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TRENDnet TPL-406E2K

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Reviews and Problems with TRENDnet TPL-406E2K

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Does what it should (most of the time)

Victor Y,, TigerDirect.com
3 May 2014
  • Summary: Purchased these on sale; excellent value compared to other Powerline adapters. Features and construction quality are good considering the price point. Performance is reasonable (but I'm only need it to max out my 10 Mbps internet connection). Sometimes, I need to cycle the power once a day to restore internet access to my PC, but this is not a consistent pattern and I can't be sure it is the Powerline adapter.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

easy setup

loire, TigerDirect.com
3 May 2014
  • Summary: These are basically plug and play. I would have liked the utility software to work with the devices without having to plug them directly into my PC. I had a problem when they went to sleep, but the firmware update fixed that issue. The speed is good if you can plug them into the same circuit side of the breaker box (outlets on the same circuit). These solve my problem, but the speed is similar to wifi.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great but be careful with the setu

Nilanjan, B&H Photo
25 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I am using this adapter to connect a network media streamer that lacks Wi-Fi. It works very well once it is set up correctly, with no throughput issues or dropped connections. I had not realized how finicky the setup is. You cannot plug anything into the other open outlet on either side of the connection. A multiple outlet adapter or surge protector is also out of the question. As a result, the short Ethernet cables that come in the box may not be enough.
  • Pros: Compact, Fast Throughput, Reliable
  • Cons: Needs Longer Cables, Poor Instruction Manual
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Works pretty much as expected

Rob, TigerDirect.com
27 October 2013
  • Summary: Pro - Just works no setup required although can use your own authentication. Small size is a plus. I thought they might get quite warm given the small size and no vents but no. Con - Don't expect anything near 500Mbs. For one thing the ports are only rated at 100Mbs. In my testing the odd result was that one direction was roughly twice as fast as the other. The result was similar if just testing one direction at a time or twoway.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Excellent

Stef, TigerDirect.com
25 October 2013
  • Summary: I was a little worried (old house with Al wiring)... but getting great performance. Easy set up.
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Fast internet access on my back porch

,, TigerDirect.com
4 October 2013
  • Summary: I was not sure about buying this item at first, However I bought it and it works great. Now I don't have the low signal problems I was having with the wireless router. I can take the TPL-406E2K unit outback on my porch plug it in and now I have fast internet access.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Surprising

burnedagain, TigerDirect.com
4 October 2013
  • Summary: I was skeptical about buying this at first, not sure it would perform as advertised. However, it worked great right out of the box. It eliminated all of the dropped connections I was having with the wireless router that I had been using, and the speed has improved tremendously.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easiest installation ever

Kitty cat, B&H Photo
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Great product that works right out of the box. Simple plug and play. Speed is noticeably faster than Wiki connection. I gave only 4 stars as the units stopped working once and required the adapters to be removed and plugged back into the outlets.
  • Pros: Compact, Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up
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Overall 8
8.0

Does the trick!

Pete, B&H Photo
25 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I tried the powerline approach after a wireless bridge just wouldn't work. I needed to get the 'net to my Samsung Smart TV and was getting a constant "network interference" error. (I'm sure this was the tv's fault and not the bridge.) So I tried this adaptor, and everything works great. It's super-fast with no dropouts. It was so easy to set up, I thought for sure something was wrong--just plug it in and go!!
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Highly Compatible
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Overall 8
8.0

pretty good one

SS, FutureShop
26 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this kit when it was on sale for less than [$price]. No installation required even though it came with a CD. Just plugged both in and connected them each with the provided cable. It worked!
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