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Rosewill RPLC-500KIT Powerline AV Wall-Plug Gigabit Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 Units) Up to 500Mbps

  • Compliant with IEEE 1901
  • Compatible with HomePlug AV standard
  • IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port
  • Up to 500Mbps
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Compact and easy to use, the Rosewill RPLC-500KIT 500Mbps Powerline AV Wall-Plug Gigabit Adapter expands your high-speed network to multiple rooms by applying HomePlug AV technology. Simply plug Rosewill RPLC-500Kit in the power outlets, and it will turn the electrical power line into a high-speed internet line without running messy cables. RLC-500 supports up to 500Mbps and comes with a one Gigabit ethernet port to hard wire computers, laptops, game consoles, etc. Enjoy a reliable, wired high-speed network to surf the internet, stream online video, watch HDTV, play online games, transfer large files and operate many more bandwidth-demanding applications. Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizes time-sensitive traffic so you can enjoy lag-free VoIP, Internet gaming and media streaming.


 

Tips for Optimizing your Powerline Performance

The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV specifications. Actual data transfer rates will vary according to a network environment's distance, traffic, noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions. In order to ensure the satisfaction of HomePlug AV powerline products, we recommend

1. Plugging the Powerline adapter directly into the wall plug without using a power strip or surge protector

2. Using the Powerline adapter within the same power grid as the router.
 

Rosewill High Performance Powerline Adapter

Product
Model RPLC-201KIT RPLC-201PKIT RPLC-200KIT Premium RPLC-200PKIT Premium RPLC-500KIT
Speed
(PHY Rate)
Up to 200Mbps Up to 200Mbps Up to 500Mbps Up to 500Mbps Up to 500Mbps
Ethernet Port 1* 10/100 Port 1* 10/100 Port 1* 10/100 Port 1* 10/100 Port 1* 10/100/1000 Port
Passthrough Outlet      
HD Video Streaming
Online Gaming
Security One-Push Button
Encryption 128-bit AES 128-bit AES 128-bit AES 128-bit AES 128-bit AES
Power Savings
Built-in QoS
Application Rosewill High Performance Powerline is designed to connect with:
  • Computers in multiple rooms (where Wi-fi is not available or connection is poor)
  • Smart TV / HDTV
  • XBOX 360, PS3, or any ethernet-capable game consoles
  • NAS
  • Blu-ray Players
  • Media Players such as Roku
  • VoIP phones

 

  • newegg Network over Powerline This kit comes with two RPLC-500, which allow you to turn any outlet in your home into a high speed networking port with up to 300 meters range over power line, perfect for sharing Internet connections or creating a home network.
  • newegg Superior Performance Equipped with 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, the Rosewill RPLC-500KIT supports up to 500Mbps transfer speed, fulfilling the bandwidth demanding applications such as online gaming and HD media streaming, and etc. Built-in Noise filter reduces power interference and enhances data transmission quality.
  • newegg QoS Support Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizes bandwidth intensive data to ensure lag free connectivity for VoIP, online gaming, media streaming, and etc.
  • newegg Security 128-bit AES encryption protects your network connection against snooping and online threats. Easy security push button enables you to establish a secure connection with a press of button.
  • newegg Ease of Use Slim size design saves the room for your limited power outlets. Power Saving mode contributes to more efficient energy use and saves your utility bill. Easy to see indicators intuitively shows you the Power/Ethernet/Data status.

Learn more about the Rosewill RPLC-500KIT

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RPLC-500KIT

Spec

Standards
Compliant with IEEE 1901
Compatible with HomePlug AV standard
IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port
LEDs
Power, Ethernet, Data
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100/1000M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz
System Requirement
Deployment requirements:
Devices with 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port
Operates system independent

Utility software OS support: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Dimensions
3.54 x 2.17 x 1.41 in (90 x 55 x 36 mm) (1 Powerline adapter)
Weight
0.24 lbs. (108 g) (1 Powerline adapter)
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing

Features

Features
Chipset: Qualcomm-Atheros AR7400+AR1500

Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes

Range: Up to 300 meters over power line

Power Consumption:
- <4.0W Operation
- 2.78W Idle
- 0.97W Standby (effective after 30 mins without data transmit detection)

Supports IPv6/MLDv2

Maximum PLC support:
Capable of extending up to total of 16 Powerline adapters in one environment

Built-in Fixed Quality of Service (QoS) enhances VoIP, media, and Data streaming quality:
- QoS Priority (Fixed):
-1st: Network Management Frames and Voice
-2nd: Video and Music Streaming
-3rd: Data Streaming

Buttons:
- Reset: Restore the factory default settings
- Security: Set the network password automatically

Plug-and-play connection for any Ethernet device (Computers, game consoles, printers)

Built-in Noise filter to reduce power interference and enhance data transmission quality.

