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TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV2 600 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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Model

Brand
TP-LINK
Model
TL-PA6010KIT

Spec

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

Packaging

Package Contents
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
6.5 ft. (2 m) Ethernet cable (RJ45)
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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5 out of 5 eggsI Love this product

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

Pros: Well first of all, I am connected through Quest's DSL VIA a telephone line. Which kind of sucks because I am over 2,000ft from the the main hub. So there's quite of bit of bandwidth loss by the time the signal actually reaches me. With this product, not only did my day to day web surfing speed increase by about 250kb it also lowered my ping to 5ms. Where before it was 9ms, so a substantial gain to ms which is important when it comes to online gaming.

Cons: No CONS from me.

Other Thoughts: I would Definitely recommend this product to anyone that uses a phone line as means of connecting to the internet. I only had two of these so I really couldn't tell you the real benefits of having it in a home network.

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4 out of 5 eggsMuch better than previous units

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

Pros: I've been looking for a non-ethernet solution to my live video streaming requirements via WMC for some time now. Wireless N and even AC still results in choppy video at times and I don't want to run Cat5e/Cat6 cabling throughout the house.

I tried a previous low power kit from TP-Link and it didn't achieve anywhere close to the advertised speeds and also still got choppy playback.

I was finally able to test this unit with an Intel NUC as that is the platform I watch WMC CableCard content. The stream itself is 15-20Mbps but does not tolerate packet loss or poor signal well, which results in choppy playback or a complete stoppage of playback.

This unit handled the WMC stream perfectly and has become my solution for the bedroom HTPC connected to an Intel NUC.

Cons: Pretty large, most powerline units have gotten smaller. While this unit performs much better than the other TP-Link units I have, they are also about 50% larger (thickness from wall).

Other Thoughts: Still not as good as ethernet, but I think they are a viable option for anyone who needs something better and more reliable than wireless. Might also be good for people in areas with a lot of wireless traffic, like apartment buildings, condos, city living.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat for new or existing powerline networks

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

Pros: Faster than previous version and now has a gigabit Ethernet port.
Fully compatible with older TP-Link powerline adaptors including secure networking mode.
Smaller than previous AV500 models and do not block the other plug on the wall.

My home network consists of a wide variety of interconnected subnets, including a cable modem to the internet, multiple gigabit Ethernet switches, 802.11a/b/g/b/ac, and powerline Ethernet. I have been using TP-Link AV-500 (TL-PA411) devices to get network connectivity to multiple areas of the house where wireless connections are either weak or not usable at all, and I've been very happy with their performance. When I received this new AV600 kit, I knew I could immediately put the upgraded features to good use.

Before installing the new adapters, I re-tested the existing adapters. Then I installed a new adapter at the most remote computer I Have and tested a single AV600 on the existing network, and then I installed the second AV600 and tested performance between two of the new adapters.

In a nutshell, IT WORKED PERFECTLY!

AV500-AV500:
One way: up to 30mb/s (3.9 MB/s)
bi-directional: max of 2.4 MB/s in each direction

AV500 - AV600:
One way - up to 66 Mb/s (8.3 MB/s)
bi-directional: max of 2.5 MB/s each direction

AV600 - AV600:
One way - up to 95 MB/s (11.9 MB/s)
bi-directional: max of 3.5 MB/s each direction

So as you can see, even though the difference between the adapter ratings was only 20% difference, in some cases I rsaw over 300% the speed when using 2 of them, and over 200% the speed when using just 1.

In all cases, the transfers were both faster and more reliable than the wireless network connection available at that location in my house.

Cons: If there is any drawback to these devices, it is that 2-way bi-directional transfer rates are not very good with these adapters. I'm not sure from the tech specs, but they behave as if they are only half-duplex units so when there are 2-way transfers going on between adapters, they have to take turns instead of all going simultaneously. I have not tried more complicated scenarios than 2 computers transferring to and from each other, however I suspect that multiple computers trying to all stream large files or high bandwidth streams to each other all at once might see some slowdowns. There is no true substitute for a dedicated wired network with a good gigabit switch at its heart if you have multiple computers moving large files or streaming HD content around, but if that's what you need then you're not really looking for these powerline adapters anyhow.

