TP Link AV1200 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit Review

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The TP-Link AV1200 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit aims to provide you with a wired internet connection throughout your home or office in a couple of easy steps.

The starter pack contains two AV1200 plugs and a very short setup guide.  Short because there is very little to it, you plug one of the plugs in near your router, plug the other in at the location requiring internet access, attached the Ethernet cables and you’re done!

The AV1200 then create the network connection using your electrical cabling and you’re good to go.

Each unit has a pass through plug socket built in ensuring you can still make use of the electrical outlet.

Tested in a home environment where a Virgin Media router is downstairs and the PC upstairs the network performed really well.  Files copied across the network did so quickly, video streamed without a problem, and when tested on a 100 Mbps Virgin Media connection an internet speed test returned a download rate of around 80 – 85 Mbps.

TP Link Av1200 Connected

If you’re using these in an environment where you are worried about someone tapping into your network via their own plug there is a little button on the side of each unit that allows you to create a secure network.  Any additional plugs need to join this secure network before they can be used to access your network.

Keep in mind the AV1200 setup makes use of your electrical wiring which could impact the network speed obtained.

The TP-Link AV1200 offer a fantastic solution for those who have problems with WiFi.  Setup is quick and easy and the results are a high speed network without the hassle of trunking cable around you home.

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TP-Link TL-WPA8630PKIT V2 Dual Band Gigabit Passthrough AC1350 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Range Extender, Wi-Fi Extender, Wi-Fi Booster, Speed Up to 1300 Mbps, No Configuration Required

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  • Ultra-fast Powerline Speed - HomePlug AV2 standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 1350 Mbps, supports all your online needs
  • AC1350 - Dual band 802.11ac WiFi extends up to 2.4 GHz (450 Mbps) + 5 GHz (867 Mbps) WiFi speeds to every room of your house
  • MIMO Technology - Line-neutral/line-ground 2 x 2 MIMO with beamforming ensures fast and stable connection
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port - 3*Gigabit Ethernet port provides reliable high-speed wired connections for gaming or streaming
  • WiFi auto-sync - Instantly configures additional extenders to your powerline network by uniformly syncing settings such as SSID, password, WiFi schedule and LED schedule across all network devices

TP-Link TL-PA8033PKIT AV1300 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough 2x2 MIMO Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, No Configuration Required, UK Plug

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  • Super-fast powerline speed - HomePlug AV standard compliant, providing data transmission over electrical wires for HD video streaming
  • Integrated power socket to allow additional devices access to power
  • No new wires, use existing electrical wiring to extend your network, Up to 300 meters/ 1000 feet range over the existing household power circuit
  • Mains Filter - Mains Filter inside the outlet reduces electrical noise interference and improves powerline communication performance
  • Plug and play, no configuration required. Operating Temperature: 0°C~40°C (32°F ~104°F)

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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