Easy security setup

*This kit comes with two RPLC-500, which allow you to turn any outlet in your home into a high speed networking port, perfect for sharing Internet connections or creating a home network.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Tihomir K.
  • 10/28/2013 12:17:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Stable connection, fast throughput and extremely easy installation.

Cons: None with this particular set!

Other Thoughts: When i originally bought this product in August, one of the units managed to give up the ghost less than 12 hours after installation. This lack of durability prompted my first review that got the device only 2 stars.

After a RMA process, which was as painless as it gets once you get over the fact that you'll have to cover the shipping costs back, the replacement unit that arrived has been performing in an exemplary fashion.

I use the kit to extend my network to the other side of my house, and the adapters are the only way to access the NAS that's located on the far end of the house. Even though I pass a lot of data through those adapters daily, the connection has been fast and most importantly, rock solid.

Don't misunderstand me, the connection is not as fast as a direct gigabit ethernet link, not even close, but it is much faster than the old wireless bridge, using two DD-WRT routers, that was in place before I bought this kit, and as an added bonus, it saved me from having to drill and run cable through the house, which is worth it's weight in gold alone!

To be perfectly honest, I didn't even think of writing a follow up review mostly because the units have been working so seamlessly that I've forgotten about them entirely. They've been no problems stemming from or relating to the units and I'm very happy with the product!

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  • Tihomir K.
  • 8/22/2013 4:50:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPowerline Adapter Dies

Pros: When it worked, it worked great. The connection is stable, and strong. Throughput is pretty good. A lot better than a wireless bridge anyway.

Cons: One of the units died less than 12 hours after installation. Just died. No amount of attempting to restart it, reset it or even plug it into another outlet seems to be able to rouse it.

Other Thoughts: The power line adapter gets 2 stars because of the very short time it worked. While it worked, it was solid and stable, but to pay for a product and have it die within 12 hours, that is absolutely unacceptable.

I have submitted a RMA for it and we will see if it's replacement will perform the same, or if it will last longer than 12 hours. BTW, part of the reason the rating for this product is so low is also the fact that RMA shipping is not covered. The least that could be done is make the RMA process as painless on my wallet as possible. Why am I expected to pay return shipping for a defective item? I certainly didn't choose to buy a product with the express purpose of it dying on me in under 12 hours!

Additionally, I was considering buying another kit, and further expanding my network using powerline adapters, but now, I have reservations. I'm hoping I won't have to RMA the replacement units as well.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

If you are not fully satisfied with our product please contact us to better assist you in resolving your problem.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,

Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Eric F.
  • 4/12/2013 5:10:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDefinitely better than the 200s

Pros: - Small enough to use other outlet
- easy access security button
- gigabit ports
- price was right.

Cons: - Came with cat 5 cables. Probably fine for this application, but I recommend Cat6 everywhere.
- Software doesn't have that "polished" feeling compared to D-Link.

Nothing worth fussing over.

Other Thoughts: Bought 4 of these (2 kits) to replace 4 D-Link DHP-307's (200Mbps). Actual throughput (not 'software stated' connection speed) went from 5-6 MegaBytes/s to 19-20 MB/s using large file copy. Same (Cat6) cables, same outlets.

I also noticed speed gains with these units when I unplugged my X-10 Hardware (think power line for light control). I didn't re-test the D-links.

These fit into outlets much better.

Articles on the chipset used imply that these should work with Wake-on-Lan. I haven't tried that yet, but it would be another nice bonus, as the D-Link's definitely didn't.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 3/11/2013 9:39:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: I have had these for 3 months now, no problems at all. I ran a constant FTP and ping flood test from one end to the other for a couple hours, I got 485 mbps with very few packet drops. I have not had to unplug/power cycle them a single time and I have yet to see any issues.

Cons: With a single particular switch devices (older portwell switch) the duplex settings would not negotiate properly after a reboot of the switch. This would happen about 10% of the time. I do not think it is big enough an issue to mark it as a con. Every other device has worked perfectly.

Other Thoughts: Own over 10 of these. No failures or issues.

