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TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV 500Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs File transfer speed is a huge disappointment 07/28/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT High-speed AV 500Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: Low File Transfer Speed

Other Thoughts: I live in a newer home built in 2006 so I thought the wiring should be good enough to give me some good file transfer speeds with this powerline kit but I was horribly wrong...

The two adapters are plugged directly into wall sockets and are literally 12 feet apart with one up in the bedroom next to the cable modem and the other one directly below it in the living room next to a media center PC. The setup took less than a minute and that is the best part of this kit but once that was done I tried copying a number of files from one computer to another and the top speed I was able to reach was barely 3 MB/s whereas my Wireless-N router provides sustained transfer speed of 11 MB/s.

I also tried installing (on the computer connected directly to one of the adapters) the latest version of TP-LINK "Powerline Utility" downloaded from their website to see if there are any settings that could speed up the connection but I kept getting "The local device hasn't been connected" error message even though the devices were connected and I was able to transfer the files and access internet.

All in all this was a total waste of money in my case and I would not recommend this kit to a friend.

I understand that the transfer speeds could depend on wiring and other factors but as I mentioned this is a newer home so if you already have a Wireless-N or AC and getting speeds over 5 MB/s your are most likely not going to gain anything by buying these.

Note:
All speeds I mention here are in Megabytes per second MB/s, not megabits per second.

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Haier CPN12XH9 12,000 Cooling Capacity (BTU) Portable Air Conditioner
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works well, cools my master bedrom pretty quickly, has remote control and LCD display, has adjustable window mount, build quality seams good, plugs into regular outlet, it is portable.

Cons: It's pretty loud but not unbearable and not any louder than any other portable or mounted A/C I had experince with.

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27-LED Superbright Worklight Flashlight with Hook Hanger and Magnet
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very bright LEDs, inexpensive, great value.

Cons: You can only hold it or hang it, it cannot stand on a flat surface.

Other Thoughts: Not sure what kind of batteries are required, don't see any screws, not sure how difficult it will be to open it to replace batteries.

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Display Name: Dean K.

Date Joined: 11/20/04

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