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ZyXEL PLA407


$85.00 Released July, 2010

Product Shot 1 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. 

Features

  • 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

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Pros
  • 2

    works just fine with older house wiring

  • 1

    connect to each other instantly over the electrical network

  • 1

    excellent bandwidth on average, generally exceeds most people's Internet connection

  • 1

    no drivers required, it just works plug-and-play

  • 1

    using the AC pass-through doesn't seem to interfere with the signal

Cons
  • 1

    encryption setup is tricky, doesn't always work when following instructions

  • 1

    setting a network name can make the devices stop communicating

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