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Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT Premium 200Mbps Powerline AV+ Pass-Through Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 Units)

  • HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
  • Up to 30% faster than standard Powerline AV 200
  • PHY speed up to 500Mbps
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Learn more about the Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
RPLC-200PKIT

Spec

Standards
Compliant with IEEE 1901
Compatible with HomePlug AV standard
IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
10/100Mbps Ethernet port
LEDs
Power, Ethernet, Data
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz
Power Supply
100-125VAC, 50/60Hz
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
4.61 x 2.36 x 2.09in (117 x 60 x 53 mm) (1 Powerline adapter)
Weight
0.4 lb (180 g) (1 Powerline adapter)
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing

Features

Features
Extended Range: Up to 984ft (300m) via power line

Power Consumption:
- <2.7W Operation
- 1.6W Idle
- 0.34W Standby (enters standby mode after 30 mins without data transmit detected, and automatically back to operation mode when detecting data transmit)

Extra Outlet:
- With Pass-Through Outlet Design for more convenient use
- Supporting 220VAC 16A Maximum and 110VAC 20A Maximum current.

Supports IPv6/MLDv2

Maximum PLC support:
-Capable of extending up to total of 8 Powerline adapters in one environment

Build-in Fixed Quality of Service (QoS) enhances VoIP, media, and Data streaming quality:
- ToS, Support up to 4-level type QoS, Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field
- IGMP snooping for multicast to multiple unicast mapping
- QoS Priority: (Fixed)
- 1st: Network Management Frames and Voice
- 2nd: HD 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-200P, 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.

Packaging

Package Contents
2x RPLC-200P Premium 200Mbps Powerline AV+ Pass-Through Adapters
1x Quick Installation Guide
1x User Manual / Utility CD
2x RJ45 Ethernet Cables

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 6/3/2014 10:31:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNetworking made simple

Pros: The kit just worked and I was able to run networking to downstairs without any issues. Very simple to use and works really well. Supports video streaming using Roku and works much better than wireless. Very stable, in over 6 months of use it did not lost connection even one time. It is as fast as 100BT Ethernet and adds very little latency

Cons: The unit is a little too large. It blocks upper outlet in the dual wall outlet so 3 prong plug is no longer fits. 2 prong plug will fit though.

Other Thoughts: I wonder why I did not buy this earlier. The networking over power line is the future. Builder's charge arm and leg for running CAT6 in the house. After the house is built it is a huge pain to run Ethernet cable. These little devices are the thing - plug one in each room and you have your house networked in no time.
Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 eggsMuch better than wireless

Pros: A Newegg Eggxpert review for the "Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT": I was anxious to re-try this technology. I had tried similar products years ago and they failed miserably. First, I was pleasantly surprised by the super easy setup. My modem/router, an Actiontec Q1000 (Century Link), coexists nicely in a basement cupboard sharing a power outlet with Remote Power Line Connector (RPLC) #1. The included 5 foot ethernet cable was 4 foot longer than it needed to be. DON'T FORGET to press the "Reset/Security" button where the ethernet cable plugs in to turn on encryption.

It took me longer to walk up 2 flights of stairs than it took to setup the second RPLC. I use my laptop in a spare bedroom where in can sneak to when I can't sleep. I also use that room to charge all our small devices - phones, tablets, RC cars. The only reason I mention this is that there was only one outlet available for RPLC #2 at it would need a much longer ethernet cable. I used a 15 foot spare. Again in the time it took to relocate a power strip (~30 seconds), my Windows 7 Home had already located and installed the proper drivers. From the laptop I turned off the router's wireless service, then the laptop's wireless. That was 12 days ago and it's been working flawlessly since.

Cons: The units are large, too large if you need to plug 3-prong power cord into the second outlet, I didn't so no dings.

