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Zyxel-pla-401.33275120
8.0 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

Couldn't be easier

Matt, Amazon
15 February 2011
  • Summary: Plugged them into the wall, plugged switches into both of them, and they worked out of the box with no other setup required. Didn't read the instructions or anything (no shock there). Works well for streaming 1080P as well as Xbox live. No buffering/connection issues at all so far after a week. Very satisfied.
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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 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

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

S, 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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