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ZyXEL PLA5256
1000 Mbps Powerline Pass-Thru 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

ZyXEL PLA5256

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ZyXEL PLA5256 1000 Mbps Powerline Pass-Thru 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Kit
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List Price: $87.99
Our Price: $74.00

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Overview:

Build Fast, Stable Home Networks with Gigabit Powerline Adapter

You have a wired network device in another room that needs Internet connection, but you don’t want the mess running a long Ethernet cable to it? Grab a Zyxel PLA5256, 1000 Mbps Powerline Pass-Thru 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. The PLA5256 utilizes the latest HomePlug AV2 technology that delivers wired speed of up to 1000 Mbps* through your power outlets — great for streaming HD video contents or playing intensive multiplayer online games. The PLA5256 features two Ethernet ports, making it perfect for connecting living room network devices such as set top boxes or video game consoles. With the convenient pass-through power outlet design, it doesn’t block the existing wall power outlets from other devices that require it.

  • Up to 1000 Mbps powerline over latest technology for smooth HD video playback
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports to connect up to two devices
  • Pass-through design returns you a power outlet
  • Built-in Quality of Service (QoS) ensures the best networking experience for your devices
  • Color LED indicator lights notify you of powerline network performance
  • Compliance with the existing IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technologies

* The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV2 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.

Benefits:

Enhanced performance and range for smooth HD streaming

Build a wired with latest HomePlug AV2 up to 1000 Mbps* speed, with the Zyxel PLA5256 to stream high-definition videos without hitches or stuttering. The flexibility provided by the two Gigabit Ethernet ports allows you to simultaneously connect to the Internet and stream media to a pair of devices like game consoles, PCs, smart TVs, NAS and printers.

Enhanced performance and range for smooth HD streaming

Convenient pass-through design returns you a power outlet

The Zyxel PLA5256 doesn’t block power outlets but offers a pass-through outlet instead, which allows you to keep the existing powered devices connected. The embedded noise filter eliminates static from connected electronics to further improve network quality.

Convenient pass-through design returns you a power outlet

128-bit AES encryption for network protection

Keep snooping eyes at bay with the advanced end-to-end 128-bit AES encryption built into the Zyxel PLA5256. It prevents users outside of your network from entering your personal local network.

128-bit AES encryption for network protection

Quality-of-Service for unparalleled networking performance

The Zyxel PLA5256 allocates proper bandwidth automatically for the powerline network to fully utilize your bandwidth. Get the unparalleled networking experience with extremely easy, straightforward setup.

Quality-of-Service for unparalleled networking performance

Install powerline easily with Zyxel Easy Setup app guide

Get your Zyxel PLA5256 Powerline network up and running with Zyxel Easy Setup app, available on both iOS and Android. Use your smartphone or tablet with the app to get a visual guide on connecting your Powerline adapters to your network devices.

Install powerline easily with Zyxel Easy Setup app guide

* The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV2 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.

Application Diagram:

Application Diagram

Specifications:

PLA5256 Specifications

PLA5256 Specifications
System Specifications
Standard
  • Compliant with HomePlug AV2
  • IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV standard
Powerline Data Rate
  • Transmit: up to 1000 Mbps*
  • Receive: up to 1000 Mbps*
Access Methods CSMA/CA channel-access schemes
HomePlug Modulation
  • OFDM symbol modulation
  • QAM 4096/1024/256/64/16
  • QPSK, BPSK, ROBO carrier modulation schemes
Range Max. range up to 300 meters over power line
Security 128-bit AES encryption
Quality of Service (QoS) Supports up to 4-level type QoS
Frequency Band 2 MHz to 86 MHz
Dynamic Neighbor Network Support IGMP IGMP v1/v2/v3
System Requirements
  • Operating system independent:
    • Ethernet: RJ-45
  • Utility software OS support:
    • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Hardware Specifications
Ethernet Interface Two 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 connectors with auto MDI/MDIX support
LED indicator
  • Power on/off
  • Powerline network quality:
    • Green: Best
    • Amber: Better
    • Red: Good
  • Ethernet link/activity
Button Encrypt/Reset button
Power rating 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Full operation: 5.5 watt max
Plug type
  • EU:
    • 15A Max. 250V
    • Type F (CEE 7/4)/Type F (CEE 7/4)
    • DE, NL, ES, PT, AT, SE, FI, NO, GR, HU, LU
  • CH:
    • 10A Max. 250V
    • Type J (SEV 1011)/Type J (SEV 1011)
    • CH
  • UK:
    • 13A Max. 250V
    • Type G (BS 1363)/Type G (BS 1363 1011)
    • UK, CY, HK
  • US:
    • 15A Max. 120V
    • Type B (NEMA 5-15)/Type B (NEMA 5-15)
    • TW, US
Physical Specifications
Single Item Dimensions (WxDxH) 125 x 65 x 42 mm (4.92" x 2.56" x 1.65")
Weight (kg/lb.) 256 g (0.56 lb.)
Single Packing Dimensions (WxDxH) 215 x 143 x 95 mm (8.46" x 5.63" x 3.74")
Weight (kg/lb.) 465 g (1.02 lb.)
Twin Item Dimensions (WxDxH) 125 x 65 x 42 mm (4.92" x 2.56" x 1.65")
Weight (kg/lb.) 512 g (1.12 lb.)
Twin Packing Dimensions (WxDxH) 215 x 143 x 95 mm (8.46" x 5.63" x 3.74")
Weight (kg/lb.) 717 g (1.58 lb.)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -30°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F)
Humidity 10% to 95% (non-condensing)
Certifications
Safety CE-LVD, BSMI
EMC CE, FCC, ICES, BSMI
Package Contents
Package Contents
  • Single
    • 1 powerline Ethernet adapter
    • 1 Ethernet cable
    • Quick start guide (including warranty form)
  • Twin
    • 2 powerline Ethernet adapters
    • 2 Ethernet cables
    • Quick start guide (including warranty form)
* The theoretical maximum channel data transfer rate is derived from HomePlug AV2 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.

Documentation:

Download the ZyXEL PLA5256 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

ZyXEL Products
ZyXEL Powerline
ZyXEL PLA5256 1000 Mbps Powerline Pass-Thru 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Kit
#PLA5256KIT
List Price: $87.99
Our Price: $74.00