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ZyXEL PLA5205KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, Up to 600Mbps

  • The newest HomePlug AV2 standard enables powerline networks with up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates
  • SmartLink Plus enhances performance and coverage through multiple-path transmission
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ZyXEL 600Mbps Mini Powerline AV2 Gigabit Adapter, Starter Kit - Two Units (PLA5205KIT)

PLA5205KIT

The ZyXEL PLA5205 600Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Kit provides the simplest and most effective way to expand your home network. Just plug in a couple of PLA5205 and improve your network performance by more than 20% as compared to 500Mbps powerline technology. You'll instantly see more stable multiple-HD media streaming, multiplayer gaming, and other network applications simultaneously throughout your entire home.

 
 
 
PLA5205KIT
  • SmartLink Plus** Technology improves performance by helping to avoid common noise sources and even allows Homeplug to work through most power strips
  • Plug-and-play design for easy setup and security setup
  • QOS Features for enhanced media streaming quality
  • Power-saving mode for reduced energy waste
  • HomePlug AV2 standard
  • Backwards compatible with 500Mbps and 200Mbps powerline adapters
  • Includes two (2) PLA5205 600Mbps Powerline Adapters
 
 
PLA5205KIT

Features

PLA5205KIT

Plug-n'-Play and Easy Security Setup
The compact size and versatility of the ZyXEL PLA5205 allows you to transform your home electric lines into wireless networks by simply plugging them in, all without having to block any of your existing power outlets. Data transmission of the PLA5205 is protected by its 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security mechanism that can be configured with the press of a button and without the need for any complicated setup or additional software.

PLA5205KIT

QOS Feature for Enhanced Media Quality
The advanced Quality of Service (QOS) feature of the ZyXEL PLA5205 enhances the quality of multimedia streaming applications through its superior traffic prioritization capabilities. Whether you are enjoying HD video streaming, VoIP, or just high speed Internet access, the PLA5205 enhances the capabilities of all triple play services.

PLA5205KIT

Fast and Stable Media Networking
Through its utilization of the latest HomePlug AV2 technology*, the ZyXEL PLA5205 Kit provides speeds of up to 600Mbps as well as backward compatibility with HomePlug AV and IEEE 1901-based products. Also, the Gigabit Ethernet capabilities of the PLA5205 ensure that it will provide a stable, high-performance network for simultaneous HD streaming, gaming and web browsing in every room of your home.

PLA5205KIT

Save Energy with Power Saving Mode
When there is no active Ethernet link, the ZyXEL PLA5205 automatically enters its power-saving mode, consuming only 0.5 Watts of power. This green feature reduces energy consumption by more than 80% compared to adapters without this function and lets you not only help save the environment, but also save money on your electric bill.

 

*The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV2 specifications. Actual data transfer rate may vary between network environments with different distance, network traffic, and noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions.
**The SmartLink Plus feature is limited by the ground pin environments with different connectivity, distance, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions. Since the CE ground pin usage definition has yet to be clarified, SmartLink Plus is not currently supported on the EU and UK models.

 

What's in the Box

PLA5205KIT
 
 
Comparison Chart
Model PLA4101 PLA4201 PLA4205 PLA5205 PLA5215
  Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter Zyxel Powerline adapter
Powerline Data Rate 200Mbps 500Mbps 500Mbps 600Mbps 600Mbps
Homeplug AV Compatible Y Y Y Y Y
IEEE 1901 Y Y Y Y Y
QoS - Y Y Y Y
Form Factor Mini Mini Regular Regular Pass through
Ethernet 1 x Fast 1 x Fast 1 x Gigabit 1 x GbE 1 x GbE
Noise Filter N - - Y Y
Push Button Encryption Y Y Y Y Y
KIT Model PLA4101KIT PLA4201KIT PLA4205KIT PLA5205KIT PLA5215KIT
 
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
Zyxel Powerline adapter
 

Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA5205KIT

Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA5205KIT

Details

Standards
HomePlug AV2, IEEE 1901, IEEE802.3/3u/3ab
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
Powerline Speeds
Up to 600Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100/1000M

Features

Features
The newest HomePlug AV2 standard enables powerline networks with up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates

SmartLink Plus enhances performance and coverage through multiplepath transmission

PlugandPlay design for connecting smart TVs and game consoles

Compliant with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technology

QoS enhances media streaming quality

Encrypt button for easy security setup

128bit AES encryption for network security

Multicolor LED indicates powerline network quality

Powersaving mode reduces energy waste.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2015 9:18:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPowerline the way to go

Pros: Easy to set up and a quick e-mail to ZyXEL resulted in some help to get older ZyXEL models to "talk to" the PLA5205 units. Customer service could not have been better.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I own several PLA5107's and since they are Homeplug AV instead of Homeplug AV2 like these units, I needed to do a firmware update on the old units. No, they don't communicate at AV600 speeds since they were only designed for 200, but it allows me to start coverting to the faster units without breaking the bank by having to replace all 5 at once.

