The ZyXEL PLA5405 kit is faster than 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and gives you connection speeds as fast as some 5GHz Wi-Fi routers, averaging 163 Mbps in high-performance tests. The PLA5405 is a step up from our last powerline top pick, the ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 Gigabit Adapter Kit, which averaged 93 Mbps on the same test. Unlike the 600 Mbps model, the PLA5405 does not have an AC passthrough outlet. However, it’s small enough that it shouldn’t block the second socket in a standard duplex wall outlet. It’s built on the HomePlug AV2 standard, so it’s compatible with a huge array of powerline networking kits from many vendors.
Hi! I own a old ZyXEL Prestige 600 series modem that I got from my ISP (Telia) here in Sweden many years ago. I am paying for ~8 Mbit/s down and ~1 Mbit/s upstream.
The performed adequately in our tests, but was not as fast overall as our top picks. It averaged 27 Mbps in average throughput testing and 92 Mbps in the high-performance throughput test—about as well as last year’s ZyXEL 600 Mbps kit. It also got the hottest of any powerline adapter we tested after an hour of use. An Extollo representative said that the heat was due to the fact that the adapter’s heat shield is in the front of the device as opposed to the rear, and the heat is therefore more noticeable. CNET gave it . In his testing, Dong Ngo said it was the fastest powerline adapter he had tested to date and gave it four out of five stars despite its “bulky” design.
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