Would only have been useful in 2001 - before wireless internet
Karenina M. Wolff "wulfs", Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: This is how this thing works: 1 unit gets plugged into the wall and into your wireless router or your modem. The other unit gets plugged into the wall in a different room and you have to use an ETHERNET CORD to connect your device to it. The only "wireless" thing about it is that the 2 units communicate wirelessly, but otherwise you have to plug everything else in. SO not worth it for the price!
Summary: Wifi just downright sucks compared to the blazing fast speed that these bad boys give you! speedtest.net results: Wifi: Ping - 15ms, Download - 19.54Mbps, Upload - 11.59Mbps Zyxel pla5205kit: Ping - 1ms, Download - 51.36Mbps, Upload - 11.67Mbps
Summary: Only getting about 80mbps between two outlets on the same circuit and about 25 feet apart vertically. It could just be the old wiring but I would think the short distance could do better with these.
I'm Happy if These Work for You - All I got was Worked!
Electronic Baggage, Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: Three hours of trying to setup is my limit. Bought these to replace a first gen Powerline adapter setup that I've used for years as an early adopter of the tech. I bought two kits for a total of four adapters to use on three outlets with one extra in case I wanted to get a signal in another room eventually. The initial setup with the utility was fine. The most frustrating part of the experience is that the adapters all found each other easily.
Summary: Maybe the connection is not poor, but when I attempt to copy the files from one end to the other, I get less then optimal speeds. Sometimes I can't even break 1 MBit. If you have a wireless option, I would recommend it over the powerline solution.