Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit

Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit
Published: February 11, 2012
Author: Niko Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Trendnet

Powerline networking adapters have turned out to be popular products these days, the problem so far has been that in older houses and apartments speeds have been quite low.

Trendnet thinks their product should have sufficient speed to even stream HD movies…today we looking at their TPL-307E2K kit which we will test.

About Trendnet:

Read more on their website, http://www.trendnet.com/company

Specifications:

Standards IEEE 1901, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u
Interface
  • 1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX RJ-45 Port
  • 1 x electrical power socket with noise filtering (12A max. load)
  • Power prong:
    • A: North America Type B (NEMA 5–15)
    • EU: Euro Type C (CEE 7/16)
    • FR: French Type E (CEE 7/5)
    • UK : United Kingdom Type G (BS 1363)
Frequency Band 2 ~ 28 MHz
Modulation OFDM Symbol modulation on link synchronization, 1024/256/64/8 – QAM, QPSK, BPSK, ROBO carrier
Protocols TDMA and CSMA/CA
Speed
  • Powerline: up to 200Mbps**
  • Ethernet: up to 200Mbps with Full Duplex mode
Utility OS Compatibility Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP(32/64-bit)
Nodes Up to 6 (max.)
Overlapping Powerline Networks Supported Up to 4 (per electrical system)
Coverage Up to 300 m (984 ft.)
Security 128-Bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
LED Power (PWR)
Powerline (PL) with Connection Quality Indication

  • Best (Green)
  • Better (Amber)
  • Good (Red)
  • No connection (Off)

Ethernet (ETH) Connection

  • Solid
  • Blinking
  • Off
Buttons Sync, Reset
Dimension
(L x W X H)
  • A: 122 x 55 x 60 mm (4.8 x 2.2 x 2.4 in.) per unit
  • EU/FR: 122 x 55 x 78 mm (4.8 x 2.2 x 3.1 in.) per unit
  • UK: 122 x 55 x 72 mm (4.8 x 2.2 x 2.8 in.) per unit
Weight
  • A: Total Weight: 294 g (10.4 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 147 g (5.2 oz)
  • EU: Total Weight: 336 g ( 11.8 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 168 g (5.9 oz)
  • FR: Total Weight: 338 g (12 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 169 g (6.0 oz)
  • UK: Total Weight: 350 g (12.4 oz) / Per Unit Weight: 175 g (6.2 oz)
Power Source 100~240V AC, 50~60Hz
Consumption
  • Active mode: 3 Watts (max.)
  • Standby mode: 0.6 Watts (max.)
Temperature
  • Operating: 0° ~ 40°C (32° ~ 104°F)
  • Storage: -20° ~ 70°C (-4° ~ 158°F)
Humidity Max. 90% (non-condensing)
Certifications CE, FCC, HomePlug® AV

The Product:

Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit
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Like most Trendnet products this one comes packed in an orange and black box with a big print of the units on the front. Inside you will find a quick start guide, cd with software and manual and also two LAN cables.

Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit Trendnet TPL-307E2K Powerline Adapter kit
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So we got the bonus kit that gives us an extra adapter, with the EU plugin. Each adapter has three LED’s to show if the unit is powered on or not and if its connected to the other adapter.

No syncing was necessary as these units worked out of the box with each other.

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  • zoarl

    i´m totaly unsatisfied with this junk. i can get a connection to my android devices, but i am not able to upload any data.

    when i try to upload it really seems to work, it is also shown that files getting uploadet, but in the end nothing is on my hard drive. an data stored over usb also don´t get shown.
    The support of raidsonic is also sh*** to reques i have made, but no answer.
    there are better ways to thorw out money

  • Irask

    I have the same problem it says “No Storage Media”