Released July, 2010
The Pros:Works just fine with older house wiring. Connect to each other instantly over the electrical network. Excellent bandwidth on average, generally exceeds most people's Internet connection.
The Cons:Encryption setup is tricky, doesn't always work when following instructions. Setting a network name can make the devices stop communicating.
The ZyXEL PLA407 is a powerline ethernet device that uses noise filtering technology to maximize throughput. It follows a basic plug-and-play design, allowing a network connection of up to 200 Mbps to be quickly established.
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Both an RJ-45 port and an A/C port are available, allowing both an Ethernet connector and a power plug to be run through the device. Built-in noise filtering with QoS support maximizes the amount of bandwidth that can run over the 10/100Mbps Ethernet connection and makes a range of up to 500 meters possible. Encryption is handled through the 128-bit AES standard, and can be switched on and off with an Encrypt button.
- Compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet standard)
- HomePlug AV1.1 with data transfer rate of up to 200 Mbps
- Max range up to 500 meters (1,640 feet) over power line
- Number of bridged device: 64
- Power-saving mode
- Security: 128-bit AES encryption
- Quality of Service (QoS): ToS, Support up to 4- level of priority, Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field
- One 10/100Mbps Ethernet RJ-45 connector with auto MDI/MDIX support
- LED indicators: Power on/off, Powerline activity, Ethernet link
- Encrypt button, Reset button
- EMC: FCC, CE, Safety: UL, cUL, CE-LVD
- Ethernet cable, Quick start guide, Support CD included
User Reviews (2)
works just fine with older house wiring
connect to each other instantly over the electrical network
excellent bandwidth on average, generally exceeds most people's Internet connection
no drivers required, it just works plug-and-play
using the AC pass-through doesn't seem to interfere with the signal
encryption setup is tricky, doesn't always work when following instructions
setting a network name can make the devices stop communicating
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