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Intellinet Powerline Adapter

Internet and LAN through powerline
Intellinet Powerline AV500 Ethernet adapter converts any power outlet into a high-speed Internet connection

Review of the Intellinet Powerline AV500 Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit

Wireless Internet is convenient but it can be slow and unreliable. I t is prone to fluctuations in signal strength and interruptions in connectivity. While wired Internet offers a faster and more reliable connection, it can be messy, impractical and expensive. If you are looking to wire your entire home without the hassle, the solution is Intellinet Powerline.

The Intellinet Powerline AV500 Ethernet adapter converts any power outlet into a high-speed Internet connection, enabling you to remotely connect your PCs, gaming consoles or any other network-ready device to your home network quickly and easily. In other words, you can have high-speed Internet in any room in your home simply by plugging it in into a power outlet.
Setting up the system takes two easy steps that can be done in less than five minutes. First, plug one adapter unit into a wall socket and attach it to the port of your DSL gateway. Then plug the second adapter into another wall socket and attach your laptop, personal computer or any other device to the adapter. The advertised network speed is 500 Mbps. The security setup is also very easy. Simply press the security button on one adapter and then press the security button on the second adapter to establish a 128-bit AES encrypted connection . The adapter is also compatible with most home plugs.

I watched a 1080p HD video while simultaneously downloading a game. I could watch the video in real time without any lag. I also played Crysis 2 online and didn’t experience any lagging.

A drawback is that the startup kit only allows you to connect a single device to your home network. So if you want to connect more than one device to your network, you must purchase additional Adapter 506564 units. Alternatively , Intellinet sells the AV200 506571, which is an Ethernet switch with three ports to connect multiple network-ready devices in the same room.

Internet and LAN through powerline
Single port Intellinet Powerline AV500 Ethernet adapter

Another, small problem is the size of the Intellinet AV500 adapter as it makes it impossible to plug in another device in the adjacent wall socket, reducing the number of available outlets. The simple solution is to use a power strip or surge protector with multiple sockets. HomeGear.com rates the Intellinet Powerline AV500 Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit as a reliable, cost-effective, secure and easy to use device for a high-speed home network or even for a small office network.

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Intellinet Powerline AV500 Ethernet adapter

Specifications:

10/100/1000 RJ45 port
• AC power line port
• Chipset: Atheros AR7400
• Link speed: up to 500 Mbps
• 500 Mbps PHY rate max.
• 128-bit AES Link Encryption with key management for secure power line communications
• OFDM modulation
• 1024/256/64/16/8 - QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO carrier modulation
• Frequency band: 2 – 50 MHz

MPN: 506557.
UPC: 00766623506557

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