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ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 AV600 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT), up to 600Mbps

  • Newest HomePlug AV2 standard
  • Up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates
  • AC Pass-through Design
  • SmartLink Plus
  • Plug-and-Play Design

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Superior Powerline Gigabit Adapter with Extra Plug-Upgrade Home Network

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The ZyXEL PLA5215KIT 600Mbps Powerline Gigabit Pass-thru Ethernet Adapter Kit improves networking performance by more than 20% comparing with the 500Mbps powerline technologies for better multiple HD media streaming. Just plug the two PLA5215 adapters into the electrical outlets and connect to your network devices, you can immediately enjoy HD multimedia streaming, multiplayer gaming and other network applications simultaneously in every room.

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  • The newest HomePlug AV2 standard* enables powerline networks with up to 600Mbps* data transfer rates
  • SmartLink™ Plus** enhances performance and coverage through multiple-path transmission
  • Plug-and-Play design for connecting smart TVs and game consoles
  • AC pass-through design with embedded noise filter for reduced power interference
  • Compliant with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technology
  • QoS enhances media streaming quality
  • Encrypt button for easy security setup
  • 128-bit AES encryption for network security
  • Multi-color LED identifies powerline network quality
  • Power-saving mode reduces energy waste
  • TR-069*** standard for remote management and automatic configuration updates
  • Includes two (2) PLA5215 600Mbps Powerline Adapters
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Features

HomePlug AV2* with Gigabit Ethernet port

HomePlug AV2* with Gigabit Ethernet port
With the latest HomePlug AV2* technology, the ZyXEL PLA5215 provides speeds of up to 600Mbps* and backward compatibility with HomePlug AV- and IEEE 1901-based products. In addition, the PLA5215 is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port to provide a stable high-performance network for simultaneous HD streaming, gaming and Web surfing. You can easily extend Internet access to any room with just a power outlet.


AC pass-through design with embedded noise filter

AC Pass-Through Design with Embedded Noise Filter
The AC pass-through design provides the convenience to deploy a home network without compromising the existing power outlets by minimizing the interference from other home electric devices. The embedded noise filter also enables the ZyXEL PLA5215 to suppress noise from all connected electronic equipment to enhance network quality for multimedia streaming.


QoS enhances media streaming quality

QoS Enhances Media Streaming Quality
The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) feature improves the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as triple-play services by traffic prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP services.


Power-Saving Mode

Power-Saving Mode
When there is no Ethernet connection or active network usage in 60 seconds, the ZyXEL PLA5215 will enter the power-saving mode that consumes only 0.5-Watt to save energy by over 80% when compared to adapters without this function.


*The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV2 specifications. Actual data transfer rates 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.
***Available by future project-based requests.

What's in the Box

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 PLA5215KIT

Model

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Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA5215KIT

Details

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Standards
HomePlug AV2, IEEE 1901, IEEE802.3/3u/3ab
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
LEDs
Power on/off
Powerline network quality
Green: Best; Amber: Better; Red: Good
Ethernet link/activity
Certifications
Safety:CE-LVD
EMC: CE, FCC
Powerline Speeds
Up to 600Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100/1000M
Kit Type
Double
Frequency Band
2 MHz to 68 MHz
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
System Requirement
Operating system independent: Ethernet: RJ-45
Utility Software OS support: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Environmental

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Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C

Features

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Features
Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes

Range: Max. range up to 300 meters over power line

Power Saving Mode: Without Ethernet link or out of network usage in 60 seconds

Quality of Service (QoS):
ToS
Supports up to 4-level type QoS

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

Plug-and-Play design for connecting smart TVs and game consoles

AC pass-through design with embedded noise filter for reduced power interference

Compliant with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technology

QoS enhances media streaming quality

Encrypt button for easy security setup.

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions
122 x 67 x 40 mm (4.8" x 2.64" x 1.57")
Weight
206 g (0.46 lb.)

Packaging

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Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
Support CD
Warranty card
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2015 9:18:40 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • Anonymous
  • 9/25/2014 7:48:31 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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