Summary: Powerline is a much better solution for extending your network to fixed (i.e. non-mobile) devices than is wifi. Sure, wifi is great for your phone, tablet and laptop, but not so much for your DVR, BluRay, game console or connected TV. Those devices need lots of bandwidth for video streaming, which will a) buffer and b) bog down the wifi for everyone else. Instead, pick up this handy two-pack of powerline adapters.
Great product and alternative to poor quality wireless
Benjamin Jones, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: Great product. I bought these because of a weak wireless signal in my office at home. Looking for an easy alternative. Easy to setup following directions from other users here on Amazon. Instructions that came with the adapters are junk. Plugged one adapter into the wall near the modem and plugged the ethernet cord into it. Waited a few moments and then plugged the other adapter into an outlet in my office. All green lights.
Great throughput, just like having a cat 5 cable ...
Michael Neuman, Amazon
30 August 2014
Summary: Just got these, bought two sets. The first two (unit by modem, second devise) were total plug and play. Great throughput, just like having a cat 5 cable attached to my modem and device! Tried adding additional units but hit snag, instructions NOT helpful. Called tech support and they walked me through activating additional units (you have to hit encrypt button of unit at modem, then hit encrypt button of additional unit.
Summary: This is amazing! I have a server and I was having a hard time to get it online wirelessly. I bought this device, and in a matter of minutes, without even installing the software, it was online at full Internet speed. This is what I did: 1) I plugged in one of the devices and hooked it up to the router. I waited for about 2 minutes (I don't know if you have to or not, I just did) 2) I hooked up the 2nd device close to it and waited for the light to blink.
Summary: Works like a charm right out of the box. Plug in at both locations, plug in the ethernet to your devices, and hit the encryption button on each to sync within 2 minutes. That's more or less it, however, note that I had to press the encryption button on the first, then on the second, then on the 1st again for them to sync. They work so well, I'm buying two more for other rooms.
Summary: Fast adapter! With the benefit of pass thru powerline! Physically bigger than none pass thru adapters though. Connected an 8 port switch on the other adapter with desktop, printer and magic jack attached. All worked perfectly!
Summary: I live in a backyard inlaw studio apartment. The wifi from the main house did not reach my apartment nor is there a separate ethernet port in my apartment. I tried numerous solutions. Buying a stronger/longer range wifi router for the main house, buying a wifi range extender by the same company (ZyXEL) which turned out to be absolute crap and stopped working after a few weeks (as well as the replacement device they gave me), I tried optimizing which channel the main...
Summary: I bought these because I have an upstairs room (my office) that receives very weak wi-fi signal. Unboxed these, plugged them in as instructed, and had an instant blazing fast connection. My only complaint is the size/configuration of these makes the second plug on the outlet unusable.