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ZyXEL PLA470-SP Powerline HomePlug AV Adapter with Built-In 4-Port 10/100M Switch Up to 200Mbps

  • HomePlug AV 200Mbps compliance Data Rate
  • Up to 200Mbps
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Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA470-SP

Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA470-SP

Spec

Standards
HomePlug AV 200Mbps compliance Data Rate
Interface
4-port 10/100Mbps Ethernet , RJ-45, with automatic MDI/MDIX
LEDs
Status LED Power
Powerline Link and Activity
Ethernet Link and Activity
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Single
Frequency Band
1.7 MHz ~ 30 MHz
Power Supply
Power Input 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 0.2A (Max)
Dimensions
6.38" x 4.65" x 1.38"
Weight
0.66 lbs.
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
20% ~ 95% RH

Features

Features
High Speed and QoS for High Definition Video Streams
Advanced 128-bit AES Security Protection

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited
Labor
2 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • David H.
  • 2/14/2010 5:15:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot so great for me

Pros: Cheaper than MOCA, simple install, kinda fast under certain situations.

Cons: Unreliable speeds, sensitive to interference, switch runs rather warm.

Other Thoughts: Averaged up to 20Mbps on a 200ft run. Tested on multiple outlets and computers over about a month period. Very speed sensitive to fluorescent lighting and electric motors. Also doesn't like power strips, surge suppressors, and UPSes.

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  • PAUL H.
  • 2/8/2010 1:23:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great!!!

Pros: Works great. I have a cap bridging the circuits from my x10 days so they communicate anywhere in the house. have 3 ... one at my router ... one in a far downstairs bedroom bridging a second access point and a PC .... one at the entertainment center for blu-ray, tv updates and streaming to a media PC. Wireless is only for laptops and cameras.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: You have to be semi intelligent to get them working flawlessly. Most people are too impatient.

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  • Brian M.
  • 2/8/2010 8:18:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHome Plug Bargain!

Pros: Just Works! I have not experienced heat issues, mine came with the latest 3.05 firmware out of the box has been running for months and not needed a reset unlike my older 85Mb Actiontec plugs

Cons: Larger unit, sometimes all you need is a single port. but still compared to the other units for $80+ I can deal with the size.

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  • Mark D.
  • 2/3/2010 3:03:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

Pros: I bought two of these. Ones connected to my wireless router and the other to another computer upstairs. This works out way better than wifi.

Cons: You can't plug it into a surge protector.
I used to have to reset it occasionally but that might have been a problem with my ISP because it hasn't happened in quite some time.

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  • Qiang T.
  • 1/21/2010 11:59:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Product, Quick Response

Pros: Good transmission speed. Depending on which plug you are connected to, I'm getting 20mbps - 60mbps. More than enough for HD video. This switch works great with the Zyxel HomePlug router.

Cons: The original unit received has old firmware that can not be upgraded.

Other Thoughts: ZyXel customer service was very responsive and shipped a replacement unit out very quickly. They also paid return shipping both ways. Good work.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/14/2010 6:00:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUPDATE - Old Firmware Problem

Pros: Excellent speed and ease of setup.

Cons: The first one they sent had old firmware which would not connect.

Other Thoughts: I contacted Zyxel service by e-mail and they shipped a new replacement extremely fast. They are paying shipping both ways.

The replacement looks to be brand new and works perfectly.

I am not pleased to have received defective product, but and very satisfied with Zyxels response...they have gained a happy customer.

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  • Earl A.
  • 1/13/2010 6:50:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPLA-470 NOT HomePlugAV Compatible

Pros: None so far.

Cons: I bought 3 ZyXel PLA units; 1 wireless router, 1 single port Ethernet adapter, and this 4-port Ethernet adapter. The router and single-port adapter connect fine, but not the 4-port unit. Checked firmware and the working units had v3.0.5, but the 4-port had v1-4-1454. No problem, I thought, I'll just flash the latest firmware, which was conveniently posted on the ZyXel website. Couldn't do it! Attempted flash resulted in "it is not support for the firmware version of this device." The grammar really inspired confidence. Tried several times with same result. Unit is therefore useless. Contacted email support and got a quick response, which wasn't completely satisfactory. They stated unit must be returned for re-flash to latest v3.0.5 firmware. An advance ship replacement unit was offered if I give them a credit card. No word on whether such advance replacement would be new or re-furb. I bought new, so I want a new unit. I guess it might be better to let them flash my unit.

Other Thoughts: I hope they don't scratch up my new unit while re-flashing. Still not sure why they can't simply provide a flash tool that works. Their RMA assumes I will pay to return the unit, though they do claim to return prepaid. I really think they should ship out the advance unit without a CC, since it was their error, acknowledged on several manufacturer posts to this review page.

I did plug in all 3 units and let them cook (literally) overnight; they get VERY hot. I don't hold out much hope for long term reliablity. I have 2 SlingLink units that stay fairly cool to the touch and have worked for 4 years.

This is my first experience with ZyXel, which so far is very disappointing. I will bump up my star rating if I wind up with a functioning, as-new unit. Or, I may just return the whole bunch to Newegg and let them deal with it. "Ships with latest firmware" is NOT TRUE!

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  • Muhammad S.
  • 1/10/2010 10:34:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good price

Cons: Does not work with other HomePlugAV products even though falsely described by ZyXEL that it is "Homeplug Certified"

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  • Douglas P.
  • 1/9/2010 10:23:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPLA-470

Pros: Worked right out of the box ( plug & play)
Came with the most recent firmware installed

Cons: still looking for them
Could use software for Win 7 64 bit

Other Thoughts: Works great

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/8/2010 7:30:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOld Incompatible firmware, cannot be updated

Pros: Great buy....if Zyxel provides a firmware update that works with other HomePlugAV products (including other Zyxel products) my review will change.

Cons: Comes with pre-standard 1.4.5SP2 firmware which is not compatible with current HomePlugAV models. It cannot be upgraded with the PLA-470 version 1 firmware posted on the Zyxel site as it reports "Not a Zyxel Product". 2 stars cause if you buy 2 of this model they will probably work.

Other Thoughts: While I appreciate Zyxel marketing support reading and answering these comments, they should not say "All of our products ship with the latests firmware" when that is not true.

Manufacturer Response:

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM ZYXEL:

It has come to our attention that some PLA470-SP Powerline HomePlug AV Adapters have been shipped with an older version of the firmware. If you purchased these units and have serial numbers in the following range, S090Y47023801 - S090Y47023960, please contact ZyXEL at 800-255-4101 option 5 or via email at support@zyxel.com, to obtain instructions on how to get your unit(s) upgraded to the newer version.



Thank you for your understanding and continued support of ZyXEL products.



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