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Item#: N82E16833320072

ASUS PL-X32M HomePlug AV Powerline Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps

  • IEEE802.3/3u
  • Ethernet port
  • Up to 200Mbps
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Learn more about the ASUS PL-X32M

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
PL-X32M

Spec

Standards
IEEE802.3/3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
LEDs
Power, Ethernet Link, Data
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
Power Supply
AC 100~240V/50~60Hz
Dimensions
7.08" x 5.15" x 3.34"
Weight
0.52 lbs.
Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10 % to 85 % (non-condensing)

Features

Features
Coverage: Up to 5000 square foot home.

No New Wires Required.

1-Step Setup (No PC Required).

Reliable and Secure.

Built-in Quality of Service (QoS).

EuP (Energy Using Product) Ready.

Packaging

Package Contents
PL-X32M HomePlug AV Powerline Adapter Kit x 1
LAN Cable x 2
Quick Start Guide x 1
Support CD x 1

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 3/27/2013 1:26:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggspl-x32m is for misery.

Pros: Hooked up out of the box. As long as you don't give a care about security at all, the factory default settings hooked up...

Cons: On installing the buggy software included, then plugging in the device, lo and behold, a connection was made, not the advertised 200, but a respectful 75 mhz, though, since they were plugged in about 3 feet apart just for setup, you can't be too impressed. I then tried to place some kind of security other than the default- everything that was working at first. I put in my own username, and yes there was a place for a password. Ok I put in a simple password to check it out, needs to be 4 dash-separated groups of 4 alpha-numeric characters. I tried aaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd just to test it. It told me it was the wrong password. Keep in mind, there are no instructions to be found on how exactly to do this, I was using a logical progression that had succeeded in setting up other such devices. So now, I'm looking at the devices. I try first, the boldly printed password on the back of one device. 'incorrect password' was the response. Now I try the other logical choice, maybe it wants the password to the sending device. I unplug it and type in the number, (replug it and wait for flashing lights to calm down, hit enter, nope, incorrect password. I thought we were in a password-programming mode, not one that required ANY password to complete. Again, there are no instructions to help in this operation. Not in the included multi-language manual, of which 3 pages apply to english... And not in the similarly adorned pdf instruction file included on the cd- that tries to install an unwanted copy of adobe reader every time you click on it, even after you select 'no' when asked if you want the reader to install! Ok, now, after I have attempted (and failed) a crude attempt at a security setup, lets go on with testing. WAIT now they won't connect!!! It didn't seem to succeed to do anything, but now they aren't connecting! Ok, try the little add device window I assume is for when a security protected device appears on the network. I put in the name I'd renamed my device to. (Does it somehow want THIS???) it said it couldn't use that name, I captialized the first letter and it took it! Ok, what? Now I tried each password inputted into the programming interface, all failed. Ok, it looks like I have a couple of nice, white plastic bricks now, better reset to factory defaults! Lucky theres this nice recessed RESET button that the instructions tell us to depress with a paper clip or some other pointy object for the period of 3 seconds.

Other Thoughts: I do this to both devices. at first, and, unlike during other resets I've had the pleasure to perform, in this case ABSOLUTELY NOTHING happened! The lights remain exactly the same. I try holding the reset for more than 10 seconds, then I realise that about 10 seconds after doing this, the lights do go out, all 3 of them. then they come on again. And blink. And twiddle, or whatever it is they do for about 5 minutes or so. Now I assume both devices are reset to the values printed BOLDLY on the back of each, I mean, being a factory reset and such, but no, now I get no response! It would appear that the reset button doesn't reset! What does it do then? I wish I could have my evening back, wasted on these things!
ASUS, for shame, creating such a device, sending it to market with such a flaw, and no good description of ANYTHING, ANYWHERE in your anaemic documentation. The setup outlined in their manual works only for a direct connection, out of the box. Don't dare try anything else, you will end up with a brickful waste of time like I did! In my opinion, a reset is a reset, it should work... when all else fails.

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  • Paul B.
  • 11/15/2012 12:28:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsI think this product is much maligned

Pros: Works flawlessly out of the box, no configuration. Simple, and works. Isn't that what you want?

I only gave 4 stars because I think Powerline COULD be better... but it's pretty good, and reliable is ALL you really need these for... otherwise, quit being lazy, and run the cable!

