TRENDnet Ships Powerline 500 Wireless Kit

TRENDnet said on that it has shipped the Powerline 500 AV Wireless Kit, model TPL-410APK. This starter kit allows users to extend a network using existing electrical lines in the home or office. This starter kit sells for $124.99, and includes the Powerline 500 AV Nano adapter and the Powerline 500 AV Wireless Access Point.

"The TPL-410APK is well suited to extend a wireless network in large homes or homes built with concrete or masonry construction which degrades wireless signals," stated Zak Wood, director of global marketing for TRENDnet. "Installation couldn't be easier. Simply plug in the adapters and you're up and running."

The idea behind this bundle is to extend your home or office wireless network into areas the router can't reach. Thanks to an Ethernet port, users can plug the AV Nano adapter into an electrical outlet on a wall, and connect the Ethernet port to one of the router's four wired ports.

The Wireless Access Point is then plugged into another electrical outlet 5000 square feet away (980 ft. linear distance over electrical power lines), which will automatically connect to the Nano adapter. There are two Ethernet ports on this model too in case you have a device that doesn't do wireless (desktop, console, Smart TV, etc.). The wireless aspect provides speeds up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band (Wireless N). Need an extra Powerline 500 AV Wireless Access Point? These can be purchased for $72.99 each.

If the Powerline 500 AV series is too expensive, the company also provides the Powerline 500 AV2 series, with a kit of two (TPL-408E2K) costing $92.99. The difference, it seems, is that this bundle includes two TPL-408E adapters; there's no nano-sized adapter, there's only one Ethernet port on each device, and there's no wireless connectivity.

For more information about TRENDnet's Powerline 500 networking solutions, head here.