Pros: 100% consistent connection. I have this between my modem and my router and get no bandwidth loss 35Mb down and 11Mb up. When I tried a Linksys PLEK500 in the same configuration (between my modem and router) The Linksys bottle-necked my connection to ~20Mb down and 11Mb up. Highly recommend this Adapter. Make sure you get the kit (TPL-308E2K) or 2 of these (TPL-308E). My condo was built in 1968, I live in Chicago. Just including that as a reference for electrical lines.
Cons: Does not work well on the same circuit with my Linksys PLEK500. When I plug in the Linksys my speed gets even more capped at around 8Mb so I can't use them together. This is one of the situations where the less expensive product outperforms .
Summary: Wanted Ethernet for old DVR that got moved to a bedroom. I did not read directions - plugged one into my router and the other in the bedroom and it just worked. Speedtest.net claimed 25Mb/S, which is almost what my provider delivers. Nice.
Summary: I bought this product because I needed a single internet access point that was nearly on the opposite end of the house from the wireless router. The setup could not be easier. I simply plugged the two into power outlets, connected one to the wireless router and the other to my computer and windows 8 automatically found it and connected.
Summary: I needed to get an internet connection into my garage and didn't want to buy a WiFi extender. This cheap powerline ethernet kit did the trick ($30 on sale). However, it's very slow - it doesn't get anywhere near 200mbps or even 100mbps for that matter. I bought this knowing that already but still, it's fairly pitiful. The best speed I could coax out of it was 36mbps (file transfer), and that's with the two adapters in the same room.
Summary: Works flawlessly, easy setup. However I needed a CAT5 connection and it was too far from a router so I used the powerline. Unfortunately powerlines do not have their own IP. A WIFI repeater would have been a better purchase.
Summary: I bought 2 of these kits for $24 each. Have installed them and hooked them up; installation was very easy and straightfoward. Just plug and play. Speeds are also very good. The TRENDnet utility included reports link speeds of 55Mbps from upstairs to downstairs; the light is amber. I can discern no difference whatsoever between when I had my connection hardwired by cable, to when I am using this. Ping/bandwith are identical (barring LAN bandwith). Everything is great.
Pros: Easy to set up; requires literally no technical knowledge, Can be very fast and consistent, much more so than wireless, Good price for this particular unit when on sale
Cons: CAN be fast, but this is dependent on your specific house wiring; may in fact be very slow, Network performance can still be affected when you use applicances that use a lot of power (eg: microwave, treadmill), High pitched squealing sound, that you may or may not hear depending on how quiet and sensitive to sounds you are
Summary: the MAC in the basement can still pick up good signal from the modem on the 3rd floor but I purhcased a pair of these to ensure a more stable network. Almost plug and play and I never got another complaint about crashing.
Pros: easy to set up and much more stbale than the WIFI set up via the modem directly when in the basement
Cons: speed. For pepople who needs faster speed,there are other units in reasonable price for higher speed.
Pros: First, this is one unit only. A second unit must be purchased to male the pair. Once you get two units, then to pair them is very fast. All green lights... then the trouble starts, RED, Orange lights etc. Summary, does not work in a reliable way.
Summary: Very simple solution to a wireless network with dead zones. Plug n Play no fuss. Software works and is simple as well. I get 103 Mbps streaming video on you tube to my tv through my wiring. Not bad atall.
Pros: Plug n play, very simple.dont have to run cable, great for weak points in your wireless coverage.