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PL-HL117EW - Discontinued Item

Aztech 500AV home plug Adapter with Selectable Dual-Band 11n WiFi

  • 2 Ethernet Ports
  • Atheros AR7420 chipset
  • 11n 300Mbps WiFi - 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Ideal for extending your wireless signal coverage for Internet access or to make a local area network(LAN)
  • Push button for SimpleConnect
  • 1 network cable included
  • 2 year warranty

The Aztech PL-HL117EW home plug AV 500Mbps can transform your home power lines into a networking infrastructure. home plug is a fast and simple way to connect to the Internet with easy connection between your computers, games consoles, laptops, smart phones anywhere in your home where you have a mains socket.

With the addition of a built-in Dual Band 300Mbps, 11n 2,4GHz/5GHz Wireless Access Point, the PL-HL117EW  is ideal for getting wireless access to the dead spot areas in your home.  Using the switch you can select whether you need 2.4GHz or 5GHz WiFi.

If your Wireless Internet router is one side of your home and you need a WiFi connection the other side but there is no Wireless signal a WiFi home plug can give you a wireless signal in the area with the deadspot. After attaching a standard Ethernet adapter to your router, simply plug the WiFi home plug adapter into the mains socket in the deadspot creating a WiFi hotspot.

The adapter connected to the router, takes the Internet signal and transfers it along your mains wiring, the 2nd adapter takes the signal and distributes it via the Ethernet port directly to your device. You need at least two home plugs to create the connection.

Powered by the Qualcomm Atheros Value AR7420 chipset this 500AV adapter is compliant with IEEE1901 and Homeplug AV, allowing hassle free compatibility with existing Homeplug AV devices and other suppliers of home plug AV devices.

Enhanced Quality of Service (QOS) provides the guaranteed bandwidth required for multimedia including TV over IP (IPTV), higher data rate broadband sharing, Online- Gaming, VoIP Calls, extending Wireless coverage, Audio-Video transmission across the network as well as Network camera connectivity.

The 500AV adapters all have a configuration push button for a convenient way of creating a secure home plug network without the need to use software. Security support is by 128-bit AES Hardware encryption, ensuring the network is secure.

Remember, you will need at least two home plug devices to form a home plug connection. More home plug AV devices can be added to further share your network.

Please note this plug is compatible with other AV products but not 85Mbps devices. It will co-exist with the 85Mbps products but not interact with them. See our compatibility chart here


Protocol/Standards IEEE 1901/home plug AV Compliant
Co- existence with home plug 1.0 Nodes
Compliant to EuP requirements
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
IEEE 802.3 10/100 Ethernet
IEEE 802.3az support
Data Transfer Rate Up to 500Mbps over powerline
Up to 300 Mbps via wireless 2 x 2, 2.4/5GHz
Selectable dual-band, this means you can use either 2.4GHz or 5GHz but not use both at the same time.
Frequency Band home plug - 2MHz to 68MHz band
Wireless - 2.4GHz or 5GHz
Quality of Service Priority-based CSMA/CA channel access schemes maximize efficiency and throughput
Integrated Quality of Service (QoS) Enhancements
Hardware Packet Classifiers for ToS, CoS and IP Port Number
Supports IGMP managed multicast session
Security Support Homeplug - 128-bit AES Link Encryption with key management
Wireless - WPA/WPA2/EAP
Chipset home plug - Qualcomm Atheros AR7420 + AR1540 chipset
Wireless - Qualcomm Atheros AR9344
LED Indicators 1 x Power LED (Green colour)
1 x Powerline Link/Activity Status LED (Bicolor)
1 x Ethernet Link/Activity Status LED (Green color)
1 x Green WPS On/Off Status LED
External Connectors 1 x Electrical Power plugs
2 x RJ45 for 10/100 Ethernet
Push Button/Switch 1 x Configuration Push Button (for Simple Connect and Factory Default Reset)
1 x WPS On/Off Button
1 x 2.4Ghz/5GHz Select Switch
Dimension 62 x 92 x 42 mm
Power Consumption Maximum 5 Watts (230Vac)
Warranty *2 year warranty on sales from 1st December 2013
How to reset the Private Network name Download here 04.03.13
Power Pack Utility - for setting passwords if required. It covers all Windows operating systems only. It also shows connected home plug and the link quality Download here 05.12.11

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Why can buying a home plug 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 home plug that makes it work and sets the specification level of the plug.  Read More