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Zyxel PLA5205
9.0 out of 10

Zyxel PLA5205

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Overall 6
6.0

Good performance but cost you two grounding type power outlets

Sonja E. Behling, Amazon
2 February 2015
  • Summary: A good product to stream videos over the ac power-line. It saves you one AC plug, but cost you two grounding type power outlets. The reason for this is that the device's case is too big and will cover the grounding part of a standard NEMA 2 plug receptacle.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better than wireless, but barely.

Mike, Amazon
11 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works, but you need to adjust the settings

ccarp, Amazon
3 August 2014
  • Summary: It works as advertised, but the "green" feature that puts the devices into standby mode seems to be a problem. Once it goes into standby mode, it doesn't come back on. However, there is a solution.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nothing Special

Hazelnus "Jeff", Amazon
16 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to upgrade to a Homeplug AV2 powerline device from my current Homeplug AV device (Actiontech PWR511K01 500 Mbps ). I thought that since everything else in my network was Gigabit ethernet, I could get an AV2 device with wider frequency spectrum and that had a gigabit ethernet port to...
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok.. Don't set expectations too high

Damon & Michelle C "DMCnMAC", Amazon
15 October 2013
  • Summary: Installed and working now for 2 months. .. Definitely effected by your homes power lines and I only truly get 35 Mbps. Would have been more helpful if something was provided describing common problems with signal interference and how to get better performance instead of trial and error.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed

Marcus T., Newegg
16 July 2013
  • Pros: It works. Plugged the two units in and within about 30 seconds, I had them connected together and communicating.
  • Cons: Slow. I was hoping I could get better speeds than the wireless in my home. It says 600Mb/s on the packaging. I unplugged my wireless router from my switch, and plugged this device in. I was able to copy files at 6MB/s with my wireless and only got about 3MB/s with this device. Definitely not as f...
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Overall 6
6.0

Finally figured out the problems...

error, Amazon
18 June 2013
  • Summary: Original title: DO NOT GET another router or wireless extender. GET THIS! So, I had tried three different routers (ranging in price from $50-$200, TP-Link, Belkin, Netgear). While all of them delivered my ISP's promised 50MB/S internet speed when I was within 10 feet of the router, the signal...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good

Jonathan R., Amazon
14 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm having intermittent issues where the transmit rate goes from 65Mbps down to 5Mbps (sitting right next to the thing). Disconnecting/reconnecting devices seems to kick-start it back up to the higher transmit rate, but within a few minutes it will go back down to 5 Mbps again.
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