Excerpt: I hoped to extend my Wi-Fi range to a diffeent building on our lot. The device worked OK in the house, but could not reach the second building. The problem was apparently too many circuit breaker boxes to traverse. Other reviews had warned about this issue, but I tried it anyway. It's probably a good product, but it did not do the job for me, apparently beause of the circuit breakers and the range. So I was disappointed to have to return it.
Summary: I purchased the PLWK400 two months ago (Feb 13) to hookup an Xbox (wired connection) and to get better wireless coverage in our game room at the opposite end of our house. I went with the Linksys Powerline solution only because I already had an existing Linksys router. Although I had it up and running the same day it arrived, I could never figure out how access the AP to lock down the wireless security.
Summary: Once installed it works well. I was surprised to find that a separate wireless network was established. From the name I expected it to be a simple extension of my existing wireless. The installation was far from simple. I read and re-read the instructions and was unable to get it to work. Had to call support and we went through an involved procedure not covered in the documentation. On the positive side support was very helpful and got me up and running.
Summary: I live in a one-floor apartment and my Wi-Fi would not reach from my living room to the furthest bedrooms. All of my rooms are on the same circuit breaker, so this product was a good potential solution for me. I'll start by saying that when the product works, it is really fantastic. I couldn't believe the speeds I got in my bedrooms after installing this product. The product has solved my WiFi range issue. So, why only 3 stars then?
Summary: From CISCO online support: "Unfortunately, your device is not yet compatible to work with Windows 8. It still doesn't have drivers compatible for Windows 8." So if you want to update the firmware or do anything with the utility, you can't do it with Windows 8, even after adjusting the compatibility settings.
Excerpt: This extender worked very well in improving the signal strength in other areas of my large home. My main problem with it, and the reason it doesn't get 5 stars, is not the wifi strength, but rather the lack of settings and management options. For example, I have a MAC address filter on my router, but when the signal is being picked up from the extender, the MAC address filter does not work on the extender.
Summary: Compré tanto este kit como el que viene con un emisor con switch de 4 puertos. Este cumple su misión mucho mejor ampliando el alcance de mi wifi. Da una señal muy buena y de una potencia aceptable.
Summary: Los aparatos están bien y cumplen su cometido básico. El problema es que los aparatos suelen estar enchufados a la red junto con otros aparatos electrónicos y estos introducen "ruidos" eléctricos en la red que reducen drásticamente el rendimiento y estabilidad de la red. Sería muy interesante que Amazon ofertara Atenuadores de Ruido para PLC junto con este producto. Llevo horas buscando en Google y solo he encontrado para EE.UU.