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TRENDnet TPL-305E
8.3 out of 10

TRENDnet TPL-305E

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Overall 8
8.0

Easy peasy... or not

T. W., Amazon
16 December 2014
  • Summary: Bought this to extend my LiveWire powerline system. Plugged it in but it was not recognized by the default network. With a simple renaming it worked like a charm. That being said the rest of the network "got lost".
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Overall 10
10

Works very well

Amazon Customer, Amazon
16 July 2013
  • Summary: This is a relatively inexpensive Powerline adapter that works well. The three ports are especially nice for plugging in multiple computers, game consoles, etc for consistent network connectivity.
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Overall 10
10

Works Great

Finman, Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: I love these TRENDnet Powerline adapters. This was 5th one I've bought for my house and all you need to do is plug another adapter into a wall socket and off you go. Very fast with our Gigabit switch running the entire house from the basement.
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Overall 8
8.0

No 1080 but will work.

Robbin N., Newegg
1 June 2013
  • Summary: If you have noisy domestic appliances (electrically noisy) then you will experience dropouts. I’m afraid I experienced them even when I had disconnected a known source of noise, our freezer causes a fluctuation on the mains circuit when it kicks in and this was causing dropouts.
  • Pros: Good, compact design. Setup was quick and fool proof and pretty much out of the box. Packaging is robust and protects well although perhaps a little bulky given the size of the items.
  • Cons: Bandwidth may be a disappointment for some people, and is very dependent upon your house wiring’s age and the route taken between the two plugs. This is not a con of these particular devices but common to all powerline adapters. Even in ideal conditions the bandwidth will not be 200 Mbps, as the ...
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Overall 8
8.0

TRENDnet TPL-308E2k

Jiang D., Newegg
30 May 2013
  • Summary: The biggest issues with any poweradapter is to check your fuse panel. This along with the quality of your power line. Some larger houses might have two fuse panels and if that's the case, the power adapter will not work because they're not on the same panel.
  • Pros: I previously have been using ZyXEL PLA407, which by the way is a great powerline product. I had great success with it. Both the ZyXEL and this TRENDnet are rated for 200Mbps so I thought it would be a great idea to do a comparsion between the two. ZyXEL: 1. Flawless syncing 2. Adding additional p...
  • Cons: I didn't experience any potential cons that would turn me away. These products are supposed to be simple plug and play. The thing about powerline networking is even regardless of their advertised speed, it's really good for some basic things. I was only able to get at max 2Mbps which are good for...
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Overall 8
8.0

45mbits max for me - another powerline ethernet adapter, works as advertised, mostly

Darrell L., Newegg
30 May 2013
  • Summary: You have to plug directly into the wall, I tried going through my surge protector(s) and indeed they didn’t work for me. In testing the TP-Link TL-PA2010Kit, I got speeds of near 60mbits, which is about 33% faster than I could get this one. It may be an alternative for you if the price is right.
  • Pros: I tested this using 2 gigabit ports on PCs,with factory made cat6 cables, transferring from RAMdrive to RAMdrive thus you can be assured that there are no bottlenecks in my PC, in a house that was built in 1984. This matters because the house and it’s electrical wiring really comes into play here...
  • Cons: Why do they advertise 200mbit when it’s only a 100mbit port?
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Overall 8
8.0

Reliable and portable

Mr. S., Newegg
30 May 2013
  • Summary: These are literally 1/5th the size of other adapters I own. The older ones look like a brick after using this one. If you require a wired connection and have a portable need, these are for you.
  • Pros: Size counts, the nano design works great for my portable rigs. Easy hookup and comes with all the wires needed. Reliable connection speeds and is capable of streaming HD content.
  • Cons: I would not use these for my primary pc connection to game, work or download large files.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just works but don't expect miracles

Patrick H., Newegg
30 May 2013
  • Summary: Opening up the package you are confronted with the two small powerline adaptors themselves, two gray Ethernet cables approximately 70 inches long, a sparse ‘quick installation guide’ and a CD with the user’s guide and an installation utility.
  • Pros: I decided to do something typically male when the Trendnet Powerline kit arrived. I opened the box, hooked up the Ethernet cables and never even glanced at the instructions. Nothing horrid happened; things just worked. These are as close to foolproof as can be. I have a newer home so maybe that h...
  • Cons: However on my desktop system with a gigabit Ethernet jack the throughput stayed the same at a steady 100 Mbps. Now this is fast enough for most thing but not conducive to transferring large files. When comparing file transfer speeds over a gigabit Ethernet wire compared to the Trendnet powerline ...
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Overall 10
10

Fits the bill perfectly

G. BLAIR "GBlair", Amazon
30 January 2013
  • Summary: I needed multiple ethernet outlets available behind my entertainment center - (for PS3, DVR and TV) - this fit the bill perfectly!
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Overall 10
10

Extend your network without running cables!

C. Thao, Amazon
17 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought a pair of Trendnet with a single port, and I bought this 3 port to add to my existing Powerline system. I don't know how different brand mix and match works but if you buy the same brand they just works. My pair works perfectly with this 3-port.
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