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EDIMAX HP-5101K 500Mbps Nano PowerLine Adapter Kit Up to 500Mbps

  • IEEE802.3/3u, IEEE 1901
  • 1 x 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet port
  • Up to 500Mbps
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Compact and easy to use, the EDIMAX HP-5101K is nano PowerLine adapter that turns your electrical wires into network, so you easily extend the network to wherever an outlet is available at your home, within up to 300 meters. 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 Transmit Network Data via Existing Electrical Wires EEIf your home or office does not have Ethernet cables installed in the wall and you dislike the idea of unsightly external cabling running all over the place, use the Edimax HP-5101K to turn the existing electrical wires in your home or office into a high-speed network connection. With the HP-5101K, annoying cable planning and installation are no longer necessary. The HP-5101K enables you to create a network environment easily and cost-effectively.
  • newegg 500Mbps HomePlug AV Standard & IGMP Support The Edimax HP-5101K not only complies with the HomePlug AV standard but also supports IGMP managed multicast streams. The HP-5101K can transmit network data over existing electrical wires at speeds of up to 500Mbps. It is also backward compatible with the 200Mbps HomePlug AV standard and has a transmission range of up to 300 meters. IGMP can be used for online gaming and video streaming applications, and allows for more efficient use of network resources. With the HP-5101K, you will be able to transfer high-definition video and digital audio quickly and easily.
  • newegg Coexistence with HomePlug 1.0 & 1.0 Turbo Devices The Edimax HP-5101K is designed to ensure efficient coexistence with HomePlug 1.0 and 1.0 Turbo devices, providing guaranteed QoS to all the devices present in the heterogeneous powerline network. In such an architecture, the HP-5101K and other HomePlug 1.0 stations share the CSMA/CA allocations, thus providing fair access to HomePlug 1.0 stations based on traffic priority.
  • newegg 128-Bit AES Encryption With built-in compliance with the 128-bit AES encryption standard, the Edimax HP-5101K is able to give you superior powerline network security.

Learn more about the EDIMAX HP-5101K




IEEE802.3/3u, IEEE 1901
128-bit AES Encryption
1 x 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet port
Power, Ethernet, powerline
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
Connection Speeds
Kit Type
Frequency Band
Power Supply
100~240VAC, 50~60Hz
72 x 52 x 24 mm
0°C ~ 40°C
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing


1MB Flash

Operating Range: Up to 300 meters

Supports IPv6, IGMP, and MLD snooping
Supports VLAN pass-through
Integrated Quality of Service (QoS)
Coexistence with HomePlug 1.0 devices
Utility software

Modulation Schemes:
OFDM symbol modulation on line synchronization 1024/256/64/16/8-QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO modulation

Easy plug-n-play setup and 128 bit AES security

Maximum powerline speed tp to 500Mbps

Backward compatible with 200Mbps powerline adapters

Features energy saving mode to reduce power consumption

Utilizes existing electrical wires to transmit network data

Powerline transmission range up to 300 meters.


Package Contents
Powerline adapter x 2
Quick installation guide x 1
CD with setup wizard, user manual & multi-language QIG x 1
Ethernet cable x 2

Quick Info


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

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  • James S.
  • 4/7/2014 7:05:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDied 13 months after purchase

Pros: Worked fairly well for a year.

Cons: Finicky setup, needed to be reset about once a month and died only a year in.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing. We appreciate your feedback and would like to help you solve the problem.

We have 2 years warranty for our products. You can visit our USA site at Tech Support and fill out the RMA Request Form. Our RMA staff will assist you.

If you need any assistance on our products, please feel free to contact our tech support at (408)988-6092 or write an email to " " directly.

Best regards,
Edimax Customer Service Team

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  • Dianji J.
  • 11/19/2013 5:17:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood item

Pros: good item, i use it to connect internet tv box, the speed is good.

Cons: none

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  • Josh L.
  • 7/17/2013 12:15:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI forgot I owned these

Pros: easy to set up.

