Aztech HL119EP Review – No more cable worries with the new Aztech HL119EP, which turns your power lines into LAN cables Aztech is usually on the forefront when it comes to releasing powerful network devices, and their latest product is the Aztech HL119EP Homeplug AV2. This device provides LAN cable connections without the need for cables, by utilising the power lines in your house, which is handy for users having troubles connecting to a Wi-Fi connection or has a room too far away from the router to use a LAN cable.
The house plug offers little in terms of design but plenty in terms of usable functionality. It has LED indicators on its front to show the power, power line activity and Ethernet activity. The bottom side of the plug reveals an Ethernet port with two functional buttons on its side which either resets the connection or provides a simple connection button. Depending on your plug types, you can choose to purchase either the DEU or GBR type plugs. The features of this device is where most of the magic happens, as it uses your house’s power lines to provide LAN based internet speed which is perfect for movie streaming and online gaming.
It has a range of up to 200m point to point and it also provides Smartlink Plus coupling to its paired units. Besides that, it also features Quality of Service for guaranteed bandwidth reservations for IPTV and multimedia streaming. Furthermore, this device also provides 128-bit encryption to secure your line against unwanted users. The performance of this device is nothing short of astounding as it reached speeds of up to 600Mbps along the network.
However, this speed can vary depending on the range of the separate devices, and the network only works on the same level. This device works by buying multiple HL119EP with one being the main line that connects to the router while the others act as receivers, which may end up being a costly affair. The results however are amazing, as instead of wireless, you can now get full Internet speed no matter which part of the house you are in.
The device comes with a single Ethernet port which can be connected to the router or PC to begin the network link The three light indicators on this device makes it easy to see what’s happening as you try to connect the devices together The device itself is definitely interesting for those who likes to stay connected but wants to avoid the messy cables. The Aztech HL119EP is a purchase you should make if you like to stay connected without depending on Wi-Fi or have troubles connecting to your home network.
- Turns your power line into a LAN Cable network
- No more cable mess
- Requires multiple purchases
Aztech HL119EP Specifications
- Protocols: IEEE 1901/HomePlug AV/AV2 compliant, Homeplug 1.0 Nodes. Compliant to EuP Requirements, IEEE 802.3 10/100/1000 Ethernet (1Gbps)
- Encryption: 128-bit AES link Encryption
- Power Consumption: 4.5W
- Dimensions: 116 x 62 x 42mm
- Weight: 210g