Newegg is offering the ZyXEL AV500 Powerline kit with N300 Wireless Range Extender (PLA4231KIT) for $59.99, but using code EMCARKR86 drops your total down to $29.99 shipped. That’s around $23 under Amazon and the best price we can find for this particular kit.
It ships with one wired adapter and one wireless N adapter equipped to extend your Wi-Fi network. Features:
- Powerline: speed up to 500Mbps
- Wireless: speed up to 300Mbps
- Extend Wi-Fi thru power line
- Plug-and-play design
- Backward compatible with AV200 standard
- Power On/Off switch
- 128-bit AES encryption and Wireless
- Multi-color LED identifies powerline network signal quality
- Kit includes everything you need
While this kit only sits with a 3.5/5 star rating from very few customers, similar wireless N adapters from Zyxel have 4+ star ratings from hundreds and tend to be listed at more than $60 on their own.
Extend Your Home Power Lines to the Whole-home Wireless Network
The ZyXEL PLA4231 Kit combines all the features of a high-performance Powerline adapter and can extend the coverage to connect your wireless devices throughout the house. Just plug PLA4231 Kit into electric outlets in different rooms, then you can easily extend your powerline home network like a wireless network. You can easily stream videos, enjoy games and web browsing on tablets, laptops or smartphones anywhere at home, even at the hard-to-reach places. The two Ethernet ports on the device make it easy to provide Internet access for HDTVs, Blu-rayTM players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.
Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming
Powered by IEEE 1901 500 Mbps technology, the ZyXEL PLA4231 Kit can improve network performance up to 60% compared to the 200 Mbps powerline technology.The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features also improve the streaming quality of multimedia applications. You can have stable high-performance network and enjoy multiple HD streaming, multiplayer gaming and Web surfing simultaneously.
Easy security setup
ZyXEL’s PLA4231 Kit features an easy setup wizard and a WPS button that allows you to set up the extender, cloning existing wifi network settings and connect to wireless devices easily and quickly. Data transmission is protected by the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Security (AES) mechanism to provide a secure connection to the Internet. Encryption can be configured through a simple button press on the powerline adapters and PLA4231 Kit—no complicated setup or software is required.
The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 and IEEE 1901 specifications. Actual data transfer rate will vary from network environment including: distance, network traffic, noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions. Ethernet connection will operate at the maximum of 100 Mbps.
Average throughput gain in typical homes.