The Powerline Converter system uses the existing electrical wiring in your home or apartment to transmit network traffic. As long as you have a power outlet in a room, you can have network connectivity!
Each kit comes with two powerline adapters. Each adapter features a standard US NEMA 1-15 non-polarized blade plug, which serves the dual function of providing power and carrying the network data. Each adapter also features a 10/100Mbps auto-MDIX Ethernet port and a Reset/Pairing button.
Installation is as simple as plugging the adapters into wall outlets and pressing the pairing buttons to establish a connection between the two. By default the system creates a public, unprotected network. However, by using the included setup utility you can easily create a private, protected network. Up to 8 total Powerline adapters can be used within a single network and multiple networks can operate on the same electric circuit, giving a level of flexibility and control not found in most ordinary Ethernet configurations.
These Powerline adapters fully conform to the HomeplugAV standard, which means that Tech Choice adapters can be used in the same network as HomeplugAV compliant adapters from other manufacturers. The adapters are able to transmit network traffic to distances up to 300 meters, however for best results it is recommended to ensure the total network length does not exceed 100 meters (328 feet).
Each Powerline adapter measures about 2.2" x 2.2" x 1.2". LEDs on the face of each converter indicate power and network connectivity status.