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TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 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

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Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-PA6010KIT

Details

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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

Environmental

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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

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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)

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions
2.5" x 1.9" x 1.6" (W x D x H)

Packaging

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Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
6.5 ft. (2 m) Ethernet cable (RJ45)
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Matthew V.
  • 5/6/2016 1:02:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks better than I hoped for *updated*

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Negotiates link at gigabit speed. Speedtest.net results for my cablemodem Internet connection are the same as a real Cat-6 Ethernet connection. No issues with streaming video, online multiplayer games, TeamViewer remote access, or my VPN for work.

Cons: Plug seems to fit a bit loosely, but this may be the fault of my home's outlets, rather than the TP-LINK units themselves. One of the Ethernet cables included with one of the kits (I bought 2 kits from Newegg) was defective.

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these after reading a review roundup online, fully expecting that I might encounter issues if I used them on circuits that were 'too far apart' in my 2 story house (3 usable levels including the finished basement) which was built in 1978. I was pleasantly surprised when I did not run into any snags.

I have one unit connected to my router in my utility room in the basement, another connected to my desktop PC which is also in the basement, and a third connected to my home server on the main floor of the home. I have hosted online multiplayer games as well as played games on external servers while the rest of the family was watching Netflix or Sling TV, and encountered no issues with maintaining a stable connection with sufficient speed for my purposes.

I plan to use the 4th unit to connect my wife's desktop computer (which currently uses wi-fi) in our bedroom next.

Update 5/6/2016: I went ahead with adding a 4th adapter on the 2nd floor (2 levels up from the basement where the cable modem and router are). Things started to get not so rosy, so I have dinged one egg off my original review. These devices report gigabit ethernet speeds to the OS, but they obviously can't provide that (nor do they claim to). However, using a throughput testing utility from the PCs that are using the powerline adapters, I found I was intermittently experiencing substantial (5-10%) packet loss. My current less-than-optimal solution to this problem is to use a third party utility to limit upstream bandwidth in Windows to be under 5Mbps, thus making these now perform slower than wi-fi. Thankfully this has fixed my packet loss issues which were making online gaming a very frustrating experience, but I wish it was not necessary. Also wondering if I forced them to run at 100Mbps half duplex might also solve the problem and yield more performance than my current solution, but, at the moment, I would rather have something that works, even if it's not the fastest.

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  • Jason R.
  • 3/22/2016 5:33:29 AM

4 out of 5 eggsA great solution for my situation!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Provides a fast internet connection beyond the reach of WiFi
Very easy setup and installation
Very reliable 99% of the time (see cons)

Cons: Has briefly lost connectivity five or six times in the nine months I've been using the product
In those instances, the adapter on the receiving end had limited space to allow for cooling (pillow or some other object blocking it) and the adapter was hot to the touch. The adapters have vents on both sides and a clearance of approximately 8-12" around the adapter for air flow is highly recommended.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I highly recommend this product.

In my situation, I have a 2200 square foot home and my DSL modem/router is located (viewed from the front) on the far left side, in the front room. My basement is also finished, including a bedroom in the far right side, back of the house (as far away from the router as possible). There is also a stairwell surrounded by two large mechanical 'closets' to house the water heater and furnace. In addition to being one story under the router, there are significant obstacles to any WiFi signal due to the structure and equipment. The best WiFi signal I could get in the basement room was two out of five bars, often only one bar and at times WiFi connection at all. On the opposite side of the stairwell/mechanical equipment, I get a reliable four or five out of five bars.

In my situation, this was the perfect solution. I only have 100Mbps capability due to my semi-rural location (and inferior ISP), but this product consistently provides a connection at that speed.

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  • Marc S.
  • 2/17/2016 6:54:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsvery niche product

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: obvious pros: instant setup, easily moved around for various purposes, useful indicator lights, seems rugged.

Cons: Useful on the same wiring run (50Mbps) but did not work for paths that went to the breaker box and back out. I have copper wiring installed in 1992.

Other Thoughts: I bought this on sale because it seemed fun to play with, but for every possible scenario (at my house) that I can think of a wireless bridge is a better choice. I was surprised to see that my best case speed was only 50Mbps, there must be some interference but what's the point of unplugging everything to find out?

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/7/2016 8:33:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot so Great for me

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Worked great at first, super simple to setup.

Cons: At first it was great. But as time went on over 1-3 months, the connection would just disconnect. It would be fixable by walking to the module, unplugging it and re-plugging it. It would instantly connect after that. At first it was flawless, then I had to reconnect it maybe once during a movie session. Then later I would have to do it twice, now I am having to do it about 4 times during a single movie. I gave up on the device and did wifi instead.

After about 3 months later, I tried again, and once again, flawless. Then later it gradually would disconnect more and more, the same way as last time over the span of a month or two.

I really have no idea what to do about this. I did spend about 70 bucks on this.

Other Thoughts: Some things to note are, the appliances in my house haven't really changed or are being plugged in and out all the time. It's pretty much the same stuff. I live in a private house, lines isolated to our selves and my upstairs tenants, which there electricity bill never really changed drastically ever.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with our product.

