- Includes two TPL-308E adapters
- 200 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet
- Compact form factor saves space
- Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%
Great for the price 02/12/2014
This review is from: TRENDnet TPL-308E2K Powerline 200 AV Nano Adapter Kit Up to 200Mbps
Totally plug and play, couldn't be easier to set up. Everything you need is in the box.
After plugging both units into different outlets in my little computer room I ran some tests and saw 9 - 10MB/s with very little fluctuation. I then moved the receiving unit to the far end of my house where I wanted to use it with my Roku 3. I first ran another speed test and saw around 4MB/sec which is the same as what I was getting with another brand Powerline system previously which leads me to believe my electrical wiring is the problem. 4MB/sec is still a lot faster than my wireless is able to provide in that location and this is rock solid where the wireless is not.
The price of course is a big plus. I paid a lot more for the other brand that this kit replaced after the other brand died on me after a year.
I notice a buzz when I plug it into my power strip (but not the UPS strangely enough). Its a little annoying, but when the TV is on I can't even hear it.
My throughput is slightly reduced due to running one unit on a UPS and the other on a power strip, but the manufacturer says that this is not recommended and to plug directly into the outlet, so that's my own fault but I prefer to have some protection at the cost of some speed.
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