Summary: The good news is that the two Adapters in the TPL-303E2K kit are working well now. I only made them work an hour ago, so I don't know how long they will continue to work, but I get a strong Internet connection in a remote part of my home. I would rate the adapters at five stars for now. The bad news is that the TrendNet software is a disaster.
Summary: I read some of the other reviews here and ran into the same problems when following the instructions: The passwords would never take. Once you start resetting and doing what the troubleshooting guide says, everything is messed up. After spending 2-3 hours trying to get them to communicate, here's what I did to start over: 1.
Summary: Net: These TrendNet TPL-303E work after you've gotten them configured. Getting there may be difficult, at least with Win XP. Here are my notes so you can try some additional troubleshooting without contacting tech support. The first step in configuring the two units to work together is to connect directly to the router the local unit is connected to, and enter a password for the remote unit. At first, the remote unit was detected and I quickly entered the password.
Excerpt: Relatively straightforward to install. Took me two times although and I did the exact same exact process each occasions, it just didn't sync up the 1st time. Since the productive install, no issues. Can only get one hundred Mbps thruput.Even although it only uses 1 plug, this will take up any 2 plug outlet in effect b/c it blocks the prime outlet enuff to quit other things from plugging into it. So far, it's not as well bad.
Excerpt: Soon after I ultimately got them to connect, I got a 45 mbps connection speed when a single was upstairs but no timeouts on a continuous ping which is excellent adequate for Net connections and a 95 mbps connection with each upstairs on the similar circuit. Contrary to the documentation and the plug and play claimed in other critiques, neither adapter would show up in a scan until I changed the network name on both.