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TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 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

Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-PA6010KIT

Details

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

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)

Dimensions & Weight

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

Packaging

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): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Rob K.
  • 7/25/2015 2:23:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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 AV2 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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 AV2 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlugged and Played - Dogproof

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 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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  • Caitlin B.
  • 2/2/2015 4:00:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlugged and Played - Dogproof

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 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: None

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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  • Jake G.
  • 1/24/2015 5:17:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as Promised

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving

Pros: -Fast connection over long distance across old wiring
-Truly plug and play

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I plugged each unit in and it all worked seamlessly and immediately. Super handy device. Shipped very quickly too.

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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 AV600 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 AV600 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 AV600 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 AV600 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 AV600 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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