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Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT Premium 200Mbps Powerline AV+ Pass-Through Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 Units)
  • HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
  • 10/100Mbps Ethernet port
  • Up to 30% faster than standard Powerline AV 200
  • PHY speed up to 500Mbps

Pros:

A Newegg Eggxpert review for the "Rosewill RPLC-200PKIT": I was anxious to re-try this technology. I had tried similar products years ago and they failed miserably. First, I was pleasantly surprised by the super easy setup. My modem/router, an Actiontec Q1000 (Century Link), coexists nicely in a basement cupboard sharing a power outlet with Remote Power Line Connector (RPLC) #1. The included 5 foot ethernet cable was 4 foot longer than it needed to be. DON'T FORGET to press the "Reset/Security" button where the ethernet cable plugs in to turn on encryption.

It took me longer to walk up 2 flights of stairs than it took to setup the second RPLC. I use my laptop in a spare bedroom where in can sneak to when I can't sleep. I also use that room to charge all our small devices - phones, tablets, RC cars. The only reason I mention this is that there was only one outlet available for RPLC #2 at it would need a much longer ethernet cable. I used a 15 foot spare. Again in the time it took to relocate a power strip (~30 seconds), my Windows 7 Home had already located and installed the proper drivers. From the laptop I turned off the router's wireless service, then the laptop's wireless. That was 12 days ago and it's been working flawlessly since.

Cons:

The units are large, too large if you need to plug 3-prong power cord into the second outlet, I didn't so no dings.

Other Thoughts:

I didn't get the transfer rates others reported, but the RPLC is at least a 30% improvement over my wireless. But most importantly, it doesn't "drop signal."
RPLC - 3.8 MB/sec up & down, large files. Wireless 2.9
RPLC - 3.5 MB/sec up & down, small files. Wireless 2.4
Newegg has an error on their "Rosewill High Performance Powerline Adapter" chart. The RPLC-200KIT and RPLC-200PKIT allow speeds up to 200Mbps/sec not 500Mbps, as the 200KIT and 200PKIT have 10/100baseT connections.

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