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Solwise PL-85PEW 85Mbps Ethernet Home Plug/54Mbps Wireless Extender

The Solwise PL-85PEW  is a Home Plug 85Mbps Ethernet Adapter with a built in 54Mbps Access Point. The Home Plug is using the Intellon 85Mbps Turbo chipset which means this adapter is compatible with the rest of the Solwise Home Plug 1.0 range. The built-in Wireless Access point uses the Infineon Wildpass Chipset - this solution transforms your home power circuit into a networking infrastructure and a WLAN connection.

The PL-85PEW is ideal for anyone who wants to extend their wireless signal coverage for Internet access or  to make an internal network.   Built-in Quality of Service (QOS)  for Home Plug  also provides the necessary bandwidth for multimedia payloads including  Broadband TV (IPTV), higher data rate broadband sharing, Online-Gaming, VoIP Calls, Wireless LANs coverage, Audio-Video transmission across the network as well as Network camera connectivity.  

Easy to install and use, it plugs straight in to any existing wall electrical socket while having a low power consumption, it comes with 56 bit DES encryption ensuring that your network communication is free from eavesdroppers and hackers. The AutoMDI/MDIX functionality also simplifies and ensures a hassle free installation. Antenna is removable - Reverse SMA Connector.

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UK Plug - 3 pins
2dB black antenna included
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the PL-85PEW fits in with your home network

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1. Extend your wireless range
2. Portable Ethernet wireless access point
3. Overcome problems with thick walls & blind spots
4. Additional Ethernet port for wired applications
5. Consistent and reliable wireless connectivity
6. Transforms standard power sockets to a wireless access point/client
7. Home Plug Powerline specification 1.0 compliant, this means they are interoperable with other Home Plug 1.0 devices including the VeseNET range.
These units are sold as singles, you will require at least two Home Plug devices to create your network.
Customer Comment Chris Astridge - retail customer
'Item located - Saturday
Item ordered - Sunday
Item confirmed - Monday
Item delivered - Tuesday
It works - just plugged it in and off we went (on a Mac, of course).
Brilliant!  Great product, great service Thanks!'
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Ethernet Port
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Side View

Reverse SMA Antenna Connector
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Making full use of Home Plug around your home
Protocol/Standards Home Plug 1.0 specification, IEEE 802.3 10/100 Ethernet (100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet Compliant

10/100 Mbps AutoMDI/MDIx Support

85Mbps Home Plug 1.0 compatible

IEEE 802.11g Wireless Specifications
Range up to 400 metres via Wireless LAN
up to 200 metres via Home Plug
Transmission Rate up to 54Mbps via Wireless LAN
up to 85Mbps via Home Plug
Modulation Support DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) Wireless LAN standard

OFDM 256/64/16, DQPSK, DBPSK and ROBO Modulation Scheme
Frequency Band 4.3 Mhz to 20.9 Mhz band
Security WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) via Wireless LAN
56 bit DES Encryption with key management for secure powerline
communications (Utilise Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP to enable
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
Hardware Intellon INT5500 Integrated Single-chip Powerline Network Transceiver

Intellon INT1200 Analog Front End IC

Infineon Wildpass Wireless 11b/g chipset solution
Platform Support O/S Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed
Download the utility for Vista below
Power Supply Switch Mode 100V-240V Supply for worldwide plugs
Physical Specifications

LED Indicators:
- 1 x Power LED
- 1 x Powerline Activity Status LED
- 1 x Ethernet Link/Activity Status LED
- 1 x Wireless LAN Activity Status LED

External Connectors:
- 1 x Electrical Power plugs
- 1 x RJ45 for 10/100 Ethernet (AutoMDI/MDI-X)
- 1 x Wireless Antenna - Reverse SMA connector

NOTE : Specifications subject to change without prior notice.
Press Mentions & Reviews
Home Cinema Choice
Home Cinema Choice take a look at the PL-85PE and PL-85PEW

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April 2007 Issue
MacWorld review the PL-85PE & PL-85PEW
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Web User Click here for copy November 2006
Home Plug Alliance Technical White Paper for Home Plug 1.0 Download here
Source Code
Please note, this is a very large file.
Download here 14.01.08
Vista utility for 32 and 64bit
Notes for Install:
When you need to run the utility upon installation, you will have to
run the application as administrator.
1. right click on the application
2. click on "Run as Administrator"
Download here 09.07.07
Quick Set Up Guide Download here
New Utility and Manual to go with Firmware 280906 Download here