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

  • 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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Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA5215KIT

Model

Brand
ZyXEL
Model
PLA5215KIT

Spec

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
Dimensions
122 x 67 x 40 mm (4.8" x 2.64" x 1.57")
Weight
206 g (0.46 lb.)
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C

Features

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.

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
  • 1/22/2015 5:42:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbest networking product I've used

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Great product! Plugged it in over six months ago and never had to reset or unplug it to get it working like with other solutions. I use it for Xbox one and it works great.

Cons: None

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  • Philip M.
  • 11/11/2014 1:43:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple to setup and no problems

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: It does what I expected it to do and is easy to setup even with the built-in encryption.

Cons: Takes up most of a whole outlet plate.

Other Thoughts: I use it to stream Netflix and other online services to my living room, and it does exactly what I wanted it to do. This item shows "out of stock" right now, but I'll probably order a couple more for my upstairs office.

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  • youn c.
  • 10/22/2014 7:20:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great, 2x faster than wireless

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: easy install. download speed more than double my previous wireless connection

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: great product for someone who wants to increase internet speeds from a wireless connection

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  • Ryan S.
  • 10/16/2014 9:19:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Powerline Adapters I've Used

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: - Never drops throughput like other powerline adapters.
- Extremely fast wired network performance.
- Passthrough means you can plug in your power strip without disrupting the functionality of the adapter.

Cons: - Expensive if you don't find it on discount.

Other Thoughts: I've used different powerline adapters from various manufacturers (D-Link, Zyxel, TP-LINK, TRENDnet, ActionTec, and Belkin).

I have never been happy with any of them for more than 6 months until I found this product. It is more reliable by far and faster than every other kit I've used. Highly recommended.

Other adapters have suffered from frequent connection loss, dropped packets, and other ongoing issues that forced me to unplug the units at least weekly to keep them working moderately well.

You absolutely MUST get a powerline adapter with AC Pass Through. If you have one of these plugged in and plug in something else above or below it, it causes problems. With the pass through, I have entire power strip plugged into the adapter and have zero issues (on one end I have my cable mode, router, TV, and game consoles plugged into the connected power strip. On the other, I have my main computer, multiple monitors, multiple external hard drives, and a printer plugged in).

I also have a couple of floating non-pass-through ZyXEL AV500 units that I'll use for a laptop if necessary, and these connect well with the network.

If I see this go on discount for $80-$90 here on NewEgg again, I'll pick up another pair.

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  • Radu S.
  • 10/6/2014 10:41:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsSpeed well below advertised

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Extremely easy installation

Cons: Very low speeds (30-40Mbps) over the electrical panel, I was expecting a degradation but not to the point of being unusable.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/14/2014 8:07:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks!

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Fast, not a hassle after setup.

Cons: Instructions not very clear, made it hard to trouble shoot.

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  • richard g.
  • 9/6/2014 12:31:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust works

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Just wire it with CAT6 / plug it into an outlet (not power strip) / hook CAT6 to switch / run CAT6 to PC - now have ethernet connections where there wasn't an ethernet connection.

Cons: Nothing so far

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  • Jason W.
  • 8/29/2014 12:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid addition to home network

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Uses the newest HomePlug AV2 standard so speeds seem consistently closer to 100 Mbps or above on my network. There is a utility which you can install which will give you transfer speeds between the various devices. You can grab the latest version off the Zyxel website. I am noticing higher throughput compared to competitors PowerLine 500 devices. This unit allows you to not waste an outlet. It will also operate with other competitors HomePlug AV (older spec) units. I find this a satisfactory replacement for areas of poor WiFi on my property. That includes both N and the newer AC standards. Streaming media, online console gaming, and file transfer all work very reliably with this deployed as your network transport.

Cons: As other reviewers have pointed out the overlap of the casing is semi-large and it will be a tight fit for you to use the second outlet. Probably anything with a ground will be a tight fit. 2 prong plugs should fit without much problem.
The Zyxel utility is rather spartan. I have used other manufacturers utils and they seem more full featured.
Single port only model for this. No 4 Port units available for their Powerline 600 product line. You need to go with the older Powerline 500 for multi-port, which is also a good product.

Other Thoughts: I don't often hand out the 5 Star (or Egg) rating for products but I feel this has earned it. Ease of use, speed, and reliability combine to make this an excellent product. I am very satisfied with my purchase.

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  • Richard S.
  • 7/7/2014 6:37:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well but bulkier than expected

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Speed is excellent, I have "wired" my whole house and the speed is constant and transfer rate is excellent. The fact that this is a pass-thru adapter is also great as you don't waste a wall socket, especially given the fact of it's bulkiness...

Cons: The only issue I have with this unit is that it is bulky and you can hardly plug anything else is the second wall socket as this unit pushes it out. I have found that it's almost impossible to hook-up a 3 prong cable on the first wall socket once this unit is connected but the 2 prongs works fine.

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  • Eddy T.
  • 5/16/2014 3:37:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2

This review is from: ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT)

Pros: Using theses to extent network to my TV and difference is huge compare to wireless. No lag on video streaming.

Cons: None

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