Other Thoughts: I didn't get the transfer rates others reported, but the RPLC is at least a 30% improvement over my wireless. But most importantly, it doesn't "drop signal."
RPLC - 3.8 MB/sec up & down, large files. Wireless 2.9
RPLC - 3.5 MB/sec up & down, small files. Wireless 2.4
Newegg has an error on their "Rosewill High Performance Powerline Adapter" chart. The RPLC-200KIT and RPLC-200PKIT allow speeds up to 200Mbps/sec not 500Mbps, as the 200KIT and 200PKIT have 10/100baseT connections.

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5 out of 5 eggsMuch better than wireless

Pros: A Newegg Eggxpert review for the "Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT": I was anxious to re-try this technology. I had tried similar products years ago and they failed miserably. First, I was pleasantly surprised by the super easy setup. My modem/router, an Actiontec Q1000 (Century Link), coexists nicely in a basement cupboard sharing a power outlet with Remote Power Line Connector (RPLC) #1. The included 5 foot ethernet cable was 4 foot longer than it needed to be. DON'T FORGET to press the "Reset/Security" button where the ethernet cable plugs in to turn on encryption.

It took me longer to walk up 2 flights of stairs than it took to setup the second RPLC. I use my laptop in a spare bedroom where in can sneak to when I can't sleep. I also use that room to charge all our small devices - phones, tablets, RC cars. The only reason I mention this is that there was only one outlet available for RPLC #2 at it would need a much longer ethernet cable. I used a 15 foot spare. Again in the time it took to relocate a power strip (~30 seconds), my Windows 7 Home had already located and installed the proper drivers. From the laptop I turned off the router's wireless service, then the laptop's wireless. That was 12 days ago and it's been working flawlessly since.

Cons: The units are large, too large if you need to plug 3-prong power cord into the second outlet, I didn't so no dings.

Other Thoughts: I didn't get the transfer rates others reported, but the RPLC is at least a 30% improvement over my wireless. But most importantly, it doesn't "drop signal."
RPLC - 3.8 MB/sec up & down, large files. Wireless 2.9
RPLC - 3.5 MB/sec up & down, small files. Wireless 2.4
Newegg has an error on their "Rosewill High Performance Powerline Adapter" chart. The RPLC-200KIT and RPLC-200PKIT allow speeds up to 200Mbps/sec not 500Mbps, as the 200KIT and 200PKIT have 10/100baseT connections.

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4 out of 5 eggsPretty decent powerline adapters

Pros: Very easy to install and connect, basically just plug them both in, make two Ethernet connections at each end and you're connected.

Achieved decent connection speeds overall (see "Other thoughts" below.)

Connection was stable and reliable, no disconnects noted during lengthy gaming and data-transfer sessions.

128-bit encryption prevents eavesdropping by other powerline adapters.

Power pass-through allows use of the outlet by other devices, this is a big plus since AC power outlets in the vicinity of PC equipment can become scarce.

Includes two Cat 5e cables, everything is included to get connected immediately.

Status and activity LEDs are not overly bright.

Power-saving mode automatically enables when no data has been detected for a period of time.

Units run relatively cool, even after extended usage they were warm but not uncomfortable to hold.

Cons: The units are nearly HUGE in comparison to several other makes/models. They do not blend in at all and are visually quite obvious.

The AC power pass-through is a great feature, but the housing is so large it nearly blocks the other AC outlet above it, larger plugs may have a difficult time clearing.

The LAN port is only 10/100 Fast Ethernet, so individual connection speeds above 100Mbps are not possible. The 200Mbps rating is the maximum theoretical speed of ALL such devices together on the same power circuit, not each individual pairing. This is the same concept for all powerline adapters, not only this one.

Out-of-the box, the default connection between these units is NOT encrypted! You must force encryption by activating it on one device, then connecting the other device(s) to the power circuit within 2 minutes. Users should NOT run these un-encrypted, as any other compatible device on a nearby power circuit could potentially intercept any and all network traffic.

