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Zyxel PLA-401
7.4 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 6
6.0

Three Stars

R. Fong, Amazon
15 December 2014
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

band new item

J. L. Shen "You Know It", Amazon
18 April 2013
  • Summary: will not connect to my Airlink 101 powerline adapters. you may need to use all the same brand and model?
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Overall 6
6.0

The device works, but needs configuration

Jose Chajon/ VIACOMP, Amazon
2 April 2011
  • Summary: I bought this device to work together with a couple of linksys pl 200 power line devices. The device would not recognize the other adapters at first, I had to use the cd and plug the device to a pc in order to recognize the homeplug compatible devices.
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Overall 6
6.0

Didn't work out for me

Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 October 2010
  • 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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Overall 6
6.0

Works well, encryption not simple

Cincin, Amazon
15 October 2010
  • Summary: Recently purchased this product. I was immediately pleased that the signal reached throughout my 1909 house from the third floor to the basement. Setting up the secure encryption, however, was a nightmare.
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Overall 6
6.0

... separate houses and most of the time they work fine as advertised

casey cresap, Amazon
15 October 2010
  • Summary: Ive been using these for about 3 years at 2 separate houses and most of the time they work fine as advertised. The reason for 3 stars is every once in a while they just stop working and I have to complete some combo of uninstalling/reinstalling software, and resetting the routers until it magically...
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Overall 6
6.0

OLD PRODUCT. Encryption doesn't work across different versions, software is useless

Daniel B. Widdis, Amazon
15 October 2010
  • Summary: I had an existing network I set up 2 years ago using two PLA4205 units. I wanted to add a new adapter and purchased this one. Unfortunately the PLA401 would not join the PLA4205 network using encryption, no matter what sequence I tried.
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Overall 6
6.0

WORKS OK IF YOU HAVE NO WIRELESS OPTION OR YOUR COMPUTER IS FAR AWAY

Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 October 2010
  • Summary: If your computer has no wireless capability and it's too far from the router and you don't have a long enough ethernet cable, this is a good option to set up a wired connection from an electrical outlet.
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems with these units

D. Martland "davidmartland", Amazon
10 December 2010
  • Summary: Initially I bought a pack of 2 of these, as I have previously used Zyxel HomePlug units (the earlier 85 Mbps units). For those who worry about these things, these units do not have mains pass through, so you do need to have enough sockets in appropriate places to work with.
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