Summary: These are really amazing little devices. Our wireless router is in the office and there are areas in the house where we just didn't get a wireless signal. We also had a handful of devices we wanted to hardwire (to quickly download movies or other files). We plugged these in, pressed a few buttons, and they worked. Now we have a significantly better wireless connection in the living room and bedroom.
These devices work well but the information you get about them is really confusing
9 March 2014
Summary: First - Linksys or Cisco have three products with very similar names. I think these are the three versions: 1/ Box containing two different devices - one plugs into the wall AC and your router. The other plugs into the wall somewhere more remote in your house and then you wire it to your computer Amazon have this kit as the PLEK 400 2/ Box containing two different devices - one plugs into the wall and into your router - the other plugs into the wall AC in some more...
Meets my needs exceedingly well; installation/configuration process a bit nebulous
ABnATL "ABnATL", Amazon
5 March 2014
Summary: My situation: Our primary Wireless router was on the main floor. Signal strength worked tremendously well for the main floor and basement, however the signal strength in some upstairs areas is poor making it impossible to surf the web, stream videos, etc. Tired this product and once I got it set up and configured, it works perfectly for our needs. Strong signal strength so now we effectively have whole house coverage.
Excerpt: After a change of modem/router by Comcast, my WiFi was super poor. I was advised by a Comcast installer about Linksys PLWK400. This item is GREAT. I now have a "hard wire" in my basement and great WiFi in the whole house. Only negative comment is I had to look online for directions to install.
Summary: First I bought the Linksys RE1000 range extender. We had connectivity issues with iPad's, iPhone's, laptops, Blackberry's, etc. Basically anything that moves around the house while on WiFi. The RE1000 works as a proxy so your devices get a fake MAC address when connecting to it. No problem for TV's and such that don't move between the AP's. For mobile devices though, after a few days the DHCP table would fill up and we'd run out of IP's.
Excerpt: The product is great, performs as advertised. The installation doc was a little misleading in the area of 'wall outlet' usage and here is what you need to know, the device uses the 'common' side of your home's electrical wiring so you can use any outlet in your home that is wired to the same service panel, the outlet does not have to be on the same circuit breaker. I got this info from 'live chat' on the website. Hope this helps.
Excellent 200Mbps adapters--don't waste your money on most 500Mbps on the market
J. Martin, Amazon
19 November 2013
Summary: UPDATED ON MARCH 3, 2014: I recently bumped up my internet speed and began running some speed tests to verify this. I was surprised to find out that the throughput over these powerline adapters had dropped by over 50% since I originally reviewed them. I've tried resetting them and reinstalling the firmware, but the problem remains.
Excerpt: A normal router won't cover all of the areas of my house i need covered and I've been trying to use a wi-fi extender for years. When it worked it was fine, but there always seemed to be problems. This has worked flawlessly since installation.
Summary: REVIEW REFERENCES the "Wireless" Unit: Pros: 1. Connectivity is rock-solid and it took about 5 minutes to set up a new secure network. Smart devices in the home easily jump between this network and the old one in different wings of the residence. 2. Linksys is a company I trust because my Linksys router has been working non-stop for 8 years without a single problem. I expect their networking equipment to just work and it does. Always. 3.