TRENDnet TPL-401E 500Mbps Gigabit Port Powerline AV Adapter - TPL-401E

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on 9/12/2011

I bought a set about three weeks ago. It worked fine at the beginning but the adapter got so hot that it does not work anymore.

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Product Overview

The Powerline 500 AV Adapter, model TPL-401E, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure building-wide high speed network. Connect one adapter to your network and plug another adapter into any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access.

Connect adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch Sync button. Use up to 16* adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling.

A Gigabit Ethernet port maintains high performance wired connections. Manage each Powerline adapter on your network with the included Windows utility. LED displays convey device status for easy troubleshooting. Advanced 128-bit AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

  • 500Mbps** networking speeds from any electrical outlet
  • High performance Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Seamlessly stream HD videos, play games online, and download media files
  • Use one to transmit and up to 15* TPL-401Es to receive a networked signal
  • Advanced 128-bit AES data encryption
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer TRENDnet
    Mfg Part# TPL-401E
    SKU 218260505
    UPC 710931506167
    UPC 14 00710931506167
    High speed building-wide networking over an existing electrical system
    1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX Gigabit port
    Connect one 500Mbps** Powerline AV Adapter to the Internet and then plug in up to 15* additional 500Mbps** Powerline AV adapters for instant building-wide connectivity
    One-touch Sync button networks adapters quickly
    Windows-based powerline configuration utility
    Share data intensive files, play games, download music, and more at ultra fast 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
    Tri-color LED indicator
    Network signal transmits up to 300 meters (984ft.)
    Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing
    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
    Package Contents
    Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
    CD-ROM (Utility & User’s Guide)
    Network cable (1.5 m / 5 ft.)
    * Maximum of 16 adapters (nodes) recommended for streaming video across your network. Additional adapters may decrease performance.
    ** 500Mbps 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 1901, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
    Interface 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Port, Pow:er Prong
    Frequency Band: 2 ~ 50 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 500Mbps**
    Ethernet: up to 2 Gbps with Full Duplex mode
    Utility OS Compatibility: Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
    Up to 64 (max.)
    Recommended: Up to 16* per powerline network
    Overlapping Powerline Networks: Up to 4 (per electrical system)
    Coverage: Up to 300m (984ft.)
    Security: 128-Bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
    Power (PWR), Ethernet Link/Act (ETH)
    Powerline (PL) with Connection Quality Indication
    Best (Green)
    Better (Amber)
    Good (Red)
    Buttons: Sync, Reset
    Dimension (L x W X H):
    A: 98 x 72 x 55 mm (3.9 x 2.8 x 2.2 in.)
    EU: 98 x 72 x 70 mm (3.9 x 2.8 x 2.8 in.)
    A: 150 g (5.3 oz)
    EU: 155 g (5.5 oz)
    Power Source:
    A: 100~230V AC, 50~60Hz
    EU: 220~240V/ 5A AC, 50Hz
    Active mode: 4.69 Watts (max.)
    Standby mode: 0.85 Watts (max.)
    Operating: 0° ~ 40°C (32° ~ 104°F)
    Storage: -20° ~ 70°C (-4° ~ 158°F)
    Humidity: Max. 90% (non-condensing)
    Certifications: CE, FCC
    Product Attributes
    Environmental Certification RoHS
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