Trendnet 500Mbps Nano Powerline TPL-406E2K   (Pack of 2) AMAZON £27.99 Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery (This product is one of our Deals of the Week and is on offer for a limited time.)
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Trendnet 500Mbps Nano Powerline TPL-406E2K (Pack of 2) AMAZON £27.99 Delivered FREE in the UK with Super Saver Delivery (This product is one of our Deals of the Week and is on offer for a limited time.)

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Found 12th Mar 2013
not a bad price for 500Mbps powerline plugs trendnet have been around for a while i have some of there products and good quality in my opinion.

Product Description

TPL-406E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit

The Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit, model TPL-406E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed network. Connect the first adapter to your network and plug the second adapter into any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access. The compact form factor saves space around crowded electrical outlets. This adapter automatically connects to other TRENDnet Powerline AV adapters with no installation required—TRENDnet recommends pressing the 'Sync' button to automatically change default encryption keys.

Use up to 8 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 80%. Quality of Service (QoS) technology prioritizes video, audio, and online gaming. LED displays convey device status for easy troubleshooting. Advanced 128-bit AES encryption secures your network. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

Overview – TPL-406E2K

Includes two TPL-406E adapters
500 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet
Compact form factor saves space
Up to 80% power savings
Use one unit to transmit, and up to 7 additional TPL-406Es to receive a network signal*

Standards:

IEEE 1901, HomePlug AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u
1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port
2 ~ 68 MHz

Features:

Up to 500 Mbps
Up to 8 nodes (max)
Up to 4 Overlapping Powerline Networks (per electrical system)
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Not sure why these are cold, seems like a good deal for 500Mbps.
The LAN port is only 100Mbps but doubt they will get up to that speed anyway.
MightyHumungus

Link not working?Try this: Trendnet 500Mbps Nano



thanks, have to get a mod to change it
Edited by: "brianzion" 12th Mar 2013
s24rrt

Not sure why these are cold, seems like a good deal for 500Mbps.The LAN … Not sure why these are cold, seems like a good deal for 500Mbps.The LAN port is only 100Mbps but doubt they will get up to that speed anyway.



thats what i thought and they aint a bad brand for under £30 with free P&P
I clicked HOT, so it's now only -5 degrees.

s24rrt

Not sure why these are cold, seems like a good deal for 500Mbps.The LAN … Not sure why these are cold, seems like a good deal for 500Mbps.The LAN port is only 100Mbps but doubt they will get up to that speed anyway.


People might be associating it with the similar looking 'Hercules' product which is rubbish!!
confusing.....1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port? what's the point with 500mbps network?
can anyone explain?
Will these be cross compatible with other 500Mbs homeplugs (I have Solwise)?
vul3ck6

confusing.....1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port? what's the point with … confusing.....1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port? what's the point with 500mbps network? can anyone explain?



Gigabit routers offer 10/100/1000 Mbps
vul3ck6

confusing.....1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port? what's the point with … confusing.....1 x 10/100 Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 port? what's the point with 500mbps network? can anyone explain?


Ethernet is full duplex so 100Mbps is each way
Homeplug is half-duplex so has to be 200Mps to have the same throughput

Also with homeplug the achievable speeds vary on your house wiring - a 500Mbps adaptor may end up running at 100Mbps,
and a 200Mbps homeplug running at 10Mbps.
Edited by: "mikerr" 12th Mar 2013
kebabthief

Will these be cross compatible with other 500Mbs homeplugs (I have … Will these be cross compatible with other 500Mbs homeplugs (I have Solwise)?



i would think so have a look at this link trendnet.com/lan…=65
oh and trendnet give a 3-year limited warranty according to the website. im in i have ordered a set for my son.
mikerr

Ethernet is full duplex so 100Mbps is each wayHomeplug is half-duplex so … Ethernet is full duplex so 100Mbps is each wayHomeplug is half-duplex so has to be 200Mps to have the same throughputAlso with homeplug the achievable speeds vary on your house wiring - a 500Mbps adaptor may end up running at 100Mbps,and a 200Mbps homeplug running at 10Mbps.



And your internet connection is unlikely to be more than 10 or 12 Mbps anyway.
LongPockets

And your internet connection is unlikely to be more than 10 or 12 Mbps … And your internet connection is unlikely to be more than 10 or 12 Mbps anyway.


a) My internet connection is 100Mbps on VM
b) Homeplugs aren't just for internet - transfer files across the network too
Edited by: "mikerr" 12th Mar 2013
mikerr

a) My internet connection is 100Mbps on VM



Literally unbelievable.
the speed they give you is for the link ** 500 Mbps is the maximum theoretical Powerline data rate. Actual throughput will vary depending on environment.
*** Networked Powerline devices need to be plugged into power outlets that are on the same electrical system.
**** GFCI outlets and AFCI circuit breakers may degrade Powerline network signals.

your internet speed to your modem/router does not affect link speed of the devices. i get 50Mbps average using 500Mbps edimax powerlines and im on bt infinity fibre optic all the way to the modem. FTTH.
brianzion

your internet speed to your modem/router does not affect link speed of … your internet speed to your modem/router does not affect link speed of the devices.



And having a local network speed of 1000mbps does not make your internet connection any faster than the 10 or 12 Mbps that you get from your broadband connection. Of course, some people can get better speeds than that now, but many get much less. I get 10Mbps from a satellite service, as landline broadband doesn't reach me, but neighbours that can get landline broadband out here usually get less than 1Mbps.

Sure, your local file transfers will be faster, but how much of that do you actually do?
Edited by: "LongPockets" 12th Mar 2013
LongPockets

Literally unbelievable.



