Great networking device for non-wireless equipment
Richard A. Baughman "Sci-Fi Addict", Amazon
7 December 2010
Summary: In our house, we have a number of devices that support wireless networking and a number that do not. The two key items were our Blu-Ray DVD player (with which we stream Netflix) and our Xbox 360. In order to connect these to the internet, I bought this ZyXEL Homeplug solution (200Mbps) so that I could use my house wiring to connect these devices. This device works GREAT.
ZyXEL PLA-401 200 Mbps Powerline Home Plug AV Wall-plug
Dave Flagler, Amazon
20 December 2008
Summary: The ZyXEL is working great. I purchased it to get the highest bitstream I could get to match my G network. The trick to get it to work flawlessly is to first get the one working that you are plugging into your router. Then plug in the 2nd one in the same room. You have to get all three lights working(plug in your computer or printer, etc.,to get the third light to turn on).
Summary: Product is plug-and-play. I have a cabana in the back not connected to my house where my home office is located. I have a wireless N network that has weak to no coverage in the cabana. I added this product to my network (took about 2 minutes to install) and the product worked out-of-the-box. I would buy this product again without thinking twice.
Summary: I purchased this item to get a wired connection to stream high definition material without having to wire my house with CAT-5 cable. Well, this is fine for general internet surfing, but not for video streaming. I attempted to stream a Blu-Ray video from a movie server in my basement to the bedroom and it was like watching a slide show. I rated it 4 stars only because it does do what it advertises, that is to create an internet connection through powerlines.