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Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack - DX PLN 200-2 B

Abt Model: DXPLN2002B | UPC Code: 050644552434
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Ultra-High Speed Network Over Power Line/ 200 Mbps Performance/ Instant Setup/ Patented Dual Mode Plus/ Black Finish
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Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack - DXPLN2002B

Key Features:

  • Ultra-high speed network over power line.
  • Includes 2 Monster® PowerNet™ 200 units and 2 ethernet cables
  • 200 Mbps performance*; perfect for faster movie downloads, online gaming and more
  • Instant setup, just plug into any AC wall outlet
  • Patented Dual Mode Plus™ surge protection with automatic disconnect and alarm

Features:

  • Today's Electronics Need a High Speed Ethernet Connection
    Ethernet isn't just for computers anymore. Many of your AV electronics, like Blu-ray Disc™ players, TiVo® , and video game consoles feature high speed Ethernet ports to connect to the internet to download movies and music or stream video and music from your computer, or media server. But most times, there isn't an Ethernet connection where you need it. You could connect wirelessly, but WiFi can be unreliable, difficult to set up, and can't deliver the speed you need to play multiplayer action games or stream HD video, especially over long distances.
  • High Speed Ethernet From Any Wall Outlet
    The Monster PowerNet™ 200 brings a high speed Ethernet connection to any room in your home. It instantly turns your home's existing electrical wiring into a high speed whole-home network. You can get blazing fast speeds up to 200 Mbps* for multiple connections to the internet or streaming high definition audio and video. It's also incredibly easy to set up – simply plug in two PowerNet devices and they automatically connect to each other. You can add even more network connections in more rooms of your home with the PowerNet 200 Expansion Module, available separately.
  • Faster and More Reliable than Wireless Networks
    The Monster PowerNet 200 is the ideal solution for streaming HD movies and multiplayer action games that demand a high speed connection with reduced lag time. Wireless (WiFi) can keep you waiting when you want to quickly download a movie, and it is often too slow to play online action games or to stream an HD movie to another room in your home. WiFi can pick up interference from other wireless networks, and it can also have dramatic drops in speed over long distances because wall, floors, and doors can severely degrade wireless signal strength.
  • Exclusive Monster PLC Clean Power® Filtering Cleans the Power to Increase the Speed
    The Monster PowerNet 200 maintains high speeds to even the most remote rooms of your home with PLC Clean Power filtering to reduce noise and interference on your electrical lines caused by appliances and other electronics. This not only improves network speed, it lets the PowerNet 200 work where other power line communication products won't. The Monster PowerNet 200 is the easy, fast solution for high speed networking and internet access virtually anywhere in your home.

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Footnotes:

  • Data transfer rates may vary according to electrical line conditions and will not exceed the capabilities of connected devices.
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Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Compact (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Primary use:
        • Personal (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (4)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      What a great product! An A+

      I used this product to replace wireless communication between my viewing room and the computer room upstairs for the Home Theater. What a surprise! This product works so well, and was so easy...Read complete review

      I used this product to replace wireless communication between my viewing room and the computer room upstairs for the Home Theater. What a surprise! This product works so well, and was so easy to set up I had it running in 3 minutes without a hitch. It could not be easier. I can easily stream HD content Running at 20Mbps with room to spare. I will definitely buy more of these modules for around the house to expand my network. Monster, you did it right!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      [...]

      I purchased 3 Powernet 200 units in late December. I purchased for my Directv internet system in my house. One unit has already failed. I have not dropped or used it improperly. ...Read complete review

      I purchased 3 Powernet 200 units in late December. I purchased for my Directv internet system in my house. One unit has already failed. I have not dropped or used it improperly. [...]

      Reviewed by 15 customers

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      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Are you kidding me?

