|Easy Setup and High Performance for HD Video Streaming|
The powerline solution simplifies network setup by turning the existing power lines into a high-speed network. Just plug a PLA-407 with Ethernet link to a broadband modem into the power outlet in one room, and plug another with link to a PC or any devices requiring Ethernet connection in the other rooms, you can easily and instantly connect to the network without laying complicated wiring at home. With advanced HomePlug AV technology and data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps*, the PLA-407 provides users with stable and high-speed network environments to enjoy HD video streaming and sharing.
Extra Power Outlet Brings More Convenience
With the AC pass-through design, the PLA-407 provides both powerline network connection and power supply to multiple electrical devices at the same time.The PLA-407 enables users to easily get Internet access without the inconvenience of insufficient power outlets. For children safety, the power outlet has been designed to avoid electrical shocks caused by children inserting foreign objects into the receptacles.
Built-in Noise Filter for Reducing Power Interference
With a built-in noise filter, the PLA-407 can suppress noise interference level down to 1/1000 and optimize powerline communication performance. The noise filter can effectively reduce noises generated by surrounding electronic equipments such as dryers, vacuum cleaners, lamps or mobile phone chargers plugged into the power outlets and ensure clean and stable signal quality on the powerline network.
QoS for High-definition Video Streams
Inherent advanced QoS improves the quality of multimedia services like high-definition video streaming, data transmission and VoIP by prioritizing the applications. QoS provides users with high voice communication quality while other network applications are being intensively used.
Green Product Saves Energy
To save on electricity bills and better protect the environment, the PLA-407 consumes less power without compromising performance. With the new-generation green solution, the PLA-407 decreases power consumption by up to 30% comparing to the previous generation of powerline Ethernet adapters. Furthermore, the PLA-407 reduces power consumption by up to 60% with Power-saving Mode when the link has become inactive.
Encrypt Button for Easy Network Security Setup
Users can easily set up a secure connection between the PLA-407 and other HomePlug AV products within minutes. Just push the Encryption button, the security setup of the powerline network is done instantly. With the 128-bit Data Encryption Security feature, the PLA-407 provides a secure network connection for Internet access and network resource sharing without complicated setup procedures.
Customer Reviews of ZyXEL PLA407 HomePlug AV 200 Mbps Powerline adapter w/ AC pass through starter kit
received item on time and i've had it for almost a year and it works fine. transfer rate a little slow at times but still good.
Works OK if you get the higher end model and know4/27/2013
Works but you need to be on the same circuit in the house. so if you are on different ones, they can't see each other. Takes some tracing but worth it if you have circuits in the right place. also get the highest powered one you can..... Otherwise decent product and works as described......Accidently Posted this review on a Bluetooth speaker I bought that was great!
Worked Great in my older home3/15/2013
Not sure how old my wiring is (circa 1970s), but it works great. I did have to move a circuit breaker to put both units on the same 110 circuit. But after that, never a problem. Not sure if that is a function of my wiring, or if that is the only way these units work. I've bought 2 pair of them now and love them.
I used these to solve a problem for a friend. They are reliable and keep the plug available for another device. They are a great solution for many situations and are easy to set up.
Very low speed!3/5/2013
It is easy to set up out of box when they are really close to each other, but could not connect if in another room, especially if you try to add security. The worst is that the speed, even in the next room, I never get more than 10Mbps! (it will flash red/orange), I was never able to stream movies through it smoothly, but all my wireless connection can do that! This failed my main purpose to try to stream 3D/BlueRay moves, now it had difficulty just playing normal video! I am disapointed!
What a great deal. Very easy to set up, and was just what I needed in order to add an additional pc to my home network.
Fast Shipping. Super easy to use. Worked as advertised. Great sales price.
great little device2/19/2013
I got this set at a heck of a deal. It worked right out of the box. no software setup need. Plug and play. super easy. Works really well. My internet speed did not suffer one bit by using this setup. Very highly recommended especially if found at the lower price. I should have bought more than one set.!
Love This Technology2/2/2013
Great way to expand your 'hard wired' internet in your home. Saves on buying additional modems. Bought additional wall adapters to increase my 'hard wire' connections in other rooms. Highly recommend this great little gadget.
I now have four HomePlug locations using three brands. This was the easiest installation. I used the WD utility, put in the number from the back of the device, and watched it connect. I am using it to connect to a media center extender. Works perfectly for audio and video.
I highly recommend this product if you want to extend your wireless network by using it to place your wireless router is the perfect location.
Easy set up!8/14/2012
It was easy to get this set up. I used it for a TV which had a wireless connection, but this is faster for better streaming.
Worked as promised. Wired internet anywhere in the house.
Simple to install, Instant connection, Works with a switch on the other end so you can connect multiple devices, and Doesn't take up an outlet.
Works fast enough so that I get to use 100% (20mbit down/5mbit up) of my cable internet speed. Seems stable and the passthrough outlet does a good job of filtering noise.
