more appropriate. [See OTs Note 2.]

- The 60 second reboot waiting period with every setting change is daunting...

- Though not a real con, per se, the configuration process is unappealing. For casual users, it is complicated to setup and configure the wireless and other advanced settings (via the static IP I understand it is necessary for the device to otherwise act a transparent bridge and avoid the trouble of a NAT.

Other Thoughts: Speeds were acceptable, neither a con nor pro. At around 30MB/s (roughly half of the advertised 500mbit rate) to my NAS and similar speeds to my desktop SMB share, it is clear this device might be the bottleneck since I nearly double those rates on 802.11ac or quintuple them through a gigabit switch. However, realistically these speeds aren't too horrible for a *theoretically* 500mbps system. As it stands, any slower would be a con. It may have more appropriately been advertised as a 200 to 300mbps device in my case but I am giving the benefit of the doubt since my apartment infrastructure is older. Maybe others have better luck.

I cannot speak to the range or whether this would reach across a large estate. Either way, with using the included wifi or a second wifi router, this could be a decent solution for a slower backbone if you fall into that niche of using powerlines. It is not a viable option for 802.11ac, however, since the slow speeds are a nearly a bottleneck for even dual band 802.11n, theoretically.

The only other addition to this device I could see would be adding a USB port (or two). I notice in the logs that the wifi AP/powerline client runs a Linux Busybox kernel (there are also cron jobs visibly running as root, too...) so it should be easy for a manufacturer to tack on some USB headers and add a port or two depending on the hardware and memory...and add value to the device as a NAS or network printer point. That actually may justify a $100 pricetag.

It is notable to mention that I could *not* get the static IP/configuration to work through Ethernet. I had to connect to the wifi network in order to do so. This was after extensive troubleshooting and factory resetting…hope this helps someone out there.

[Note 1.] The physical power button was detached from the unit when I received it. No matter. Just popped it on and it pressed firmly into place and doesn't come off again. I guess it is good to know that TrendNet sent a basic copy ‘off the belt’ and didn't spruce up a quality unit specifically for reviewers. It was just a matter of the power button being firmly settled into the socket.

[Note 2.] Personally, I would think a cheaper and more efficient solution is to run a < 300ft Cat6 ethernet cable to a gigabit switch (even with a PoE) rather than use a powerline adapter at this price for half the throughput.

Also notable: The software program installs WinPcap for whatever reason. Those familiar with wireshark may recognize this.

The wifi AP has WPS enabled by default. Users should always disable WPS due to the “reaver” exploit. Some manufacturers have tried to fix the exploit but you should ask yourself whether a WPS shortcut is worth the security risk rather than just using a WPA2 passphrase...

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4 out of 5 eggsIn my opinion, status quo for this niche market..

Pros: Like many other Powerline networking solutions, when it works, it provides decent speeds when compared to WiFi when the distance is the impediment. What I was more interested in and what I haven't as of yet to find a decent solution for is a WiFi extender/repeater that is worth its weight. So I proceeded to test this device as an extender of my existing network to get better saturation in my large house. Configuration wise, it was slightly tedious to do this. First off, this device starts of in the x.x.0.x subnet, while my WiFi router and devices reside on the x.x.1.x subnet. It took some unplugging, restarting, and testing to get this moved over to the other subnet. Secondly, you can't that I remember change the channel the WiFi broadcasts on (i.e. 1,6,11 etc). This isn't necessarily a negative thing, I would just like to have more configuration options as an advanced user.

When it was finally configured to extend my existing WiFi, I noticed about a 50% reduction in the WiFi download speeds. So I'm typically getting 22-24 Mb/s down, but when connected to the WiFi in a location very close to this device, I was getting 12.5-15 Mb/s down. This isn't disappointing, just something worth noting.

Honestly, there aren't in my opinion, any glaring positives about this Powerline vs other Powerlines I've tested. When I utilized it in a Powerline configuration, it was status quo to other brand Powerlines I have tested.

Cons: What I felt was annoying more than anything about this product was the administrative/configuration screens. Not only do you have to change your IP on your PC to configure this router, but every time you change something you have a 60 second "saving" process. Clearly this isn't necessary as I've tested many other routers/devices that had the same changes and did not need this "save" time.

Secondly, as I noted above, the WiFi strength is weak at a distance greater than a bedroom or so in a 2-story house. This is primarily for a Powerline use and as such, was status quo with other Powerline devices.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts? Make a Powerline device that is at least or above status quo for the speeds it delivers in Powerline configuration, but also have a robust WiFi signal that can act as an extender where distance would be the impediment for traditional WiFi signals. Then make it so that you can buy multiple adapters to plug them in throughout the house to get a consistent solid signal in a house >3,000 sq/ft. This would not only benefit the WiFi signals throughout a larger house, but also provide the options for family/friends/kids to have a hard Ethernet/powerline connection when they really needed it.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Extender!!!

Pros: Setup is Easy, Xbox one Compatible, Fast

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: i setup this Power-line extender with an Xbox one, and now i can play my games without using WIFI and this Works GREAT!!!
The wifi Signal isnt the best, its good for a large room, not the best range on the WiFi!

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  • James W.
  • 6/16/2014 7:04:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well but...

Pros: Took two eggs off because it's very painful to administer and not user friendly, even for advanced users. Once you've worked through the configuration, it does work well and are able to use for both wired and wireless connections.

Cons: Acts as a switch off your router and thus you must manually configure your computer IP address to log in and administer the unit. Administration interface is very clunky and painful to use. Any change requires you to reboot the Powerline unit and wait for 60 seconds, then log in again. Once done, you need to reset your computer IP address back to its default. Not a strong wireless signal beyond the room it is installed in.

Manufacturer Response:


I apologize for the overall frustration this has caused you. Please contact me directly at 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,
TRENDnet Support Team

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