- Includes two TPL-308E adapters
- 200 Mbps networking from an electrical outlet
- Compact form factor saves space
- Power Save mode reduces power consumption by up to 70%
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Easy to set up
Less than stellar directions
These are very simple devices, largely plug and play. They all come with a default encryption key though, so that should be changed during setup. The manual details the process - press and hold sync button until PWR LED starts flashing, do the same to any other units within 2 minutes. The software utility lets you do this as well. The utility also lets you see connected adapters and their link quality and even update their firmware. 8 devices can be connected into one network.
The devices have a 100 Mbps full duplex interface (100 up, 100 down = 200).
I recently updated a lot of wiring and our breaker box so I have a good mix of old and new wiring.
I ran some testing with LAN Speed Test using a packet size of 10 MB over 100 packets.
Testing over new 12ga wiring:
Minimum upload - 50.98.79 Mbps
Minimum download - 32.84 Mbps
Maximum upload - 55.79 Mbps
Maximum download - 46.21 Mbps
Average upload - 53.79 Mbps
Average download - 42.67 Mbps
New and old (knob and tube) mix, with power strip:
Minimum upload - 33.13 Mbps
Minimum download - 26.80 Mbps
Maximum upload - 42.57 Mbps
Maximum download - 36.09 Mbps
Average upload - 40.87 Mbps
Average download - 30.90 Mbps
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