If you want to wire your home for Ethernet networking, you have several choices. You can spend a lot of time and effort snaking cable through your walls and installing wall plates, you can pay someone else a lot of money to install cabling, you can run wires out in the open where they can be tripped over and produce an eyesore, or you can use this Ethernet over Power Powerline Converter Kit from Monoprice!
The Powerline Converter system uses the existing electrical wiring in your home or apartment to transmit network traffic. As long as you have a power outlet in a room, you can have network connectivity!
Each kit comes with two powerline adapters. Each adapter features a standard US NEMA 1-15 non-polarized blade plug, which serves the dual function of providing power and carrying the network data. Each adapter also features a 10/100Mbps auto-MDIX Ethernet port and a Reset/Pairing button.
Installation is as simple as plugging the adapters into wall outlets and pressing the pairing buttons to establish a connection between the two. By default the system creates a public, unprotected network. However, by using the included setup utility you can easily create a private, protected network. Up to 8 total Powerline adapters can be used within a single network and multiple networks can operate on the same electric circuit, giving a level of flexibility and control not found in most ordinary Ethernet configurations.
These Powerline adapters fully conform to the HomeplugAV standard, which means that Monoprice adapters can be used in the same network as HomeplugAV compliant adapters from other manufacturers. The adapters are able to transmit network traffic to distances up to 300 meters, however for best results it is recommended to ensure the total network length does not exceed 100 meters (328 feet).
Each Powerline adapter measures about 2.2" x 2.2" x 1.2". LEDs on the face of each converter indicate power and network connectivity status.
- Compliant with the HomePlugAV, IEEE 802.3, and IEEE 802.3u standards
- Plug and Play - no drivers required
- Uses existing power wiring to transmit network data traffic
- Up to 200Mbps wired data throughput
- Can connect to Powerline adapters up to 300 meters distant
- Web based utility to manage PLC features and settings
- Quality of Service (QoS) feature prioritizes Internet traffic
- Compatible with all other manufacturers' HomePlugAV-compliant devices
- Supports advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure data security
- Pair button quickly establishes a secure and private Powerline network with other Powerline devices
- 2x Powerline Converter adapters (200Mbps)
- 2x Ethernet cable (36")
- 1x Quick installation guide
- 1x 8cm CDROM with utility software and user's manual
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