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ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch Up to 500Mbps

  • IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV
  • 4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 connectors with auto MDI/MDIX support
  • Up to 500Mbps
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Compact and easy to use, the ZyXEL PLA4201KIT mini powerline adapter enables you to expand and upgrade your home network to wherever the utility power line runs, within up to 300 meters distance. Up to 500Mbps throughput eliminates the bottleneck for HD media streams, multiplayer gaming and other bandwidth-intensive network applications, while QoS enhances media streaming quality. Enjoy ultimate peace of mind with high level of security from 128-bit AES encryption. The multi-color LED identifies powerline network quality.

  • newegg Compact design for easy setup and instant plug-and-play The new mini-size ZyXEL PLA4201 gives you the flexibility to turn power lines into a home network. The compact design allows hassle-free installation without blocking other power outlets. With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4201, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access from HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.
  • newegg Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming Powered by the IEEE 1901 technology, the ZyXEL PLA4201 can provide a stable high-performance network for users to enjoy multiple HD streaming, multiplayer gaming, and Web surfing simultaneously.
  • newegg QoS enhances media streaming quality The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services by prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP traffics.
  • newegg Power-saving mode When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4201 enters a power-saving mode with just 0.5 watt consumption to reduce the energy waste by around 88%.
  • newegg Superior Security 128-bit AES encryption delivers confident protection against spying and data theft, while encrypt button allows you to easily set up a secure connection.



The ZyXEL PLA4225KIT Powerline adapter turns your existing utility powerline into network, eliminating the hassle of cable running and unsightly Ethernet cable. With 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports, the ZyXEL PLA4225kit Powerline Ethernet Switch provides an all-in-one solution for you to connect up to four media devices, such as Internet HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs and game consoles, to the home network. So you can enjoy stable HD streams, gaming and Web surfing simultaneously with ease. The compact, pure white casing makes it a perfect fit anywhere in your house.


 

  • newegg Blazingly fast speed Powered by the latest IEEE 1901 technology and a Gigabit Ethernet port, the ZyXEL's PLA4225 can provide a stable high-performance network for you to enjoy multiple HD streams, multiplayer gaming and Web surfing simultaneously.
  • newegg Plug-and-play connection to up to four media devices The ZyXEL’s PLA4225 makes it convenient and easy for you to connect up to four media devices, such as Internet HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, and game consoles, to the home network through any electrical outlets in every corner of your home.
  • newegg QoS enhances media streaming quality The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as triple play services, HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP.
  • newegg Power-saving mode When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4225 will enter a power-saving mode, reducing energy consumption by around 80% when compared to adapters without this function.


Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA4225

Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA4225

Spec

Standards
IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
4 x 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 connectors with auto MDI/MDIX support
LEDs
Power on/off
Powerline link/quality: Green: Best, Amber: Better, Red: Good
Ethernet link/activity
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100/1000M
Kit Type
Single
Frequency Band
2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
Dimensions
2.99" x 2.83" x 4.24"
Weight
0.36 lbs.
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
20% ~ 90%

Features

Features
Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes

Power Saving Mode: If link is inactive for a period (default setting: 60 seconds)

Quality of Service (QoS):
ToS
Support up to 4-level type QoS
Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field

Buttons: Encrypt button, Reset button

Plug-and-play connection for to up to four media devices at Gigabit wire speed

Packaging

Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
Support CD
Warranty card

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2013 5:35:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsbetter then the rest i tried

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch Up to 500Mbps

Pros: fast and stable

Cons: not 500mbps, non of them are

Other Thoughts: well out of the 4 I have used this one is by farrrrr the BEST.

the other 3 brands I have well one couldn't do 20mbps then the other one did 80mbps but would drop connections daily.the Linksys was the only one to come close to this one yet still only 1/3 and would jump around on its speeds but at least it stayed connected. this one tested on average 175mbps +- 20mbps and stable so stable I using with 4 HD IP internet cameras 24 hours a day 7 days a week and have not lost connection at all and the distance about 500 feet, new wiring 20amp so its new and thicker wire then normal 15amp house hold wire. yet the others did terrible in the same place

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  • Brian S.
  • 9/25/2012 7:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great. Better than WiFi.

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch Up to 500Mbps

Pros: You plug these in and go. They work right away. Unlike WiFi, they require no setup. To enable encryption, just press the encrypt button on one of the units and do the same with the other unit within 2 minutes. Nearly foolproof. Speeds are much better than WiFi and signal is more stable. For a 100Mb/s LAN, expect to see at least 50Mb/s across the adapters. I was also able to set up a network connection with my neighbor's apartment in the same building -- I think we are on the same electrical main. The plugs are two-blade plugs so you can plug them in upside down or right side up, which at times can be convenient, and they don't block the second plug on a wall socket. This 500Mb/s adapter does seem to work faster than the earlier 200Mb/s AV spec adapters. ZyXel makes high quality network gear and support online and by phone is excellent. I have had good luck with their wired firewall and WiFi routers as well.

Cons: These adapters will work through a surge protector, but I noticed that the performance is greatly diminished. For best results, you need plug them directly into the wall socket and you may want to avoid having them plugged into the same socket as a motor driven device or fluorescent lamp - anything that will generate RF. You will need to experiment to see which wall outlets work best.

Other Thoughts: Powerline is the way to go if you want to connect over long distances or on different floors, or don't want to mess with setting up and securing a WiFi connection. Powerline is also the way to go if you want to stream video to your TV and don't have a hard wire Ethernet connection. You will get much better performance compared to WiFi and a more stable connection.

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  • Gary V.
  • 5/11/2012 7:52:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorking great!!!

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch Up to 500Mbps

Pros: No muss, no fuss install... Just plug them in. I'm getting great transfer rates even with the units plugged into power strips which they expressly say NOT to do. About to buy more!!!

Cons: None that I've experienced...

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  • Gene N.
  • 3/21/2012 8:02:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsIntermittently Working

This review is from: ZyXEL PLA4225 4-Port 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Switch Up to 500Mbps

Pros: Compact
Has 4 ethernet ports
Simple to setup

Cons: Works intermittently - even if connected in same room on same circuit. I could not get the connection to stay stable even in the same room on 2 plugs.

Rates across breaker room to room were under 100Mbps both directions.

There is no RESET instructions for this thing. Neither in the manual nor on-line. There is a reset button, but no instructions as to how long to hold it, when to hold it, etc.

Turning encryption is a one button push, however in my tests if you unplug and then re plug the one of the plugs it can't connect back up. So I ended up taking encryption off.

Other Thoughts: Tests done in a 6 year old house with both inroom and room to room setups.

All said and done 802.11n 5GHz gives me faster speeds for streaming.

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