TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit - TPL-303E2K

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Value
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If I were to dream up a terrible product, this would probably exceed my expectations. For starters, the device requires an awful Windows-only GUI to pair the security keys with each device. Forget about using these if you're a Mac/Linux/BSD user and want any security on the adapters. Secondly, there are error messages during configuration that have zero definition of what they mean. Things like (paraphrasing, I don't remember the exact error): "RMQ Status Error!!!" Uh. Ok. As a network engineer of +10 years, I don't believe I've ever encountered such an error. Certainly none with so many exclamation points or with such a scary and ill-defined message. Next, let's move on to the devices themselves... after battling with them for over 4 hours, I finally managed to sneak up on them and get them to play nice with each other. Yay! Go into the other room where the TV is to see if Netflix on demand is there. It is! Great. Success! Turn off TV to have dinner before girl (who has patiently waited 'til now) gets steaming hot... and dinner gets cold. Turn TV back on. No Netflix. No network. Wha? That's right. In less than one hour off, the devices lost their configuration. How did these devices ever make it into production? Oh, and this wasn't a case of a bad pair, as I bought four of these piles of garbage and had the same issues pairing any two of them together. Needless to say, mine went back. One last thing: if despite my warnings you still purchase these, they *must* be plugged directly into the wall and may not into a power strip or UPS, but that's the case with all of these type of units as far as I know.

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The reason I feel compelled to write a review about the Trendnet TPL-303E2K devices is because I do not want others to waste their valuable time and money. These devices do not work! At first I was excited to get these as I did not want to figure out or invest the time on how to run Cat-5e cable from my upstairs bonus room where my router was (a Trendnet 639GR, which by the way is a fine product) to my downstairs where my new Bluray player is. This was going to be a no brainer solution...well...it turned out to be a complete waste of time. The software sent with the device is garbage. The interface looks similar to software I received from Trendnet with a print server I had purchased from them over 10 years ago. These devices could see each other from time to time, but they would quickly lose connection. More importantly; to pair these devices to get them to actually work together you need to enter a password that is on the back of the device into the software to get the devices to sync properly. Neither of the passwords on either device would work. I kept getting error after errors saying I had the wrong password. I checked and double checked these passwords to make sure I had not accidently typed in the wrong key and everything I had typed was indeed correct, I even had my wife check my work, but still I could not get the software to accept the passwords. All in all, I wasted about 4 hours of my life, but could never get these to work. How frustrating!!! I had to send them back for a full refund.

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An absolutely terrible product on all levels.

by Kevin on 9/2/2010

If I were to dream up a terrible product, this would probably exceed my expectations. For starters, the device requires an awful Windows-only GUI to pair the security keys with each device. Forget about using these if you're a Mac/Linux/BSD user and want any security on the adapters. Secondly, there are error messages during configuration that have zero definition of what they mean. Things like (paraphrasing, I don't remember the exact error): "RMQ Status Error!!!" Uh. Ok. As a network engineer of +10 years, I don't believe I've ever encountered such an error. Certainly none with so many exclamation points or with such a scary and ill-defined message. Next, let's move on to the devices themselves... after battling with them for over 4 hours, I finally managed to sneak up on them and get them to play nice with each other. Yay! Go into the other room where the TV is to see if Netflix on demand is there. It is! Great. Success! Turn off TV to have dinner before girl (who has patiently waited 'til now) gets steaming hot... and dinner gets cold. Turn TV back on. No Netflix. No network. Wha? That's right. In less than one hour off, the devices lost their configuration. How did these devices ever make it into production? Oh, and this wasn't a case of a bad pair, as I bought four of these piles of garbage and had the same issues pairing any two of them together. Needless to say, mine went back. One last thing: if despite my warnings you still purchase these, they *must* be plugged directly into the wall and may not into a power strip or UPS, but that's the case with all of these type of units as far as I know. Read More

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Absolute waste of time!

by A customer on 12/28/2010

The reason I feel compelled to write a review about the Trendnet TPL-303E2K devices is because I do not want others to waste their valuable time and money. These devices do not work! At first I was excited to get these as I did not want to figure out or invest the time on how to run Cat-5e cable from my upstairs bonus room where my router was (a Trendnet 639GR, which by the way is a fine product) to my downstairs where my new Bluray player is. This was going to be a no brainer solution...well...it turned out to be a complete waste of time. The software sent with the device is garbage. The interface looks similar to software I received from Trendnet with a print server I had purchased from them over 10 years ago. These devices could see each other from time to time, but they would quickly lose connection. More importantly; to pair these devices to get them to actually work together you need to enter a password that is on the back of the device into the software to get the devices to sync properly. Neither of the passwords on either device would work. I kept getting error after errors saying I had the wrong password. I checked and double checked these passwords to make sure I had not accidently typed in the wrong key and everything I had typed was indeed correct, I even had my wife check my work, but still I could not get the software to accept the passwords. All in all, I wasted about 4 hours of my life, but could never get these to work. How frustrating!!! I had to send them back for a full refund. Read More

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Product Overview

The 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed building-wide network. Connect one adapter to your network and plug another adapter in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access.

Connect adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch connect button. Use up to 8 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling.

Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%. LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Quality of Service technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. Advanced AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

Specifications

Manufacturer TRENDnet
Mfg Part# TPL-303E2K
SKU 214514936
UPC 710931506112
UPC 14 00710931506112
Sales Rank 40730
Features
Enjoy high speed building-wide networking over an existing connected electrical system
One-touch connect button networks adapters quickly
Plug & Play support
Windows based configuration utility for a quick and simple installation
Share data intensive files, play games, download music and more at very fast data transfer rates
Advanced encryption (AES) ensure total network security
Power Saving mode supports low power consumption
IPv4 and IPv6 network protocol support
Supports Wake-On-Link when in Standby mode
Neighbor network support for up to 4 overlapping networks
Connect one 200Mbps* Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 7 additional adapters for instant building connectivity
Network signal transmitted up to 300 meters (984ft.)
Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing
Configuration utility compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
3-year limited warranty
Tech Specs
Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x,
HomePlug AV
Interface 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ45 Port
Power Prongs
Frequency Band 2 ~ 30 MHz
Modulation OFDM, QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO
Speed:
Powerline: Up to 200Mbps
LAN: 10/100Mbps
Supported OS Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
Nodes Up to 8 client nodes
Encryption 128-bit AES
LED Power, Powerline, Ethernet
Dimension
(L x W x H) 78 x 30 x 102 mm ( 3 x 1.2 x 4 inches)
Weight 140g (5 oz.)
Power Source Input: 100~240V AC, 160mA
Consumption 4.2 watts (max.)
Temperature 0° ~ 40° C (32° ~ 104° F)
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Certification FCC, CE
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