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NET-PL-85PE_MK2Plug ViewEthernet Port





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Solwise/Aztech* 85mbps Ethernet HomePlug Adapter for wired devices

  • HomePlug AV - 85Mbps
  • Single Ethernet Port
  • No New Wires communications to any room
  • 1 network cable included
  • Does not interoperate with newer/faster speed HomePlugs
  • Ideal if you have a legacy 85Mbps Homeplug network and just need an additional unit


Single Pack


85Mbps Homeplug chips are now end of life, we have limited stock of 85Mbps hardware and once it has sold out there will not be anymore. If you are new to HomePlug we would urge you to consider the 200/500AV products for similar prices for Ethernet only items and a wider range of other adapters such as multiport, mainspassthrough and WiFi.

*This batch will be branded as Aztech but they are the same specification and design as the Solwise MK2 HomePlug adapters.


85Mbps Ethernet HomePlug Adapter. The PL-85PE-MK2 HomePlug Ethernet Adaptor provides No-New-Wires communications to any room, over your existing electricity cables, at speeds up to 85Mbps.

Ideal for residential applications, based on the Intellon INT5500 high-speed powerline chipset with patented PowerPacket OFDM technology. Interoperable with all HomePlug 1.0 devices and also older devices based on the HomePlug 14Mbps standard.

Built-in Quality of Service (QOS) features provide bandwidth-optimisation for multimedia payloads including Internet Sharing, TV over IP (IPTV), Online-Gaming, VoIP Calls and much more.

Easy to install and use, the PL-85PE-MK2 plugs straight in to an existing wall electrical socket. 56 bit DES encryption keeps you safe from eavesdroppers and hackers, even on a shared electrical supply. AutoMDI/MDIX means you can plug directly in to any 10/100 Ethernet device for a simple, hassle free installation.

Remember, you will need at least two HomePlug devices to form a HomePlug connection. More HomePlug 1.0 devices can be added to further share your network but they do NOT interoperate with newer/faster speed HomePlugs



HomePlug 1.0 specification, IEEE 802.3 10/100 Ethernet (100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet Compliant

10/100 Mbps AutoMDI/MDIx Support

85Mbps HomePlug 1.0 compatible

Modulation Support OFDM 256/64/16, DQPSK, DBPSK and ROBO Modulation Scheme
Frequency Band 4.3 Mhz to 20.9 Mhz band
Quality of Service

Forward Error Correction (FEC) support

Channel Adaptation ensures that signal integrity is maintained even under harsh noise environment

CSMA/CA with prioritization and ARQ for reliable delivery of Ethernet packets via Packet Encapsulation

Four Level prioritized random access method

Segment bursting and contention-free access ensures high throughput while maintaining low latency response and jitter performance

Security Support 56 bit DES Encryption with key management for secure powerline communications (Utilise Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, Win7 to enable encryption)

Intellon INT5500 Integrated Single-chip Powerline Network Transceiver

Intellon INT1200 Analog Front End IC

Platform Support

OS Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed. (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix... Anything!)

Encryption passwords are set using a supplied utility which is only available for Windows. Encryption is normally required only on installations with a shared mains supply.

Power Supply

Input Voltage : 100Vac - 240Vac

Input Current : 0.06A max

Frequency : 50/60Hz

LED Indicators

1 x Power LED (PWR)

1 x Powerline Link/ACT Status LED (PL-LKACT)

1 x Ethernet Link/ACT Status LED (ETH-LKACT)


Operating : 0° to 40° C
32° to 113° F

Non-Operating :-25° to 70° C
-13° to 158° F


Operating : 30% to 90% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)

Non-Operating : 30% to 95% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)

CD Contents - including power packet utility Download here 10.11.15
Easy Start Guide Download here 13.02.12
Declaration of Conformity Download here 29.07.11

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Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated? Surely a 200AV plug is just a plug, don’t they all do the same thing? Why are they all so different in price when at the end of the day they all look the same?  Well the truth is, although they might all look much the same, the inside can vary immensely from plug to plug.  What many people don’t understand is that there are different chipset levels.

What is a chipset? A chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals.  Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.

What this actually means in the real world is that a chipset is the piece inside the HomePlug that makes it work and sets the specification level of the plug.  Read More

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