TRENDnet Powerline Adapter TPL-406E2K Review

Powerline adapters are becoming ever more popular. They provide a cheap way to network around the home, particularly as an alternative to Wi-Fi when the signal is poor or unstable. TRENDnet have released the TPL-406E2K (containing 2 PowerLine adapters) which have a handful of features worth your attention.

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TRENDnet Powerline Adapter TPL-406E2K Features


Features included with this TRENDnet powerline adapter…

7 Features of the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K 500AV Adapter


Up To 500Mbps Speeds
Using your electrical circuits around the home with multiple adapters, reach theoretical speeds up to 500Mbps throughout the home. With the two adapters provided, your electrical wiring carries your home network data (up to 100Mbps). This can be very useful, especially if wireless signals are poor around the home.

Encrypted Connection
Using 128bit AES encryption, your data remains safe from hackers and intruders. Press the Sync button to cycle the encryption keys.

Power Saving Mode
When the TPL-406E2K is not being used, power levels automatically drop by 80%, saving money and the life expectancy of the unit.

Quality of Service
Gaming, voice and video traffic is protected from congestion.

Use Up To 8 Adapters
Up to 8 adapters can be used, allowing for 7 devices to use your home electrics at the same time.

Compact Design
With it’s ultra-slim styling, the TRENDnet Powerline Adapter TPL-406E2K won’t obstruct furniture. Designed to blend in with your surroundings, the adapters stay out of site.

Just Plug In – Then Play!
Connection is made very easy by simply plugging in the TPL-406E2K adapters into a power outlet. The adapters can find each other – Plug & Play style.


TRENDnet Powerline Adapter TPL-406E2K Technical Specs


  • Up To 8 Nodes
  • 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Up To 300mtrs Coverage


TPL-406E2K Conclusion



  • Can Stream HD Video
  • Practically No Setup Required
  • Expansion Options
  • 3 Year Warranty


Not so Good

  • Electrical Interference From Power Tools Could Cause Connectivity Issues


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