Other Thoughts: So, a summary.

Unboxing was unsurprising. The product came as advertised in a smallish box without too much packaging waste. In the box were 2 adapters, 2 short Ethernet cables, a mini sized CD with some management software I didn't need to use, and a quick setup guide.

I should note that I've heard that the software can be very useful tweaking the settings of these adapters to get improved performance, to make firmware upgrades, or to fix performance problems. I've been so happy with them right out of the box that I just haven't tried out the software yet.

Installing it was very simple, and even though it was a different model from my other powerline adapters the normal process to add the adapters to the network worked just fine on the first try. My gigabit switch recognized the cable connection as gigabit speed too, a nice upgrade from the previous model which removes one potential transfer bottleneck.

As a standalone product, it has outstanding value and can be greatly superior to wireless especially in congested wireless areas or in large multi-story houses. Just remember that you can't use these on powerstrips and you get the best results on the same wiring circuit within the house. As an addition to an existing powerline network setup, it was fully compatible even in encrypted secure mode with my AV-500 (TL-PA411) devices, showing minor improvements across the board when transferring between dissimilar adapters and very large speed improvements between the two new AV-600s.

In short, I highly recommend these devices for either setting up a new powerline network, or adding devices to an existing compatible TP-Link powerline network. Just remember to keep them off the powerstrips and don't expect miracle 2-way transfer speeds especially if they're not on the same wiring circuit.

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  • Victor E.
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5 out of 5 eggsTP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV 600 GIG

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

Pros: Small design
Well Built
Long Range

Cons: Nothing negative to say

Other Thoughts: I purchased this item to extend my wireless network. I have the transmitter connected to an Apple Time Capsule inside my home. The receiver is located in my garage and connected to an Apple Express WI FI Extender. The transmitter and receiver connected to one another within seconds. Offers great expandability to those not wishing to run several hundred feet of CAT Cable. Approx distance between the receiver and transmitter is 150 feet. Works great!

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5 out of 5 eggsSimple Setup. Excellent Performance.

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

Pros: This is simply one of the easiest; if not THE easiest, network devices I have ever had the opportunity to setup and use, (if we don’t include plugging an Ethernet cord directly between a router and PC, of course). Simply plug an Ethernet cable from your router into one of the adapters, plugging that adapter into a power outlet, then, do the same with the second adapter only connecting it to the device you want connected to your network.

My router is installed upstairs; wired connections include another router (used as a wireless access point), a PC, PlayStation 3, and a Vonage router. This, of course, requires running cables to at least two other rooms throughout the house. (The PlayStation 3 does have wireless capability, but it’s limited to 802.11g, which I’d rather not use unless absolutely necessary, so Ethernet cable is a must from it to my router). I suppose I should say this required running cables all over the house, because that is no longer the case when using the TP-Link AV600 Powerline Adapter!
I followed the advice found in the Quick Installation Guide, and refrained from plugging either adapter into a power strip with surge protection. So while I cannot say whether or not doing so will impede data transfer, I can say that using the wall sockets directly works very well.

All three rooms upstairs are on the same power circuit, (built in the early 70s, we have to be careful because it’s easy to overload. i.e. shutdown a PC or two before turning on a vacuum) and devices connected with this kit work very well in these rooms. I was a bit skeptical at first, thinking the wiring would cause noticeable data transfer rate slowdowns and/or corruption versus a single cat5 running between rooms.

I didn’t think to try connecting my SmartTV, which is downstairs, to my network using this device, as it’s always been connected wirelessly. I might give it a shot sometime this weekend though; just to see if works on different power circuits. If not, I’ll update with another review.

Cons: You can't use these in surge suppressor power strips. While not exactly a con in and of itself, if you're somewhat limited as far as wall sockets, this can be an inconvenience. Plus, this is the only con I can think of relative to this device.