Cons: Powerline has drawbacks. You can't have noisy power. You can't plug the boxes into surge suppressors. But this device doesn't have these problems powerline does. As best I can tell this works on par with any other powerline product, only smaller and easier to use.

Other Thoughts: We just bought a new house, and unlike my old house it wasn't wired for ethernet CAT6 in every room (what were the builders thinking?)... I slapped this kit into the house so I could get ethernet to my Media Center Windows 7 TV box in my TV room. My router is in the basement by the electrical panel (as is my modem). Works flawless. I have 15Mbps internet (not the fastest I know), but I got every bit of speed passed through this box. Also I use my media center box to stream to other devices (wired and wireless), I got every bit of my 100Mbps out of these boxes through my router. The statement they are 200Mbps is like a full duplex 100Mbps hub, but OK, it's still fast enough for surfing the web and basic HD streaming.

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  • Alexander L.
  • 7/26/2011 12:25:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent but depends on situation

Pros: Works decently for me. Router is two floors below in basement and live in a house with 6 people constantly using internet.
Speedline test speeds went from an unsteady 1-2 MB/s to a steady 11 MB/s and sometimes hit 16 MB/s. Haven't tested what a direct connect to the router speed is though.

Cons: The documentation is horrible. Haven't figured out how to set up the security portion of the network.
Pretty much assume that the security size doesn't work at all.
Installed software to assist in setting up secure network, but it would reject the MAC IDs that were entered.

Other Thoughts: I feel like these powerline networks are very hit or miss, depending on the location. Might try testing it in different locations in the house to see its effects later on.

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  • Mr. T.
  • 7/21/2011 9:30:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Home Network

Pros: This system was plug and play. Add two ethernet cables and everything worked from the start. Very simple set-up.

Cons: None found, but not available locally

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  • mohammed o.
  • 7/20/2011 1:02:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUseless

Pros: Doesn't work

Cons: I get 0.2 Mbps speeds with this where as wifi on the same system gives 6-8 Mbps. No support or help available. do not buy.

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  • David F.
  • 7/15/2011 10:57:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot Impressed - RMA Here I Come!

Pros: I got it on sale. It had a mail-in rebate, though I'll not be using it.

Cons: MANY. The product does not work well. The documentation is very lacking. The reset button works differently on one than it does the other. The pass codes printed on the unit do NOT work when trying to use the software to manage them (it says the pass code is wrong when using the software.

Other Thoughts: There should be a zero-egg option for products that fail to work as miserably as this one does. Clearly, this is not a product that was well designed or properly tested. Even if I just got a lemon, the poor documentation alone is worthy of the low rating.
Aside from the useless documentation, these things do not work beyond a minimal functionality. I live in a 1100 square foot Cape Cod, so my house wiring is not very long even if every room ran back to the circuit breaker, which it does not.
If they are plugged into the same outlet, you will get a good connection. If they are plugged into two outlets one room apart, the connection is "FAIR" to "POOR" according to the software. If one is in the house and the other is in the garage (my intended use), the connection is NONE.
I REALLY wanted these to do the trick. My garage is 60' from my house and has cinderblock walls, so wireless does not work. I will be returning these and trying something that others have had good success with.

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  • William H.
  • 7/14/2011 3:47:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThink it through

Pros: If only it both worked and was adequately documented . . .

Cons: The power led does not come on consistently on either of the included PL-X32M adapters as I try to configure them.
Pressing the reset button does not correct their power led problem. I tried to reset them with power and to reset them without power followed by plugging them in to no avail.
One rejected its password printed on its own body. Neither the manual nor the software (lacks help option) explains the software features and how to use them together to fully configure the adapters.

Other Thoughts: ASUS, I love your motherboards but this product and its documentation are subpar. I installed an entire Honeywell PLC system for an Art Museum 20 years ago and it was a far better experience 20 years ago with many devices.

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  • Brett P.
  • 7/11/2011 8:49:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsSo, uhhh...

Pros: I am pretty dang sure I know what this product is, but I'm pretty technical... some more description would be a good idea, I think - especially considering who I believe the target audience is... (to newegg reviewers: I don't own this item, so I'm not sure if this is the best way to go about pointing this out)

Cons: none - never owned the product

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