Summary: I had purchased a wireless router to replace my older, slower one. It worked great on my vpn connection in an upstairs room, except when it didn't. Have yet to figure out what caused the signal degradation, but it forced me to quickly relocate my office into my living room to where I could stretch a...
Summary: Works great in a homogeneous network, so it is unknown if it will play well with others. The hard-coded passwords for making some changes is difficult when devices get installed in "out of the way" places, so make sure you keep tabs on them before you install them.
Summary: I got this on sale so I believe it was about $25 for the pair of adapters and it's nice to know I can pick up a couple others if I wanted to hook up my laptop etc.
Pros: This was really easy to set up and get working and the way you can use any electric socket makes it so easy to get your PC wired into your network.
Cons: In the two months I've had this set up, it's dropped the connection maybe 3 times. I had read something along the lines of overheating though I haven't noticed heat when it drops. As annoying as it might be, it kicks back in within a minute or two.
Summary: I bought two kits, so I have 4 adapters. My office is on the second floor and I have a another adapter in the master bedroom (right next to my office) to stream movies from my NAS and another adapter down in the basement. Both adapters get 90-100Mbps consistently, so I'm quite happy.
Pros: Works right out of the box. I'm getting pretty decent speeds (90-120Mbps).
Cons: Nothing really, I thought encryption didn't work but you must install the driver on the cd, otherwise the Trendnet utlity doesn't recognize the adapter. I had installed them, ran the utility, saw the adapter, then uninstalled the drivers. When I rebooted, I couldn't see the adapters anymore from ...
Summary: I'd buy this again but use it only in a paired mode by setting a different network name; too many devices sharing a 105mbps pathway is not ideal.
Pros: Plug low profile does not get in the way of the 2nd AC outlet if you plug it into the lower plug. Easy to sync to 2nd adapter. Firmware very easy to update.
Cons: Software and firmware needed to be updated to latest from Trendnet's website. Utility pgm crashed on startup until upgraded. Does not give you 500mbps thruput (that's lab environments), real life I got 105mbps.
Summary: * No power pass-thru, but I knew that when buying. * I'm probably capped at 200Mbps when using along with my TPL-308E adapters, but that's no big deal - I just wanted compatibility, and I got it. *). * Even the encryption was seamless despite using two adapter models.
Pros: * Works well with an earlierTrendnet powerline devices I own, namely a couple of TPL-308E adapters. * Solid connection that connects almost instantly. * Networking speed well in excess of what my cable modem or any of my hard drives can do (eg. it's NEVER a bottleneck for me). * Super-reasonably ...
Cons: None come to mind... they're darn nice units.
Summary: I have been using a wireless connection for over a year in my bedroom on the third floor of my house. My wireless modem was on the second floor and on the other side, about 40 feet away at a diagonal.
Pros: Faster download and upload speed than wireless, no housing maintenance, was inexpensive on sale.
Cons: Higher PING, short cables, can't plug into power bar.