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4 out of 5 eggsTP-LInk AV600 Gigabit Poweline Adapter Review

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

Pros: I reviewed the TP-Link model TL-PA6010 Powerline network kit. This kit claims on the packaging, that it can "turn every power outlet into an Internet connection." The two Powerline AV units included in this kit are rated at a very fast (by Powerline/HomePlug networking standards) 600 Mbps. I would add that this top speed can only be achieved only under ideal building wiring and low electrical noise conditions. The two Powerline AV units that came in this kit were easy to setup and use. TP-Link recommends when first setting them up, to plug both units into a common duplex outlet or power strip. Note do not plug the units into a surge protector. Most surge protectors contain RF filters that can play havoc with Powerline networks.

To get started press the "Pair" button on adapter "A" for one second, the Power LED will start to flash. Now repeat the same process on adapter "B". Allow up to 60 seconds for the two adapters to pair-up with each other. You don't need to use the supplied utility mini-CD, unless you want to customize your installation. The most common reason for customizing would be if you already have other similar units installed in your home or business. You may want to assign each one a separate identification name on the Powerline network. The Powerline network runs over your home's AC power wiring at very high frequencies. We did not detect any adverse electrical interference, or ill effects while the Powerline network was in operation.

Cons: Unfortunately I did not get very good results with these two units in my quad level home. I suspect the reason is because I have too many UPS and Surge Protectors connected inside my circa 1969 home. We have multiple desktops and two servers that run 24 x 7, all of which are connected to a multitude of surge protectors. Our TV entertainment rack in the family room is also on a surge protector. The bedroom TV, Etc, Etc. Even our kitchen gas stove is on a surge protector. Our last stove got the electronic control module blown out during an electrical storm. The blown part was so expensive we decided to put the money towards a new stove instead. Lesson learned. I actually got better results with the previous set of TP-Link 300 Mbps Powerline adapters I tested on the same exact outlets. Interesting results as they say.

I thought that perhaps my variable speed whole house fan and kitchen paddle fan, which were both running 24 x 7, interfered with the Powerline system. So I went back and retested a second time with all motors turned-off in the house. This did not seem to make any improvement in the Powerline network speed. My home also has a Smart Meter, could that interfere, not sure?

Other Thoughts: If you want to install a network in your home or office, my recommendations are as follows: If you can do it yourself or hire someone else to do it, by all means install Gigabit Ethernet. It is simply the best, most cost effective and reliable home networking solution you can install. If you live in a home built on a slab, or without attic access, or a condo that frowns on drilling holes in the walls, then I would go with a WIFI-N or a WIFI-AC networking system. My last choice would be Powerline networking. There maybe cases such as in large apartments or condo complexes, where WIFI systems are subjected to too much local interference. In these situations Powerline AV maybe your best networking choice. Powerline AV can also be useful for bringing connectivity to a room that is poorly served by WIFI. You have to be flexible and willing to experiment though to get the best results with Powerline AV.

Here are the benchmark results I got using LANSpeed Test. Note the bottom Mbps value is the most important number:

Measured with both units on the same power strip:

Writing (Upload) Reading (Download)
Time / Packet: 0.1104356 0.119306
Time to complete: 1.104356 1.19306
Bytes per second: 9,494,909 8,788,963
Bits per second: 75,959,272 70,311,704
Mbps (Default) 72.4404068 67.0544662
Throughput: Average


Measured from Router to Kitchen:

Writing (Upload) Reading (Download)
Time / Packet: 2.4107492 2.5230744
Time to complete: 24.107492 25.2307443
Bytes per second: "434,959" "415,595"
Bits per second: "3,479,672" "3,324,760"
Mbps (Default) 3.3184738 3.1707382
Throughput: Poor


Measured from Router to Garage:

Writing (Upload) Reading (Download)
Time / Packet: 3.716844 7.7630556
Time to complete: 37.1684404 77.6305564
Bytes per second: "282,115" "135,073"
Bits per second: "2,256,920" "1,080,584"
Mbps (Default) 2.1523666 1.0305252
Throughput: Very Poor

