TP-LINK TL-PA4020 KIT AV500 Two-port Powerline Starter Kit – Twin Pack (Up to 500 Mbps for up to 300 m, HD Streaming, No Configuration Required) – Cheap Price

TP-LINK TL-PA4020 KIT AV500 Two-port Powerline Starter Kit - Twin Pack (Up to 500 Mbps for up to 300 m, HD Streaming, No Configuration Required)

  • High-speed data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbps, ideal for bandwidth-intensive HD video streaming and online gaming
  • Plug and play, no new wires or configuration required, just using existing electrical wires
  • Up to 300 m range over the household power circuit for better performance through walls or across floors
  • Twin pack design helps establish a basic powerline network with three-years warranty
  • Patented power-saving mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%

TP-LINK TL-PA4020KIT(UK) – AV500 TL-PA4020 500Mbps 2-Port Powerline Adaptor Starter Kit White (Twin Pack)

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    Ash says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The distance between the server and broadband router was quite a bit and it wasn’t easy for me to connect router to server throu, 21 Dec. 2015
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    Ash

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    This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA4020 KIT AV500 Two-port Powerline Starter Kit – Twin Pack (Up to 500 Mbps for up to 300 m, HD Streaming, No Configuration Required) (Accessory)
    I was thinking of connecting my server to my TV in living room so that I can stream movies across using DLNA network (Serviio). My whole setup was working on wireless network but I had speed and signal issues so I wanted to put it on a more stable wired network. The distance between the server and broadband router was quite a bit and it wasn’t easy for me to connect router to server through CAT5 cable running across the wall and rooms. I was told by one of my friend about this adapter and initially I was a bit surprised as how network signals will flow using a Home powerline but I thought to give it a go. Let me tell you that I was amazed to find how clever this product is. I am streaming videos, music, photos across my network to my tele without any issues. It’s setup is quite straight-forward and this is what I did:

    1) Connect both adapter on same wall socket if possible so you don’t have to run across the rooms (see attached picture)
    2) Connect one to the broadband router (A) and 2nd to your laptop (B) (turn off wifi at your laptop)
    3) Turn the switch on for both adapters
    4) After doing above steps within 2-5 seconds my laptop got connected to internet and I could browse without any issue
    5) If you want to Secure these adapters then you will have to do pairing between the two by pressing and holding for 2-5 seconds the pair button on Adapter A and then do the same on Adapter B and that’s it

    I have also attached the output from the TPlink PowerLine Utility.

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    D. Marcus says:
    1,093 of 1,137 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Stuck at 11 Mbps in the TP-Link software? FIXED., 10 Aug. 2012
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    D. Marcus (UK) –
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    TP-Link PA411 AV500 Powerline Adapter – Twin Pack

    Ok I went for the 500Mbps ones (but they work on the same principles as the 200 mbps ones, just faster) but was sceptical about 500Mbps over a 1940’s built house, but neither the less wanted to give my Virgin Media 120mb line the best chance..

    Virgin are always upgrading their broadband connection speed so I’d imagine 200 mbps would be surpassed within a year or two as they roll out 300 mbps and 500 mbps lines going forward.

    PAIRING…

    Ignore the instructions, just do this…
    1) Connect your 1st homeplug to your broadband router via supplied network lead
    2) Connect your 2nd homeplug to your other PC/Xbox/Laptop etc
    3) Press the pair button on the 1st home plug in for 1 second (power LED will slowly flash)
    4) RUN to the 2nd homeplug and press pair button in for 1 Second
    5) Both units will flash for a minute or two (not sure why it takes this length of time, but it don’t matter – go make a cuppa) and then the connection should be established. Turn on your other PC/Xbox/Laptop device etc and enjoy.

    NOTE: You can add another homeplug by pairing with the 1st one.
    You can also move the home plug to another socket, you don’t need to do any of the above pairing etc as they are already “friends”.

    After this I went to get some food but came back and now wanted to test the speed of these badboys! I installed the supplied software and after a fiddly time trying to get the 2nd homeplug picked up by the software (though it still allowed network traffic – just the software couldn’t see it) I was horrified to see a paltry 11mpbs!
    I moved both homeplugs to an original build double power socket in the kitchen, attached the network lead from the router to homeplug no 1 and retested. They were both next to each other in the same socket and I was still stuck on 11mpbs!

    FAULTY! So I slept on it and was ready to send these back. However, I had been testing all this time with the XBOX switched off assuming the speed seen in the software was between homeplugs. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. The speed reported is between DEVICES, if one is switched off, the software ALWAYS reports 11 mpbs. So to get a true speed, you HAVE TO have both devices (router and PC/Xbox/Laptop etc) switched on!

    I’m now getting 327Mbps, which is still a bit shy of 500Mbps but I’m happy with that as my research on google has shown not a lot of people can get near that. For the extra £9 the 500Mbps version are a bit more future proof and a lot better if being used on a home network where speeds will exceed the broadband im using.
    Happy to help anyone who needs advice, just drop me a line.

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    glen martin says:
    71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works very well without set up hassle, 1 Dec. 2014
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    I have a smart tv that was using wifi to watch iplayer and it kept buffering which made me turn it off. after being told about this adapter i was a bit reserved in judgement as i know nothing about technology.
    the kit arrived, i plugged it in, it connected. after about 10 minutes, i switched on the tv and now i dont have any more buffering.
    i dont know if this was the best kit or the worst but it works very well for me and i have purchased another kit for a wifi booster and my daughters tv.

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