Easy to set up, better than wireless-n speeds. Ideal for my needs, I saw a HUGE connection speed increase as soon as it was hooked up.
Ac to Ethernet Adapeter5/3/2012
It works well. It is connected to by Apple TV and provides good WIFI.
Easy to use - even a Grandmother can do it.4/18/2012
I purchased this for my mother to set up her Smart TV with internet. She set it up herself with no issues and is now happily streaming content to her TV.
The product works as stated. Very easy extend my home network
This is exactly what I wanted. Works as described with no hidden quirks. Setup was easy and straight forward. Up and running in minutes.
Buying this was a mistake for me3/3/2012
I hooked a pair of these up to my FIOS rounter and my PC. My download speed was reduced by 2/3 and I had no visibility of the other computers on my home network. Clearly there was some sort of network issue - this is not a plug-and-play kind of product. Plus the documentation (included and on their web page) is very sparse - useless really - and the management software is of little use. I replaced it with a USB wireless adapter and I'm now back to 20+mbps up and down.
Used this to move my AT&T uverse receiver to a room where there was no jack. Amazingly easy and perfect for streaming hd.
Plug and play...no problems1/23/2012
Had these since November. After 2 months still running great. Configured a password and they work just fine. Much better than running Cat6 wire through the walls. I love that I can move these at any time to meet ever changing needs at home.
Purchased two sets (4) of these for $59 on sale and couldn't be happier. Plugged them in and off I went! One is used for a Blu-Ray player with apps, and the others are used for both my daughters' computers. Bye bye WiFi :)
works just like it's supposed to!12/14/2011
Easy-peasy set-up. Worked like a charm with minimal efforts. Basically plug in and go. I'm ordering another set at this price.
Works like it is supposed to.5/31/2011
If you don't want to upgrade to a wide range N router and want to use multiple routers instead, get these. They were easy to setup. I use on of these for webcam home monitoring, and it works just fine.
Even with a wireless N router, I was having an occasional issue with streaming video from my PC over to my living room television. I just hooked these up this evening, but as expected they are working great. No issues whatsoever. You can even run a monster cable with everything plugged in through the pass-thru outlet on the Zyxel. p.s. My former units were Zyxel 11mbps which I primarily use for PC support on other systems. Over 2 years and still going strong.
Works great, with one catch3/6/2011
I used this starter kit to link my internet to my TV. But, my home "office" is on a circuit whose electrical panel is in the garage, and the TV is on a circuit through a panel in the basement. The ZyXEL PL407 wasn't able to make the connection between these two points. I had read the reviews that this may be a problem. But I had one circuit in the basement that was connected to the panel in the garage. I ran a new electrical run in the basement connecting the gargage circuit to a new outlet at a location under the TV. I dropped an ethernet line from the TV down into the basement, plugged it into one PL407 that was plugged into the new outlet, and plugged the other PL407 into an office outlet and my router. Wah Lah, internet to the TV! Love it!
Just Plug It In And It Works!3/4/2011
Couldn't be happier with this product. It came with a CD but the directions did not say to install anything from the CD prior to connecting. Just plug them in and your on the internet.
The 1st set of adapters I got one of the units was not functioning properly. It caused me to do a lot of useless troubleshooting until the unit stopped even powering on. I returned it and got a another. This pair both units worked perfectly and immediately out of the box. The only performance measure I have is the VUDU app on my BR player and I max out the band with on that so I am satisfied with the performance. I am just concerned about the reliability as I have read that powerline adapters in general are not very reliable.
I was sceptical before trying, as I had encountered issues with a similar device designed to extend a phone outlet (conflict with surge protectors). However, this product was simplicity itself to set up (plug into the outlet, connect to the router, plug into the outlet, connect to the laptop!!) and has speeded up my internet connection (previously Wireless N). I have no need for the security feature, so cannot comment on that. As another reviewer mentions, you need to use the lower outlet of a double receptacle, but not a big issue.
Works straight out of the box1/17/2011
I have owned this for only a couple of weeks now. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this. They work straight out of the box -- i did not have to install any drivers, etc. I have not measured the speed but they appear to be very fast -- i can't tell any difference in download times between this and a straight-modem connection. My only quibble is the plug prongs don't move / rotate - they are fixed. Making these movable would have added a lot of flexibility to these.
Easy to Setup/More time to enjoy life1/17/2011
I needed to get internet from cable modem to my television/DVD player in another room about 50' straight away and 4 walls to wrap around. The powerline system produces about a 40% better signal than my excellent wireless router. My wife also likes that I spent 5 minutes setting up the network rather than an hour getting wireless connections on each unit nor wrapping ugly networking cable around the house. Love it.
Could use better instructions1/11/2011
This does works very well but understanding the secure setup take some digging into the manual. As my reference and drive CD as cracked I had to download the manual and drives from the web.
Works Great !!!1/5/2011
Worked exactly as advertised. Just plug it in and go. Rock solid connectivity for all the devices (PS3, etc...) in my home entertainment area.