Measured from Router to Garage Via 1.0 GB Ethernet

Writing (Upload) Reading (Download)
Time / Packet: 0.0172213 0.0197746
Time to complete: 0.1722125 0.1977461
Bytes per second: "60,888,495" "53,026,381"
Bits per second: "487,107,960" "424,211,048"
Mbps (Default) 464.5423508 404.5591812
Throughput: Very Good

As you can see my throughput results varied from Average to Very Poor over the Powerline Network system, versus Very Good for my gigabit Ethernet system. To get to my garage the packets had to travel through a three unmanaged gigabit switches on the way there. The measurements were made during the daytime when the network was in use. I know my gigabit Ethernet system is capable of file transfers of up to 850 Mbps, when there is little network traffic. All measurements were made between a Lenovo laptop with a gigabit Ethernet adapter and a BSD Unix NAS server located in my basement.

Would I recommend it? As I stated above, if Ethernet is impractical and WIFI suffers too much interference, then I would try Powerline networki

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5 out of 5 eggsFantastic upgrade over AV200

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

Pros: Extremely easy to setup and install. Connects to other brands powerline connectors (worked with my existing Netgear setup at least). Marked improvement over AV200. Never dropped a connection. Power saving feature is a nice touch for when not in use and smaller footprint over existing AV200 and other brands AV600 powerline models. Excellent connection range through home wiring…much better than my prior setup! Handedly beats all other powerline setups in terms of overall speed, range through wiring and a trusted company/warranty behind to stand behind their product should something go awry.

Cons: None! I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a “con” and the only possible complaint would be the price depending on what it’s currently listed for. At under $70 it’s an absolute steal but at $99 it’s a fair bit higher than AV500 and generic AV600 models. However, you get what you pay for here. This rendered my old Netgear equipment obsolete. Con…now I feel obligated to replace the other 2 AV200s I still have in my home…..

Other Thoughts: I originally had my 3 story home wired with a Netgear AV200 setup in every room along with a solid router (Nighthawk) that covers all wireless devices. I’m paying for 50Mb download speed and with the AV200 the FASTEST connection I could manage was 34Mb with only a few feet away from the “source”. The SLOWEST connection I had with the TP-Link was 46Mb and I was hitting nearly 60Mb (over my advertised speed) at times. All tests performed through Speedtest.net for consistency. If you can get this kit for under $99, jump on it and enjoy your new found speed and range (if in large home or have shady wiring)!

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2 out of 5 eggsNot Much Faster than 200 Mbps Units

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

Pros: Absolutely plug and play. These units work perfectly right out of the box with no setup.

The adapters are great for living areas. They are compact, white, and have mellow LEDs. They look nice on the wall. The included cables are also white.

The data transfer through these adapters is very steady. There are no surges/stalls in the transfer.

These 600 Mbps units paired nicely with an old set of 200 Mbps powerline network adapters I had laying around.

The TP-Link brand continues to impress me. I've had no quality problems with the roughly ten TP-Link products I own.

Cons: I was only able to obtain very fast data transfer in nearly perfect conditions. In most conditions, these 600 Mbps units were only 20% faster than my old 200 Mbps units. However, when the adapters were very close and on the same power circuit, I could see speeds almost 250% of the 200 Mbps units. The problem is that most people use powerline network adapters to extend the length of the network, I think most people will only see the 20% improvement. In many cases, people should consider the lower cost 200 Mbps units.

Like all powerline network adapters, the data transfer rate is very dependent on the power lines in your walls. You need to plug the adapter directly into the wall, as power strips often ruin the signal. Think about where you're going to use the adapter, does it have an open outlet in the wall? Electrically noisy appliances like vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, and some charging systems, also cause data transfer to slow.

