Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

This handy tool will help you quickly find the best performing powerline adapters. It crunches through our deep product performance databases and sorts products into comparative rankings so that you can easily see which products perform the best without having to click through pages of charts.

Products are ranked within class type only. Use the Class selector to change class.

Test versions are indicated by bar color in the Powerline Charts. Bar color explanations can be found by clicking the Test Information button in the Charts. All test versions are selected by default. Checking box(es) sets a filter to show ranking for only products tested with that version. Rankings are renumbered based on the filter criteria used.

Important: Only products tested with the same test version are directly comparable, due to differences in test process.

The default view is Total powerline performance ranking sorted by Total Rank. Rank values are relative with lower = better.

Use the Rank selector to view the sub-rankings that make up the total rank. Use the [Switch To Sort By PRICE] link to sort the view by price.

Other functions available:

  • Click on the product name to see the review
  • Click on Performance to see the performance values used to calculate the rank
  • Click on Features to see a feature summary

This article describes how we classify powerline products.

Product Rank: AV500 Powerline

Class:

Rank:

Test method:

7 products found
[Switch To Sort By PRICE]

#1
1.0
Powerline Nano500 Set
Performance
Features
NETGEAR XAVB5101 Powerline Nano500 Set

HomePlug AV compatible 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit based on QCA AR1500/AR7400 chipset.

$ 169
Check Amazon
#2
2.0
(Tie)
Powerline AV 500
Performance
Features
Belkin F5D4085 Powerline AV 500

HomePlug AV compatible 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit based on Qualcomm Atheros AR1500/AR7400 chipset.

$ 50
Check Amazon
#2
2.0
(Tie)
500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Kit
Performance
Features
ZyXEL PLA4205kit 500 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Kit

HomePlug AV compatible 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit based on Qualcomm Atheros AR1500/AR7400 chipset.

$ 59
Check Amazon
#2
2.0
(Tie)
500 Mbps Powerline 4-Port Gigabit Switch
Performance
Features
ZyXEL PLA4225 500 Mbps Powerline 4-Port Gigabit Switch

HomePlug AV compatible 500 Mbps powerline adapter with four-port Gigabit switch based on Qualcomm Atheros AR1500/AR7400 chipset.

$ 75
Check Amazon
#3
3.3
AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit
Performance
Features
TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit

HomePlug AV500 Adapter set with 10/100 port in compact form factor based on QCA AR7420 / AR1540 chipset.

$ 35
Check Amazon Check NewEgg
#4
4.0
500 Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit
Performance
Features
TRENDnet TPL-406E2K 500 Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit

Very small HomePlug AV 500 Mbps powerline adapter based on QCA AR7420/AR1540 Gen 5 IEEE 1901 / HomePlug AV compliant chipset.

$ 35
Check Amazon Check NewEgg
#5
4.3
500 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit
Performance
Features
Actiontec PWR511K01 500 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit

Very small HomePlug AV 500 Mbps powerline adapter based on QCA AR7420/AR1540 Gen 5 IEEE 1901 / HomePlug AV compliant chipset.

$ 32
Check Amazon

[Switch To Sort By PRICE]
Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I have a used Dell laptop and wonder if its possible to make that laptop to change everything. Mac adress i know you can change. But is it possible to...
I have a lot of devices connected to my RT-AC68U router. To the point where I ran out of room for entering static dhcp assignments in the UI. I switch...
Hi, i have Asus RT-AC68U,Merlin 380.70. My modem is Hub 3 from Virgin.Last time when i checked Tools-Sysinfo i noticed strange Mac address on Wan port...
So I'm currently using powerline boxes which is netting me only 50mbps and I read about Moca 2.0 recently.I want to know if anyone can tell me if this...
I'm currently running Merlin firmware 380.63_2The two LAN switches in the AC88U are working perfectly with this firmwareIn 2018 and 2019 i tried the f...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3