Excerpt: Just plug it on the wall, connect the Ethernet cable, done! Contrary to other units, it works when the other plug on the wall is occupied. Made video streaming like YouTube and Netflix easy as pie!
Summary: I purchased this because I was having increasing problems with WiFi devices in my home theatre setup, in particular devices that only support 2.5Ghz. I can often 'see' as many as 6 other 2.5Ghz networks from neighbors and I have 6-10 WiFi devices in my home connected to the network at any given time. Just too much interference for reliable and consistent performance!
Pros: Quick and easy setup! (2 minutes...including un-boxing!), 4 Ports allow for connection of multiple devices without having to invest in a separate switch. (for same price as other models with a single port), Has provent to be more reliable and faster connection than 802.11N (2.5 and 5Ghz) in same locations in my home., Great price when on sale. ($49.99)
Cons: Not as fast as CAT5., No power pass-through. (other brands offer a power pass-through but not with 4 ports)
Summary: Bought this device on sale for 49.99 + tax hooked it up not knowing if it would work in my house. Sure enough pushed the sync button on both of them and was online within seconds works wonders with my Dlink Router also.
Summary: The pros I listed were of a replacement unit after I did an RMA on it. My first one had extremely bad disconnection issues (approximately disconnects for 30sec every 30 minutes, even disconnected while talking to tech support once) which after going through Linksys tech support, allowed me to RMA the PLS unit in the package and get it replaced. Linksys tech support was really great in handling the problems, it was what came after that was hell.
Pros: Good speeds from different floors of the house. Easy to setup
Summary: I spent quite a while fighting with this unit, I thought it wasn't going to work for me and that the wiring in my building was one two circuits. It turns out that these don't work through powerbars (or maybe just surge protectors). After I plugged them directly into the wall outlets, they connected just fine. The prongs don't fit tightly into the wall outlet. So it's hard to get them to sit straight in an outlet.
Pros: Very clean, fast speeds, easy to set up once on a viable line.
Cons: Doesn't work through power bars, slides around in outlet.
Summary: The fastest internet service I can get at my address is 7mbps. I knew I would lose some speed if I went with a wireless router for my Samsung smart Player, and I would have had to get a wireless receiver for my cable box. I chose instead to use this product though my electric lines. For the most part, the Linksys Homeplug works great. My speed is barely compromised, if at all. My streaming is smooth and web navigation on my laptop has no problems.
Summary: Arrived quickly and setup was very easy. I now have the network extended up two stories to the upstairs computer den with three computers sharing the connection. I compared the speeds to wireless and it was faster by a factor of 4. Went online for the monitor software and it works great. Definitely a keeper...