Err, why? We downgraded to the 60Mb package as we weren't using it enough, and speedtest gets us a constant 59-60Mbps except for weekday evenings when it does drop to around 50Mbps some days.

Anyway, enough of that. Are these any stronger than the 200Mbps ones? I can't quite get a signal in my shed, it keeps dropping out after a few minutes. If these have a stronger signal I may be tempted, if they just pack the data closer together (as I suspect) there is no point.
Even with the above explanations the 100mbit ethernet port still doesn't make sense...

So assume they run at 500mbit half duplex...how do you actually interface with that 500mbit connection at 500mbit or 250mbit if half duplex or whatever, if you can't actually plug into that speed!??

Am I a **** or something, as this doesn't make sense.
If you don't have a gigabit router then hotukdeals.com/dea…769 imo. They work perfectly.
i'm getting roughly 7mb conenction wirelessly . is this product likely to be any better for me signal wise ? i'm amost on max for my line anyway
robo989

Even with the above explanations the 100mbit ethernet port still doesn't … Even with the above explanations the 100mbit ethernet port still doesn't make sense...So assume they run at 500mbit half duplex...how do you actually interface with that 500mbit connection at 500mbit or 250mbit if half duplex or whatever, if you can't actually plug into that speed!??Am I a **** or something, as this doesn't make sense.



Having used several of these systems over the years, I can promise you that short of being in a brand new house that a very competent electrician worked on, and having both devices on the same circuit to avoid the fuse box, you will get nowhere near the rated speeds. My current house is awful, the last lot of plugs I had were 200Mbps ones and I got about 50. I moved here and they just constantly dropped out, ended up going wireless (until I hard wired the house anyway).

Now I am guessing the 500Mbps ones might actually be able to run at 200Mbps in most homes, therefore making full use of the 100Mb RJ45 port on it. I doubt they'd achieve much more though, so the manufacturers didn't bother with the cost of a gigabit port as they know they stood no chance of needing one. I could be wrong, like I said earlier I've never used a 500Mbps set, but thats what I'd expect.
flusteredpie

If you don't have a gigabit router then this is the better deal imo. They … If you don't have a gigabit router then this is the better deal imo. They work perfectly.



i beg to differ my router has Gigabit ports and i used a pair of 200Mbps powerlines then changed to 500Mbps ones and noticed a much better connection streaming HD video etc, but hey its all up to personal preference.
My 500Mbs homeplugs max out at 67Mbps in my house, able to get 76Mbps connected via ethernet directly to the router.
this is my speed test using 500Mbps plugs

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These are probably the most compact homeplugs I've seen!
and using wireless

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If they had any faith you'd get close to the claimed 500Mbps speed they would shell out the extra 25 cents it would cost per plug for a gigabit interface.

Hot because the price is good but as others have said the 500Mbps speed on the box is utterly fanciful and verges on false advertising.
how much speed will you get if using a double plug for the 3 pin socket?
Are these cross compatible with 200Mbps plugs?
weltysparrow

If they had any faith you'd get close to the claimed 500Mbps speed they … If they had any faith you'd get close to the claimed 500Mbps speed they would shell out the extra 25 cents it would cost per plug for a gigabit interface.Hot because the price is good but as others have said the 500Mbps speed on the box is utterly fanciful and verges on false advertising.



most all brands of homeplugs have the max Mbps specified in the title for advertising nothing new, and in the specifications it advises you of the "up to" Mbps
@TekMonkey - yes.Similar problem, my shed hsa the main connection and Wifi doesn't get into the house. Started off with 200's but they weren't fast enough so moved to 500s I can now stream 1080P into the house. The only caveat is that they should really be on the same ring main to get the best service and can't be used on a bank, they need to go straight into the wall socket.
Good price so voted hot.

Differing opinions from other posters as to the validity or performance of 500Mb/s transfer, but each to their own. My 200MB/s duplexed plug through powerlines with a 12MB broadband work for me with HD streaming.
PhilGB

Are these cross compatible with 200Mbps plugs?



Unlikely if they are different manufacturers, at least in my experience. The encryption and pairing system may not be compatible.
brianzion

i beg to differ my router has Gigabit ports and i used a pair of 200Mbps … i beg to differ my router has Gigabit ports and i used a pair of 200Mbps powerlines then changed to 500Mbps ones and noticed a much better connection streaming HD video etc, but hey its all up to personal preference.



I know, that's why I suggested it for people who don't have gigabit routers ;-) Glad to hear you've had success with these though!
Peejay1234

can't be used on a bank, they need to go straight into the wall socket.


I use my 500Mbps homeplugs (also 100Mb ports) on 4-gang extension leads (both ends), and stream 1080p content from PC to Xbox 360.
I think the extension sockets probably reduce the speed, but it may still be capable of being fast enough for what is needed.
Edited by: "gsf600y" 12th Mar 2013
pa55word123

Unlikely if they are different manufacturers, at least in my experience. … Unlikely if they are different manufacturers, at least in my experience. The encryption and pairing system may not be compatible.



Thanks! Shame as would like to upgrade my 2 x 200Mbps ones and add a couple of powerlines without having to buy 4 x 500Mbps ones!
Edited by: "brianzion" 12th Mar 2013
Thanks for the replies, so all this homeplug hype is basically a load of rubbish then, you're effectively just getting wireless N speeds or less and they have drop out problems just like wireless (which would be my main reason for getting them in rooms that didn't think I'd need an ethernet wiring set up like kitchen and so forth).
good price but from my experience, these nano sized plugs are more prone to interference than the normal sized ones. You may notice drop outs and disconnections due to other goings on with your wall sockets, for example mine would drop when someone plugged a phone charger in, in another room or when the hair dryer was turned on in other rooms. Never had these with my 200mbps full sized units.
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