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TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

  • IEEE802.3/3u, HomePlug AV
  • Elegant white shell, Nano size
  • Up to 900 feet range over electrical circuit
  • Built-in QoS
  • Up to 500Mbps
  • Plug and Play
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Model

Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-PA4010KIT

Details

Standards
HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
Encryption
128-bit AES Encryption
Ports
Ethernet port
LEDs
PWR, PLC, ETH
Certifications
CE, FCC, RoHS
Powerline Speeds
Up to 500Mbps
Connection Type
RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M
Kit Type
Double
System Requirement
OS: Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac, Linux

Environmental

Temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
Humidity
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing

Features

Features
Plug Type: EU, UK, US

Button: Pair Button

Power Consumption: < 2.0 W

Range: 300M in house

Modulation Technology: OFDM

HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 500Mbps, ideal for HD video or 3D video streaming and online gaming

Miniature design, smaller than most powerline adapters at the market, blends indiscreetly in front of any power outlet

Mains Filter for better powerline communication performance

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

Plug and Play, no new wires or configuration required

Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%

128-bit AES encryption ensures that the network is safe 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, optimizes IPTV streaming.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
2.6" x 2.0" x 1.1"
Weight
0.75

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Hugo P.
  • 7/31/2015 9:19:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice and easy

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: - The adapter are quit small
- Plug and play; no tricky configs

Cons: - No ground on the plug
- No bypass outlet so one wall outlet fully used

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  • Ethan B.
  • 7/28/2015 4:40:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsawesome

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: This thing is stupid easy to install. Your 2 year old can help you out if you have issues figuring that part out. Literally plug and play. Had a very poor wireless connection before and now I have rock solid connection. 20ms ping and 60mbps download rate according to a internet speed test site. Cheap!

Cons: wasnt free?

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4 out of 5 eggsA bit faster than my Wireless Router in the Basement

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: It does provide connectivity to the internet at a rate slightly fast than my Linksys EA8500 router in the basement. My modem and router are in the basement to keep them out of sight. The wireless router provides a constant speed tested on the speakeasy speed test site of 33.5 Mbps download and 23.5 Mbps upload. Using the TP-Link TL-PA4010 i am able to get download speeds of 55.0 Mbps but the same upload speeds. I'm sure these speeds are being limited because I cant access a direct electrical outlet which the directions say to use. However, I can only connect this device to my modem/router to an electrical current via a small electrical extension wire due to the location of this device in my basement.

The device can bring internet connectivity to one of my older smart TVs in which did not have wireless access and needed a Patch cable to be connected to it. Now I plug this device in an outlet behind that TV and run a 3 ft patch cable to it.

Cons: I see no cons other than using this device with only electrical outlets and no extension cords or power strips.

Other Thoughts: The device has a small profile and will not block access to the other socket on your wall.

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  • James Y.
  • 7/25/2015 7:14:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally impressed!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: I was skeptical about buying Powerline adapters but I am pleasantly surprised. If you can plug in a toaster you can set these adapters up. They are truly plug-and-use with no configuration needed (unless you choose to encrypt the data).

I am running these between my house and two-car detached garage. On the garage side I have a Netgear switch connected to it, and then there's 2 POE 1080P IP cameras connected to the switch.

There's no latency and they're working with no issues.

Cons: None, these things work!

Other Thoughts: I was going to run ethernet to the garage but decided to give these a try instead. I'm suggesting these to everyone now that I've watched them in action.

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  • Jason A.
  • 7/19/2015 7:02:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPops CAFCI Siemens Breakers

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: Worked as expected

Cons: Would randomly pop my CAFCI breakers (arc fault sensing)

It started after a few days so I had no lightbulb moment that a 2watt device would pop my breaker.

Ended up buying a new window AC after my old one would pop the breaker randomly in conjunction with the TPlink. While a 1500w heater wouldnt.

Other Thoughts: Avoid if you have newer breakers or you will be sorry.
You might try the newer homeplug V2 with a groundprong.

It seems seimens breakers are esp sensative to this issue.. other brands may be ok.

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4 out of 5 eggsSolid units if expectations are not too high

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: -Very small footprint. Will not block the second outlet.
-Consistent speeds
-Reliable connection, even at range
-Solid build quality
-LEDs for connection information
-Two ethernet patch cables are included.

