Pros: works through 3 electrical sub-panels in 2 story house with split power system, supports on-line gaming without noticeable lag, easy to install, plug and play
Cons: none significant. will not work through surge suppressors (minor issue)
Pros: I was able to get a LAN connection upstairs in my house which was super awesome. Things run really well and are a breeze to set up.
Cons: Sometimes disconnects for me. Probably once every hour or so. It really hurts my experience playing games as the outage normally kicks me off of whatever game I'm playing. I often end up just going back to WiFi.
Overall Review: Mine probably just had something wrong with them - they were still super helpful and I do really like them otherwise.
Pros: Amazing product purchased on sale from Newegg. On my FIOS 75 mbps network the first connection is router + switch + PLE400 (1-port). Second connection is PLS400 + computer. Units are operating at different ends of the house. During setup with both units in the same room, getting 72 mbps transfer speed. With distance through house wiring, getting 55 mbps solid. Each unit has the latest firmware.
Cons: Documentation could be better explaining how to set up the user defined network key for both units. That is, found it best to hook each unit up to the computer when changing keys.
Overall Review: Initial home network setup was wireless via the crummy Verizon Actiontec router and two high gain antennas (purchased from Newegg), but results disappointing. Moving the router helped and increased the transfer speed, but still disappointing. Tried a wireless repeater, but kept dropping the signal. Next I tried a low cost LEA Networks (France) Powerline kit that was better, but still not up to par with the LINKSYS Powerline kit. Even though LINKSYS clearly states in the User Guide that both units need to be on the same circuit breaker, they may really mean on the same breaker panel box. These units work fine between different circuit breakers in my home.
Pros: My son has been gaming from his room on wifi for about 3yrs. The more games or content data he consumed the worse his connection would seem to get. My son could not watch youtube because of the streaming delays over wifi. I bought this item when it was on shell shocker to give it a try.
I installed it on the top floor of our house from one end to the other. Now that we have this item installed he has no issues with accessing the internet at all. He has both his XBOX and PC hooked to the hub end on this device and it works flawless. It is also faster than the previous wifi hookup. I am pleased with this item. It is truly the right device in this scenario for the job.
Overall Review: In the description it states a bandwidth throughput higher than theoretically possible on 10/100 Ethernet ports but it is stating speeds over the electrical connection between the devices not output at the Ethernet ports. This can be confusing. Just wanted to clear it up a little.
Pros: Plug in point into my router and the other plug into my entertainment system, works great. Simple to setup, and high speeds is great. I haven't had any crazy issues, speeds are excellent
Cons: None so far
Pros: I have had this network adapter in use for a month now and am impressed with how reliable the connection is. I was using a wireless adapter that worked great until the microwave was turned on. With this product I have not lost my connection at all even with the dreaded microwave being in use.
Before buying this product, I looked at other similar items but price wise this product with its 4 Ethernet ports was the better deal because it was on sale at the time of purchase.
I haven't run into any issues yet but will update in the future it I do.
Cons: None at the moment.
Pros: 1) expands by 4 ports, not one.
2) I got them on sale for $39.99
Cons: 1) No manual or any type of documentation. I normally don't even care about this, however since I ran into issues right from the get go it would have been nice.
2) They don't like to pair. I have in fact never been able to get them to pair with each other, and then only with with my existing set of TP-LINK TL-PA211.
3) They single port adapter is significantly larger than than others, but feels lighter. (as if they spared money on the internal components, and gave it a large case to make it look more significant)
4) The reset button is very hard to use when these are plugged in (which I assume they must be for it to work). It is recessed, and requires something to be inserted to use it. Depending on your home layout, this may be difficult to do.
Overall Review: I bought the TP-LINK TL-PA211KIT some time ago, and have always been very happy. They were a breeze pair, and were very reliable. In the 22mo I have owned them, I have had a single glitch, where unplugging one for 5 seconds resolved the issue. I spent 4 hours "fiddling" (yes, that is the technical term) with the new adapters. I was never able to add them to the existing network, and never able to get them to pair with each other. When I would disconnect them for 10 seconds, I would need to repair them when I reconnected them. The tp-links did not suffer from this. Once I became annoyed and reconnected the original adapters, they immediately re-paired. It is not my intent to tell you how great TP-LINK gear is. In fact, I usually try and avoid them. But look at the higher priced linksys/cisco experience in comparison. Way back in the day when Cisco first purchased Linksys I remember my only worry being that they would become more expensive. Over time, this fear was joined by the realization that Cisco no longer seemed to care about quality in the Linksys line. The products coming out branded with Linksys by Cisco seemed to slowly loose quality. I found that the bigger the Cisco Name, the lower the quality became. This was my last attempt at trusting the Linksys name. Of course now that they appear to be owned by Belkin, who knows what to expect. Having trusted the name for so long, I am somewhat saddened to need to finally admit that Linksys is dead.
Pros: works (kind of)
Cons: - freezes occasionally (frequency depends on network position)
- utility does not recognize other brands
- other brands' utilities won't recognize it
Overall Review: If your PowerlineAV network consists of Linksys only, it wight work without any problems - Mine consists of many brands (Zyxel 500, Tp-Link 200, trendnet 200) - they all work well together and recognize each other without any problems, and their utilities list/measure everything properly - no hang-ups. Linksys is the only exception (see above). I may have to sacrifice the 1-port adapter and an extra router port to get this to work properly. welcome to suggestions/ideas.