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TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today from CES demonstrates the 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Outlet, model TPL-402E, and the 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Outlet Kit, model TPL-402E2K. Each device features a built in electrical outlet and embedded power saving technology, which reduces power consumption by up to 70% in standby mode.

The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Outlet creates a secure high speed building-wide network from any electrical outlet. When the TPL-402E is plugged in, consumers don't lose the use of an outlet -- an additional electrical socket is built into the front of the adapter. Connect one adapter to your network, and plug another adapter into any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access. Connect adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch connect button. Install up to sixteen Powerline adapters in different rooms for building wide networking.

Products such as coffee makers, washing machines, microwaves, vacuums, and other household appliances create electrical power spikes. An advanced electrical noise filter maintains high performance signal strength, thereby significantly boosting performance. LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Advanced AES encryption secures your network.

The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Outlet, model TPL-402E, comes with a three year limited warranty and will be available from TRENDnet's online and retail partners in March. The MSRP for the TPL-402E is US $99.99.

The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Outlet, model TPL-402E2K, comes with two TPL-402E units and a three year limited warranty. The TPL-402E2K will be available from TRENDnet's online and retail partners in March. The MSRP for the TPL-402E2K is US $179.99.
 

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Found this interesting as its quite a step up in Powerline speeds.
 

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Don't hold out much hope...

Powerline networking is pretty much crap. Best speeds I've ever gotten with 300Mbps gear is around 80Mbps. Doesn't sound too bad does it?

What I didn't mention is this was between 2 outlets in a single room. Go ANY farther, and the speed plummets. In my home, going from one room to another resulted in around 10-20Mbps. Changing floors sometimes resulted in 1Mbps, often no connection. Going from the 2nd floor to the basement? No connection!

I tried many different combination of outlets to end up with these results.

The only good news is I got my adapters for a very good price, otherwise I would have chucked them in the trash.

If you're doing very low bandwidth stuff (browsing the web) then powerline networking is tolerable. Otherwise, unless you're only interested in getting from one outlet to another in a single room, pass this stuff by. Get a wireless bridge, MUCH faster, and MUCH more consistant.
 

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I bought 2 pairs of older Trendnet products from Dell, hoping to get away from wifi usage in my relatively small house. 1 unit died within 5 minutes. Never sure if the other 3 worked but if/when they did, speeds were very slow. I think they want all the connections to be on the same breaker circuit or something like that. Forget it if connecting different breakers and don't even think about it if one's on a subpanel box. Returned them to Dell.
 

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Well thanks for thread crapping.

Appreciate if the rest of us could please stick to the topic at hand which is the new trendnet devices. If you`d like to discuss Powerline networking and how well they work, please see existing threads.

Future off topic posts will be removed and infractions issued.
 

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Insteon

I wonder what the probability of this product working in an Insteon Environment would be. (Insteon is similar in function to the X-10 power automation equipment to control lights and other nifty things).

I know that for the Insteon stuff we have to have a connector that bridges the two phases (is that the right word?). Without the bridge, signals wouldn't be able to move from one phase to the other.

I keep hoping that the Grid stuff comes along soon.
 

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Error Code/1007?

I picked up a Trendnet 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit last week from NCIX on sale for $89.99. It worked well right out of the box. I turned if off for a few days until my son could come over to set up the security codes otherwise anybody in our building with a similar unit could monitor our financial transactions etc.
I've encountered two problems: (1) Every time I try and view the BBC, it will start to play then I get an Error Code/1007 message and it promptly shuts off. I've Googled error code 30/1007 and can't find much about it. The Trendnet's very small and skimpy manual is quite inadequate and there isn't much info in the Troubleshooting section. Does anyone have a fix for this? (2) When I turn on my Smart set Samsung, the AP news headline application comes on and starts displaying current news headlines and I would like to permanently turn it off until I want to view it. I can presently turn it off but when I next turn on the TV, it automatically starts up again.
If I could resolve these minor issues I'd be a very happy camper as it works fairly well.
 
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