AV500 Stories November 27, 2015

D-Link Powerline AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit $10 shipped (Reg. $34)

Newegg is offering the D-Link Powerline AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) for $33.99, but with the code EMCKKNV57 the price drops to $9.99 shipped. That’s $24 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find. As a pricing comparison, Amazon currently charges $38 for it.

Features:

  • Extend your wired network to a hard to reach room using your existing electrical wiring
  • Fast Ethernet speeds – great for streaming video
  • Kit includes two PowerLine mini adapters to extend your network right out of the box
  • Simple connect button for easy setup and supports 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Up to 200Mbps for whole-home coverage
  • Compact and elegant design allows you to plug other devices into the outlet

Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.

AV500 Stories September 30, 2015

expiredNetworking: ZyXEL AV500 Powerline $25 shipped (Reg. $50+), travel routers, more

Newegg has the ZyXEL AV500 Powerline with N300 Wireless Range Extender Kit (PLA4231KIT) for $49.99, but code EMCAXPA23 drops the total down to $24.99 shipped. That’s 50%+ under most listings, $10 under the next best price, $5 under our previous mention and the price we have seen this particular kit go for.

This package comes with one ethernet adapter for a wired connections and a 300Mbps wireless adapter for Wi-Fi. Features include wired speeds up to 500Mbps, wireless speeds up to 300Mbps, “Plug-and-play design”, backward compatiblyity with AV200 standard and more. This particular model only has a 4.3/5 star rating from 11 customers on Amazon, but the Wireless N adapter has 4.2/5 stars from over 900 Amazon customers and is currently selling for well over $60 on its own.

More Networking Deals:

  • TP-LINK TL-WR700N Wireless N150 Portable Router (refurb) $8 (Orig. $25) | Newegg Flash
  • D-Link Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extender & Access Point $65 (Reg. $90) | Amazon

AV500 Stories September 1, 2015

expiredD-Link PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit: $20 shipped (Reg. $35+)

Newegg offers the D-Link (DHP309AV) PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit for $33.99. Applying coupon code EMCAXAK58 drops the final price to $19.99 shipped. This is over 60% off the original listing but you’ll usually find it for around $35+ at retailers like Amazon. Today’s deal is $5 less than our previous mention and the best price we can find.

PowerLine adapters are an excellent alternative when a wireless network just won’t do the job. Living in an older home, I can attest to wireless routers not traveling to every corner of the house. PowerLine adapters allow users to leverage electrical circuitry to send internet signals. Simply plug one adapter in to an outlet near your modem or router and place another in your desired location. Plug an ethernet cable into each end and you’ll have an extended network.

This model features AV500 speeds, built-in status indicator lights and 128-bit AES Encryption. More details below. Rated 4/5 stars by over 200 Amazon customers.

AV500 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.

AV500 Stories April 14, 2015

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

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.

AV500 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.

Features:

  • 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

 

AV500 Stories December 4, 2014

Amazon has the TP-LINK AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (TL-PA4010KIT) for $29.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $40 or 57% under the original price tag, matching the best we’ve seen and the lowest we can find for this popular kit.

It works on the HomePlug AV standards system so it will talk to other compatible devices and features a 300 meter (about 1,000 feet) range over your existing electrical wiring. This offers easy internet access in places where WiFi isn’t available/strong enough, without the need to run super long and annoying ethernet cables. The TL-PA4010 kit features speeds of up to 500Mbps, 128-bit AES encryption, plug and play installation and everything you need to get started.

This kit is the #1 Best Selling Powerline option on Amazon where it has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,700 customers.

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AV500 Stories July 24, 2014

Newegg is offering the TP-LINK AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (TL-PA4010KIT) for $29.99 shipped using code EMCPCHF24. That’s $40 or around 57% off the original listing, $10 under the average selling price from trusted retailers, over $9 better than Amazon, and matching the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

With speeds of up to 500mbps and a simple set up process, Powerline adapters like these can be a simple and effective way to bring hardwire internet access throughout your home or office without dealing with messy ethernet cables:

Without additional wiring, you can simply plug the TL-PA4010KIT into existing power outlets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure. With high-speed data transfer rate of up to 500Mbps, you can enjoy HD video streaming, online gaming, VoIP, and any other bandwidth intensive tasks

The TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT Powerline kit is ranked as Amazon’s #1 Best Selling option and has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 1,200 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for a Powerline option with a little more power, we also have a solid deal on the TP-LINK AV600 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit for $73 shipped (Reg. $95), within $3 of lowest.

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