ZyXEL PLA4205kit Powerline AV 500mbps wall-plug Adapter (Starter Kit – 2 units) - PLA4205KIT

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Works well

on 6/6/2012

as it advertises, it was a great connection speed for me. Netflix on the Xbox streamed at HD quality and the initial buffer was short. This was a perfect solution to solve the gap in my wireless network coverage.

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So far so good

on 6/21/2012

This was the easiest installation ever. Just plugged one device into an electrical outlet near the router. One ethernet cable into the router. In the other room plug the other device into an electrical outlet near your computer. Another ethernet cable from the XyXel to your PC or other device and it just works. No drivers required.

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Product Overview


Power Up Your Home Network with Blazing Speed!

  • Plug-and-play for easy installation
  • Data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbps* for video streaming and gaming
  • QoS enhances media streaming quality
  • Power-saving mode reduces energy waste

Expand Your Existing Powerline Network

The PLA4205 makes it easy to add another device to your home’s existing Powerline network. With one PLA4205 plugged into an electrical outlet, use an Ethernet cable to connect it to your existing broadband modem. From there, a second PLA4205 unit will easily and instantly convert any electrical outlet in your home into an Ethernet port for your PC, game consoles, or any other device requiring Ethernet connectivity. With advanced HomePlug AV technology and data rates of up to 500Mbps*, the PLA4205 provides stable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity throughout your home without the mess or hassle of running complicated wiring.

Blazingly Fast Speed

Powered by the latest IEEE 1901 technology and a Gigabit Ethernet port, ZyXEL’s 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter can provide a stable high-performance network for you to enjoy multiple HD streams, multiplayer gaming and Web surfing simultaneously.

Enjoy Lag-free HD Videos and Gaming

With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4205 installed, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access by HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.

QoS Enhances Media Streaming Quality

Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services, HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP.

Power-saving Mode

When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4205 will enter a power-saving mode, reducing energy consumption by approximately 80% when compared to adapters without this function.




With the adoption of ZyXEL's USG 20, the following costs can be saved:

  • Save on device hardware maintenance fee: ZyXEL provides 2 years hardware warranty out of the factory.
  • Free software upgrade: now ZyXEL provides free software upgrades so you can enjoy complete protection without additional expense



Manufacturer Zyxel
Mfg Part# PLA4205KIT
SKU 223414497
UPC 760559119645
UPC 14 00760559119645
Sales Rank 29908
Plug-and-play for easy installation
Data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbps* for video streaming and gaming
Compliant with IEEE 1901 and compatible with HomePlug AV
Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster wired connection
QoS enhances media streaming quality
Power-saving mode reduces energy waste
Encrypt button for easy security setup
128-bit AES encryption for a secured network
Multi-colored LED identifies powerline network quality
Package Contents:
Powerline Ethernet Adapters
Ethernet cable
Quick start guide
Support CD
Warranty card
Tech Specs
Compliant with IEEE 1901 with data transfer rate of up to 500 Mbps*
Compatible with HomePlug AV standard
Access Methods: CSMA/CA channel-access schemes
Range: Max. range up to 300 meters over power line
Power Saving Mode: If link is inactive for a period (default setting: 60 seconds)
Security: 128-bit AES encryption
Quality of Service (QoS):
Support up to 4-level type QoS
Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field
Frequency Band: 2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz
Dynamic Neighbor Network Support: IGMP
System Requirements:
Deployment requirements: Devices with 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port; Operates system independent
Utility software OS support: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7
Ethernet interface: one 10/100/1000 Mbp RJ-45 connector with auto MDI/MDIX support
LED indicators:
Power on/off
Powerline link/quality
Green: Best, Amber: Better, Red: Good
Ethernet link/activity
Encrypt button
Reset button
Power rating: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
Full operation: 5 Watt max.
Power-saving mode: 1 Watt max.
Plug type:
EU type: Two pins for EU 230 V
US type: Two pins for US 120 V
UK type: Three pins for UK 240 V
Physical Specifications:
Item dimensions (WxDxH): 71 x 65 x 95 mm (2.79” x 2.56” x 3.74”)
Item weight: 134 g (0.29 lb)
Packing dimensions (WxDxH): 134 x 94 x 178 mm (5.27” x 3.7”x 7.01”)
Environmental Specifications:
Operating environment:
Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity: 20% to 90% (Non-condensing)
Storage environment:
Temperature: -20°C to 70°C(-4°F to 158°F)
Humidity: 20% ~ 95% (Non-condensing)
Safety:CE-LVD, UL/cUL
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