We apologize for the inconvenience, regrettably our support team did not have the opportunity to assist you while these symptoms were occurring.

Please note, you may contact our 24/7 technical support team directly via the number and/or email provided below anytime for assistance regarding our products.

We hope this experience has not swayed your interest and you will consider trying more of our products in the future.

Best Regards!
TP-LINK Support Team
866) 225-8139
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Mark T.
  • 1/18/2016 11:58:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood product to extend my network.

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: The adapters were easy to install and use. I had no issues with connectivity Once connected the units were solid. I plugged several other devices into the circuit while using these adapters and nothing I did seemed to cause slower speeds or disconnects.

Cons: The advertised speed is very optimistic. 600Mbps is about 75 MBs. I averaged between 40 and 45 MBs when using this device. I tested this on several circuits in my house and feel the 40-50 MBs is the max anyone will get. This is better than what I could get on wireless. I have an old house with plaster and lathe. Wireless signals do not make it across the house.

Other Thoughts: This is a good option if wireless is not an option and you do not or cannot run the cabling.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/21/2015 8:05:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbackwards compatible, better than wireless

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: I bought the TP-LINK TL-PA511KIT pair last year... After plugging in these 2 adaptors (unfortunately buying units individually is a joke) and re-pairing, I was able to connect my Roku to a local Plex server directly-- the buffering issues I was having disappeared immediately.

Cons: Iif you need an odd number have fun buying these guys individually... another concern I have is that a year later my prior model is hard to find-- I wonder if my current generation will be impossible to fill in without buying a new 4 down the road?

These aren't very cheap-- if not for my better half's feng shui sensibilites I would string LAN cables around.

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5 out of 5 eggsIt works with other brand adapters.

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Can be configured manually with PC software.
It works with other HomePlug AV adapters (Actiontec, Netgear, and Belkin).
130Mbps real world speed through gigabit connection

Cons: You can't tell the connecting condition (three lights always green).

Other Thoughts: This set replaces few failed adapters (4 went dead in two months). Since I have upgraded the house networking to gigabit, it's about time to step up (and ISP has 110/35) to increase capacity.
As I mentioned above, I have several different brand adapters which are AV200, so I have to configure manually to make sure they work together. Product support has PC software which lets me to configure this adapter as well as other AV200 adapters. All I have to do is enter same network name and...done.

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  • Rob /.
  • 7/25/2015 2:23:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSo much for advertised speed

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: It plugs in quick, easy setup, nothing wrong there

Cons: Advertised speed is 600 Mbps, actual speed is 45 Mbps (as in 4.5 Megabytes per sec) and that's not even stable, it goes down to 20-or-so. Tech support from the vendor is unavailable.

I bought this to upgrade from a MonsterCable product (same functionality) that can hit 25-30 stable out of an advertised 50-100, and this thing is only marginally better.

Before anyone mentions the wiring quality: the house is 5 years old, on its own transformer, no neighbors within 1/4 mile. Both ends / devices are on the same electrical panel but 2 / separate circuits.

Other Thoughts: Check with the manufacturer before purchasing to see what's wrong with your house...

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  • James W.
  • 2/18/2015 12:15:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerformance a little disappointing, but solid

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: Solid as a rock; I've had these in constant use for about 3 weeks, now, and there has been not a single dropout or hiccup in the network since then. I have pushed a LOT of data through these in that time, easily over 100 GB at this point, so if it was going to blow up, I think it already would have.

Simple and easy to set up; had my network connection between server room and office within 3 minutes of opening the box. Plug the adapters into the wall, plug the Cat5 into the adapters and the switches, hit the "pair" button on the adapter in the server room, then hit the button on the one in the office. Done.

Backwards compatible with the existing TL-PA4010 adapters I already had.

Cons: Nowhere close to the improvement in bandwidth that I had hoped for. This may simply be due to the wiring quality here in the house; at some point I will try using them at a friend's place, do a benchmark, and compare. But I had expected at least a factor of 2-3 improvement over the TL-PA4010 adapters and instead got something more like 1.5x

Other Thoughts: I had a pair of TL-PA4010 adapters that appeared to be limiting my bandwidth due to the 100 Mbit ethernet ports; throughput tests showed that I was consistently getting about 9-10 MByte/s over the powerline network, which is close to the effective maximum for a 100 Mbit network. I figured the ethernet ports were the bottleneck, and eliminating it by switching to adapters with gigabit ports would improve my throughput to some significant fraction of the theoretical limit of the adapters. I was hoping for 20-40 MByte/sec. What I've found is that I'm actually getting something more like 14-15 MByte/sec. An improvement, yes, but still sort of disappointing.

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  • Caitlin B.
  • 2/2/2015 4:01:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlugged and Played - Dogproof

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: I plugged them in.
They worked.
No problems, nothing to be solved.

I'm in a Sunnyvale apartment, which apparently has normal wiring.

Cons: Pass-through would have been nice.

Other Thoughts: This replaced a 100" ethernet cable which the dog found to be tasty.
He has not noticed the TP-Links.

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