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TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

  • Transfer rate up to 600Mbps
  • Up to 1000ft (300m) range over the electrical circuit
  • Gigabit ports
  • Plug and Play
  • Compatible with AV500/AV200 power line
  • Support 100-240V power supply
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Learn more about the TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT

Model

Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-PA6010KIT

Spec

Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Interface
1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
Encryption
Powerline Security:
128-bit AES
LEDs
PWR, PLC, ETH
Powerline Speeds
Up to 600Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Kit Type
Double
Power Supply
Power Consumption <3W
System Requirement
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7/8, Mac, Linux
Dimensions
2.5" x 1.9" x 1.6" (W x D x H)
Temperature
Operating Temperature: 0 degree C~40 degree C (32 degree F ~104 degree F)
Storage Temperature: -40 degree C~70 degree C (-40 degree F ~158 degree F)
Humidity
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

Features

Features
High-speed data transfer rate of up to 600Mbps, ideal for bandwidth-intensive HD video or 3D video streaming and online gaming

No new wires, use existing electrical wiring

Up to 300-meter range over a home's electrical circuit for better performance through walls or across floors

Easy to install, just plug in and play

Patented Power-Saving Mode, automatically reducing power consumption by up to 80%

128-bit AES encryption ensures network security simply by pressing a button on paired devices

Built-in QoS assures the quality of bandwidth sensitive applications such as voice, video and online games

Supports IGMP managed multicast IP transmission, optimizing IPTV streaming

Compatible with all AV500 & AV200 Powerline adapters (HomePlug AV)

Packaging

Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
6.5 ft. (2 m) Ethernet cable (RJ45)
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2014 10:54:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product that works well!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: -Was very simple to set up.
-Speeds are significantly faster than what you get on wireless.
-Supports encryption.
-Has LEDs to show network activity.

Cons: I wish it were a bit smaller and designed so you can plug it in horizontally. My UPS' plug is awkwardly slanted, so I had to plug the adapter in upside down.
This is not necessarily a con, but I just wanted to throw that out there. ;)

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/13/2014 8:56:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFinally....

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: They work where others don't.
Easy setup
Again they actually work

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I have bought several AV2 powerline kits that could not push more than 30mbps from the main room to another particularly troublesome spot less than 100ft away. I still have two other 600mbps kits (4 adapters total) from "Z-Brand" that couldn't get the job done. Not worth RMAing. Replaced with this kit and I get over 100mbps where I thought my wiring was at fault. The best part is in another spot where i got around 90mbps with the others, integrating with this kit I also get over 100mbps from the "Z-Brand"adapter to one of these adapters. definitely solved my problem. I'm just left with three unused "Z-Brand" adapters now.

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  • Jeffrey V.
  • 12/12/2014 6:31:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for my setup

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Plug n Play
Fast
Reasonable price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I am really tempted to get a few more of these for other rooms in my house. I got them because I wanted to be able to do Steam's In-Home Streaming and not have to worry about wifi fluctuations. They have so far worked very well. I also want to be able to extend my network into my basement and wifi isn't very good down there (router is on 2nd floor). I'm curious to see if adding more of these would diminish anything as I would love to have probably another pair to have a solid wired connection available in about 3 rooms of my house (4th device would be connected to my modem).

In case anyone is wondering about my setup it is:
Cable modem > 5 port switch > powerline AV2 600 (1) > powerline AV2 (2) > ASUS N900 router > laptop so you can connect in a router on the other side and not have issues. Steam says I get about 135mbps streaming but I think it is capped before it even hits the powerline adapters.

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  • Vergel O.
  • 12/5/2014 11:03:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Fast! I'm paying for Time Warner cable internet for 100Mbps download / 10Mbps upload. With this kit I am surprised thats I'm getting close to what I'm paying for. When I did a speed test (speedtest.net) it clocked in at 71Mbps download and 10Mbps download and ping was at 15ms from the site.

When I do a speed test directly connected to the modem I get 100Mbps sometimes 110Mbps download speeds. I'm very impressed on how effective this type of technology works.

I got this because my wifi signals where not the best. I was having latency issues when I play online gaming on my Xbox One. With this powerline adapter kit it solved that issue.

Now I have this setup on a switch connected to my Xbox One, Smart TV, and set top box and it runs great.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I wonder if TP-Link is going make a AV2 1000 kit. Maybe I can break the 100Mbps download speeds over a powerline adapter kit!

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  • Richard S.
  • 12/5/2014 4:21:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHuge improvement

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: These are fast - 150 to 170 MBS at worst location in my house. Included software utility shows link speed. These are smaller units than many other units that I have tried ....

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: These work fine with 5 other AV1 200 mbs and 500 mbs units. My AV1 500 mbs units were getting 20 to 50 mbs in same location. I live in a 3600 sq ft ranch, plus an 1800 sq ft basement. I have 6 people in my family with cell phone chargers everywhere, 4 UPS spread throughout the house and countless surge protectors. To get 150 to 170 mbs is very good in my situation. A huge improvement and more speed than I will need - my current internet connection is only 20 mbs down and 3 up.

