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Zyxel PLA4201 500Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adaptor Twin Pack

500mbps Mini Homeplug kit, was £39.98, now £28.48!
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PLA4201-GB0201F

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Description

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Kit Contains 2 units

Extend Home Networks Effortlessly with the Most Compact Powerline Adapter

The ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapters 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.

Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
Powered by the IEEE 1901 technology, the ZyXEL PLA4201 can provide a stable high-performance network for users to enjoy multiple HD streaming, multiplayer gaming, and Web surfing simultaneously.

QoS enhances media streaming quality
The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services by prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP traffic.

Power-saving mode
When there is no Ethernet link, the PLA4201 enters a power-saving mode with just 0.5 watt consumption to reduce the energy waste by around 88%.

3 Year Warranty

Specifications

Summary

Product Description
ZyXEL PLA4201 - Starter Kit - bridge - wall-pluggable
Device Type
Bridge
Enclosure Type
Wall-pluggable
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, HomePlug AV (HPAV), IEEE 1901
Data Transfer Rate
500 Mbps
Network / Transport Protocol
CSMA/CA
Features
128-bit encryption, VLAN support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), IGMP snooping, Quality of Service (QoS), reset button
Compliant Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901
Power
AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )
Dimensions (WxDxH)
5 cm x 6 cm x 9 cm
Weight
72 g
System Requirements
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Localisation
United Kingdom


Detail

General

Device Type
Bridge
Enclosure Type
Wall-pluggable
Connectivity Technology
Wired
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, HomePlug AV (HPAV), IEEE 1901
Data Transfer Rate
500 Mbps
Network / Transport Protocol
CSMA/CA
Encryption Algorithm
128-bit AES
Features
128-bit encryption, VLAN support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), IGMP snooping, Quality of Service (QoS), reset button
Compliant Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901 , FCC, RoHS, LVD
Status Indicators
Power, link/activity

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces
1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 , 1 x HomePlug AV - power BS 1363

Power

Power Device
Internal power supply
Voltage Required
AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational
4 Watt

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories
ZyXEL 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter (PLA4201)
Cables Included
1 x network cable
Localisation
United Kingdom

Software / System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7

Dimensions & Weight

Width
5 cm
Depth
6 cm
Height
9 cm
Weight
72 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
10 - 90% (non-condensing)

Customer reviews

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Zyxel PLA4201 500Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adaptor Twin Pack
4.0 8
£26.94
Zyxel PLA4201 500Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adaptor Twin Pack
pla4021 Powerline
Reviewed by . Review Posted 21/08/2013
5 5

I have 4 of these units and the difference it has made to my home network is staggering I have 100 MB Broadband but using wireless connection the fastest I could connect was 8 MB but after fitting these units I got Speeds up to 98MB and uploads exceeding 5MB one problem I have had was now and then one would do nothing but just unplug and then plug in again would clear the problem Wireless problems gone for ever

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Zyxel Powerline products
Reviewed by . Review Posted 04/05/2013
5 5

These are very cool products. I created a home network that is highly functional and fast. Living in a bungalow, straight wifi didnt work too well but wifi points linked by powerline works a treat.

Note that the PLA4234 allows access to the network via both wifi AND twin ethernet ports. This is a brilliant addition and makes this range more useful than competing products i have tried

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 5*
 
very easy, and does the job
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 04/02/2013
5 5

So easy to install and use: plug it in and off you go. No messing around at all. Feels like a solid product, though I've only just started to use it, so no long term testing as yet. Also comes with two ethernet cables so all in all very good value for money.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Good stuff.
Reviewed by . Review Posted 25/01/2013
5 5

I was always sceptical of these kind of devices but it works a treat. Setup in a couple of minutes right across the other side of the house I now have internet where there was none before :-)

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
No problems
Reviewed by . Review Posted 12/12/2012
5 5

I installed a pair of these several weeks ago for home networking after getting tired of inconsistent wireless internet connections. It was easier than I expected to set up; one lead from router to first powerline adaptor. Plugged in adaptor to wall socket near router. Second lead from PC to second powerline adaptor. Plugged second adaptor into wall socket near PC. Turned on power for first adaptor. Turned on power for second adaptor. Instant access to internet at greatly-enhanced speed. Never turned the adaptors off since, and never had a dip in internet performance.

  • Overall 5*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Good device, but potentially shortlived.
Reviewed by . Review Posted 17/03/2013
4 5

Purchased a pair of these in Nov 12 to replace a faulty unit of same make and type. The slim design fitted the gap I have between unit and floor, allowing good cable access. The adaptor works very well. Plug it in and in seconds it connects. The downside for me is that I have a failure from this last purchase and have just found another from an earlier buy, meaning that adaptor is not making it to a year old. I can understand the occasional failure, but I have three failures now from 6 units purchased. Although the price at Dabs is very good, the failures I have had erode the value for money it gives me.

  • Overall 4*
  • Ease of use 4*
  • Value for money 3*
 
Died/Malfunctioned - common problem
Reviewed by . Review Posted 17/05/2013
1 5

Was very pleased with this item. Installed easy, worked a treat, Great Value.... BUT, then one of the plugs just died !! It seems Amazon, Dabs, all the same common problem from users' reviews. One or Both plugs just give up the ghost (possibly due to them being powered on 24/7 ?). I returned to Dabs and obtained a refund

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*
 
Worked great for 2 weeks
Reviewed by . Review Posted 20/03/2013
1 5

Then 1 of the units just refused to do anything. A web search suggests that it's not uncommon.

  • Overall 1*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 1*
 

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Packaged Quantity: 2
Speed: 500Mbps
Connectivity: Wired
Brand: Zyxel
Stock Status: Clearance
Price Range Inc VAT: 0 - 50

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