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    Ethernet over Power - HD Stream 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with AC Pass-Through
    Product # 12287
    $36.99
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    Ethernet over Power - HD Stream 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with AC Pass-Through


     

    Network communication is being used in more locations and users are searching for ways to inexpensively extend them. Wireless technology is becoming more and more popular but the air-waves are also becoming saturated with traffic. On the other hand the only other option is to run network cables between locations.

    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 a single powerline adapter. 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 10/100/1000Mbps auto-MDIX Gigabit Ethernet port and a Reset/Pairing button.

    Installation is as simple as plugging two or more adapters into wall outlets and pressing the pairing buttons on each to establish a connection between them. 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 9 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.

    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).

    LEDs on the face of each converter indicate power and network connectivity status.

    Features:

    • Compliant with the following standard

       

      • TCP/IP
      • IEEE 802.3
      • IEEE 802.3u
      • IEEE P1901
    • Plug and Play - no drivers required
    • Uses existing power wiring to transmit network data traffic
    • Up to 500Mbps wired data throughput
    • Can connect to Powerline adapters up to 300 meters distant
    • Included software allows users to manage PLC features and settings
    • Quality of Service (QoS) feature prioritizes Internet traffic
    • Supports advanced 128-bit AES encryption to ensure data security
    • Intelligent channel adaptation
    • Pair button quickly establishes a secure and private Powerline network with other Powerline devices
    • Includes an AC pass-through receptacle



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    does this come in a pack of (1) or (2)? Is it a mating pair for $24.99? The kit description suggests only one for the price.
    A shopper on Nov 23, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question and my apologies for the delayed response. Product #12287 includes a single adapter. So if the first initial pair is needed, the order would need to be for a quantity of two. Thank you again for reaching out to us and I hope this helps!
    1. The earlier models would not work if the circuit went through a breaker box to the other unit OR if one was connected to a power strip like a surge supressor. DO these units work over all the wiring that comes off one mains transformer (input from the power company)? 2. Is it possible to get 100/1000 speeds in real world use or are those just pipe dreams?
    Ed W on Jan 7, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I was getting about 20 MB/s. But they would lose connectivity way too often. I'd have to manually resync them. Gave up trying.
    Does it block the other plug at the receptacle? Or would I still have 2 fully functioning plugs?
    Aleksandar B on Jul 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: To answer your question, Yes & No. The Powerline Adapter AC Pass-Through outlet will accommodate both a two and three prong plug. The open electrical outlet will accommodate a two prong plug no problem with the Powerline Adapter plug into the other outlet. The problem I have encountered is not all three prong plugs will squeeze past the adapter and fully/safely recess into the open outlet.
    Does this have POE? I have a POE wireless AC router I'd like to hook up to this and was hoping it would provide power over ethernet to the device.
    A shopper on Jul 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No it does not. You would need a separate power injector between this device and the device that needs the power. That said the power injector must meet the need of the device you intend to power. POE from the router ends at the first module.
    Can I put 4 of these together to make a network (ie all talk to everyone, peer to peer)?
    Ross P on Jan 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: AV2 Homeplug adapters create a mesh capable of connecting more than one Powerline adapter together. A router/switch is required on at least one end to enable IP protocol traffic. When using multiple adapters, depending on house conditions, they can create better or more reliable connectivity to the 'Gateway' adapter (The plug that is connected to the Router/Switch). Based on AV2 Homeplug standards, up to 8 can be meshed together. This depends on brand and environment needs. Please lookup more information on AV2 Homeplug standards for more information.
    It has started turning off randomly when the computer is shut down? Anyone else experienced this and know how to solve it?
    Raphael A on Mar 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Sorry to hear of the issue you have experienced with this item. As a previous answer has mentioned, try re-setting/re-pairing the adapters to see if the issue still occurs. I would also recommend for testing purposes to try them on different power outlets to see if it still occurs.

    Should you require additional assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to our technical support team.
    Are these known to work with other brands, ie Netgear? Thanks!
    Kao V on Nov 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: These adapters meet the AV2 Homeplug standard. And while yes it supports other brands, performance can be degraded if the specific brand uses unstandard features. These MP adapters worked well with some TP-Link and TrendNET Adapters I already have in the house.
    Has anyone used these in an apartment building?
    Dakota G on Jul 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No bit have used it at home. Shoudl still work
    The powerline utility doesn't seem to work under win10 64 bit ? I see its icon in the taskbar (bottom right) but nothing happens when I click on it. ?
    Reinier d on Aug 3, 2017
    4.4 / 5.0
    22 Reviews
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    Powerline Gets The Job Done
    I bought this adapter to extend my network so that I could provide power and network access to an IP camera without having to make an Ethernet run or create a ton of Wi-Fi traffic. It works and gets the job done even if the speeds I'm getting are on the order of 50 Mbps. Fortunately, for my application, I don't need the full 500 Mbps that the specification enables.