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  • Ashton R.
  • 11/29/2014 6:59:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: I have been very impress with this for the last few months. This is truly a plug an play setup, and it just works I recommend this if you are looking to hook up very fast and you can't use wireless.

Cons: None

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  • Juan O.
  • 11/23/2014 9:56:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot as good as it seems

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: -replaces wi-fi/having to wire your whole house with ethernet
-small and out of the way (compared to other plugs)
-only takes up ONE outlet, other competitors sometimes take up the whole thing
-Sometimes I actually get the same speeds as if I was connected directly to my cable modem/router which is impressive

Cons: -although it works (sometimes), it SHUTS OFF MY POWER AFTER ABOUT 10-30 MINS
-Global support is horrible. Would prefer to deal with on-site (USA) support.
-Difficult to troubleshoot with their support team and have still not resolved the issue.

Other Thoughts: Anytime I connect my powerline adapters after about 10-30 mins my circuit breaker trips and shuts off my power. I have tried different outlets and have tried even a different HOUSE. The same thing happens regardless. It also does not matter how big the load (#of devices/amps) is on the outlet/circuit. Having the powerline adapters will trip the circuit breaker immediately. I'm not sure if I have a defective set (again tried this in another home entirely and same thing) or if it is the nature of powerline adapters sometimes. I have never owned a pair and this was my first set. I am DEFINITELY not happy with them and would not recommend them. At this point you're better off wiring ethernet (a pain, i know) or wi-fi. I wish I had never bought these.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2014 8:05:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsNot that impressed

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Product works right out the box. Easy to set up. Def an improvement over wireless. Software is pretty good. Allows you to see the link speed of the units and lets you set up QoS. Product will be a good fit if you intend on just web surfing or doing some small to medium sized file transfers.

Cons: Did not get any decent speeds out of this product. Average speed is 90MBps with ping response times ranging from 40ms to 1ms. The intended use was to stream full 1080p content but play back was still choppy at times which became annoying even with QoS configured.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for checking out our Powerline.

We are sorry to see that you were not happy with the speeds.

Some of the degradation of speed can come from the distance between the two Powerlines, how old the circuits in the home may be and if there is any other noise on the powerline from other electronic devices.

We have seen some Customers unplugging things in the house that use a lot of power to find that their speeds improe due to the lack up noise on the wire.

This is just one test that we recommend to see if noise is the cause.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
support.usa@tp-link.com
(866) 225-8139
http://www.tp-link.com/us/support

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5 out of 5 eggsBetter than the AV200s

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: This TP-Link adapter is quite useful for using on the edge or outside the range of a wireless AP. This adapter gives acceptable networking speeds while previous generations were way behind the times as far as connection speeds. The ability for this adapter to transmit over up to 300 meters, roughly 985 feet, of 110 wiring means that you can have a fairly large house and still have no problems using this from one corner of the house to the other. Of course you can also plug a switch into the remote end of the adapter to connect multiple devices. This would work well for an entertainment center, as you will most likely have game consoles and/or an HTPC for content. See other thoughts regarding power circuits.

Cons: Only real downside I can think of is that it must be plugged into an unprotected outlet (not into a surge protector). This is cumbersome without running a longer LAN cord so it can reach the AV equipment from the plug you are using. More often than not, you will find yourself using a duplex 110 plug and can plug the adapter into the bottom plug and the surge protector can plug into the top. Once it is setup though, it is in my opinion, a near flawless system.

Other Thoughts: This adapter is being used on an old 2006 Dell Latitude D620 that is kept out the in garage. While the 54G adapter in the computer still gets a signal it just does not have nearly as high of throughput at around 14Mbs vs ~200Mbs. This was a vast improvement over the AV200s that I have tested previously. The power line gives a much better connection especially with all the metal cabinets and other heavy equipment that kills the wireless signal.

Each adapter was on a different circuit but was still able to stream HD (720p) content from youtube no problem. I know this is not a high demand application but did not test 1080P as the laptop only has a 1280x800 screen and an old integrated into GPU. Like stated earlier, connection performs just fine for internet connection to a remote computer but depending how the circuits in your location are laid out, hopping across circuits may pose to be a problem especially if you are covering a long distance as well.

As others have stated, other electrical devices in use on the same circuit as these adapters can cause interference, greatly affecting the transfer speeds.

Setup:
Linksys EA6700 (From Previous EggXpert Review)
to
TP-Link AV2 600 Powerline Adapter
to
Dell Latitude D620- Windows XP 32bit

Overall for the price it does what I expected very well. I didn’t really check streaming HD content from one computer to another over the connection as it was used more as a way to get a solid connection for internet browsing, Youtube walk through videos streamed at 720P, and maybe iTunes streaming. Seemed to have less lag than the AV200s as well.

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  • Brandon W.
  • 8/21/2014 4:55:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDefinately worth!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: I was a bit skeptical at first, but after a few weeks I'm not sure how I was able to get by without these. Configuration was as easy as plugging them in. I did notice some connection issues at first but after swapping the breakers to the same end of the phase these things do quite well. I can transfer large files and stream movies over my LAN without a hitch.

Cons: They cover up one plug, but meh.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended

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