Summary: I got these as an open box item on NCIX eBay outlet for $45. They work great. From my computer room to my living room I get 180 MBPS. From my computer room in my apartment all the way to the furness room 3 floors down and on the building meter not my apartments one, 38 MBPS. I figured I wouldn't be able to connect at all on another power hookup.
Pros: Does not take up 3nd plug, Fast, Can go apart far away from each other and not fully on the same lines can work
Summary: I've used an 85 mbps "Turbo" Powerline ethernet kit for a couple of years in my house. Substituted in the same location, this Trendnet kit shows a connection speed of 95 mbss where the older kit showed 55 mbps. Although actual effective throughput is only about 25% of the nominal connection speed for both, it's more than adequate for a high-speed internet connection, and it's more stable than wireless.
Pros: Works just like all the other 200mbps HomePlug AV adapters
Summary: Faster and more stable than a wireless connection, if you have any devices on your network that require it and can't easily be reached by long Ethernet cables. Beware of the flimsy software provided for configuration. But once it's working, it keeps working.
Pros: Works quite well, more stable than wireless for connecting my desktop to the network as a media server.
Cons: The Trendnet configuration software will screw up the devices if you try to assign a password while running Windows 7. Use an XP machine instead. Beware!
Summary: This unit was cheap powerline networking and it works well. It runs from the farthest apart points in my 3 story home and I can stream HD up to 720P with no stutter or buffering. I was surprised at how well it works for the price.
Summary: Needed an ethernet connection to stream audio/video to home stereo/TV out in the living room. A contractor quoted $300 to run a Cat 6 cable around the house (around 200 ft). Picked this unit up on sale ($75.00 for a pair of units). The cheapest offering around. Setup and working in no time at all. Connected to a 100 Mbps switch. The throughput to the Patriot Media Player is about 100 Mbps.
Excerpt: Straightforward to set up, needed s/w install to enter device passwords and network names to enable encryption. Sometimes I manually have to do ipconfig /release & ipconfig /renew on the remote Pc to get a connection.Saw approx. 14 Mbps sustained throughput by way of my electrical wires. When I replaced the two powerline adapters with a 50 ft. Cat five cable, I saw approx. 92 Mbps sustained functionality (i.e.
Excerpt: Plug it in - it works! As other people noted, on a 2 plug outlet, will slightly block the upper outlet ground. Function in a three floor constructing with 40 offices and elevator. Plugged 1 in the back tech room, into a 5Mb hub and into a surge protector powerstrip. Plugged other into a powerstrip in an workplace on the other side of the creating. They just worked like magic!