500Mbps Stories July 13, 2015

expiredZyXEL AV500 Powerline kit with N300 Wireless Range Extender $30 shipped (Orig. $60)

Newegg Flash has the ZyXEL AV500 Powerline with N300 Wireless Range Extender Kit (PLA4231KIT) for $29.99 shipped. That’s 50% under the regular $60 price tag, matching our previous mention and the best we can find.

This package contains one ethernet adapter for wired connections and a 300Mbps wireless adapter for Wi-Fi. Features include:

  • 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

This particular model has very few reviews on Amazon but the Wireless N adapter has 4.1/5 stars from nearly 850 Amazon customers and is currently $53 on its own.

500Mbps Stories April 10, 2015

Linksys Powerline HomePlug AV500 Powerline Ethernet Kit $45 (Reg. $90+)

Newegg offers the Linksys (PLEK500-CA) AV500 Powerline Ethernet Kit for $89.99. Applying promo code EMCARKA49 at checkout brings the final price down to $44.99 shipped. This kit typically retails for $90+ at retailers such as Amazon, today’s deal is the best current price. Rated 4.2/5 stars.


  • Wired Network expansion using existing Electrical Devices
  • Easy set up on your home network
  • Up to 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet
  • Connect 1 wired device with an Ethernet port
  • Certified to Homeplug AV2 500 Mbps standard, the latest industry standard
  • LED indicators for Power, Ethernet Connection and HomePlug
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch Port Speed
  • One touch buttons for easy pairing with network and reset


500Mbps Stories February 2, 2015

NETGEAR AV500 Powerline Starter Kit w/ pass-thru $50 shipped (Reg. $70)

Amazon is offering the NETGEAR Powerline 500 1-Port Extra Outlet Essentials Edition Starter Kit (XAVB5421) for $49.99 shipped. That’s $20 or 29% off the regular listing, $10+ below the average selling price and the best we have seen since this model released back in November.

The 500Mbps XAVB5421 Powerline kit offers the same network extension as your typical options, but pass-thru technology keeps a power outlet available for regular use. It features a one button set-up and a “Pick-a-Plug LED” that “identifies best outlet for optimal performance.” It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 100 Amazon customers.


Powerline 500 + Extra Outlet

Extend your Internet access to any power outlet

The NETGEAR Powerline 500 extends your Internet access to any power outlet. With speeds up to 500Mbps, it’s perfect for connecting smart TVs and game consoles. It’s also ideal for streaming music and HD video. Extra noise-filtered power outlet provides connection for additional devices.

Two (2) Powerline 500 + Extra Outlet Adapters (XAVB5421)

Two (2) 2m (6.5ft) Ethernet cables

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