    PROS: Cost-effective way to easily extend your physical (Ethernet) network taking advantage of the wires already in your walls.

    CONS: Even with 500 Mbps adapters, available speed and throughput will depend upon the quality of wiring and distance between adapters - in effect, your experience may vary.
    December 22, 2015
    Ok but...
    Maybe I was never intended to get decent Internet service in my detached garage. The first attempt was just picking up WiFi from the house. Very intermittent and slow when it did work. Different cards and antennae didn't help. So, on to a WiFi repeater. It went in the house at the wall closest to the garage. Sort of an improvement but then the weak link was from the router to the repeater so it's still intermittent and slow. Couldn't find a place to put the repeater that worked well on both ends at once.

    Time to try something completely different. The Monoprice Ethernet over Power (12287) seemed liked a better way to do it. The max advertised range is 300 meters with the note that it works best up to 100 meters. So, even allowing that the power lines might be 3 times longer than the actual path it was still under half the 100 meters end to end. Found it from Monoprice on Ebay with free shipping.

    When I first plugged it all together and got all green lights life looked good. But then trying to get the Powerline Utility software to work brought reality back. Neither end could see the other. The link was there and the router was assigning an IP address but there was no real connectivity.

    After considerable fiddling the remote end started showing up now and then. That was good enough to get it logged in. Now I've got a red light on the link status (PLC) LED. That means 20 MBPS. So, I fiddled some more, moving the garage end to a plug closer to where the power enters. Still a red light but the link seems to be staying up. Running a speed test instead of the 15+MBPS downlink speed I see at the router end I've got a reliable 5 MBPS at the garage. Not great but usable.

    3 Stars seems like the most descriptive rating. You may do better, or worse. My case seems like the very thing this box was designed for but the performance is right on the edge. There's nothing unusual about the house or the noise environment. If it hangs on a few weeks, I'll keep it.

    PROS: Basic installation is easy as long as you have a solid path.

    CONS: 300 meters????? 100 meters??? It seems that if you're too far for WiFi, this may not do the job either.
    September 3, 2016
    Works great!
    These Powerline Ethernet over Power adapters are working great for me. They have allowed me to move my wireless access point to a more centralized location in my home as I hoped and the speed is great.

    PROS: Once set up they work great.

    CONS: Set up can be a little tricky. Support staff knew little about the product so were no help. Follow the directions precisely and they will work great.
    December 11, 2015
    Quick and Easy
    I bought three of these, and they worked perfectly out of the box. Set-up time was negligible, and now I've got 150+Mbps throughout my house. A big improvement over wireless!
    January 13, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Excellent...so far....
    I bought these to send internet to my master room and avoid drilling and routing wires. It was fairly easy to set up ans has been working flawlessly. I like the power saving feature because it saves energy but turns up quick as soon as I turn on the streamer. Planning to buy more and hoping to see this item with wifi extender built in
    January 30, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Works really well.
    Works really well. Saved me lots of time. The receptacle came in handy. Plug and play. Easy setup. You need to buy 2 for this to work.
    January 3, 2017
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Easy way to extend your wired network
    This technology has come a long way. I originally purchased a 10Mb pair many years ago and they never worked despite all of the outlets being in the same electrical panel.  

    This pair work MUCH better and are very easy to set up and use.  These worked very well in the scenario listed above - outlets in the same electrical panel.

    I tried to use these to provide network service to a barn that is on the same main power feed from the power company but in a different electrical box and could not get them to pair back up again. This is beyond what the manual says is possible and does not diminish the quality or use of this product. Just wanted to list this ad it is not mentioned in other reviews.
    March 11, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Works Very Well
    Nice solid device, easy setup, gets the network to those hard to reach places
    April 8, 2017
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Great product!
    Works great (once I instructions for pairing!) and I love the fact that it has a pass-through plug for power!
    August 18, 2017
    Purchased
    4 months ago
    Flexible Internet Options on a Budget
    Got a great price from Monoprice for a product that has given me options & mobility. Without a lot of expensive re-wiring I'm now connected to the Internet throughout the house and office. Great product.
    January 19, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago

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