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HOW DO POWERLINE ADAPTERS WORK?

Powerline adapters expand your network by using your home wiring like an Ethernet cable, sending the Internet signal from your router to any active power outlet. This means you can use your adapter just like an extra Ethernet port, to connect wired devices without rewiring your home.

Technical Specs
  • Model Name:
    Linksys PLEK500
  • Network Standards:
    HomePlug AV2
  • Ports:
    Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • LEDs:
    Powerline, Ethernet, Power
  • Buttons:
    Easy Connect, Reset
  • Wireless Encryption:
    128-Bit AES Link Encryption
  • Power Input:
    100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
  • Operating Temperature:
    32 to 104F (0 to 40C)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -4 to 158F (-20 to 70C)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 85% Noncondensing
  • Max. Link Rate:
    500 Mbps
Support
Package Contents
  • 2 Linksys Powerline HomePlug AV2 1 Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2 Ethernet Cables
Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plug and play The situation: Linksys wireless N router upstairs wired to cable modem, computer, printer. Wi Fi in far end of house and shop (separate outbuilding) kind of sketchy. Brother-in-law had extra Linksys Wireless G router he gave me. Set it up as a cascade router, 192.168.1.2, configured to use Channel 6, original router Channel 1, verified they both worked and were transmitting. Unplugged the second router and installed the PLEK500's (one upstairs and one at the other end of the house). Plugged the cascade router back into the PLEK500 at the end of the house - instant wi-fi! Haven't tested transmission speeds but initial use seems to be plenty fast.
Date published: 2017-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, fast, and easy to install I am very impressed. Installation could not have been easier. I am getting very good results as well. My situation: * Cable modem in one corner of the house. * Wanted to install one wireless router in the middle of the house for complete coverage. * I did not want to run Ethernet cable if at all possible. Solution...bought the PLEK500: * Took one HomePlug and plugged it into an electrical outlet near the cable modem. * Ran an Ethernet cable from the modem to the HomePlug. * Took the other HomePlug and plugged into an electrical outlet near the center of the house. * With another Ethernet cable, I connected the HomePlug to the wireless router. * Joined the the wireless network with my iPhone and was surfing the Internet. It was really that easy to install. I also ran speed tests and was consistently getting the 30Mbit/second download bandwidth as offered by my ISP. If I need more connectivity around the house, then I will not hesitate to purchase more of the is product. Thanks!
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Basic expansion I bought this a few weeks ago to replace a Linksys PLWK400 Kit that would not function in my environment. This kit, PLK500, provides a single port Ethernet expansion. A second access point is needed if the users want wireless in the second location. I had an old Wireless G router, and connected it as a switch in the second location. This seems to be working ok, even though it is installed in an old house, with very old wiring. The setup does not use the bridging capability, because that is not needed, but if I need to I will change the configuration. Two downsides, neither of them fatal. First, these products were originally Cisco's, and Linksys inherited them after the breakup. The configuration software does not work with Windows versions later than 7. It may not be needed, since PnP seems to work ok. Second, I would prefer to be able to access the configuration / Web page of the PL devices themselves, to fine-tune security and possibly other settings, but I cannot see how to access them without software.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product, runs hot I replaced a Netgear powerline set of adapters. I have not received the extra "bump" in performance. Also, these run hot. However, they do work. Another complaint--I bought this package and would buy another 1, but Linksys only sells them in pairs. Bought directly from Linksys--ordering was great.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Plus Plug it into the wall, connect Ethernet cable, done. Excellent performance, no drops, easier and faster than trying to add repeaters for wifi.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Investment I've made They work wonderfully! I purchased these when I was thinking about drilling holes through my nice wood floor to run a switch to my entertainment center. I saw these online and thought that it might be bad investment, but I've never been happier! It puts a network right where I want it! I have not tried more than one pair these, but the one pair was all I needed!
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent product I purchased the the set of PLEK500 power line adapters to connect to an HDTV instead of fishing a new ethernet cable. Setup was simple, no problems encountered. The connection is excellent and functions as expected.
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Great I bought one month ago, and I am very satisfaced. I have many customers that could buy this product.
Date published: 2015-11-09
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* Maximum performance for the Powerline AV Network Adapter is derived from HomePlug Powerline Alliance HomePlug AV specification. Performance depends on many factors, conditions and variables, including volume of network traffic, home wiring construction, operating system used, mix of networking products used, interference from other electrical devices, age of home wiring, wireline range and coverage as determined by wiring route or path between devices and other adverse conditions. Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system.