PLA5236 Combines HomePlug AV2 and 802.11ac Technology to Deliver Fast Wired and Wireless Network Speeds to Maximize Performance of IoT Devices, 4K/UHD Video Streaming, and Online Gaming

ANAHEIM, Calif.-Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced the launch of the PLA5236 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender. The PLA5236 incorporates both HomePlug AV2 powerline and 802.11ac technologies to provide fast, reliable network connectivity for Ethernet and wireless devices to maximize the performance of applications such as 4K video streaming, lag-free online gaming, or IoT devices.

Simple to install and set up, the PLA5236 utilizes the home’s existing power outlets to transfer high-speed data from the Internet gateway or router to any location throughout the home, allowing users to extend or create an 802.11ac wireless network and access two Gigabit Ethernet ports anywhere there is a power outlet. The PLA5236 delivers wired speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to Ethernet-enabled devices such as video game consoles, Blu-ray players, networked set-top boxes, and smart TVs over the HomePlug AV2 powerline network. Wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IP cameras enjoy fast wireless speeds up to 867 Mbps.

Key Benefits of the PLA5236 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender

  • Hybrid Powerline/AC900 Solution – Ideal for use in entertainment centers and game rooms, the PLA5236 provides the best of both worlds – fast, reliable wired connectivity for high-bandwidth home entertainment appliances and applications, and wireless connectivity to ensure whole-home connectivity for mobile devices.
  • High-Speed Connectivity for Wired and Wireless Devices – Two Gigabit LAN ports provide data speeds up to 1 Gbps for Ethernet-connected devices; 802.11ac technology provides AC900 speeds to ensure lag-free support of applications such as video streaming, and IoT security devices; two amplified antennas provide maximum wireless coverage.
  • Multiple Wireless Modes – Three modes to support every home scenario – “Range Mode” to maximize coverage area, “Speed Mode” to maximize data speeds, and “Mix Mode” to provide a balance of both speed and range.
  • Easy to Install and Monitor – Zyxel Easy Setup app for iOS and Android enables quick, easy installation using a smartphone; Zyxel’s ONE Connect mobile app allows users to easily extend and monitor the entire Zyxel network.

“Fast, reliable network connectivity is becoming increasingly critical in today’s connected home, particularly as applications have now progressed from entertainment and productivity to applications such as home security and monitoring that actually impact the protection of lives and property,” explained Shawn Rogers, Marketing Development Manager at Zyxel. “The lack of high-speed, uninterrupted connectivity can render network-based applications and services such as IP cameras and security systems ineffective. The PLA5236 utilizes a home’s existing electrical wiring to provide high-speed connectivity to both wired and wireless devices wherever needed in the home, not only ensuring a lag-free entertainment experience, but also ensuring that security devices in the home are functioning as they were designed to.”

The Zyxel PLA5236 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender carries a limited two year warranty and is available now through all Zyxel authorized resellers and e-Commerce partners at street price of $84.99. For more information on Zyxel and its families of connectivity solutions for homes and businesses, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. About

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