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Zyxel PLA-401
8.0 out of 10

Zyxel PLA-401

Designed for high performance, your Powerline network can reach Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Zyxel PLA-401

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Overall 10
10

Works flawlessly and better than expected

N. Hurd, Amazon
24 May 2014
  • Summary: I read a lot of the negative reviews and was a little worried but decided to give it a shot. It works great is way better than my weak wifi signal. I have the modem upstairs on the other end of the house (about 2500 sq ft) on a different circuit breaker than the intended outlet for this.
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Overall 10
10

Great speed

Own Rules, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: Have four of these units and they work flawlessly. Get very close to the same speeds as my desktop wich is directly connected to my modem. Hardly ever looses signal -- and when/if they do, a simple unplug/plug at all the stations solves the problem in mere minutes. Very satisfied.
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Overall 8
8.0

Misleading

Bishnu B., Newegg
4 November 2013
  • Summary: Gonna have to return this and get the two pack one. 40 bucks each isn't the most cost effective way of getting a stable ethernet connection.
  • Pros: -Works
  • Cons: -Misleading to say the least. -Reader not informed that two of these are necessary for a connection.
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Overall 10
10

It really is as easy as plug and play

Lockhart, Amazon
23 September 2013
  • Summary: I was having trouble with the quality of streaming on my new SmartTV hooked up over wifi, which is on the opposite end of the house from the router. HD quality would drop to a pixellated mess randomly. After some research, I came across these little doo-dads.
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Overall 10
10

Simply Amazing

Kerry W., Newegg
8 September 2013
  • Summary: I am so far very satisfied with ZyXEL products (I bought one access point a while back and it had been working great as well).
  • Pros: It simply works! Very impressed.
  • Cons: None that I could think of
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Overall 10
10

it works

R. Roesler "TropicBob", Amazon
13 August 2013
  • Summary: It works as advertised. I have had two others. One only lasted a year and the other is still working. Internet connection is much faster than wireless when tested several times.
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Overall 2
2.0

Did not work with Ooma/VOIP

Walter O., Newegg
28 July 2013
  • Summary: I did not test the adapters with anything other than my Ooma box so I can't say how well it would work for streaming any other data.
  • Pros: Easy setup - Just plug it in
  • Cons: Did not work with my Ooma box VOIP phone system. I wanted an easy way to move my Ooma box without running a LAN cable through my home. I was able to do this with the Powerline adapters, and I could make and receive phone calls, but the sound was is garbled that it was completely useless.
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Overall 10
10

Plug n Play

timothy e., Newegg
10 June 2013
  • Pros: As the title says Device was Plug and play, I have had no issues with it and been using it for 3weeks now to go from my downstairs computer room to my upstairs bedroom and that takes a trip through a breaker panel so its pretty impressive. Great price.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

A bit of a disappointment

Ben S., Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Very convenient and more reliable than wifi. Also supports easily adding additional AV 200 nodes (I have 3 that talk to each other, to bridge wifi-enabled APs/routers/switches in the family room, office and upstairs guest room).
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't work out for me

Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 May 2013
  • Summary: I already own the Netgear 85Mbps Powerline Network Adapter XETB1001, which I use to stream HD 1080 from my server, it has worked flawlessly for 2+ years, a single HD stream requires ~6.6Mbps bandwidth to work well.
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