Cons: -Rated @ 500Mbps but built in port is 10/100Mbps. Although most networking product ratings are theoretical, this product can not and will never be able to exceed the ethernet port's 100Mbps limitation.
-Like all powerline networking devices power strips are not recommended.

Other Thoughts: I was sent this product for review by NewEgg. At it's sub $40 price tag I would recommend it in most situations. Powerline networking is simply not made for pure speeds. They are a simple and reliable alternative to WiFi. I have two rooms in the house where my WiFi coverage is spotty at best. This causes relatively low sustained speeds and plenty of temporary disconnects. For average browsing this is not a huge issue but when online gaming even a drop of a couple of seconds can kill your game.

In my past experience with older powerline models as well as this one, they create a very stable but not overly fast connection. With this TP-Link the setup could not have been easier. I plugged one unit in downstairs and connected it to a ten port switch which is connected to the router. I pressed the button, went upstairs and plugged the second unit in and hit the button on that one. Almost instantly the unit's built in display LEDs confirmed a connection. I plugged a laptop into the upstairs device and was online right away. Super easy. No disks or installs required on the laptop.

Now for speeds. Remember, the device only has a 100Mbps port which means it is hardware limited to this speed regardless of it's 500Mbps rating. I was able to pull files from my NAS at a consistent 60-70Mbps (about 8MB/s average). I was also able to max out my 50Mbps cable connection while doing internet speed tests. I was able to stream 1080p Netflix and YouTube videos without any issues as well as streaming 1080p video files from my NAS on the local network. After several weeks of testing I never saw a single disconnect which in my eyes is key for this product.

In my eyes, all these powerline networking devices are best used to get a stable solid internet connection for everyday use. The TP-Link model does this perfectly. I would NOT recommend any powerline networking if you are planning to move lots of large files on a regular basis. It is simply too slow. My son is very happy now though because he is no longer experiencing the dropped weak WiFi signals and the unit goes faster than my internet connection so there is no bottleneck for these purposes.

Overall, these devices are a godsend for households that have issues with WiFi coverage and require a stable connection for everyday computer use. Just remember the port limitation of 100Mbps so you will never get more than about 12MB/s of actual transfer speeds even in the best of conditions.

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4 out of 5 eggsGood Product

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: Easy Setup.

Great for Adding internet to a room where WiFi or Ethernet cord distance could be an issue.

Device is small.

Cons: Can't use it connected to a surge protector. All PowerLine and Powerline like devices share this limitation but. When you outlet has only 2 sockets it is a pain to dedicate 1 of them for the Powerline.

This Device and other like it the quality of the signal is based of a few factors. Distance from outlet to breaker and breaker to room you are connecting to.

So if the distance is great you could have some signal degradation.
If the wiring in your house/apartment is very very old yet again you could have signal degradation.
If you breaker switches are very old the frequency these devices use could cause your breaker to flip.

Mind you I had none of these issues, but these are consideration you must look at when choosing a power line device.

Other Thoughts: This is an eggpert review for the TP-LINK Model TL-PA4010KIT Nano Powerline Adapter.

These devices are used to add network/internet capabilities to a device through your electric outlets.

The Powerline came undamaged and is well packed. From out of the box to usability you looking at under 10 minutes.

The device works fine. But I will compare this to another TP-Link Product the TL-PA6010KIT AV2 AV600.
While the Nano is smaller (about 15-25% smaller than the AV600) its speeds suffer alot.

On its own its a great product but when you compare it to a product that costs slightly more the AV600 by the same company just blows this out of the water.

Like for my AV600 review I tested the power line in 3 rooms.

Room A has 28 ft of total electric wire from outlet to breaker to outlet. The Nano scored just under 100 MBS where the AV600 scored over 350+ MBS.

Room B has 60 FT of wire from Outlet to breaker to outlet. The Nano scored 92 MBS where the AV600 still was in the 300 MBS range.

My Last room total distance from outlet to breaker to outlet is 117 FT. The AV600 scored 290 MBS where the Nano dropped to 88 MBS.

The AV600 does include a 10/100/100 port where the Nano uses a 10/100.