Cons: took a couple tries to sync but it's only once.

Other Thoughts: I even unplugged these to move some stuff around. Plugged it back in (different outlets too) and it didn't need resyncing.

I honestly forgot I had these because they work so well. I was staring at the lights today and it dawned on me what i was looking at so I thought I'd write a review about the experience.

I was sceptical that this technology worked as well as everyone said but I'm glad I went for it. Way better than pushing cable through the walls.

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  • 4/28/2013 8:12:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailure

Pros: Newegg delivered quickly, as usual. Good Price, if they worked.

Cons: Everything. I bought these because they are supposedly plug & play. My tech knowledge is average, but I'm not a network expert. The lights show good across the board, but the XBox it's connected to cannot access the network (when I go back to the extremely long and unsightly cat5e cable, it works like a charm again). It comes with a utility program, don't know if that helps at ALL as I'm using it to connect to a gaming system. The instructions are completely worthless, and the cables they come with were humorously short. Unless you are planning to put your HTPC/Gaming system within a foot of the electrical outlet. They may as well not package them and give you a couple more bucks off.

Right now, I have two light-weight bricks that will be shipping back shortly if I can't figure out why a pnp set cannot work. I'll try to update if it is fixed. Otherwise, would recommend against using these.

Manufacturer Response:

We are sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing.

1.Please try to hardware reset these devices:
Press the Group/Reset button for 10~15 seconds.
Please note: not less than 10 seconds or more than 15 seconds.
Once you release the button, all LEDs would turn off completely for 1 second then resume flashing. If you do not see all LED turn off together, the reset is not done. Please try the reset again.

Connect one PowerLine adapter to the router. Connect the other PowerLine adapter to a computer (or any hardwired device like Blu-Ray player). Then the hardwired device will get on Internet.
Once your computer can get on internet, you could pull out the cable from computer and then plug it into your xbox.

2.If you still experience the issue please try to "software reset" the devices using our Edimax Powerline Utility by referring the instruction in the link below:

For further assistance, please contact our tech support at (408)-988-6092 or write an email to " ". Our tech support team will assist you with the issue.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,
Edimax Tech Support Team

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  • Lowell T.
  • 2/2/2013 1:44:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWorks, but...

Pros: Works, and has encryption capability which is probably necessary in an apartment situation or you might end up sharing your network.

Cons: Have watched this in both the encrypted and unencrypted modes on the network using a scanner, and they are noisy as all get out. 15% of all traffic on my network is from these guys talking to each other (I have a printer connected, so it's not the end device that is the chatter box).

Other Thoughts: Bought on sale, so I'll keep them, but I'd look at other brands if I was doing this again.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We appreciate your feedback and will look into this issue.

You may want to contact our tech support at (408)988-6092 or write an email to " ". Our tech support team will assist you with the issue. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,
Edimax Tech Support Team

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  • Rockford L.
  • 1/30/2013 6:42:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice product

Pros: Great way to get a wired connection around the house without needing to run wires through walls. Extremely easy to set up with 2 nodes, a little harder to add more later.

Cons: Adding a third node after having two already running was trickier than I would have expected. It took me a few tries to get the right sequence of reset, and group joins on all three units. Also for some reason one of my wall outlets wouldn't work - even though the lights showed a connection there wasn't a real LAN connection - but another outlet in the same room worked fine.

Other Thoughts: I'm thrilled with the product, and would absolutely recommend it as a way to get a wired network into parts of a home without having to run new ethernet wiring.

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  • Frederick D.
  • 1/27/2013 7:25:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThree or More Nodes = FAIL

Pros: When I have the 2 nodes working it is as fast as the Cable at 30Mbit/down and 5Mbit/up.

Cons: When I try to connect another node from another two node kit I can only get one or the other remote (from the router) to connect.
I also question the security of these devices since it's possible for the data to be picked up with another node on the same transformer.


