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Solwise 85Mbps 3-port HomePlug Adapter

  • 3x Ethernet Ports for wired devices
  • No-New-Wires communication to any room
  • HomePlug Powerline specification 1.0 compliant
  • 1 network cable included


Single Pack


3-port 85Mbps Ethernet HomePlug Adapter. The Solwise PL-85PE-3PE HomePlug Ethernet Adaptor provides No-New-Wires communications to any room, over your existing electricity cables, at speeds up to 85Mbps. The provision of three ethernet ports provides convenient connections for multiple devices such as Internet TVs, Games Consoles, Routers, Printers etc.

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-3PE 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.


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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)

3 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)


Power Pack Utility - for setting passwords if required. Covers all Windows operating systems only. Also shows connected HomePlug and the link quality Download here 05.12.11
User Manual Download  


November 2007


Overall score was 9/10 with 10/10 given for value.

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