500 Mbps Powerline 4-Port Gigabit Switch
Expand Your Existing Powerline Network
The PLA4225 makes it easy to add another device to your home’s existing Powerline network. With one PLA4225 plugged into an electrical outlet, use an Ethernet cable to connect it to your existing broadband modem. From there, a second PLA4225 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 PLA4225 provides stable, high-speed Ethernet connectivity throughout your home without the mess or hassle of running complicated wiring.
Blazing Speeds for True HD Streaming
Powered by the latest IEEE 1901 technology and four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the ZyXEL PLA4225 500 Mbps Powerline 4-Port Gigabit Switch provides an all-in-one solution for users looking to enjoy multiple HD streams, multiplayer gaming and Web surfing simultaneously. When used alongside a Powerline Ethernet Adapter, the PLA4225 makes it simple to connect up to four media devices such as HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, and game consoles to your home network through any electrical outlet in your house.
QoS Enhances Media Streaming Quality
Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of streaming multimedia applications such as triple-play services, HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP.
Green Technology Saves Energy
The PLA4225 automatically enters power-saving mode when an inactive Ethernet connection is detected, reducing energy consumption by 80% when compared to Powerline adapters without this function.
Easy Security Setup
Data transmission is protected by 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security (AES) to ensure a secure connection to the Internet. There’s no complicated setup or software required – the PLA4225 makes network security as simple as pushing a button.
Customer Reviews of ZyXEL PLA4225 500 Mbps Powerline 4-Port Gigabit Switch
small but powerful12/20/2013
powerline communications used to be rather slow and not that useful but with this new generation of products all that has changed for the better. If your wireless will not reach to all your rooms, this is the way to go. I had no experience with Zyxel but they are effective and reliable.
TRULY Plug and Play!12/17/2012
Could NOT be easier! Plug one into router & electrical outlet, the other into another electrical outlet and a PC/TV/Whatever. Boom, instant connectivity! My "normal" throughput on an Ethernet connection is 30/25 (down/up). These babies produce about 22/16, more than adequate for streaming media. And it doesn't seem to matter which side of the electrical panel the circuit is on or now far the run. I've got them on both sides of the panel and runs of easily 100 feet. No problems with DHCP either.
Recommend this Product!!!!12/6/2012
So since I have so many kids, I have a line of computers which were all using wireless to connect. Occasionally they would complain about speed and performance, so after I purchased a single port pair for another computer in the house and saw how great those worked, I decided on this hub version for the kids computer center. All connected instantly and no more complaints at all. They all comment on how fast things like Robloks, Wizards 101 and other applications just perform so well. This is a great buy and so easy to use. Just plug in and connect to the computers!!!
Acceptable powerline switch12/4/2012
This is a decent powerline switch. It does disconnect or show connected, but no internet on occasion. I've modified the power management on my pc for this connection and it helped some. I believe it's due to the power saving mode of the device.
Great little device...11/23/2012
Very simple ans great device. Does what it says
The ZyXel PLA4225 is a great buy. I have used an older verion of this device from ZyXel for almost a year and loved it. I bought 3 of the PLA4225 units for my new apartment. This allowed me to connect all the locations in my house. Best of all this allowed me to get 1Ghz speeds over the power connection! The units just worked, and did work well. I will mention I tried them at my parents 50+ year old home. I would not recommend these for older homes as their power wiring is not as good as todays.
excellent Powerline HomePlug6/20/2012
While my home is less than 10 years old, it wasn't built for wired networking. After trying to get installers to put in ethernet cables after the fact and discovering the pinch areas that make it difficult-to-impossible, Powerline adapters was the only option left for me. I have purchased several Zyxel units - this four-port one being the latest one, and will wholeheartedly recommend any of those. Pure plug-n-play, they just work! Shouldn't all products be like that? Excellent product!