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ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card

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PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter
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A NIC or Network Interface Card is a circuit board or chip which allows the computer to communicate to other computers on a network. When connected to the network, computers can share websites, files, printers and other resources. The most popular networking standard at the moment is Ethernet, which one can recognize by the rectangular connectors with eight wires in them. Wireless network with the 802.11b and the faster 802.11g standard is also increasingly popular, both at home and in the office, though it is not yet as fast as wired (ethernet) network. A public place where you can use wireless internet is called a "hot spot".
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Included since: 26 Nov 2006
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Long product name ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card :
The short editorial description of ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card

PL-100 85Mbps Powerline Desktop Ethernet Adapter (homeplug)

ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card:
The official marketing text of ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card as supplied by the manufacturer
- Create a high speed network by using existing power sockets
- Extend wireless coverage by plugging an access point into the PL-100
- High speed 85Mbps bandwidth, ideal for IPTV and Voice over broadband
- Easy plug and play installation.
- Expand your network without unsightly cables
- Plugs into any domestic or small office mains power outlet
- Use up to 16 adaptors in any applications
- Robust security - signal will not travel outside an electricity meter

Extended LAN Solution
The ZyXEL powerline is an extended access solution that allows homes to be completely networked using existing power lines/sockets. With no need for additional wiring, simply connect the ZyXEL HomePlug PL-100 to an existing power socket, and it will transform users electrical power lines into a house-wide network. It’s the easy way to allow data and power to share the same power socket.

High Transmission Rates
Powered by HomePlug Turbo Technology, the ZyXEL PL-100 can achieve data rates of up to 85Mbps. The power line solution allows users surf the web, access e-mail, and deliver large files easily and safely using high-speed Power Line connections.

Robust Security
With 56-bit data encryption security (DES) features, the PL-100 provides secure Internet access and allows secure data sharing. Now you can surf the internet from any room in your home.
Short summary description ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card:
This short summary of the ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter, Wireless, Ethernet, 85 Mbit/s
Long summary description ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card :

ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter. Connectivity technology: Wireless, Host interface: Ethernet. Data transfer rate (max): 85 Mbit/s

This is an auto-generated long summary of ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter 85Mbit/s networking card based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Ports & interfaces
Connectivity technology *
Internal *
The product is built in.
Host interface *
Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
Data transfer rate (max) *
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
85 Mbit/s
Maximum operating distance
The maximum distance from which you can operate the device.
11811" (300 m)
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
4.41" (112 mm)
Weight & dimensions
The distance from the front to the back of something.
4.17" (106 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1.12" (28.5 mm)
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
6.55 oz (185.8 g)
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 45 °C
Other features
Power requirements
100 - 240VAC, 50 - 60Hz, 0.05A
Link/Act LED
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing)
Range of relative humidity (non-condensing) in which a non-operating product can be stored.
10 - 90%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 6 expert reviews for ZyXEL PL-100 Powerline Ethernet Adapter and the average expert rating is 66 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The Zyxel PL-100 uses the same Intellon INT 5500CS chipset that Netgear’s XE104 uses (reviewed May 2006), and the results are predictable: In our bandwidth tests, we managed a mere 1.2Mb/s—slower than our DSL line. Surprisingly, the PL-100 wouldn’t eve...