Other Thoughts: I ran a comparison test between these devices and a 300Mbps WiFi router, using all the same hardware at each end, only the connection differs between the two. The test was conducted in the far-upstairs bedroom of a two-story home, with the WiFi router being located in the basement.:

1.23GB .avi video test file

(all speeds are averaged)

Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT
--------------------------------
DL: 4.55MBps
UL: 4.4MBps

300Mbps WiFi
--------------------
DL: 2.4MBps
UL: 2.25MBps

As you can see, the Rosewill powerline adapter did quite well against WiFi when the radio connection was strained by distance and intervening floors. This is where powerline adapters begin to shine, right where WiFi leaves off due to proximity, blockage, interference, etc.

If you can run Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable, you should do so, always, but in lieu of this, the powerline adapter can be a viable, quick and reasonably-secure connectivity solution as well. Especially if the need is temporary, these devices can be utilized very well.

If it were not for their overly large size and lack of default encryption, I would have considered giving them a 5-Egger, which is something I rarely do.

For clarity I will state once again: When using this or any other powerline or WiFi connection, be sure the encryption is ENABLED! Also ensure the encryption is 128-bit or higher, anything less is too vulnerable to brute-force cracking these days.

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The packaging is good. Two ethernet cables are included which is great as most devices. Both adapters themselves feel very well built and made of thick plastic.
Setup was extremely easy, just plug in the cable to your router and the other end into the adapter and plug it in. The same goes for the receiving side except it goes into your computer or another router / switch. No network setup, going through menus, changing ips, setting passwords required.
Network security was also extremely simple to set up on the adapters to make sure nobody can steal the connection with an another adapter close by for example if they were living in an apartment. Just press and hold the button then go around to your other adapter(s) and press and hold the button within a few minutes to secure the connection.
Windows was able to pick up the connection just like any other wired connection and I had internet access within seconds.
The activity lights of each device are a nice feature and alerts you to any problems in the connection.
Outlet pass through is also another great feature. So many powerline adapters do not have this and just plug into the wall. This was you do not lose a socket to this device.

Cons: The device seemed to keep dropping the connection for me, sometimes it would be stable and other times I would lose connection for minutes. The connection light turned red instead of the normal green. Unplugging the adapter and plugging it back in again seemed to restart the connection.
The adapter is a bit on the large side and has a pretty big wall wart. When plugged into the bottom socket and noticed it comes very close to the ground of the socket above it preventing most plugs from inserting into the top socket.
Included paper instructions were a bit lacking and could be expanded, an instruction DVD was included.
Electrical meters slow the connection speed down.

Other Thoughts: A big downfall of any powerline adapter is that if they pass through electric meters the speed is severely reduced. My house is wired in such a way that the second floor and first floor each have their own electric meters. So any connection from the first to second floor using this adapter would be greatly reduced.
My FiOS modem/router outputs about 75-90 mbps. Using these adapters from the first to second floor I saw speeds of 5-8 mbps for download and 15 mbps for upload. Which is a huge drop in the broadcasted speeds because of the two electric boxes it has to pass through.
To get a better reading though I moved the adapter to the first floor where is wouldnt have to pass through any meters. I saw a pretty good jump in speeds and was now getting about 45 mbps and 37 mbps upload. It seemed no matter where I moved it I was getting those speeds. Well below the possible advertised speed of 200 mbps and the 75-90 mbps speeds my FiOS box was transmitting.
This adapter is not a replacement for hard wired cat 5e cables unfortunately. This would be suited on the same floor maybe as an home theater connection with netflix.

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3 out of 5 eggsthere ok

Pros: they work

Cons: they are very big. takes up my 4 plug outlet.
speeds are not that great.they get pretty hot.
it might be the wiring in my house.after all the house is 150 years old

Other Thoughts: if you have a newer house it may work for you.
i have given my honest opinion.

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  • Rollin G.
  • 8/12/2013 10:42:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWon't work where it's needed

Pros: Setting up the adapters was pretty easy, especially with the included wires.

Cons: While the adapter is a pass-through, saving the outlet it uses, it is unfortunately too large the fit another 3-prong plug in above it. The pass-through outlet is also difficult to plug into and the adapters are actually pretty thick so plugging something into them causes the plug to stick significantly far out from the outlet.

