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Edimax HP-5101K
8.5 out of 10

Edimax HP-5101K

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Reviews and Problems with Edimax HP-5101K

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Overall 6
6.0

Not brilliant... but OK

Maxim P., Newegg
30 December 2014
  • Summary: I bought this to have a better connection between the main desktop and the peripherals connected to the router (and the NAS I am about to buy). I didn't need this for faster Internet access since the WiFi I already had was already fast to use all of the bandwidth supplied by the provider.
  • Pros: It did increase the bandwidth of my network connection (but not dramatically). Seems pretty stable so far.
  • Cons: Not truly plug and play with Win 8.1. Had to install a component from the included CD-ROM and ran the utility. Takes some time for the units to find each other on the network. When all is configured, connection speed nowhere near the claimed 500 Mbps limit so there is a tiny bit of misleading adv...
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Overall 6
6.0

Died 13 months after purchase

James S., Newegg
7 April 2014
  • Pros: Worked fairly well for a year.
  • Cons: Finicky setup, needed to be reset about once a month and died only a year in.
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Overall 10
10

Great item to have

Tim, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: Having this item is very helpful when the house you live in is all stone and WiFi cant reach through out the house. Easy set up and easy to add on to existing units.
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Overall 10
10

good item

Dean J., Newegg
19 November 2013
  • Pros: good item, i use it to connect internet tv box, the speed is good.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Works ok

Scott Williams, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: Works as advertised, had no setup problems. Use is very straight forward, just plug them in to outlets and connect Ethernet cables. I plan to get more of these to use as an alternative to wireless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality.

gartail, Amazon
17 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought two sets of this and neither one of them lasted more than a couple of months. It's too late for me to return and hope this help prevent others from wasting money.
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Overall 10
10

I forgot I owned these

Josh L., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: I even unplugged these to move some stuff around. Plugged it back in (different outlets too) and it didn't need resyncing. I honestly forgot I had these because they work so well.
  • Pros: easy to set up. small.
  • Cons: took a couple tries to sync but it's only once.
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Overall 10
10

Plug and it plays :-)

Friend, Amazon
2 May 2013
  • Summary: Truly plug and play. Tested it between my computer and Mini PC. I'm able to get around 93 Mbps UDP traffic. TCP traffic is a little less than 80 Mbps. Please realize that the 500 Mbps rating is the PLC speed and not UDP/TCP data rate.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failure

ZACHARY C., Newegg
28 April 2013
  • Pros: Newegg delivered quickly, as usual. Good Price, if they worked.
  • Cons: Everything. I bought these because they are supposedly plug & play. My tech knowledge is average, but I'm not a network expert. The lights show good across the board, but the XBox it's connected to cannot access the network (when I go back to the extremely long and unsightly cat5e cable, it works...
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Overall 4
4.0

Misleading Speed Capability

Grumpiiii T, Amazon
10 February 2013
  • Summary: This product claims to support 500Mbps, which everyone should understand is theoretical as none of the Homeplug devices are actually capable of such speeds. However, this is known or should be know by most users. Edimax takes it one step further by including only a 100Mbps ethernet port.
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