Summary: -Like some others have reported, there is a faint high pitched noise. I have to turn my head a certain direction just to hear it. Although you won’t hear it if anything nearby is making noise also. But this could be a big negative to some people, depending on how sensitive you are to it.
Pros: -Nice compact size
Cons: -Not anywhere near the rated speeds, but that is typical of all the Powerline brands sold.
Summary: Other minor drawbacks are the LEDs on the front of the unit. They are not of a uniform intensity, and the light from one indicator bleeds into the next. So it can be difficult to tell whether the ethernet or the PL light is blinking.
Pros: Overall this is a neat little device. The biggest perk is that this kit comes with everything you need to get internet from near one outlet to another. Simply is a plug and play.
Cons: My biggest complaint about this product, is that one of the units has a high-pitch whine to it. It whines any time it is plugged in (with the exception of when it is in sleep mode). This is the reason I gave 4/5 eggs.
Pros: I bought an extra pair because the first pair I have worked great...
Cons: ..., not this time though, these will simply not connect to the existing pair I have. I did the reset, switched outlets and nothing worked. I missed the RMA deadline because I just moved to a brand new house (so its definitely not the wiring) and was not able to test it until now, so I am out of luck and $$.
Pros: I have to start by saying this thing is wonderful and works perfectly. Plug one end into the wall at your router and carry the other one anywhere in your house that you want a network jack. The 2 devices will connect to each other in a matter of seconds. No configuration, not setup, not firmware updates, nothing. Each adapter contains 3 LEDs to indicate the connection status. One LED is for power to the adapter, one for the presence of a network cable and the last ind...
Summary: -There was only one adapter to connect to. If the unit came with 3 pieces or 4 versus 2, I think these would sell MUCH better.
Pros: Hello. I am technically inclined, but I like to take the approach of a person reading reviews that doesn’t understand all the “geek speak” and make it understandable for the person who doesn’t have the time or patience to study up on stuff. If that’s you, then this one is for you.
Cons: -IF you had say an apartment or building behind your house that you rented and had it’s own power meter would be the only thing stopping it from working simply because it is on a different “power grid.”
Summary: If your outlets are far apart (see transfer rates above), things get pretty slow. It isn't the physical distance between outlets, it's the "copper distance." For example, it is possible for one power receptacle's outlets to be wired on different circuits, potentially with 50+ feet of copper distance.
Pros: I am happy that power line networking has matured. My experience so far is that it is more reliable than wireless and doesn't involve drilling holes like standard cabling.
Cons: Unfortunately, long distances are not a strength of the Trendnet 200AV.
Pros: Super easy to set up, works just like Trendnet said it would, prevented me from having to run wires throughout my house and walls to get the speed and connectivity that wireless could not provide.