Linksys Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit

Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit

Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit

Linksys Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit

Linksys Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Range Extender for Home Network
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • 200 Mbps Transfer Speed
  • 2.4Ghz
  • 10/100 Switch Port Speed
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Linksys PLWK400-NP overview

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Have you ever found your wireless WiFi signal a little weak around the knees? Wireless dead spots in your own home? The Cisco Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit can help - it extends the range and coverage of your home network without complicated wires or cables. Simply connect one of the two included extenders to your router, and plug the other one near where you want the maximum signal optimization. It's as simple as that. You can also use the Ethernet port on the extenders to hardwire a device into the unit.

The strong 2.4 GHz signal that the extenders omit will reach areas that your wireless router alone might not. Great for using to extend your signal into the backyard, an attic, or anywhere that your signal doesn't currently reach when it transmits. You can purchase additional kits to expand your home network using just the home's power outlets.

Extended Coverage
Expand the coverage of your wired and wireless network in the home by plugging the PLE400 adapter and PLW400 adapter to an existing power outlet in your home.
High Speed
The extender kit is ideal for HD video streaming, and boasts transfer speeds up to 300Mbps.
Push Button Security
Connect devices with the push of a button - no software required
Broad Compatibility
802.11n works seamlessly with b/g/n Wi-Fi devices
In the Box
Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit
  • 1 Linksys PLE400 Powerline AV 1-Port Network Adapter
  • 1 Linksys PLW400 Powerline AV Wireless Network Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • CD with Setup Software and Resources
  • 2 Ethernet Cables
  • 1 - Year Limited Warranty
  • 90 Day 24/7 Technical and Online Chat Support
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    Linksys PLWK400-NP specs

    Powerline Technology HomePlug AV
    Wi-Fi Standards Wi-Fi 4
    Wi-Fi Bands 2.4 GHz
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 6.2 x 3.4"

    Linksys PLWK400-NP reviews

    Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender Kit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! Needed better wi-fi signal downstairs from router. Don't have the best internet to begin with, and with multiple users we were running into download & connection issues. This was a reasonably priced work-around. Only complaint is that it took a bit of research to figure out the correct set-up. You can set it up so that you don't broadcast the SSID, as well as tweak other areas of security, so entire home network is secure (even if SSID is broadcast). The req's don't indicate that you need to plug into the same circuit, I found that out in the (limited) directions. I couldn't plug into the same circuit and it is working though. Everyone is happy!
    Date published: 2012-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works for Me I've had these for a year. In our "L" shaped brick rancher, they double my wi-fi coverage in the house. We had a very weak signal, because the router is in the office at one end of the house, and our living area is at the other end of the "L". Trying different plug locations in proximity to the router and receiving unit gets you the best signal possible. It works!!
    Date published: 2015-07-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fairly easy set up works well The scant written instructions aside, it's pretty easy to set up using provided software CD and network cable. Range is good but not stupendous. I eventually accessed the online instructions after it initially didn't work. These state that the master and slave units need to be plugged into outlets that are on the same circuit breaker. That's pretty unreasonable as it means they almost have to be close together. When I plugged the slave into a detached garage, with its own panel, it didn't work. Plugging it in to another outlet in the house that isn't on the same circuit did, however, work.
    Date published: 2017-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and mostly troublefree This is the third set that I've bought, and I, and the friends I have set this up for, have been pretty happy with how this has helped to extend wifi into the corners of their homes. It was pretty easy to set up and get going. Just two caveats: 1) test at different sockets in your house to extend it to where you need a signal. In my house we have a mix of new and old wiring to a circuit box and a socket on one side of the wall didn't work, but another did and 2) be sure you don't accidentally hit the buttons as they can turn certain functions off. I spent about 5 minutes figuring this out, but it may be frustrating for a person who's had less experience and patience handling these types of devices. But once I got it set up and going, it's been smooth going since!
    Date published: 2013-11-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as easy to set up as advertised Was not as easy to set up as advertised. Needed to call user support to have them walk me through security setup between the two units. But they were able to do that relatively quickly. Once it was up in running it extended my home network to other parts of house which didn't have any coverage. When roaming my house with my computer or iPad, transition from main access point to new access point is not seemless. I often have to turn wireless off on computer/iPad and turn it back on when I'm around the new access point (and visa versa) to get the best connection. Its a little annoying but as long as I'm in one area for a period of time it not a lot to do to continue to get a very good wireless coverage.
    Date published: 2012-07-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not buy this product again Purchased this Linksys Powerline AV wireless network extender kit to cover some weak areas in my home wireless network. Setup kit as instructions. Had to try several time to install the Linksys Powerline AV Utility on my Windows 10 Pro laptop. When I finally got it installed the utility would never show any devices. The devices were online and working. I connected to the PLW400 in the room where my signal is always weak. I ran a speed test and the speed was always less than 1mbs. Before I installed the extender my speed in that room was 10mbs. Everything I researched and tried would not improve on this 1mbs. In the end I just disconnected the PLW400, threw it in the box and forgot about using it.
    Date published: 2016-09-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BetterSignals Does not work with Windows 8, needs to be connected manually by calling Linksys.
    Date published: 2013-10-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works, with some quirks I've only had it a couple weeks in my home, used with a Linksys 2500 wireless router. The setup instructions are poorly done so this product may be difficult for a novice to install but the Linksys web site does have more extensive details easily available. It works well so far except our power went on and off a few times in a minute or two due to an accident on a street nearby. Once the power was restored, I had to do the setup again from scratch because the two components were no longer communicating. I'm hoping that won't always be the case.
    Date published: 2012-08-13
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