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ZyXEL PLA-400 200Mbit/s networking card

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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".
networking cards
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Long product name ZyXEL PLA-400 200Mbit/s networking card :
The short editorial description of ZyXEL PLA-400 200Mbit/s networking card

PLA-400 Powerline Ethernet Adapter

ZyXEL PLA-400 200Mbit/s networking card:
The official marketing text of ZyXEL PLA-400 200Mbit/s networking card as supplied by the manufacturer
Data Transmission Rates of Up to 200Mbps
ZyXEL's Powerline Series is an access extension solution to have your house completely networked with existing power lines. Thanks to the advanced HomePlug AV Technology, the PLA-400 is capable of transmitting data at up to 200Mbps. It allows you to share network resources and enjoy Internet access through secure high-speed data connection over the house power lines you already have.

High-Bandwidth and Advanced QoS for Audio-Video Applications
The inherent advanced QoS features of HomePlug AV make the PLA-400 Series an ideal solution for in-home distribution of HDTV and VoIP streams. HomePlug AV is designed to support the high-bandwidth and low-latency demands of several simultaneous streams of video, audio and data.

Advanced 128-bit AES Security Protection
With the 128-bit Data Encryption Security (AES) feature, the PLA-400 provides secure network connection for Internet access and network resource sharing. Just enjoy fast Internet surfing experience and secure file transfer and leave the sweats to the PLA-400.

Easy Installation
The PLA-400 is an Ideal solution for residential users requiring LAN extension without additional wiring effort. All you need is connecting the PLA-400 to a power socket and start Internet access or file sharing everywhere in the house.

Power Up Your Network
- Throughput of Up to 200 Mbps over the Power line
- Protect Network with Advanced 128-bit AES Security
- No other Cable Required
- HomePlug AV Compliant
Short summary description ZyXEL PLA-400 200Mbit/s networking card:
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ZyXEL PLA-400, Wired, Ethernet, 200 Mbit/s
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ZyXEL PLA-400. Connectivity technology: Wired, Host interface: Ethernet. Data transfer rate (max): 200 Mbit/s

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Ports & interfaces
Connectivity technology *
Internal *
The product is built in.
Host interface *
Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
1 x HomePlug AV
Data transfer rate (max) *
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
200 Mbit/s
Ethernet LAN
An Ethernet LAN (Local Area Network) interface is present, for a wired conection via a cable.
Modulation is the process of varying one or more properties of a periodic waveform, called the carrier signal (High Frequency Signal), with a modulating signal which typically contains information to be transmitted. The aim of digital modulation is to transfer a digital bit stream over an analog bandpass channel, for example over the public switched telephone network (where a bandpass filter limits the frequency range to between 300 and 3400 Hz), or over a limited radio frequency band. The aim of analog modulation is to transfer an analog baseband (or lowpass) signal, for example an audio signal or TV signal, over an analog bandpass channel at a different frequency, for example over a limited radio frequency band or a cable TV network channel.
Frequency band
A small section of the spectrum of radio communication frequencies, in which channels are usually used or set aside for the same purpose e.g.for a channel on FM radio; for mobile networks to communicate with mobile phones.
0.002 -0.030
Security algorithms
Security algorithms are used to provide authentication, cipher key generation, integrity and radio link privacy to users on mobile networks. The security algorithms supported are the ones that can be used with this product.
128-bit AES
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
112 mm
Weight & dimensions
The distance from the front to the back of something.
106 mm
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
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.
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
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Other features
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 50 ~ 60 Hz, 0.08 A
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
112 x 106 x 28.5 mm
Ports quantity
The number of ports or external interfaces to which other equipment can be connected.
Link/Act LED
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 7 expert reviews for ZyXEL PLA-400 and the average expert rating is 73 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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These devices compete with WiFi adapters in terms of cost-effectiveness. When you consider that, in round figures, youd be shelling out around £50 for a WiFi adapter (ie for a computer not already WiFi equipped) the asking price of around £120 for a...
Good Fast, stable, local and Internet connectivity; excellent range...
Bad Unavoidable cablin...
Bottom line These devices just about compete with WiFi adapters in terms of cost-effectiveness. When you consider that, in round figures, youd be shelling out around £50 for a WiFi adapter (ie for a computer not already WiFi equipped) the asking price of around...
If your home isnt well suited to wireless networking, perhaps because its too large or has particularly thick walls, powerline networking is an alternative. Unlike Devolos Wireless extender (opposite) Zyxels adaptors dont plug directly into pow...