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Zyxel-pla-401.33275120
8.3 out of 10

Zyxel PLA-401

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Reviews and Problems with Zyxel PLA-401

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Overall 2
2.0

I hate it!

Lee Maness, Amazon
18 January 2013
  • Summary: It doesn't work! Haven't been able to make it work and don't think I'll ever be able to get it to work! I'll never buy another used product again!
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Overall 2
2.0

Nothing close to promised throughput

Belize042, Amazon
2 November 2012
  • Summary: I unpacked the adapters and hooked them up according to the instructions; one connected to my router, the other to a computer. While my wifi connection gave me about 12Mb download speeds, the best I saw with the Zyxel was about 2.5Mb. Even moving the laptop and 2nd adapter to the same room as the one connected to the router still only gave me about 2.5Mb throughput.
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Overall 2
2.0

ZyXEL flash upgrade program says I have a counterfeit item

A. Chase Turner, Amazon
2 April 2012
  • Summary: I purchased these items in 2010. About 6 months ago, they stopped working. I went to ZyXEL web site to download a firmware updater. Firmware updater found the devices, but said they were not genuine ZyXEL devices. Very disappointed. I wish Amazon had a means where by I can select "Items available for Prime Shipping" and "Items whose authenticity are guaranteed to be 100% supported by the OEM"
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Overall 2
2.0

Zyxel Powerline Adapters are unreliable

Gary L. Wade, Amazon
29 March 2012
  • Summary: I've used these adapters for nearly 9 months, to provide network access in a room remote from my broadband access point, and am finally giving up on them. They drop connections frequently, often after only a few minutes. They must then be unplugged and replugged to reset them. I need something with dependability. I bit the bullet and bought a second Airport Extreme base station and set it up in bridge mode. Now I have a fast, stable connection.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failure

The Exile, Amazon
27 August 2011
  • Summary: Despite trying all of the suggested options to get this to work, they all failed. Investigated online solutions, still failure, Returned product for refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pitiful device, pitiful support

GeorgeM "the_gof", Amazon
19 September 2011
  • Summary: Despite claims to the contrary on Zyxel's website, these are not compatible with any earlier models. After following their recommendation to upgrade the firmware on my older 401v1 plugs, I'm now left with 4 plugs - 2 of which had worked fine for 3 years prior to this - that simply will not talk to one another at all. Save yourself some money and buy something reputable.
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Overall 2
2.0

Utter garbage.

Daniel Dainty, Amazon
13 April 2011
  • Summary: This is the second, out of two, complete failures for ZyXEL products out of the box. These units work fine when they are plugged into the same plug socket, next to each other. Across a slightly larger distance but on the same ring, I'm seeing latency of 400ms. Across rings and out into the garden, which is where my old 85mbps adapters worked without a problem, these don't even recognise there's another device there. Steer clear.
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Overall 2
2.0

stops working after a few months

wendyh, Amazon
13 February 2011
  • Summary: Beware - I upgraded to v3 from v1 because I found it was running hot and didnt always work. having installed the v3 I found - like others - that after a month or so the units start to work intermittently. There is no obvious reason and I have wasted a lot of time trying to diagnose why. ZyXEL PLA-401 V3 200 Mbps Homeplug AV Wall-plugged Adapter - Twin pack I am going to try to get a refund and pay more for a reliable make.
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Overall 2
2.0

Rubbish - never touch Zyxel

P. D. Fox "Lover of musix", Amazon
26 December 2010
  • Summary: I got a pair of these a while back and they didnt work. After updating the firmware, they worked, for a bit. I actually have 4 of these - utter garbage, as 3 of them are non-functional (no lights on). They are too fat wide, overpriced and utter rubbish.
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