TRENDnet TPL-306E2K 200Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit - TPL-306E2K

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Nice product, good idea but with limitations

by JP on 4/19/2012

The product works well when applied exactly as described in the manual. I purchased it hoping that I could plug it into a UPS instead of the direct outlet (the product page clearly stated that it should be plugged into a wall outlet) but it wouldn't work. I knew I was taking a chance. My advice . . . if you have enough wall outlet plug-ins . . . this product will work just fine.

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Great for areas hard to reach by wifi

on 6/11/2012

I have a desktop computer one story up and through several thick walls from my router. Wifi reception has always been spotty. Since this set uses the electricity in my house I was able to simply connect 1 to the router and nearby electricity and the 2nd one to the computer and nearby electricity. Immediate dramatic improvement.

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Product Overview

The 200Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-306E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed building-wide network. Connect one adapter to your existing network and plug the other adapter in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access throughout your home.

The compact form factor offers more space around electrical outlets for other devices. Adapters connect automatically with no installation required. For added security, TRENDnet recommends using the one-touch connect button to change the default network key.

Use up to 6 adapters to network devices in different rooms without the need for new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 80%. 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.


Manufacturer TRENDnet
Mfg Part# TPL-306E2K
SKU 225874286
UPC 710931506389
UPC 14 00710931506389
Includes two TPL-306E adapters
Compliant with the HomePlug® AV and IEEE 1901 standard
200Mbps building-wide networking over an existing electrical system
1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX Ethernet port
Compact form factor saves space
One-touch Sync button to change the default encryption key
Three LED indicators: Power (on/off), Powerline Connection (green (best), amber (better), red (good), off(no connection)), Ethernet Connection (solid (connection), blinking (transfer activity), off (no connection))
Share data intensive files, play games, download music and more at faster data transfer rates
Advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure total network security
Power Saving mode reduces electrical consumption by 80%
Neighbor network support for up to 4 overlapping networks
Network signal transmits up to 300 meters (984ft.)
Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing
Compatible with all operating systems
Optional management utility compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), and XP (32/64-bit) operating systems
3-year limited warranty
* Maximum of 6 adapters (nodes) for streaming video across your network.
** 200Mbps is the maximum theoretical Powerline data rate. Actual throughput will vary depending on environment.
*** Networked Powerline devices need to be plugged into power outlets that are on the same electrical system.
**** GFCI outlets and AFCI circuit breakers may degrade Powerline network signals.
Tech Specs
Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 1901
1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Port
Power prong:
A: North America Type B (NEMA 5–15)
EU: Euro Type C (CEE 7/16)
UK : United Kingdom Type G (BS 1363)
Frequency Band: 2 ~ 28 MHz
Modulation: OFDM Symbol modulation on link synchronization, 1024/256/64/8 - QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO carrier
Protocols: TDMA and CSMA/CA
Powerline: Up to 200Mbps**
Ethernet: Up to 200Mbps (Full Duplex mode)
Utility OS Compatibility: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
Nodes: Up to 6 (max.)
Overlapping Powerline Networks Supported: Up to 4 (per electrical system)
Coverage: Up to 300 m (984 ft.)
Security: 128-Bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
Power (PWR)
Powerline (PL) Connection
Best (Green)
Better (Amber)
Good (Red)
No connection (Off)
Ethernet (ETH) Connection
Buttons: Sync, Reset
Dimension (L x W X H):
A: 55 x 87 x 51 mm (2.2 x 3.4 x 2 in.) per unit
EU: 55 x 87 x 65 mm (2.2 x 3.4 x 2.6 in.) per unit
UK: 55 x 87 x 58 mm (2.2 x 3.4 x 2.3 in.) per unit
A: Total Weight: 148 g (5.2 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 74 g (2.6 oz)
EU: Total Weight: 158.8 g (5.6 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 79.4 g (2.8 oz)
UK: Total Weight: 170g (6 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 85 (3 oz)
Power Source: 100~240V AC, 50~60Hz
Active mode: 3.1 Watts (max.)
Standby mode: 0.5 Watts (max.)
Operating: 0° ~ 40°C (32° ~ 104°F)
Storage: -20° ~ 70°C (-4° ~ 158°F)
Humidity: Max. 90% (non-condensing)
Certifications: CE, FCC, HomePlug® AV
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