Summary: I bought this, oddly enough, because I was building a new PC and in case I couldn't get my wireless working, I still wanted to be able to get online. That was really it. My wireless card actually worked, so this turned out to be superfluous, but I'm still using it! I was amazed at how easy the setup was right out of the box...there actually was no setup that I did. I plugged one unit next to the router and ran the ethernet cable to it.
Summary: A brilliant piece of technology. I bought a pair of these back in April from Tiger Direct for 45.00 and they worked so well, I just bought another pair here for the same price (I have seen single units for not much less which does not make sense). I would like to take 1/2 a star off for the instructions. The person(s) that wrote the manual should be shot! If I had my way, I would keel haul them first! The 1st two units synced up and worked right out of the box.
Summary: I always run CAT5 whenever possible, but I have one desk that I cannot run cabling to. I replaced my WRT54G that I was using as a wireless bridge with these, and I'm loving it. Awesome alternative to wifi bridging, but definitely not as good as a CAT5 run.
Summary: As others have mentioned, all you really need to do is plug these in, connect the CAT5 cables, and hit sync on the one that isn't connected to your router directly and you are more than likely going to be good to go. I bought these to address dropped signals when trying to stream Amazon Instant Video and Netflix on my Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller . Works perfect.
Summary: I was skeptical of this product given some of the reviews. Plus it seemed like an 'oddball' technology because I'd never heard of it. What I needed was a good, strong, wired connection downstairs (where the wireless is shoddy) to plug my Roku into as I've gone the route of NETFLIX+HULU and cancelled cable. Having read other reviews I knew to AVOID THE CD.
Summary: I bought a kit of two 200 Mb TRENDnet powerline adapters and tested them in two situations: 1. Between my upstairs bedroom (location of a free gigabit ethernet port) and my downstairs workroom. My house was built in the 60's, so it has 50 year old wiring. I ran multiple tests using iperf between two computers and saw 44 Mbs. 2. The killer.
Summary: After wasting my time with useless repeaters like the Asus, I decided to try the TRENDnet to speed up my downstairs room spotty internet connection. Originally, I had that desktop connected wirelessly to my upstairs router. My speedtest.net download speed was 1-2 Mbps if that. Even with a repeater next to it the speed was never more than 3 Mbps.
Summary: This product was so effective and so easy to set up I bought another set as additional adapters (and all work great). It took me about 5 minutes to set this up (if you know how to use a plug point and see if three green lights blink- Congrats! you can use this product). I could have installed in less time had I not plugged the first adapter into an extension cord.
Summary: I use a HAVA box (An alternitive to a Slingbox) to send cable to my computers and Android phone. The cable box is a long distance from a wired connection. I did not want to run cat5 to connect it so I read the other reviews and chose the TRENDnet kit. I have been using this system for a few weeks and it works fine. I removed the two units from the box, read through the user guide and then just plugged them in. It worked first time and has been working non-stop since.