ZyXEL Introduces Wireless Powerline Extender

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Empower Wireless Internet Coverage Beyond Boundary
January 14, 2013

January 14, 2013; Hsinchu, Taiwan – ZyXEL Communications, a world-class broadband networking company that provides leading Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small- and medium-sized businesses to home users, today introduces a new addition to its Powerline family – the PLA4231 500Mbps Powerline Wireless N Extender. A simple addition to the powerline adapter, the extender immediately unleashes not only networking capability of the existing power grid but also extends wireless connectivity for home users. Modern mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops are able to freely access Internet around all corners in the house. With impressive wireless performance in up to 300 meters, the PLA4231 Wireless N Extender also functions as a transmission center that liberates mobile wireless connectivity.

The Powerline solution is the most efficient way to immediately activate Internet connectivity for households that has challenging conditions for cable rewiring. Simply plug powerline adapters into the existing electrical outlets, and the power grid will become Internet-ready in seconds. In addition to the enhanced wired connectivity, ZyXEL also introduces the new Powerline Wireless N Extender to boost wireless coverage to meet the increasing wireless connection demands from mobile devices.

The new ZyXEL PLA4231 500Mbps Powerline Wireless N Extender adopts 500Mbps technology to offer high data rates for media streaming that is up to 60% faster than the previous HomePlug AV 200Mbps technology. Coupling with the advanced Quality of Service (QoS) design, the Wireless N Powerline Extender allows users to enjoy not only better network performance but also high reliability and stability for media streaming quality – latency-proof HD audio and video, multiplayer gaming and simultaneous Web-surfing.

ZyXEL’s acclaimed user-friendliness manifests itself particularly on digital home solutions. The PLA4231 Powerline Extender features an easy setup wizard and a WPS button that allow users to turn the wireless network on/off easily and quickly. Additionally, with a simple press on the WPS button, the Advanced Encryption Security (AES) mechanism is automatically configured to protect data privacy and confidentiality for users using their home networks.

The PLA4231 Powerline Extender shares the compact, clean-white design with its family members, while the multi-color LED on the surface indicates signal quality for users to easily monitor the connection status. A power on/off switch allows users to turn off the device when it’s not in use, which helps reducing power consumption for both your power bill and the environment.

For more details about the new PLA4231 Wireless N Powerline Extender and how to enable wired and wireless Internet connectivity in your home with ZyXEL’s easy-to-setup Powerline product family, please visit PLA4231 product page or contact your local ZyXEL sales representatives.


ZyXEL Communications Corp.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telcos, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.