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  • Matthew C.
  • 2/18/2015 12:47:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Choice

Pros: Definitely a speed upgrade for me. I was using a usb wifi wireless adapter and thought I would try this. At first I had the noise coming through the speakers, and after some research, realized it's caused by having the powerline adapter plugged into a power strip. I plugged it directly into the wall and the problem was solved.

Cons: Can plug into power strip.

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  • Ron B.
  • 10/19/2014 8:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSave your money... Buy a good wireless adapter!

Pros: It does work if you are on the same circuit but don't expect speeds anywhere near 600 Mbps.

Cons: I hooked this thing up in the same room only one plug over, (That's 6 feet) and the best I could get is 78 Mbps. When hooked in the next room over on a different circuit, the max speed dropped to 4 Mbps. This product is unusable. I don't think this problem is isolated to ZyXEL. I tested the TP-Link and got similar results.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for speed, non of these powerline adapters are the answer. Find a high quality wireless adapter or better yet, run some wire.

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  • Linda C.
  • 9/25/2014 7:48:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNot worth it for a gamer

Pros: It does the job. I needed something reliable. I had previously used a wireless connection that was unreliable and instead of shelling out money on a new router I decided to do with this and it does this job just fine. My connection does not drop.

Cons: Horrible sound interference from adapter. At first I thought my headset was broken but it happens with my speakers too. After some research this is a problem with powerline adapters. They emit some type of interference and the companies don't really build them properly to prevent it. This causes terrible buzzing/clicking/humming sound. I bought a new headset recently and I thought the headset was dead on arrival but after simply unplugging my powerline adapter the sound horrible sound went away. If you're using this for another room like just for netflix I imagine it would ruin the purpose of this product like it is for me.

Other Thoughts: I can't really use the product for gaming or for anything related to sound. The interference is worse with headsets.

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  • Estefania E.
  • 9/4/2014 12:11:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks Good for Remote Streaming

Pros: Good signal quality. Easy Setup. Good Status Indicators.

Cons: Best I could get on the same electrical circuit was 80Mbps.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is a good product. I am able to stream from a roku device in a remote portion of the house. I tried to place a swictch on the receiver side and split to a Wifi AP, but the 80Mbps really limits this. This is not a fault on the product.

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  • Baron Z.
  • 8/21/2014 8:04:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis is an AWESOME product!

Pros: Wifi just downright sucks compared to the blazing fast speed that these bad boys give you!

speedtest.net results:

Wifi: Ping - 15ms, Download - 19.54Mbps, Upload - 11.59Mbps

Zyxel pla5205kit: Ping - 1ms, Download - 51.36Mbps, Upload - 11.67Mbps

Cons: For me the included ethernet cords are useless (too short).

Other Thoughts: The Zyxel pla5205kit more than doubled my download speed!
I highly recommend this product!

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  • Baron Z.
  • 8/19/2014 9:57:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery impressed!

Pros: Works flawlessly! Hooked it up followed the very simple instructions and BAM! Over double the speed of my wifi! And way lower ping too!

Wifi: Ping-15ms DL-19.54Mbps UL-11.59Mbps
ZyXEL PLA5205: Ping-1ms DL-51.36Mbps UL-11.67Mbps

Cons: The included ethernet cords are too short.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this product!

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  • Cheinan M.
  • 8/3/2014 11:31:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDon't Use Default Settings

Pros: Works as expected with no problems. Gets networks to rooms without wireless or drilling holes. Faster than my 40 Mbps ISP.

Cons: Default settings are insecure. Be sure and download the setup app and put your own password, otherwise others may be able to access your network.

Other Thoughts: A good solution when you want to avoid wireless, but don't want to cut walls and run cable. Be sure and check that your wiring is compatible, i.e. you don't have surge protectors in the way.

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  • Collin B.
  • 6/10/2014 7:02:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZyXEL Powerline Adapter

Pros: Dead simple to use, really plug in and go; effective even at significant distance, two floors away still get terrific (stable) connection.

Cons: Still a fair sized brick, would be nice if connector on side rather than bottom, though I suppose every setup is better for some than others.

Other Thoughts: Promised in three days, received in one; love that.

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  • Tom D.
  • 4/17/2014 8:18:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRevised review

Pros: These *are* indeed interoperable with the older units

Cons: none so far - they work fine

Other Thoughts: After more messing with the configuration program, I was able to get the older units to communicate. I apologize for jumping the gun. User error :^(

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