ZyXEL PLA401v3 HomePlug AV 200 Mbps Powerline Wall-plug Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 units) - PLA401V3KIT

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It was simple to hook up and it worked perfectly without any setup. Network speed was excellent. I highly recommend this product.

-Brad B. quote

In our house, the cable internet drop and WiFi router are in the basement office room, and my daughter's bedroom and her Win XP laptop are up one floor and at the far end of the house. Her WiFi signal has always been marginal no matter what we did to improve it. Enter the ZyXEL Adapter set. I plugged one unit into the router, the other into her laptop, and both of course into nearby wall outlets. The units saw each other and began working right away. Very easy. And two months later, still no problems at all. A couple of caveats. 1- If you share electrical circuitry with other people (e.g., in some apartment settings), you will want to set up encryption between the units and that is somewhat more difficult. 2- To insure best results, make sure you can plug each ZyXEL into a wall outlet without going through a surge protector or power strip.

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Works Perfect!

by Brad B. on 9/28/2010

It was simple to hook up and it worked perfectly without any setup. Network speed was excellent. I highly recommend this product.

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Great Solution for Townhomes/Condos

by Bob M on 5/23/2011

I live in a townhouse and am not able to snake cable through the walls or under the floors. I've been through several 802.11 wireless products and all were flaky - probably because of the number of other routers in the development. These hooked right up and gave me a solid 100Mbs connection. I'm going to do the whole house with these!

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Product Overview

Data Transfer Rate Up To 200Mbps
Designed for high performance, your Powerline network can reach the data transfer rates up to 200Mbps*. With advanced HomePlug AV technology, the PLA-401 v3 provides users the stable and high-speed Internet access. You just plug a pair of Powerline Ethernet Adapters into your house power outlets, and easily enjoy high-definition video streaming and network transmission.

QoS for High Definition Video Streams
The advanced QoS features of ZyXEL's HomePlug AV Series improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as triple-play services, video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP.

Green product with lower power consumption
The ZyXEL PLA-401 v3, a new-generation Powerline Adapter consumes 16% less power when comparing to the existing Powerline Ethernet Adapters. Moreover, when there is no Ethernet link, the PLA-401 v3 will enter the \"Standby\" mode that reduces energy wasting for over 50% when comparing to the adapters without this feature.

Encryption button for easy network security setup
Users can easily set up a secure connection between PLA-401 v3 and another HomePlug AV product within 2 minutes. By pushing an ENCRYPT button on your PLA-401 v3, and then you can set up your hassle-free Powerline network.

Advanced 128-bit AES Security Protection
With the 128-bit Data Encryption Security (AES) feature, the PLA-401 v3 provides secure network connection for Internet access and network resource sharing. You may sit back to enjoy fast Internet surfing experience and secure file transfer while leaving the hassles to the PLA-401 v3.


Manufacturer Zyxel
Mfg Part# PLA401V3KIT
SKU 214413913
UPC 760559117085
UPC 14 00760559117085
Plug-and-Play for quick boost data transfer rate up to 200Mbps
Support multiple application with QoS
Eco-friendly product with lower power consumption and power-saving mode
Multi-colored LED to Identify Network Performance over Powerline
128-bit AES Encryption with key management for secure Powerline communications
Tech Specs
Speed: HomePlug AV 200 Mbps data rate
Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes
HomePlug Modulation:
OFDM Symbol Modulation
QAM 1024/256/64/16
QPSK,BPSK,ROBO Carrier modulation schemes
Up to 63 slaves with 1 master, 64 total devices
4 overlapping networks for neighbor networks with CCo failover
Up to 4 masters with up to 252 slaves
Power Saving mode
Stand-by mode if link has been lost for a period
Power Consumption:
240VAC: Full Operation 3.8W, Standby mode 1.8W
110VAC: Full Operation 2.9W, Standby mode 0.9W
IGMP: IGMP snooping for Multicast to Multiple Uncast Mapping
128-bit AES encryption
Push button security
Quality of Service (QoS)
ToS, 802.1q
Support up to 4-level type QoS
Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field
Frequency Band: 2MHz ~ 30 MHz
Hardware Specifications:
Ethernet interface: RJ-45 connector, 1-port 10/100M
Power Rating: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
LED Indicators: 3 LEDs
Power on/off
Powerline Activity
Ethernet Link/Activity
Encryption Button
Reset Button
Physical Specifications:
Item Weight: 160 g (0.35lb)
Item Dimension: 80 (W) x 65 (D) x 95 (H) mm (3.15\"x 2.56\"x 3.74\")
Packing Weight: 430g (0.95lb)
Packing Dimension: 134 (W) x 94 (D) x 178 (H) mm (5.27\"x 3.7\"x 7.01\")
Environmental Specifications:
Operating Temperature: 0°C ~ 45°C
Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 70°C
Operating Humidity: 20% ~ 90% RH
Storage Humidity: 20% ~ 95% RH
EMI Certification: FCC, CE
Safety Certification: UL, cUL
HomePlug AV
Product Attributes
Environmental Certification RoHS
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