Other Thoughts: I was really hoping these would work for a total of four nodes so I could disconnect the wireless AP as well as getting rid of some cables.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for the difficulty you are experiencing.

We confirmed that it is ok to have multiple power line adapters as long as they are in the same electric circuit. They also need to have the same Network Name. The default network name is HomePlugAV. You can run the PowerLine utility to change the network name of Power Line adapters.

If you prefer not to use our PowerLine Utility, you also may press the “Group/Reset” button of each adapter for less than 3 seconds within 2 minutes. The adapters will automatically generate a random password to encrypt the powerline network.

Please contact our tech support at (408)-988-6092 or write an email to " ". Our tech support team will assist you with the issue. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

Best regards,
Edimax Tech Support Team

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  • Jesse A.
  • 12/27/2012 11:44:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood

Pros: Far superior to wireless. Able to be used in places that being hardwired is not possible. I have only owned this 1 day but I have to say it is great unless it suddenly self destructs in the next few years.

Cons: Not as good as being plugged directly into the router/switch

Other Thoughts: Router is a netgear 3700v3 and the wireless adapter is an ENCORE ENEWI-2XN45 Wireless N300 rated for 300mbps. The router, sending computer, and recieving computer are all gigabit. Distance between the two powerline adapters is 3 floors.

To test latency I used the command ping -n 100

Wireless latency:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 59ms, Average = 5ms

Powerline latency:
Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 5ms, Average = 3ms

I did a load test with a 964mb mp4 video file.The sending computer was wired into the router during both load tests Over powerline it cycled from 3 megabytes/s to 5 megabytes/s in a very consistent manner producing a very nice speed graph in windows 8. Over wireless the speed ranged from a low of 200 kilobytes/s to a peak of 3 megabytes/s but having an average of 1 megabyte/s. The load test showed much more consistent speeds along with higher speeds over powerline.

The powerline adapter was much much more consistent as I expected. Just as consistent as if I was directly plugged into the router. I find it surprising though that the wireless had the lower minimum latency, although by 2 milliseconds. Speeds were not as good as being direct to the router, but still faster than wireless. Overall I think powerline adapters are far superior to wireless.

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  • Erik H.
  • 12/27/2012 9:30:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Works Perfectly right out of the box into the wall

Cons: -none

Other Thoughts: For those of us who practically refuse to use wireless, this is such an amazingly perfect solution to every single household problem of home networking.

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  • Justin T.
  • 12/27/2012 2:58:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Easy to use.

While testing I did plug one end into a surge protector (APC P11VNT3) and it still worked without much interference/speed loss . I wouldn't run it like that full time though, I was only testing. I did not plug it into my UPS though which filters out a lot more stuff. That might be a future test.

Cons: I actually don't have a use for this right now, bought it on sale just because I wanted it!! American consumerism!!

Other Thoughts: I had no problems setting these up. Anyone who says the instructions are not good should really just learn to read? It's not hard to plug them into an outlet and press each button within 2 minutes to connect them.

Truthfully I did not do any research before buying these and after I ordered them I talked to someone who clued me in on some things that might affect the usefulness of these. Mainly, the ability (or lack of) for crossing circuits.

After some brief tests, I had no problems connecting to the network across circuits in-house (power outlets on different circuit breakers).

Additionally, I'm in a condo and I went to a neighbor's unit (as well as the common area hallway) and I was still able to connect to my network through their outlets.

As far as I am concerned (or know) the security implications of that ability is limited to the fact that if anyone else had an EOPL device they would have to "just happen to" push the connect button at the same time as I was setting up my units to be connected to my network. So no major concern.

In a future test I will see just how far the signal may transmit up the power lines and try connecting from a building on either side of me. Just for kicks.

Speed: In-house circuits were average wi-fi-ish speeds, around 2-3mb/s from a LAN ftp. Across circuits in the neighbors unit varied, around 1mb/s. Your results will vary based on the quality and condition of your power lines, among other stuff.

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