Netis PL7500 Kit AV500 Powerline Adapter Kit Review

Introduction and Specifications


Powerline Network adapter are an amazing invention that can help you bring network to corners of your compound that otherwise wouldn’t be possible and today I’m taking a closer look at Netis’ PL7500 Kit containing two PL7500 AV500 Powerline adapters.

You might be living in a rented place where you aren’t allowed to drill holes through all the walls to lay down wired network cables and wireless signals might not be able to penetrate everywhere. That is where Powerline adapters come into play as they extend your local network by using the wiring in your electrical installation.

The Netis PL7500 adapters don’t require any configuration and work right out of the box. They’re also compatible with other Home Plug AV compatible products. The protocol in itself can achieve a connection with 500Mbps, but the adapters only come with 100Mbps RJ45 LAN ports creating a natural limit there.

There are both EU and UK versions available and the one I’ve tested here is the one with UK plugs. The installation couldn’t be any simpler as you just have to plug-in the two connectors and connect the LAN ports to the systems or switches that need to be connected.

With a range of up to 300 meters, there shouldn’t be many places within your home that you can’t reach and connect with these adapters.

Netis has created some very stylish and pretty small units, and they didn’t even get very hot under use. You could feel the heat, but nothing that would be worrying for such a device. The almost egg-shaped adapters will blend in well in any home and you’ll forget that you even own them once set up.


The big button on the front can be used for quick and easy encryption of the connection. Press a button for 2 seconds and do the same to the next adapter and the connection is established and secured with 128-bit AES encryption.

Netis also made sure that the units won’t use more power than needed as they’ll enter a power saving mode if no data has passed through it for a while and only wake again when needed.

Features and Specifications

Packaging

The Netis PL7500 Kit comes in a good-looking and colorful package that already displays all the vital information on the front. The rear provides more details information on both functions and layout.

Within the package, you’ll find two ethernet cables, a quick-installation guide, and a manual and tool disk. If you shouldn’t have an optical drive at your disposal, then you can also download the tool and manual from Netis website.

TP-LINK Introduces the World’s Smallest Travel Router

TP-LINK has introduced us to the smallest travel router in the world, the 150Mbps Wireless N Nano router (TL-WR702N).  Geared for mobile users and hotel travellers, the new nano router would be ideally suited for travellers wanting to share their hotel room’s internet with devices such as laptops, phones, tablets and portable gaming consoles.

The tiny router only measures 57 x 57 x 18 mm, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks functionality compared to the bigger brothers. The IEEE 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps router is compatible with most 2.4GHz Wi-Fi devices and has a built-in firewall and support for all of the usual encryptions from WEP to WPA2. Other features include Virtual Server, Port Triggering, QoS, UPnP, DMZ, DHPC server and client, DoS protection, Mac filters and much more.

It isn’t just highly portable, it is also highly functional with five operating modes. It can work as an access point, router, client, repeater and bridge. The TL-WR702N travel router consumes just as little power as it’s tiny and only needs the power of a USB port; you can power it through any USB port or use the included power supply.

The LAN port is a 10/100Mbps WAN/LAN port and besides a reset button and the USB power port there aren’t any external features. The antenna is built into the nano router and can transmit with 20dBm.

The new TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Nano Router is available now for an MSRP of $24.99.

Thanks to TP-LINK for providing us with this information

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