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ZyXEL PLA4205 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Up to 500Mbps

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  • Homeplug AV, IEEE 1901
  • Ethernet port
  • Up to 500Mbps

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Plug and Play Network Access throughout the Home

The PLA4205 makes it easy to add another device to your home's existing Powerline network. With one PLA4205 plugged into an electrical outlet, use an Ethernet cable to connect it to your existing broadband modem. From there, a second PLA4205 unit will easily and instantly convert any electrical outlet in your home into an Ethernet port for your PC, game consoles, or any other device requiring Ethernet connectivity. With advanced HomePlug AV technology and data rates of up to 500Mbps*, the PLA4205 provides stable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity throughout your home without the mess or hassle of running complicated wiring.

diagram pla4205 kit

Power Up Your Home Network with Blazing Speed!

  • Plug-and-play for easy installation
  • Data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbps* for video streaming and gaming
  • QoS enhances media streaming quality
  • Power-saving mode reduces energy waste

diagram pla4205 Speed

Blazingly Fast Speed

Powered by the latest IEEE 1901 technology and a Gigabit Ethernet port, ZyXEL's 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter can provide a stable high-performance network for you to enjoy multiple HD streams, multiplayer gaming and Web surfing simultaneously.

diagram pla4205 Lag Free

Enjoy Stable HD Videos and Gaming

With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4205 installed, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access by HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.

QoS Enhances Media Streaming Quality

Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services, HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP.

diagram pla4205 Streaming
diagram pla4205 Green: power-saving

Power-saving Mode

When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4205 will enter a power-saving mode, reducing energy consumption by approximately 80% when compared to adapters without this function.

Powerline Comparison Chart (PLA4205)

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* The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from IEEE 1901 specifications. Actual data transfer rate will vary from network environment including: distance, network traffic, noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions.

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Learn more about the ZyXEL PLA4205




Homeplug AV, IEEE 1901
128-bit AES Encryption
Ethernet port
Power on/off
Powerline link/quality: Green: Best, Amber: Better, Red: Good
Ethernet link/activity
Safety:CE-LVD, UL/cUL
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
Connection Speeds
Kit Type
Frequency Band
2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz
Power Supply
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption:
Full operation: 5 Watt max.
Power-saving mode: 1 Watt max.


0°C ~ 40°C
20% ~ 90% Non-condensing


Ethernet interface: 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbp RJ-45 connector with auto MDI/MDIX support

Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes

Range: Max. range up to 300 meters over power line

Power Saving Mode: If link is inactive for a period (default setting: 60 seconds)

Quality of Service (QoS):
Support up to 4-level type QoS
Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field

Dynamic Neighbor Network Support: IGMP

Encrypt button
Reset button

Power Plug type: Two pins for US 120 V(US type)

Plug-and-play for easy installation.

Dimensions & Weight

2.79" x 2.56" x 3.74"
0.29 lbs.


Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
Support CD
Warranty card
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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