The wiring of the house is important to understand. You want the power adapters to be on the same power circuit if possible. What I mean is that the outlets should both get their power from the same breaker. If the adapters are on different breakers, the signal will have to travel not just through your power lines, but also through your breaker box. It will make the length and noise of the signal very high, and will reduce data transfer rates.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Power-line kit.

You are correct as devices like vacuum cleaners, washing machines, etc can cause some electrical interference on the circuit.

You will find that the faster the speed is between the two Power-lines; the less electrical interference you should encounter.

These devices must be on the same circuit in order to communicate with eachother and you can have a total of 8 Power-lines on one circuit.

We appreciate you checking out TP-Link and we hope that you can check out more of our devices in the future.


Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Force
Toll Free: +1 866 225 8139
Email: support.usa@tp-link.com
FAQ: http://www.tp-link.com/us/support/faq/

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Device

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

Pros: Fast Setup. Takes under 10 minutes to setup on both ends.
Fast connection/Ping times.
Very High Data Throughput compared to other power line adapters I have used in the past.

Cons: Price compared to a wireless card.

Better then Wi-Fi in many situations.

Depending on the condition of the wires in your house, and overall quality of your electrical setup you may receive less than ideal transfer rates.

Remember it may say 600Mbps but your are still limited to how fast you can send data. Most HDs can only send at 100-200Mbps max. A SSD may be able to read at 500-600Mbps but writes are still way under the 600Mbps transfer speed. You need top end equipment to truly max this thing out.

Other Thoughts: I've had this to play around with for just over 2 weeks. This device has been a lot of fun and improved my ping times, and bandwidth compared to the WiFi card that is in the PC i was testing this on.
Where Power Line excels over Wi-Fi.

* No hardware has to be installed into your PC. Where with wireless you need a Wireless card.

* Provides Superior Ping times then wireless near equal to being plugged straight into the router.

If you live in a house or area where Wi-Fi can be spotty (randomly goes from 5 bars to 2-3) this powerline AV600 is a great solution.

My home used to testing is only 1900 Square Feet. The distance from router to outlet to Breaker Box to Outlet where powerlined hooked up PC is was less then 100 Ft. Because I have newer electrical lines, proper wiring throughout the house and newer box any possible interference was minimal.
This device is rated for 600 Mbps. I was able to achieve 550 Mbps through put. The limitation was the speeds the 2 PC drives could send data to each other (Raid-SSD to Raid-SSD using 1 large 2 gig sequential read/write file copies both ways. If I had A PCI-E SSD or a Raid SSD I could have tried to get closer to the Powerlines Limits.

My house has Wi-Fi issues so to speak I have few solid structures (fireplace in center of house) which has always been a cause of Wi-Fi signal degradation. This device allows my PC to use the internet and mt network to its full potential with no hick ups

Installation is fast and easy just plug powerline into your router then plug jack in, and do the same with other end jack into wall Ethernet to desired PC/Device.

If you demand low latency reliable connectivity this is a great device.

Please note some devices such as smartphone chargers can cause interference with the power line but I tested myself with 4 chargers plugged in and myself noticed no degradation in bandwidth or latency. If you have a larger house or your wiring is older you may have issues that I did not.

This device is now my primary connection instead of Wi-Fi for my bedroom PC. The difference in Pings and Stability has been phenomenal. Highly Recommend.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

