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NETGEAR Powerline 1200

Ethernet-over-Powerline kit (PL1200)

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Overview

Our take on the NETGEAR Powerline 1200

With an early 20th century home that has unforgiving plaster walls, Wi-Fi® coverage is challenge for me. With my router on one end of the house, and my home theater on the other, streaming movies is difficult because the wireless signal won't give me the speed or reliability I need. Sure, I could drill holes in the floors or walls and run an Ethernet cable across the house. But shouldn't a fast, reliable Internet connection be easier? Well, now it is thanks to the Netgear Powerline 1200. This two-piece kit uses the AC power lines in your wall to extend your router's hard-wired Ethernet connection from one room to another. The kit includes everything you need to enjoy fast Internet without opening the toolbox.

Use your power lines to extend your network

NETGEAR Powerline 500 Ethernet-over-powerline range extender

The Powerline 1200 kit uses your existing AC wiring to extend your high-speed network from one room to another.

With an early 20th century home that has unforgiving plaster walls, Wi-Fi® coverage is challenge for me. With my router on one end of the house, and my home theater on the other, streaming movies is difficult because the wireless signal won't give me the speed or reliability I need. Sure, I could drill holes in the floors or walls and run an Ethernet cable across the house. But shouldn't a fast, reliable Internet connection be easier? Well, now it is thanks to the Netgear Powerline 1200. This two-piece kit uses the AC power lines in your wall to extend your router's hard-wired Ethernet connection from one room to another. The kit includes everything you need to enjoy fast Internet without opening the toolbox.

Setup is fast and easy

Simply plug one module into a power outlet near your router and connect it to an Ethernet port with the included cable. Then, plug in the other module in a room where you want high-speed Internet access and connect your device to it. Just like that, you have extended your network without any tricky in-wall wire installation. 

Extend your wireless network too

You can also use the Powerline 1200 to create a wireless access point when used with a Wi-Fi range extender. Simply feed the '1200's output into the extender and you'll have a robust wireless network in that part of the house. You'll enjoy fast, reliable Internet with all of your wireless devices.

Product Highlights:

  • 1200 Mbps Ethernet-over-Powerline kit with two modules
  • extend your high-speed network access from one room to another
  • expand your network with up to 16 modules for house-wide coverage
  • connect the Ethernet port to your Smart TV, gaming system, or computer for high-speed network access
  • ideal for 4K HD streaming and lag-free gaming
  • secure network connection with the touch of a button
  • two 6-1/2' Ethernet cables included
  • 2-1/4"W x 4-1/2"H x 1-3/16"D (each)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Powerline adapters
  • Two 6.5' Ethernet cables
  • Quick Installation Guide
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Powerline Kit: NETGEAR's Powerline 1200 Kit (PL1200) gives you an alternative to Ethernet-only or wireless networks by extending your signal using the electrical wiring. Simply plug 2 or more compatible Powerline 1200 devices into electrical outlets to create or extend your wired home network through your existing electrical wiring. It's simple to set up, secure and fast. This  Powerline kit can achieve speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

Applications: You want a wired network, but you don't want to run long lengths of Ethernet cable? The NETGEAR Powerline 1200 Kit is one of the easiest ways to create an integrated network using your existing electrical wiring. The NETGEAR Powerline 1200 extends your Internet access to any power outlet. With speeds up to 1200Mbps, it's perfect for connecting Smart TVs, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, and desktop PCs.

1200 Mbps Speeds: Speeds up to 1200 Mbps enable applications such as ultra-HD video streams, multimedia streaming, and multiplayer lag-free gaming.

Wide Coverage: Multiple data streams (MIMO) with Beamforming technology offer improved coverage throughout the home.

Gigabit Ethernet Port: There is one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port with auto-sensing technology. This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect a wired device like a smart TV or game console to your home's WiFi network.

Simple Installation: The NETGEAR Powerline 1200 Kit sets up in minutes. Just plug into any electrical outlet, then plug into your new network connection. The encrypted Powerline network connects with the touch of a button. You'll have a fast, secure, and reliable network connection in any room. LEDs indicate connection and status of the Powerline network kit. There is no need to configure or install software.

NETGEAR Genie App: Monitor and stay secure with the NETGEAR Genie App on your Windows PC (7, Vista, or XP). The NETGEAR Genie App lets you see your NETGEAR Powerline devices on a network map, get connection status, data link rates and easily setup security encryption between Powerline adapters.

Auto Power Down: The Powerline 1200 automatically powers down when not in use to save energy.

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Suggested by Sonny. Great suggestion. [ Douglas  Jun 08, 2018 ]
extend land line connectivity with respect to my home network [ JEFFREY G  Jun 04, 2018 ]
I have a real need to have internet on a different floor from my modem.... This is a great solution and mobile too. [ Tim  Apr 16, 2018 ]
This powerline adapter got the best review. [ Ethelene  Apr 08, 2018 ]
Need better signal in back bedroom for new 4K TV. [ Robert  Mar 29, 2018 ]
I needed to expand my home network system and this looks like it will do the job [ Tom  Jan 28, 2018 ]
replacement for an older unit...hope to improve network experience [ J  Jan 28, 2018 ]
Because I had an older Netgear Powerline and I wanted to upgrade. Powerline has worked very well for me. [ Rashun  Oct 24, 2017 ]
To connect to PC across the house. [ Tanner  May 14, 2017 ]
I have a small office with an amazing amount of walls between it and the router. This will fix me right up! [ S  Sep 10, 2016 ]
I have a WiFi dead spot in my family room. Needed an extender and decided to go with this home electrical wiring version vs. the WiFi version, as I understand from my research that I may get better results. I already had a NetGear N600 router, so I decided to stay within the same brand. I have found that electronic equipment "play" together better if you keep the same brand. [ JEFFREY  Dec 20, 2015 ]

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I believe so as long as it's on the same line. However, the ping (latency) might be pretty bad since it's so far away. [ Tanner  Sep 06, 2017 ]
I am sorry I can't. I principle,I should think, it should work,but my worry would be how much interference you will have. [ VINCENT  Jun 03, 2017 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: These units are only sold in pairs. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Oct 11, 2015 ]  Staff
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