ASUS PL-X51P and PL-X52P 500Mbps Powerline Adapters offer four Gigabit LAN ports with a dedicated VIP port

Asus today announced the launch of Asus PL-X51P and PL-X52P powerline adapters which makes use of prevalent power plugs to offer easy-setup networking that covers entire homes and offices. The Asus PL-X51P and PL-X52P connect to any existing power plug at homes and offices. They require no standalone power adapter, and therefore eliminate additional clutter with space-saving dual-use design. The PL-X51P and PL-X52P support up to 500Mbps in data rate, which is currently the fastest offered by any powerline adapter. Despite their compact and lean design, the PL-X51P and PL-X52P integrate four Gigabit LAN ports, similar to conventional routers and adapters.

They therefore allow for the same number of devices to be connected to them directly, being the first powerline adapters on the market to offer four Gigabit LAN ports alongside an extra-outlet design that keeps power plugs free for use by other appliances. They also feature a dedicated VIP LAN port, which uses smart built-in bandwidth supervision and online traffic control that put data rate-sensitive applications first to ensure smooth lag-resistant performance. The design is especially useful to customers requiring online multitasking, such as downloading while HD streaming or gaming.

Setting up the PL-X51P and PL-X52P is a simple matter of connecting them to a power plug, as they auto-detect connected devices and can be configured from any PC. They include an extra outlet that means power plugs can still be used even with the adapters connected. An integrated noise filter compensates for powerline fluctuations to ensure consistent networking performance regardless of power grid conditions. With extra-outlet noise filtering design, the compact Asus PL-X51P and PL-X52P deliver on the promise of uncompromising powerline connectivity, giving customers access to wider coverage with no additional infrastructure. The PL-X51 includes one powerline adapter, while the PL-X52P ships as a two-adapter bundle.

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