For the average user the Nano would be more the suitable. It screams HD content without hiccup and plays online games with reasonable ping.

But for 20 Dollars more the AV600 has better raw bandwidth. So if you need to use powerline for say a Media/File Server you are better off going with the AV600.

Both the AV500 and AV600 are great products. I never had issues with losing connection or having to restart either model.

The reason for 4 out of 5 stars is after using the both the AV500 Nano and the AV600 I can say the AV600 is well worthy of its small price premium.

If you just adding A powerline for streaming or non heavy usage the AV500 will be fine. But if you are a power user or have a server or media PC that the powerline will be attached to I recommend the AV600 over the AV500 Nano.

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5 out of 5 eggsDecent little powerline network adapters

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: These units appear to be fairly quality built. They use an Atheros chipset. They work all over my apartment without much trouble. Setting up these units was a breeze and they worked right out of the box without needing any technical support or trouble shooting. I saw decent speeds as I tested them in various rooms of my apartment (I have a 1400sqft townhouse 3 floors including a basement). In the same room I saw speeds between 2 devices hitting 85mbps on live file transfers between machines. The lowest speed I was able to see was about 30 mbps between the farthest points in my place. 30mbps is still enough to watch HD streaming content, like Netflix and Youtube. The leds on these units, unlike some other devices are green, and don't act like a bright blue nightlight in the dark. Don't get me wrong, I like blue leds, but sometimes enough is enough and variety is just fine.

Cons: These units will need plugged into the wall, not a surge suppressor or battery backup, in which case this is a slight downfall, as you lose power protection and if you use battery backups your network connection will drop if the power goes out. The units advertise 500 mpbs, but this is a figure derived from having more than 2 units, which means between all devices at one time, you can be utilizing a maximum of 500 mpbs of bandwidth. That being said, many other brands advertise the same way.

Other Thoughts: Since I am an EggXpert reviewer, I decided to take apart one of my units (not recommended for a buyer to do as this voids your warranty and poses a safety hazard). I am an electronics tech by trade and internally these units seem to be very sound and solidly built. They use an Ahteros chipset, appear have proper power protection and the casing itself was rather durable and quite a challenge to dismantle. I know alot of people complain about the 500 mbps speed rating when the ports are only 10/100, but you have to consider, if you have many units, total system bandwidth. I have been happy with testing these units, and for what they do and how they work, they seem to do a good job when you consider the price / value point. Another interesting test I did, was I took them down to my friends apartment a good way away from mine (9 doors down, 150ft+ away), knowing that we shared common power lines between all the units, I was able to get 5 mpbs network speed between my apartment and theirs, which was fairly impressive, all things considered.

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  • Gregory B.
  • 7/1/2015 5:08:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeamless. Works as advertised.

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: Set up was about 2 min. Not counting walking down to router in the basement or opening the box, which took longer. Tried it all over the house. The house was built in 1932 and some of the wiring is pretty old and scary. Depending on outlet, I got between 40 and 55 Mbps download speed on Comcast download using internet speed test (Comcast rocks in my neighborhood). I get 55 Mb/s when plugged into gigabit router and cat 6 cable, so the power line adapter is keeping pace with hard wiring in this test. I even got a solid 55 Mbps in my 1960s detached garage which has to be a good 200 ft of wire from the main panel where I have the feed into the system from the cable modem. I could probably hit higher speeds if I had a server in my house I could run tests on, but sustained 60 Mb/s if fine for what I want this to do.

As flagged in the instructions, if I plug it into a powerstrip instead of straight into an outlet, download speed dropped to 15 Mb/s. I wonder if some of the posts with issues were plugged into a powerstrip instead of an outlet? There aren't many instructions, but that is one worth paying attention to.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I ordering more as soon as I finish this review.

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  • Nitin D.
  • 6/23/2015 10:51:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGoes offline at random

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, up to 500Mbps

Pros: Easy plug and play
compact

Cons: Goes off line intermittently, and has to be power cycled for it to work again.
I should have bought one with pass thru to accomodate other devices as I didn't have enough outlets in my intended area of the house.

Other Thoughts: I had to put it on a multi plug, not extension cord or surge strip (since I had no choice ), but it works fine. Can't find a way to measure my throughputs but don't care as long as I am able to link my devices.

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