Summary: Thought these would be great for a simple camera in a bad Wifi spot. Never could get them to actually pass networking.... The included app could see both adapters but always showed the worst connection no matter what I did.
Excerpt: I got this for my home network - for the other end of the house where wifi is weak. Whether or not it works is moot since I couldn't get my computers to recognize its presence (Win7sp2). I have since found out that I should have gotten a wifi repeater. Live and learn.
Pros: I'm a tech by trade so I often buy stuff and try it out for awhile to see how it works. I bought two sets of these (4 total) and they have never worked well. I intended to replace my 200 mb version, which did work, but ended up with a bunch of stuff to add to my junk drawer.
Cons: I've tried endless combinations and none work well. I get worse speeds with these then my 200....how is that possible when these are 500s? WiFi is faster and that shouldn't be the case. I say try another brand because quality control is poor...hence the price.
Make sure your Modem/Router has a min of 50 Mbps download speed,or they SLOW down the works,the more WiFi devices you have.
22 January 2015
Summary: Not the products fault. What the makers of these products FAIL to tell the users is that they SUCK signal strength off your Modem /Router signal strength(depending on provider and what you pay for). So if you have other WiFi enabled products, the more you use, the worse the signal strength.
Summary: One of the units works on every power outlet, whereas the other unit only works in some outlets. When used in other outlets the second adapter would not even power on. The outlets are working fine with any other electrical device.
Summary: When I bought this, there were not nearly as many negative reviews are there are now.
Pros: If you want to waste hours of time trying to make this work, this is the power line adapter for you! OK, do not use a power strip, do not use it near electrical devices, make sure they are paired, make sure the firmware is up to date. Then make sure you try resetting the devices at least 12 times...
Cons: I can't return it because I waited to long to unbox it and made sure it works.
Cons: These things ended up being a major disappointment. I got them on a shell shocker deal for $25, and given the mostly positive reviews I figured that they would be great. However these constantly disconnect every few hours. The disconnection time last anywhere between 5-15 minutes. I switch backed...