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The Trendnet TPL-401E is one of the latest editions to Trendnet's extensive powerline range, boasting support for the latest 500Mbps connection standard. These are the more basic offerings in the range, with each unit offering a single gigabit connection. Other options are available, including the four-port Trendnet TPL-405E and the TPL-402E2K starter kit, which contains a pair of units that have electrical pass though, so that you don't lose your plug socket.Trendnet supplied two single TPL-401Es for testing, as opposed to the starter twin pack, the TPL-401E2K, which is slightly cheaper than buying the units separately. Even separately, these aren't exactly what you'd consider too expensive, and the single units at 67.99 in the UK or $89.99 in the US mean that extending your network is reasonable.The units are large, and extend a considerable way below the baseline of the power socket. These do look a little budget in comparison to some of the newer compact units that have started to appear, such as Devolo's tiny dLAN 500 AVmini, but the styling is fairly unobtrusive once installed.The bulky design can make it tricky to hit the power socket on/off switch, although not to the same extent as the bulky Cisco Linksys PLSK400 four-port units.
At the street price of around $150, the TrendNet TPL-401E2K 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit is about $40 more expensive than other powerline kit on the market, such as the WD LiveWire. But in this case you do pay for what you get. Being the first that supports the new IEEE 1901 standard , in powerline technology, the TrendNet offers by far the fastest speed among powerline adapters we've reviewed, even though it's still nowhere close to its rated speed of 500Mbps. Other than that, the TrendNet TPL-401E2K is very similar to other single-port powerline kits, such as the Netgear XAV2001 in terms of ease of use, design and features. If you want to get the most data speed out of your home's electrical wiring, it'll make a good investment. If you want more ports, however, we'd recommend the WD LiveWire or the Linksys PLK300. The TrendNet TPL-401E2K kit consists of two identical powerline adapters, model TPL-401E. These adapters have a similar design to the Netgear XAV2001 and the Plaster Network PLN3. They're just like a two-prong power adapter for a small electronics device, such as a cordless phone or an external hard drive.
|TRENDnet 500 Mbps Powerline Ethernet AV Adapter Kit TPL-401E2K (White)||$73.89||See it|
|TRENDnet 500 Mbps Powerline Ethernet AV Adapter Kit TPL-401E2K (White)||$74.67||See it|