TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (TPL-420E2K) 2020 Review

TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (TPL-420E2K) 2020 Review. 

TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (TPL-420E2K): The TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (Model TPL-420E2K) is an adapter that connects several devices to the internet with ease. It uses your house’s existing power line to connect and maintain a fantastic performance level, supporting your wireless router in areas that are very difficult to reach. 

TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit


The latest, fastest variant of Powerline is labeled Gigabit 1,200Mbps, superseding older 200Mbps and 500Mbps versions. 

The Trendnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (TPL-420E2K) is one of the fastest we Powerlines we’ve tested to date. And at its entry-level, it’s inexpensive, too. 

The TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (Model TPL-420E2K) connects up to 8 devices to the internet. It uses the already-installed electrical power system to do so, which is great for connecting many gadgets like personal computers, smart TVs, media players, and/or game consoles. 

Without having to install anything on your operating systems, the adapter is plug & play and works right away. It works right out of the box to connect to an outlet immediately for an extremely fast network connection. Additionally, it’s a secure system as it’s already pre-encoded from production, so no one outside of your household can connect to it. 


The TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (Model TPL-420E2K) is extremely easy to use. Just plug it into an outlet and connect an Ethernet cable from your device to the adapter. In less than a minute, the system is set up and ready to use for secure and reliable use. The adapter transmits signals into the electrical line so that other devices can effortlessly connect to the internet when they would otherwise not be able to. 



There are 5 good reasons why the TRENDnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit (Model TPL-420E2K) makes a great investment for homeowners. 

First, it’s Plug and Plays quality. TRENDnet’s ready to use the adapter is good to go out of the box and needs no CD or driver installation. It can plug immediately in to the wall for instant connectivity, and its pre-encoded setup makes it safe and secure from unauthorized use.

Even when neighbors can potentially see the Powerline network, they won’t be able to use it without the owner’s permission. 

Second is Coverage. Its range of distance reaches up to 1,000 ft. of connectivity, making it a suitable choice for even large homes that have a ton of area and space. The amount of coverage needed to cover a large home is often times impossible for wireless routers alone. 

TRENDnet’s powerful coverage reaches far places in houses that wireless routers simply can’t reach. Home materials such as concrete walls and other materials make it hard for the common WiFi router to reach every nook and cranny. This is what it’s so good at – it extends the network’s reach to all of the corners in the house where there’s a need for internet service. 

The third is Signal Strength. It’s a reliable device for most internet providers because of its super stable network signal. It allows seamless streaming of high definition videos, online gaming, downloading, and browsing without any lag or latency issues. 

The fourth reason is the speed. Just one of TRENDnet’s Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kits provides up to 1200 gigabytes per second for one device.

Even if many devices connect to the network, each of them receives their own 1200 gbps connection from its own adapter. This leaves them with a seamless connection for intensive internet use. 

Fifth is that no extra wires are needed to connect many adapters and devices. All that’s needed is the adapter plugged into an outlet and the electrical device connected to each other. No messy cable connections lay on the floor. 

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The Disadvantage 

Some reviews say that the TRENDnet Powerline 1200 adapter is slow and expensive for its kind. A lot of feedback proves that the general performance compensates for the price paid at the beginning. 

Our Verdict 

Our Verdict 

Powerlines create fast home networks with the minimum of fuss, and the Trendnet Powerline 1200 AV2 Adapter Kit is one of the fastest we’ve tested. It is rather limited by its no-frills features, though: one Ethernet port per adapter and lack of wireless, but if you want just the basics at top speeds you will surely love this Powerline kit.

It is available in two models: the entry-level TPL-420E2K, and the slightly larger TPL-421E2K, which features the handy pass-through sockets on each adapter. 

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