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TRENDnet TPL-401E2K 500MBPS Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit

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The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-401E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure building-wide high speed network. Connect one of the included adapters to your network, and plug the other in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access.

Connect the included adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch Sync button. Use up to 16 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling.

A Gigabit Ethernet port on each adapter maintains high performance wired connections. Manage the Powerline adapters with the included Windows utility. LED displays convey device status for easy troubleshooting. Advanced 128-bit AES encryption secures your network. The included adapters are ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

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Package Contents
  • TPL-401E Powerline Network Adapter
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • 2 x Cat. 5 Ethernet Cables (1.5 m / 5 ft.)
Maximum Distance Supported 984.25 ft
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 5.30 oz
Height 2.2"
Width 2.8"
Depth 3.9"
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority RoHS WEEE
Powerline Transmission Standard HomePlug AV
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 1
Network (RJ-45) Yes

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General Information  
     Brand Name: TRENDnet
     Manufacturer: TRENDnet
     Manufacturer Part Number: TPL-401E2K
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Packaged Quantity: 2
     Product Model: TPL-401E
     Product Name: TPL-401E Powerline Network Adapter
     Product Type: Powerline Network Adapter
     Network (RJ-45): Yes
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 1
Media & Performance  
     Maximum Distance Supported: 984.3 ft
     Additional Information: Advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure total network security
     Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS
     Green Compliant: Yes
     Package Contents:
  • TPL-401E Powerline Network Adapter
  • Multi-Language Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM (Utility & User's Guide)
  • 2 x Cat. 5 Ethernet Cables (1.5 m / 5 ft.)

Network & Communication  
     Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
     Powerline Transmission Standard: HomePlug AV
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.9" (99.1 mm)
     Height: 2.2" (55.9 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 150.3 g
     Width: 2.8" (71.1 mm)
Technical Information  
     Maximum Operating Frequency: 50 MHz
     Minimum Operating Frequency: 2 MHz
     Modulation: OFDM
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

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Experience: 1 Weeks


works after 15-30min after boot
doesn't work well before 15-30min
Unreliable. Very laggy & unstable before 15-30min after you start your computer. It seems like it needs times to wake of a sleep before starting to work well. Utilities to check adapter doesn't work. It doesn't see anything so I can't check if I need to update  firmware.

Experience: 1 Months


Easy to use, fast, solid.
Be sure to install the software and make a FIRMWARE update.
I bought those things to connect my TV on my network (my tv was wifi before... bad transmition...) and I x4 the rate of my streaming from 30mbs to 220mbs! Seriously if you can't use a internet wire, use your electric wires.

Experience: 6 Months


Easy setup it works straight away.
Not full 500 I get 130 max.
Great simple to use product, I have this kit and the 4 port hub version.

Typical is 100-130mbps range for me which is plenty for streaming off my NAS to xbox/WD TV live.

Gets to the places my wifi struggles with and also a lot better performance.

Experience: 15 Days


first day had many issue where it wouldnt' connect but found out it was my electric outlet after wards far no issue.
need better instructions and indicated for what electric is capable in the house
So far i can't really tell difference between the 200mbs one and this one.

Super Gogeta
Experience: 4 Months


Give the possibility to access my pc without wlan.
Speed is pretty poor.
It does the job but the transfer speed very within my local netowrk is very poor.

Normal speed when I copy a file between two pcs (from 1 floor to basement:
LAN (100mb): ~90mb/sec
WLAN (802.11g): ~30mb/sec

LAN: ~5mb/sec

Experience: 4 Months


500mbps, gigabit ports, and works with my UPS and surge protector
Bought it to expand my network to my home theatre devices connected through an older router (as a switch). Speed is acceptable, and it works even through my Cyberpower UPS or a Belkin surge protector (despite people saying it wouldn't) without any noticeable speed degrade. Though it never went to standby mode even all my devices are off. It will only go idle if the cable is physically unplugged. Maybe it's because my router was still "using" it.

Hon Sang_W
Experience: 1 Months


- fast speeds
- can be finicky during setup
I got this because a microwave oven sat between my wireless N router and my computer. Whenever the microwave was on my network would die. This gadget solved my problem beautifully. The only thing I would complain about is that it is not exactly plug and play. You have to push the little black sync button on both of them before they would pair up and then you might also need to do some power cycling before they would get an address from your router/switch.

Experience: 50 Days


1.Have to re-plug it when need to wake up from power saving mode
I bought this 500M kit to replace my Netgear 200M kit.
Yes the speed increases from 29M to 38M. But there is an issue that I have to unplug it and replug it if I need to wake it up from power saving mode(sleep mode).
My Netgear kit can be woke up automatically when I turn on my device.
I emailed the CS. Unfortunately there is no way to fix this issue even just disable the power saving mode.
I would like to give it 2 stars but the system asked for order ID which I can't find on the receipt.
OK, just give it 3 stars.

Experience: 1 Months


-Decent speed
-Just plugged into outlet and works
-Can be used with Trendnet TPL-303E2K 200MBPS
-Not a significant improvement over the TPL-303E2K 200mbps
Bought it for my computer in the basement for streaming since wifi was wasn't working well. Use it with my old TPL-303E2K that I bought while ago and get around 100 mbps as well.

Experience: 3 Months


A definite step-up from wireless
Not near advertised speed
The computer I use is 1 floor directly below the my router. In the past I used a D-link dwa extreme N wireless card but the throughput was worse than garbage (10-30mbps). Now that I installed the new wall-adapter is get about (50-100mbps). While this is a farcry from the advertised 500mbps, it is still an improvement and I no longer get connection drops like I did with wireless. Still, nothing beats a good old patch cable.

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Wireless keyboard/mouse interference? (Daniel_B- Nov 14, 12, 2 Replies)
Restrictions on private key length? (Nicolas_R- Oct 13, 12, 0 Replies)
Major electrical problems (Bill_R- May 27, 12, 4 Replies)
Can these also manage routing? (Dan_B- Oct 06, 11, 3 Replies)
compatibility (Bill_P- Oct 06, 11, 1 Replies)
Security limits (Kato_2009- Sep 27, 11, 2 Replies)

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Comment: SmallNetBuilder roundup of the AV 500 powerline ethernet products which all use the Qualcomm Atheros AR1500/AR7400 chipset.
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