Summary: The item(s) were easily installed and worked with no problem. Unfortunately, I had recently upgraded my Comcast cable system from the older Motorola to the new "X1" system. As soon as I plugged-in the TrendNet adapters, my X1 system acted-up. As it happens, Comcast is having all sorts of problems with it anyway, but there's no doubt that the Trendnet adapters added to the problems.
Summary: I have two of these units as well as two TPL-303E's. They worked fine for months, but then one of the 303E's failed to connect to the network. I then made the mistake of going to the TRENDET website, and downloading the Powerline Utility so I could add it manually, as the user manual instructed. By carefully following the instructions in the user manual, I ended up disabling every single Powerline device and trashing my network.
Summary: Setup the password and used the devices just for printing to a non-wireless printer instead of getting a printserver or leaving my computer on all the time for that service. Worked well. Good enough for printing and scanning. Problem is when I moved plugged the units in and they found each other fine but the computers could find the printer. Pinging the printer (same IP address as before) wouldn't work.
Summary: I bought two sets of these to replace an old Netgear PowerLine system that is no longer supported or compatible with the new standard protocol. It's as plug-and-play as it gets-- I didn't have any issues with these and the speeds are very close to advertised.
Summary: You can you this if your MAC or PC wireless receiver is bugging out. Just plug one into your router with and ethernet cord and into the power outlet and then the the other next to your computer and another ethernet cord into its ethernet port and BLAM your done and your computer is smoking hot. You can also plug in a wireless router this way on another level of your home or office doubling your signal with another firewall and more passwords (if you like).
Excellent product, easy to install, plug and play.
16 June 2013
Summary: This product solved my problem of wifi dead spots. The router wifi antenna is upstairs while my wife's laptop is downstairs in a fairly large house. This adapter kit is very easy to us, simply plug into electrical power outlets, then use the cables provided, one to the router and one to the computer. That's it. No drivers to load, no configuration, just use it.
Summary: I cannot be sure if this product actually speeds up my dvd player's streaming speed. My kid's Wii has a better wifi reception and when I hook up my dvd player to the product it still cannot compete with the Wii.
Summary: I've been using this device for a few months, and it works well. There's a hitch, though: TRENDnet warns you that it won't work if plugged in to a surge protector, and they're right. I conducting a few tests with just one endpoint in a surge protector, and performance degraded to near-unusable. This is a pretty serious problem. If there is a power surge, it could in theory go into the unprotected TRENDnet device, and right through the ethernet cable into your computer.
Summary: I was having issues with a media player that hooks up to my wireless router, which has a NAS (Network Attached Storage) connected to it; one corner of house to another. Every now and then the Wi-Fi would have issues, cause the movies to be choppy. Instead of getting into the attic to run Ethernet cable I figure I would give powerline Ethernet a try. So far so good, no issues, while I do get an amber color on the middle light, all is well.