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Expert Review

20 February 2011
  • Conclusion: While the results of the speed test were disappointing, however they were not totally unexpected. The advertised 500Mbps is a theoretical max under perfect conditions and will significantly drop depending on the distance between the adapters.
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500 Mbps Not! : TRENDnet TPL-401E2K 500 Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit Reviewed

16 December 2010
  • Conclusion: HomePlug AV compatible, IEEE 1901-compliant powerline adapter kit with Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and higher maximum throughput than HomePlug AV
  • Pros: 70 Mbps maximum throughput, HomePlug AV certified and interoperable
  • Cons: 70 Mbps maximum throughput, Throughput drops with distance
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Overall 7


8 December 2010
  • Summary: If you want to get the most data throughput speed out of your home electrical wiring, the TrendNet TPL-401E2K kit is the only choice on the market for now.
  • Pros: The TrendNet TPL-401E2K 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit offers the fastest performance among powerline kits on the market. The kit incorporates a push button for security and is convenient to use.
  • Cons: The TrendNet TPL-401E2K has only one Ethernet port, no power pass-through socket, and requires to be plugged directly into the wall. The kit's auto-power-down feature might create a temporary disconnection.
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Expert Review

21 February 2011
  • Conclusion: Även om resultaten av hastighetstestet var en besvikelse var det inte helt oväntat. Den annonserade 500 Mbit/s är ett teoretisk maximum under perfekta förhållanden och kommer att minska avsevärt beroende på avståndet mellan adaptrarna.
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