Setup took about 10 minutes and works beautifully.
Great product - so easy to install and set-up12/27/2010
I wanted a better connection to my basement for streaming video from Netflix as with my wireless the video would occasionally stop to re-buffer with my wireless connection. All I had to do was plug in the 2 units, connect one to my router and one to my DVD player and it instantly connected.
Fastest ethernet over electric12/27/2010
We had netgear plug ins before but ZyXEL is much faster and reliable
I bought this product because of the great deal offered by Buy.com. On the same day the package arrived, a problem happened to occur with the wireless connection of my daughter's laptop (could be the wireless card problem). She was going nuts as her assignment was due next day. So daddy came to the rescue: I simply plugged in the cables from both ends of the ZyXEL PLA407 adaptors, then to her laptop. I knew it worked well with no problems as she'd been quite for weeks since. I would have to buy a few more of this though.
Excellent product. Does exactly what I needed it t12/22/2010
I had a problem with my Playstation 3 receiving a good wireless signal, so I was looking for some way to get my wired connection (1 Mbps) to my living room without running a long cable from my office on the other side of my house. I decided to give this product a try. Works like a charm, exactly what I needed. Very simple to install (literally just plug it in and connect the internet cables), didn't have to read the instruction manual at all. Now my PS3 works perfectly on the internet.
Easy to set up right out of the box. Works as advertised...allowed me to get my Dish Network DVR online easily.
It doesn't get any easier than this!!!12/8/2010
Have been waiting for a set of these to go on sale for a while, and they finally did, so I bought a set. Read all the reviews, and couldn't believe you could just plug in and go, But that is exactly what happened. I opened the box, pulled out the adapters,(Didn't even notice the new Cat5 Cables in the bottom of the box I was in such a hurry to try these out) plugged one in by my router in the Office, and the other behind my entertainment center to hook up my Roku/ Playstation/ X-Box/ and Samsung tv. They all have Lan connections. Plugged Cable from Powerline adapter to Wireless 4-port Router, and hooked all Of my items up to the 4-Ports. I could have all 4 devices running at the same time, and my laptop connected Via Wireless, and could not slow this thing down. It runs FAST, and my videos and online gaming never looked so good. I do Have 50Meg Cable Internet, so plenty of bandwidth to begin with, and it was just Plug and Play. That easy, plus I have a router at the other end of my house now, and I have no problem connecting my Kindle, or laptop from my Bedroom to the other end of the house, I just connect to the router in the next room. Full signal everywhere in my house now.
This did not work for me, not even 12mb max12/7/2010
This did not work for me, I only got 12mb, the light was blinking red. That was on my test location, then when it was time to move this to the final location, I was not able to get this device to work no more. There is a reset but nowhere into the manual they are explaining what this button is there for, maybe me, but if you don't get it right the first time difficult to setup.
Easy install. Required nothing more than plugging it into the wall and plugging in an ethernet cable. We used to have a piece of Cat-5 running across the floor, in our home office. I just never got around to running a cable. The terminal server box that we use to share one PC with multiple users, warned against wireless, due to freezes. These Powerline Adapters work great.
Easy install. Just plugged it in both ends and presto it works. Have not checked speed but it seems just as fast as the directly connected PC. Only item I am puzzled is that the energy saving mode goes into effect when I put the PC to sleep but not when I turn the PC off.
I was totally frustrated with getting repeaters to bounce the signal to the back rooms of my house. Also, I had the first generation of powerline adapters that only transmitted about 10 mps. This thing is showing the same reading as I get at the direct connection of the pc to the router - about 100 MB. Did not need to do any setup procedures or even use the included disk. I just plugged them in. That's all! I just plugged them in and instant internet. Get it!!!
Bottom line - up to 5x the wireless G connection.10/26/2010
1. I'm not sure if the advertised 200 Mbps is 100 each way or 200 each way. I first thought 100 each way, but the GUI routinely reports greater than 100 in one direction. I emphasize GUI, because Windows 7 reports that I never exceed 4.2 Mbytes per sec which is in the range of 34 - 42 Mbps. 2. I am unable to enter a DAK password in the GUI. I found a software/firmware update, but I was unable to install like another reviewer from Jackson, TN. 3. I see some people saying it wouldn't work at all. You really need to plug both adapters into circuits on the same side of your breaker box.
I purchased this item hoping installation would be as simple as the Netgear boxes I am currently using. I won't leave a negative comment since I may be overlooking something in the installation, but I am a bit disappointed that I couldn't get this to work as easily as other reviewers... :(
very simple to use. plugin and connect ethernet cables. most computers set them selves up. if not you just need your password. great performance no lag on videos.
Software Would Not Upgrade10/6/2010
The first thing I did was to try to update the software for this item. Went online to their site downloaded the software according to their Model number. Tryed to install and got the message This upgrade is for model XXX whisch was the model on the back of the units, and would not load. So far the units are not working.
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