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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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Learn more about the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT

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
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • thomas c.
  • 8/24/2015 6:13:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo noticable improvemant over AV200

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

Pros: Was on sale for nice price. Plug and play. Works with AV200 pair I already own.

Cons: No noticeable improvement over TP-Links AV200 kit, which I also own. Still has 10/100 interface.

Other Thoughts: I use these mainly for temporary connections for guest or until I run new cabling. Work great in this application. In general more stable and less hassle than doing a wireless temporary setup

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5 out of 5 eggsAs good as any powerline set

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

Pros: This is the third set of powerline adapters that Newegg has sent me to test since the program's inception a few years ago. Previously, sets this size came with the moniker "nano" attached, so it's nice to see them coming down in size as well as price. Performance is perfectly fine, too. I tested them in all corners of my ~2100 sft split-level house and was able to get a good connection no matter where they were located, and they were completely compatible with the sets I previously tested from Netgear and TrendNet. They did have a lower profile from the wall than the other sets I have tested, so that would be an advantage to someone trying to fit one behind a desk or a TV stand.

Cons: I find the 500Mb rating a little bit deceptive with only 10/100 ports, but that 500 Mb is (theoretically) available to you if you buy more than one set and plug five of them in around your house.

Other Thoughts: This set, and I suspect most on the market today, is easily better than the stumbling Netgear set I slugged it out with and on par with the TrendNet set (bearing in mind that both sets were tested in early to mid 2013). Getting a reliable connection that is as fast as and more reliable than most 802.11n wi-fi connections is as easy as plugging them both in. If your Smart TV/DVD or your game console needs a better connection than your wi-fi can give it this is your winner. If you need to connect a desktop in a bedroom that is distant from your router and don't want to wire up the house, this is a much better (and probably cheaper) solution than adding wi-fi to that desktop.

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  • Jordan M.
  • 8/18/2015 1:32:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy Setup

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

Pros: Very easy setup that is practically plug and play

I had poor wireless before I purchased this and my speeds went from 1-2mbs to what I actually pay for at 50mbs! I have no packet loss that I can tell in game and I absolutely love this thing.

Cons: None, works as advertised. Read the specs.

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  • Stephane L.
  • 8/18/2015 12:50:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Bought two. Works a lot better than Wifi for these two far away computers.

Cons: None.

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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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