      By Dazza

      from SLC, Utah

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Difficult to Set Up
      • Limited Configuration
      • Limited Support
      • No Network Diagnostics

      Best Uses

      • Highly Secure Networks
      • High Volume
      • Home Networks

      Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

      Whoever said these are easy to set up lied. I have worked in the tech field for over 20 years and having got these from [@] on a special offer I decided to replace my aging Netgear XAV101 setup. First whoever decided to position the reset and security buttons on the bottom needs to go back to design school, a side position would have been easier when most power outlets used for these devices are floor level. Secondly, with Netgear I can instantly run a diagnostic on my PC and even change security settings without having to go to each box in the house. I finally got mine up and running but I am also going to be replacing them soon with 500MBs boxes. These were just short term and I will probably use Cisco or Netgear again in future. Highly disappointed especially with the quality usually associated with Monster brand.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not worth it

      By Chapo

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me High bandwidth user, Professional

      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Difficult to Set Up
      • Limited Configuration

      Best Uses

        Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

        I dont understand the good reviews. This product is far from plug and play. Takes to much time and does not work as advertised at all.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Device

        By J

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Secure
        • Works as Promised

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Networks
          • Small Offices

          Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

          This product is so easy to set up and had the added benefit of being a secured-wired system instead of using wireless. I have many power surges at my house and as a result, have double protection with this device. It is truely plug and play. I highly recommend the product for TV, music streaming from your PC and video streaming.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Saved the day

          By Internet addict

          from SLC, UT

          About Me Practical

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

              I tried a range extender and it didn't reach in my house and was too slow. I plugged this baby in and I got speeds as fast as at the source. Fast and easy like it should be. The only con is that it doesn't hook up to devices without ethernet capability. I had to hook up a router - but it is faster than my original at the source. Now I have two wireless networks and am completely plugged in -wired and wireless.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not Really Wireless

              By Joe

              from Jacksonville, NC

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

                    Interesting product but it's not 'wireless' and does not function like a wireless network. Devices, even wireless devices, have to be pluged into the wall unit with an ethernet cable. Which means you have ethernet cables snakeing all over the place - which kinda defeats the purpose. It also means if your wireless device does not have an ethernet port - you won't be able to use that device with this system. Further, if you have a lot of devices spread through your home you could need a lot of wall units and at over a $100 a pop, cost may become an issue. If wireless devices like the PS3 could connect to the wall unit without an ethernet cable this product would be outstanding! As is, this product is really only useful as a glorified range extender for the most extreme of conditions.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

                    Comment on this review

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    amazing product yet again

                    By cody t s

                    from clearwater, florida

                    About Me Power User

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Low Power Consumption
                    • No cable for ethernet
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                    • None whatsoever

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere
                    • Video games and satelite

                    Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

                    i have been using both this and the powernet 100 for some time now. the benefits of the 200 over the 100 are well worth the extra money. have never found a product that i liked as much as this, unless you count all of monsters other great products!!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely a must!

                    By DGonzales

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Casual User

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Low Power Consumption

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

                        I was frustrated with the weak wireless signal I had, so I went in looking for the latest most up-to-date wireless device. Am I ever glad the Bjorns staff turned me on this. Absolutely awesome! I was streaming HD movies from my blueray only after 5 minutes to set up. Monster got it right!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        Comment on this review

                        (10 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        [...]

                        By Hop of Knox

                        from Knoxville

                        About Me Power User

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor reliability

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

                            I purchased 3 Powernet 200 units in late December. I purchased for my Directv internet system in my house. One unit has already failed. I have not dropped or used it improperly. [...]

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            Comment on this review

                            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            What a great product! An A+

                            By Wags

                            from Pasco, WA

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Replacement
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

                              I used this product to replace wireless communication between my viewing room and the computer room upstairs for the Home Theater. What a surprise! This product works so well, and was so easy to set up I had it running in 3 minutes without a hitch. It could not be easier. I can easily stream HD content Running at 20Mbps with room to spare. I will definitely buy more of these modules for around the house to expand my network. Monster, you did it right!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              Comment on this review

                              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good Product!

                              By Mokey

                              from Minneapolis

                              About Me Power User

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Monster Digital Life PowerNet 200 With Clean Power Starter Pack:

                                  I drilled holes through my old growth figured maple hardwood floors to run ethernet. THEN my father in law gave me a starter pack of these. I plugged them in and they work great. Then I put a cork in the hole in the floor "DOH".

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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