ZyXEL 600 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Gigabit Adapter (PLA5205) - PLA5205

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powerline plus

on 2/11/2014

I did not consider these powerline Ethernet connectors until their speeds got to 500 bps and above, these Zyxel units actually work and are simple to install

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Superior Network Performance and Coverage with Gigabit Powerline Adapter

The ZyXEL PLA5205 600 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter improves networking performance by more than 20% comparing to the 500 Mbps powerline technology for more stable multiple-HD media streaming. Just plug a pair of PLA5205 into the electrical outlets and connect your network devices to them to immediately enjoy HD multimedia streaming, multiplayer gaming and other network applications simultaneously in every room.


Manufacturer Zyxel
Mfg Part# PLA5205
SKU 250532844
UPC 760559120566
UPC 14 00760559120566
Sales Rank 35226
HomePlug AV2 with Gigabit Ethernet port:
With the latest HomePlug AV2 technology*, the ZyXEL PLA5205 provides speeds up to 600 Mbps* and backward compatibility with HomePlug AV and IEEE 1901-based products. In addition, the PLA5205 is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port to provide a stable, high-performance network for simultaneous HD streaming, gaming and web browsing . You can easily extend Internet access to any room with just a power outlet.
Plug-and-play and easy security setup:
The ZyXEL PLA5205 gives you the installation flexibility to turn power lines into a home network without blocking power outlets nearby. Data transmission is protected by the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security (AES) mechanism to provide a secure connection to the Internet. Encryption can be configured with a simple button press – no complicated setup or additional software required.
QoS enhances media streaming quality:
The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) feature improves the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as triple-play services by traffic prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP services
Power-saving mode:
When there is no Ethernet connection or active network usage in 60 seconds, the ZyXEL PLA5205 will enter the power-saving mode that consumes only 0.5 watt to save energy by over 80% when compared to adapters without this function.
Tech Specs
-Data transfer rate Transmit/Receive: up to 600 Mbps
-Compliant with HomePlug AV2, IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV
Access Methods:
-CSMA/CA channel-access schemes
-Max. range up to 300 meters over power line
Power Saving Mode:
-Without Ethernet link or out of network usage in 60 seconds
-128-bit AES encryption
Quality of Service (QoS):
-Supports up to 4-level type QoS
Frequency Band:
-2 MHz to 68 MHz
Dynamic Neighbor Network Support IGMP:
-IGMP v1/v2/v3
System Requirements:
-Operating system independent: Ethernet: RJ-45
-Utility Software OS support: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Hardware Specifications:
-Ethernet interface: One 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 connector with auto MDI/MDIX support
-LED indicators: ?Power on/off
-Powerline network quality:
- Green: Best; Amber: Better; Red: Good ?Ethernet link/activity
-Button: Encrypt/Reset button
-Power rating: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
-Power consumption: ?Full operation: 4.5 watt max.
-Power-saving mode: 0.5 watt max.
Plug type: Two pins for US 120 V
Item dimensions (WxDxH): 81 x 28 x 56 mm (3.19” x 1.1” x 2.2”)
Item weight: 94 g (0.21 lb.)
Operating Environment Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
-Humidity: 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)
Storage Environment Temperature: -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
-Humidity: 10% to 95% (Non-condensing)
-Safety: CE-LVD
Packing Contents:
-Powerline Ethernet Adapter
-Ethernet cable
-Quick start guide
-Support CD
-Warranty card
Product Attributes
Environmental Certification RoHS

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