|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.
Customer Reviews of TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit
Installing not easy. Great performance for the mo7/23/2012
The manual is awful, most notably the description of the passwords and the fact that there are 16 digits and they keep describing them as having 12. The installation was awful, if you follow the instructions: Just look at others' reviews and try them. I did a combination of two including private linking and ignoring the passwords. One other recommendation: Make sure you have devices connected to both sides of the link when installing. If you don't, it fails every time...
Connected DishTV Receiver to Internet6/23/2012
I have a Direct TV DVR but was not able to get my wireless bridge to work in 2 story house. I hooked these up and got internet connectivity to my router. I'm now able to watch my Direct TV shows over my iPad on the DTV iPad app. I did not use the included CD/software, it worked right out of the box.
I use a HAVA box (An alternitive to a Slingbox) to send cable to my computers and Android phone. The cable box is a long distance from a wired connection. I did not want to run cat5 to connect it so I read the other reviews and chose the TRENDnet kit. I have been using this system for a few weeks and it works fine. I removed the two units from the box, read through the user guide and then just plugged them in. It worked first time and has been working non-stop since. If I were using more then one remote it might be more complex but for a single master and remote it was very simple - Plug it in and it works. I am totaly satisfied.
These did not work, even after trying 6-10 times in differenct places, including my home I was never able to get the software to both find the remote unit and then to accept the password. I finally had to just return them.
Plugged it in--and it worked like a charm5/6/2012
Reading the reviews, I might not have purchased this product. I am glad I did, though, because it worked right out of the box without any snags or hiccups. Yes, it comes with software; however, it works without need of it. Just plug a cable into the router, plug it into the gizmo, and plug that into a wall outlet--and then connect a cable to your PC, connect that to the gizmo, and then plug that into another wall outlet in the house. The units "find" themselves and, voila, you have wired Ethernet speed over the wiring of your house. I am very pleased and would recommend this product without reservations.
Worked for me9/20/2011
I have clean power and I didn't need the software. It's been running on my company network for months now with no issues, accounting is still on-line.
Absolute waste of time!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.
An absolutely terrible product on all levels.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.