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Zyxel-pla-401.33275120
8.3 out of 10

Zyxel PLA-401

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

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Overall 8
8.0

Works well - documentation and support website are very poor

ezs, Amazon
9 May 2012
  • Summary: ** Update - 5 July 2012 ** I added an additional adapter to the powerline network - the one that was shipped was a 401 v4 - the firmware updates noted below DO NOT work for this version. I found the only way to get the new adapter to join was to reset and go through the entire encryption and joining process(see below). I also had all three adapters plugged into the same switch and on the same power strip while setting up. Painful - but at least I've got a process now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Stuff !

E. Purkey, Amazon
7 March 2011
  • Summary: These 'Power-line' adapters work very well. Installation is easy and almost as fast performance wise as a direct cable hookup to the router. I think it'll work well for you.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great once you get it set up

Hank in Weston, Amazon
7 February 2011
  • Summary: These Zyxel units worked great right out of the box. Both units found each other and worked with good speed to share internet and support online gaming. I then tried to set up encryption using the buttons on the units. This did not work per the documentation, so I tried to do this with the supplied software. The documentation was very difficult to understand and I really could not figure it out and I am an engineer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good enough

NJer, Amazon
6 February 2011
  • Summary: I own three of this item to link my basement, first floor and second floor. I used to have 85Mbps from another company, I got actual 6.5Mbps. For this product, I got 16Mbps, so its quality is comparable to other brand.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast, easy setup and it works perfectly

rob damiani, Amazon
15 December 2010
  • Summary: What's not to like about this product? It's a cinch to setup and it just works; plain & simple.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to set up and deploy if you do not need security feature

msn yin yang, Amazon
20 November 2010
  • Summary: I was skeptical about this product initially but for the price, it was worth a try. I used this with my TiVo Premiere, located on a different level than my router. Without using the security feature, it was a snap to set up. Plug in on both sides and let it rip! It was that easy. Next, I tried the security feature and as these have noted, the printed manual can be thrown out. Go online and then maybe it will work.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to set up and reliable

msn yin yang, Amazon
20 November 2010
  • Summary: I was skeptical about this product initially but for the price, it was worth a try. I used this with my TiVo Premiere, located on a different level than my router. Without using the security feature, it was a snap to set up. Plug in on both sides and let it rip! It was that easy. Next, I tried the security feature and as these have noted, the printed manual can be thrown out. Go online and then maybe it will work.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value, support is weak

Lee Herman, Amazon
10 November 2010
  • Summary: The Zyxel PLA401v3 is a pretty good product, with some caveats. If you're lucky, you'll plug in the units, connect your machine and router, and everything will fire up. Mine did, at least for a week or so. Then, the units seemingly failed. Checking with the user manual (on the disk, but the link on the web site failed) didn't give any debugging hints.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quick and easy

fob-broker, Amazon
22 February 2011
  • Summary: Connected adaptors to 4 gang extension leads at either end and they still worked fine. No problems at all and within minutes I was watching BBC i player via my Humax Freesat box.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it says!!!

The-Salon.net, Amazon
10 February 2011
  • Summary: Not a lot to say other than it does what it says!! I had a bit of an issue at first getting them to connect in the same building but then I moved the network plugs to sockets that I knew was on the same ring and from that point onwards it was easy. Our property has 2 fuse boards and one plug was going to a ring on one the downstairs fuse board and the other plug was on a ring on the upstairs fuse board.
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