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TP-LINK TL-WPA281 300Mbps Wireless N Powerline Adapter, 2.4GHz N300 Adapter, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

  • 2.4GHz N300 Adapter, IEEE 802.3/3u, HomePlug AV
  • Up to 900 feet range over electrical circuit
  • Extend reliable wireless network via the powerline
  • Built-in QoS
  • Plug and Play

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HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.11n/g/b
128-bit AES, WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Encryption
1 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet Port
Powerline Speeds
Up to 200Mbps
Connection Type
Wireless + RJ45
Connection Speeds
10/100M + 300M
Kit Type
System Requirement
OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux


0°C ~ 40°C
10% ~ 90% Non-condensing


Plug Type: EU, US, UK

Button: Pair Button/Wi-Fi (WPS)

Antenna: 2dBi Fixed Omni Directional

Power Consumption: < 6 W

Range: 300 Meters over electrical circuit

EIRP: <20dBm(EIRP)

Modulation Technology: OFDM

HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 200Mbps, ideal for HD video or 3D video streaming and online gaming

300Mbps wireless N rate

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

Easily connect and secure your network with push button security ('Pair' button, 'WPS' button)

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

4.1" x 2.3" x 1.6"


Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
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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  • Bruce M.
  • 4/2/2014 6:24:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worh it

Pros: None

Cons: They have no driver for win 8 and you must use their cd. I had to dig out an old vista machine to set up the devices.
The wireless signal is poor and intermittent

Other Thoughts: I ordered a wireless repeater from trend net to do the job.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to check out our Adatper.

We are sorry to see that this device didn't work out for you.

You are correct as we don't have a Utility for Windows 8 at this time, but it is something we're working on.

If you still have the adapter then we can definitely work with you to provide any kind of support or trouble-shooting to get this up and running.

Feel free to contact our 24 hour technical support hotline or you can feel free to contact me directly at

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
(866) 225-8139

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  • Greg C.
  • 8/9/2013 1:45:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product!

Pros: good price, easy setup, works great

Cons: I would rather access web setup but IP address rather than using the install CD

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