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ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter

£16.91 ex VAT
£20.29 inc VAT

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ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter


Upgrade Home Networks Effortlessly with the Most Compact Powerline Adapter

The ZyXEL PLA4201 500 Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter improves up to 60% performance for stable HD media streaming compared with 200 Mbps powerline technology.** Just plug a pair of PLA4201 into electric outlets and connect to network devices, then you can enjoy HD media streams, multiplayer gaming and other network applications in every room simultaneously right away.

Compact design for easy setup and instant plug-and-play

The new mini-size ZyXEL PLA4201 gives you the flexibility to turn power lines into a home network. The compact design allows hassle-free installation without blocking other power outlets. With a pair of plug-and-play PLA4201, you can easily extend your home network through any electrical outlet for Internet access from HDTVs, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs and game consoles.

Enjoy stable HD videos and gaming

Powered by the IEEE 1901 technology, the ZyXEL PLA4201 can provide a stable high-performance network for users to enjoy multiple HD streaming, multiplayer gaming, and Web surfing simultaneously.

QoS enhances media streaming quality

The advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features improve the quality of multimedia streaming applications such as Triple Play services by prioritizing HD video streaming, high-speed Internet access and VoIP traffics.


System Specifications


  • Compliant with IEEE 1901 with data transfer rate of up to 500 Mbps data rate*
  • Compatible with HomePlug AV standard

Access Methods

  • CSMA/CA channel-access schemes


  • Max. range up to 300 meters over power line

Power Saving Mode

  • If link is inactive for a period (default setting: 60 seconds)


  • 128-bit AES encryption

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • ToS
  • Support up to 4-level type QoS
  • Support up to 8-level VLAN priority field

Frequency Band

  • 2 MHz ~ 67.5 MHz

Dynamic Neighbor Network Support


  • IGMP snooping for multicast to multiple unicast mapping

System Requirements

  • Deployment requirements :
    • Devices with 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port
    • Operates system independent
  • Utility software OS support:
    • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7

Hardware Specifications

  • Ethernet interface: One 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 connector with auto MDI/MDIX support
  • LED indicators:
    • Power on/off
    • Powerline network quality
    • - Green: Best, Amber: Better, Red: Fair
    • Ethernet link/activity
  • Buttons:
    • Encrypt/Reset button
  • Power rating: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption:
    • Full operation: 4 watt max.
    • Power-saving mode: 0.5 watt max.
  • Plug type:
    • EU type: Two pins for EU 220 V - 230 V
    • US type: Two pins for US 120 V
    • UK type: Three pins for UK 240 V

Physical Specifications

  • Item dimensions (WxDxH): 50 x 60 x 70 mm (1.97” x 2.36” x 2.75”)
  • Item weight: 72 g (0.16 lb.)
  • Packing dimensions (WxDxH): 155 x 75 x 135 mm (6.10” x 2.95”x 5.31”)
  • Packing weight:
    • Single pack: 237 g (0.52 lb.)
    • Starter kit pack: 346 g (0.77 lb.)

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating environment:
    • Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
    • Humidity: 10% to 90% (Non-condensing)
  • Storage environment:
    • Temperature: -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
    • Humidity: 10% to 95% (Non-condensing)


  • Safety
    • CE-LVD
  • EMC
    • CE, FCC

Package Contents

    • Powerline Ethernet Adapter
    • Ethernet cable
    • Quick start guide
    • Support CD
    • Warranty card


* The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from IEEE 1901 specifications. Actual data transfer rate will vary from network environment including: distance, network traffic, noise on electrical wires, quality of electrical installation and other adverse conditions.

** Average throughput gain in typical homes



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