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

Pros: - This kit is very well packed and appears to be of very good quality. TP-Link did not cut any corners with the packaging and appearance of this adapter kit.
- For the total power line networking novices: You need one adapter to attach to your router and provide internet signal to the electric circuit. Then you will need one adapter for each Ethernet capable device you want to connect to the internet through your house’s electric wires. Therefore, you will need at least two adapters to connect one Ethernet device to the internet. You will need three adapters to connect two Ethernet devices, and so on…
- This kit includes two power line adapters and two Ethernet cables. If you have no existing powerline adapters compatible with HomePlug AV technology, this kit will let you connect one Ethernet device to the internet.
- You can also add this kit to an existing powerline network, even if the other adapters are of other models or brands. I networked this adapter kit with other TP-Link adapter that was rated up to “200 Mbps”.
- Even if your existing powerline network adapters are manufactured by different companies, these adapters are easy to network together. Gone are the days when you had to make sure all your powerline adapters were from the same vendor.
- Setup is easy. I plugged these adapters into power outlets and waited about 15 second until the connection between the adapters was established. I then pressed “security” button on one of the adapters for 2 seconds and pressed “security” button on the other adapters (you have to do it within two minutes) and I was connected. That is it.
- The installation of this kit took less than one minute. There was no need to run cables, drill walls and install outlets. Most likely your landlord will not be opposed to you having these outlet adapters installed in a rental property.
- The connection between adapters is encrypted.
- With these adapters, there is no need to run separate Ethernet cables. An existing power line is used to transport internet signal.
- All adapters on the same network share certain amount of bandwidth. This kit will connect with up to 600Mbps
- Advanced configuration, such as reset, firmware upgrade and device rename can be performed by installing Powerline Utility contained on the enclosed software CD.
- Older TP-Link adapters had very bright blue lights that could have been bothersome. LED lightning on this adapter is more subdued green.
- Scaled down power draw when not in use.

Cons: - Each adapter will occupy a wall socket.
-These adapters cannot be plugged into power strips as most power strips have surge protectors built in. Good surge protectors tend to filter out data and therefore interfere with the adapters.
- Connection speeds tend to fall quickly with distance. While the advertised connection speeds for this adapter is “up to 600 Mbps”, its Ethernet port operates at only 10/100 Mbps (not a Gigabit). If there are multiple other devices on the network, they will all share the same bandwidth. Hence the “up to 600” designation.
- You should also avoid placing these adapters on more “exotic” circuits like four-wire-three-phase circuit.
- These adapters tend to get a bit warm with very heavy use.

Other Thoughts: - I use these adapters to connect my XBOX 360 and my Apple TV to my wired network. My power line adapters are setup on different power lines, which means the connection is routed through the fuse box.
- I also tested the adapter’s speeds at various outlets in my house using my laptop. I conducted several speed tests utilizing LAN Speed Test Lite software. For my tests, I transferred 200 MB of data between my laptop and my Home Media Server, utilizing powerline adapters. Naturally, the adapters placed in two sockets in the same outlet had the highest transfer speeds. I was able to achieve average 79.95 Mbps (Write) and 84.52 (Read) speeds in this “best case” scenario where the adapter were placed in the same wall outlet. Other readings were as follows:
At 55 feet: 24.53 Mbps Up, 31.67 Mbps Down.
At 40 feet: 21.42 Mbps Up, 33.31 Mbps Down.
At 25 feet: 67.28 Mbps Up, 82.25 Mbps Down.
At 5 feet : 62.69 Mbps Up, 76, 24 Mbps Down.
- Even at 55 feet, I was able to comfortably stream Netflix and Hulu at HD resolutions. I experienced no buffering issues with this kit.
- The distance alone cannot be a good indication how well your adapters will perform. In reality you need to spend a little bit of time and test a few outlets (if you can) to see which setup will perform the best. The electric wires might take different routes in the walls
- In my testing I did not experience any disconnections or other problems. Speeds were very stable and consistent. I am pretty confident that this device will meet the needs of even more demanding users. You can’t go wrong with this adapter.
- Sure you can pay someone to have the Ethernet cables installed throughout the housed. If you are handy, you can do it yourself for very little cost. Unfortunately, this is not an option for renters, disabled or those who have no time to deal with such project.
- Sure powerline adapters cost more money than Ethernet connection cables. However, powerline installation literally takes minutes. Powerline adapters are dependable and once you install them, you do not have to worry about passwords. All traffic is automatically encrypted. No need for setting or remembering any passwords.
- This is a NewEgg Expert review item. I was not paid for this review. This review reflects my own personal experience with this item. Your experience may vary, depending on multitude of factors such as distance from the router, interference, and type/age of the building electric wiring, etc.

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