The biggest problem I faced was that I couldn't use the adapters where I needed them. I got this adapter set because I needed internet connectivity in my house where my wireless signal did not reach. However, these adapters only seem to get a "decent" data transfer speed (>5Mbps) when they are well within wireless range of the router, which pretty much defeats their purpose.

Other Thoughts: I really wanted to make these work and tried them in two different houses to see if it was a wiring issue, but they just don't have the range needed to be useful.

If you're looking to get wired speeds where your wireless router signal doesn't reach, these adapters are not the solution.

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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4 out of 5 eggscould be faster and smaller.

Pros: Includes two Ethernet cables which are almost 5ft long.
The primary one can serve as a router and can link up to 8 different powerline adapters to your home network while using only one Ethernet connection on your router. these are really useful if your home has thick walls where wifi is difficult. or if you are concerned about the security of your information. these can communicate through 128-bit AES encryption, so you don't need to worry about neighbors having their own powerline adapters and being able to connect to your home network.

Cons: the first thing i notice is the size.. its big. it does have the pass through on top, which is nice. but it is so large that you cannot use the plug located above it. or the three that would be below it if you used it on a power strip. another issue is that it is front heavy, if your electrical outlet is old or worn down it might fall out like it does on one of mine. i was actually unable to fully insert it into one of my electrical outlets, i think this is because the ground prong is longer than standard. which brings up another thing i would like to mention, the other powerline adapters i have used in the past didn't even have the ground connection. i am assuming that the ground connection is on this model simply so that what ever device you plug into the "pass through" is still grounded.
I used my laptop so that i could move about the house and get speed tests from different areas.. i performed several tests at different distances, my first test was going for file transfer speed. i hooked both adapters into each other using the pass-through. theoretically this would be the absolute fastest way for them to communicate. one directly on top of the other. no router or device between them, just pc to adapter, adapter to pc. my file transfer speed was 9.96MB/s = 79.68 Mb/s... i tested the file copy both ways and got the same result. this is disappointing because 79.6 Mb/s is quite different from the advertised 200Mb/s on the box.
i connected to a different outlet, this time in the next room over, which is located on the same electrical circuit. my file copy speed was only 9.6 MB/s which is not very different.
i took my laptop outside and hooked it into the 30ft extension cord we use for our pavilion lights. i was surprised to see that the file copy speed was 9.4MB/s average even through a 30foot 12AWG cord.
the final test would be at the furthest end of my home, this room is on a completely different circuit. my average file copy speed was 8.20 MB/s
unfortunately i was unable to reach anything remotely similar to the speed advertised on the box. even through two gigabit Ethernet ports, and both computers having SSD hardisks.

Other Thoughts: Don't dismiss these just because the speed isn't anything similar to the advertised speed. this isn't a bad speed reading compared to the other two powerline adapters i used. its actually faster.
for example i have a pair of netgear AV500 adapters. and they get slower results. for example, the same test "furthest end of my home test" only reached 7.2MB/s = 57.6Mb/s
stability has not been a issue with these yet. I will continue to use these adapters as they perform better than my wireless adapters, if stability becomes a problem i will make another review. I did notice that even after only several minutes of use they already were hot. this makes me concerned about how long these can be expected to last. The netgear av500 adapters i mentioned before have never felt warm, despite them claiming only 24W power draw and being half the size. and these rosewill adapters claiming 12w. This didn't make any sense to me until i inspected both of them closer.. the rosewill's are completely sealed, and the netgear adapters have vents which allow them to breathe.

I subtracted one egg for several reasons. firstly the massive size of these. the size is unnecessary considering the other adapters i have do all of the same things but take up less space and don't get hot.
another reason is that they advertise 200Mb/s but it cant deliver it. me plugging both adapters into each other truly was the best connection possible for these.. and yet still. i couldn't even reach half of what they advertised.

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