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TP Link AV1200 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit Review

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-PA8010PKIT V2 1-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit, Data Transfer Speed Up to 1300 Mbps, Ideal for HD Video Streaming and Online Gaming, No Configuration Required, UK Plug

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Features

  • Ultra-fast powerline speed: HomePlug AV2 standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 1300 Mbps, ideal for ultra HD streaming and online gaming
  • MIMO technology - line-neutral/line-ground 2×2 MIMO with beamforming ensures fast and stable connection
  • Gigabit port - provide reliable high-speed wired connection for game consoles, smart TVs and NAS
  • Keep your outlet - an integrated socket lets you power regular devices as normal and a built-in noise filter prevents them from interrupting the powerline signal
  • Plug, pair and play - set up your powerline network and start enjoying fast wired connection in minutes

TP-Link TL-PA8010KIT Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit, Data Transfer Speed Up to 1200 Mbps, Ideal for HD Video Streaming and Online Gaming, No Configuration Required, 2 × 2 MIMO with Beamforming, UK Plug

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Features

  • Ultra-fast powerline speed - HomePlug AV2 standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 1200 Mbps, ideal for ultra HD streaming and online gaming
  • 300 m range - up to 300 m range over the household power circuit; patented Power-Saving mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85 Percent
  • MIMO technology - line-neutral/line-ground 2 × 2 MIMO with beamforming ensures fast and stable connection; system requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1, Mac, Linux
  • Multiple gigabit ports - provide reliable high-speed wired connection for game consoles, smart TVs and NAS
  • Plug, pair and play - set up your powerline network and start enjoying the gigabit wired speed

TP-Link AV1200 Gigabit Powerline ethernet Adapter kit, Powerline speeds Up to 1200Mbps (TL-PA8010 KIT)

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Features

  • HomePlug AV2, Powerline speeds up to 1200Mbps over existing electrical wiring for seamless 4K HD video streaming and online gaming
  • Gigabit Ethernet port connects devices like smart TVs, game consoles, and PCs to your network
  • Line-Neutral/Line-Ground 2×2 MIMO with Beamforming ensures larger range, higher transmission capacity and more stable connections
  • Plug and play, no configuration required. HomePlug AV2, HomePlug AV, IEEE1901, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
  • Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%, Interface: 1 * Gigabit Ethernet Port , connectivity technology : wired

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