Summary: I own several PLA5107's and since they are Homeplug AV instead of Homeplug AV2 like these units, I needed to do a firmware update on the old units. No, they don't communicate at AV600 speeds since they were only designed for 200, but it allows me to start coverting to the faster units without...
Pros: Easy to set up and a quick e-mail to ZyXEL resulted in some help to get older ZyXEL models to "talk to" the PLA5205 units. Customer service could not have been better.
Pros: Definitely a speed upgrade for me. I was using a usb wifi wireless adapter and thought I would try this. At first I had the noise coming through the speakers, and after some research, realized it's caused by having the powerline adapter plugged into a power strip. I plugged it directly into the w...
Summary: Fantastic purchase. Very easy set-up. My wifi speeds went from 6 Mbps--> 35-40 Mbps. I bought these to extend my Airport extreme wifi network. One unit plugged into AEX (which is connected to fios modem/router with wifi turned off) via ethernet.
Summary: I use this product to connect my Blu-Ray set-top box to my home router. The acid test for me was being able to stream HD content from VUDU, Netflix, and Hulu without a single hiccup. Product was ridiculously easy to setup, and did not block access to my second outlet like some have reported.
A great way to get a hardwired connection without needing to run Ethernet
Dan B., Amazon
20 December 2014
Summary: These HomePlug power line adapters worked better than I expected. I have yet to run Ethernet through th house and this will help me push that off until I need to do that. I have a 100+ year old house but the wiring is all new. Wifi signals have been spotty from the back of the house.
Excerpt: I have had a pair of these for about a week. I bought them to provide more reliable networking for the AV gear on the far side of the house, to replace WiFi which has had dropouts. I found the distance to be too long for the Zyxels ... they connected reliably but speed was only about 15M.
Summary: If you are looking for speed, non of these powerline adapters are the answer. Find a high quality wireless adapter or better yet, run some wire.
Pros: It does work if you are on the same circuit but don't expect speeds anywhere near 600 Mbps.
Cons: I hooked this thing up in the same room only one plug over, (That's 6 feet) and the best I could get is 78 Mbps. When hooked in the next room over on a different circuit, the max speed dropped to 4 Mbps. This product is unusable. I don't think this problem is isolated to ZyXEL. I tested the TP-Li...
Good performance and compatibility at a lower price
8 October 2014
Summary: After being pleasantly surprised by the performance of a pair of AV2 powerline adapters from Linksys I figured I would try to extend my LAN to the garage for an additional AP and a few IP cameras. I can't believe how well the ZyXEL works.
Summary: I can't really use the product for gaming or for anything related to sound. The interference is worse with headsets.
Pros: It does the job. I needed something reliable. I had previously used a wireless connection that was unreliable and instead of shelling out money on a new router I decided to do with this and it does this job just fine. My connection does not drop.
Cons: Horrible sound interference from adapter. At first I thought my headset was broken but it happens with my speakers too. After some research this is a problem with powerline adapters. They emit some type of interference and the companies don't really build them properly to prevent it. This causes ...
Excerpt: Using this newest standard of powerline to connect the three other brands of powerline adapters placed throughout my house as the direct connection to the gigabit router/internet gateway. I have plugged it in, started using it and haven't touched it since : )