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  • Christopher X.
  • 2/22/2013 9:11:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSo So

Pros: Works

Cons: ANY power intensive device in the same outlet will render connection useless
Speed averaged mid 50Mbps, which is on the low end relative to some of the other 500Mbps kits out there
Manual was not great
Looks like firmware is still in version 1.0

Other Thoughts: I live in a new apartment. Didn't want to put in the effort to wire up the place as I didn't know how long I'd live there.
Plugged these in, and with an old laptop sharing the outlet, connection dropped every second. When I removed the laptop plug, connection worked fine.
I used the free totusoft lan test program. Max throughput was in the high 50's from living room to bed room, about 40 feet. Both computers recognized a gigabit ethernet connection, with the only intermediary being an Asus RT-N56U router. With an older laptop running w/ a 100Mbps NIC, speed was ~35Mbps.
This is obviously a lower price competitor compared to the other options out there, so I expected a somewhat worse performance. However, I am somewhat disappointed that the performance drop was so significant. smallnetbuilder.com has a chart of AV kit speeds, and most of the 500Mbps kits hit > 80Mbps. So the ~55Mbps speeds I got was >30% slower. Speeds were quite similar to the Actiontec kit which is at the same price point.

On a Mbps/$ basis, this unit was in line with the others, but it wasn't the bang for the buck purchase that I thought it would be. However, it was a step up from the 200Mbps kits. I'd say that if you were looking for a powerline product in between the 200Mbps and 500Mbps categories in terms of both performance and cost, this kit is an option.

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  • Herbert S.
  • 2/20/2013 1:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMix Feelings

Pros: Worked good for a while, solid connection once you get it.

Cons: One of the units went out on he 3rd day, the more items you plug into the electrical circuit the less performance you can expect from this units.

Other Thoughts: The house is 5 years old, and I was able to get red lights (while it lasted) I could never get orange or green lights even though I rearranged all the items plugged to the walls, even with red lights I was able to stream 1080p 5.1 video without any problems.

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  • Gil Y.
  • 2/16/2013 11:02:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Adapters -

Pros: Fast and easy to set up. No problem connecting my laptop to the adapter. Speed is excellent. No speed lost, as fast a a direct ethernet line from my router. Highly recommended.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended powerline adapter. Got this on sale with the rebate.

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  • ziad t.
  • 2/15/2013 9:05:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsChanged MY MIND !!!!

Pros: Woks Great, but not more than 1 Day

Cons: couldnt add, nor change my previous review about this adapter, So, I am writing a new one. THIS ADAPTER IS THE WORST !! my connection kept dropping / reconnecting every 5-10 seconds, the first day it was ok, next day, started, and now after almost 5 days, it is WORSE !!!!!, intermittent cuts All the time, and the speed (500Mbps) DONT EVEN DREAM ABOUT IT, the dadpters are in adjaecent rooms, and the Max speed I got the first day( as on the provided utility) was 130Mbps, Now after 5 Days, it is 71Mbps . I think I will return this to NEWEGG, and check for some Decent adapter, which can keep connections.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent purchase. We value our customers' satisfaction and would like to ensure that your product is working at its optimum.
We are sorry to hear of your frustration with the RPLC-500KIt. If you would like to speak with one of our technicians, we would gladly assist you with any setup and configuration necessary for these devices. If you have already gone through troubleshooting steps with one of our technicians, it may be that the devices are faulty and require replacement.

If you would like a replacement, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you with an RMA.

Best Regards!
Rosewill Support Team

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  • ziad t.
  • 2/13/2013 8:42:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: First hours I used it, I was amazed, need it to reduce the congestion in my Wireless network, and this seemed like a good solution, wasent getting off my 20Mb subscription, more than 3Mb, when used this adapter, it reached 17Mb, was So easy to use, configure, worked just fine with a pair of Actiontec adapters.

Cons: The next day, it started Dropping connection, IE stopped working many times, showing no connection, then back again, all the time, THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED !!!

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  • ziad t.
  • 2/12/2013 9:48:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust WOW !!!

Pros: Extremely Easy to set up, and use, Really improved speed, I couldnt get more than 7Mbps, From my Congested Wireless Network, although I am subscribed to the 20Mb, the speed reached 18Mb, with this small wonder, purchased it with a pair of ActionTec PWR500, no compatibility issue, all work fine, but this one has around 30% more speed than the Actiontec. anyway, this is my first Day using this, and my first Powerline adapter, So, I dont know what will happen next.

Cons: None So Far (after 1 day)

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