The ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter improves up to 60% performance for stable HD media streaming compared with 200 Mbps powerline technology. Just plug a pair of PLA4201 into electric outlets and connect to network devices, then you can enjoy HD media streams, multiplayer gaming and other network applications in every room simultaneously right away.
Compact design for easy setup and instant plug-and-play
The new mini-size ZyXEL PLA4201 gives you the flexibility to turn power lines into a home network. The compact design allows hassle-free installation without blocking other power outlets. With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4201, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access from HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.
Customer Reviews of ZyXEL PLA4201KIT 500 Mbps Mini Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit
It really is a plug-n-play device. The only thing i still can't figure out is how to verify that encryption is there (that is after following the process of having the data encrypted).
Good product, disrupts when furnace kicks in1/24/2014
The product works well, consistent and fast, but I sometimes get a point in time disruption when the furnace kicks on.
Under ease of use I only gave it a 4 because it did give me a little hassle setting it up. Would have been more helpful if the quick setup guide would have actually told you something. Once I put the disc in my laptop and read the actual guide for the specific directions it worked great.
Value and Performance12/20/2013
Purchased at sale price, works out of the box without doing any setting, connection bandwidth hits 100mbps consistently.
Amazing Little piece of equipment10/23/2013
when i heard that Zyxel was making these Ethernet adapter i was a bit Skeptical, i mean how well could the data connection travel thru the electrical grid?. Nevertheless my Zyxel powerline work without a hassle. i plug one in near the modem, and plugged the next one near my PC and that was it. No more WiFi problems. This is THE best solution for static devices ( Smart TV, PS3 Xbox , PC) conection thru out the house. I live in a 2-story home with concrete walls so WiFi is weak in some parts of the house, even 2 access points couldn't cover the whole house. But with this device i have internet where i want it and when i want it. Im thinkin of buying another pair to add more devices to the grid.
Installation was instant: Just plugged first module, hooked it to network, plugged in the second module, and by the time I connected my computer to it, the signal was there, and it jut worked. Speed is excellent. No issues whatsoever. Great product!
Works just like a wireless router without any barrier interference!
Vapor Genie Vaporizer5/18/2013
This item was received in 4 days and was just as it was described. The color that was ordered was out of stock. I received a very courteous call. I chose another color and it was on it's way. It is obvious that you go above and beyond for your customers and I will certainly do business with you again. Thank you!
SOMETHING THEY DON'T TELL YOU - BEWARE4/23/2013
According to ZyXEL tech support, these devices ONLY work if they are on the SAME HOUSEHOLD CIRCUIT. I don't know anyone whose house has only 1 circuit. The picture of putting these in different rooms and having devices networked all over the house is BALONEY. As long as they all operate from the SAME circuit breaker on your circuit panel, you're OK. Since most houses, and offices, may have multiple circuits per room, you might as well save money and buy a long Ethernet cable because these WON'T WORK.
Exactly as advertised3/8/2013
The 500mb product by Zyxel works as advertised. I have a large distance between both devices but they transmit fast and stable. I had a little trouble making the product synch only because both buttons must be pushed within a few seconds of each other. I resolved this issue by getting a second peson involved. We each pushed the button eithin 2-5 seconds and now it works perfect.
Works as advertised7/16/2012
As an owner of the previous older larger PLA4205 model the newer smaller version PLA4201 is just a reliable. (works together without issue with the older model) It's worth the investment if you stream movies/music/data from home networks; stream video from Netflix, Amazon or play video games etc from the web. Currently have six such devices and and tickled pink with the speed and reliably the PLA4201
Ok, but NOT faster than wireless N7/8/2012
I bought this because I was having problems streaming HD over wireless N during action scenes or other "busy" screen events. The picture will jitter and skip because there is not enough bandwidth. Setup was easy but I am still having the same bandwidth problems. I ran a Cat5 across the floor to test on a straight cable connection and it did not jitter or skip.