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TP-Link TL-PA251KIT AV200+ Multi-Streaming Powerline Starter Kit with AC Pass Through (UK Plug Only)

by TP-Link
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (611 customer reviews)

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  • Integrated power socket to allow additional devices access to power
  • Mains filter for better powerline communication performance
  • Homeplug AV standard compliant for high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200 Mbps
  • Plug and play, no new wires or configuration required
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TP-Link TL-PA251KIT AV200+ Multi-Streaming Powerline Starter Kit with AC Pass Through (UK Plug Only) + Wired--up 2M Ethernet RJ45 Network Cable + Wired--up 1M Cat5e RJ45 Ethernet LAN Network Cable UTP Lead
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight349 g
Product Dimensions11 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
Item model numberTL-PA251KIT
Wattage3 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 205 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight662 g
Date First Available4 Oct 2011
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Product Description

Product Description

TP-LINK AV200+ Multi-Streaming Powerline Starter Kit

Extra socket
TL-PA251KIT application
Up to 200Mbps Speed Over 300 Meters

With advanced HomePlug AV technology, the TL-PA251KIT can provide users with a stable high-speed data transfer rate of up to 200Mbps over a household electric circuit for up to 300 meters. The TL-PA251KIT is a great choice for a whole home solution to connect all network compatible devices--from computers and game consoles to set-top boxes for IPTV to printers and NAS hard drives.

Extra Power Socket for Additional Devices

With its integrated power socket, the TL-PA251KIT provides real convenience for your home network. The integrated power socket allows an additional device or power bar to be connected to the adapter as though it were a normal wall socket. This ensures that even with the TL-PA251 plugged in, no power outlet is going to waste.

Plug and Play

You can set up a hassle-free Powerline network within minutes with TP-LINK’s powerline adapters, just plug in and play. Also, the adapters' "Pair" buttons can be utilised for securing or managing multiple powerline adapters in your home powerline network.

Reduce Power Consumption

1. Plug one Internet connected adapter into a nearby power outlet.

2. Connect additional adapters to PCs/laptops/Internet TVs or other networked devices via an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi -- and you're done.

Reduce Power Consumption by up to 75%

The Powerline Adapter TL-PA251KIT, with its practical product design and environment-conscious Power-Saving Mode, will automatically switch from its regular "Working Mode" to "Power-Saving Mode" that will reduce energy consumption by up to 75%.

Mains Filter for Better Performance

With its Integrated Mains Filter, the TL-PA251 can optimise powerline communication performance by suppressing noise interference generated by surrounding electronic equipment that can affect network performance. That means that users won't experience a sudden speed drop when a larger power consuming device is plugged into the power socket.

TP-LINK Powerline Adapter Series -- Which TP-LINK Powerline is Right for Me?
TL-PA251 V3
TL-PA251 V3
TL-WPA281 V3
Product Name AV200+ Multi-Streaming Powerline Starter Kit with AC Pass Through AV200 Mini Multi-Streaming Powerline Adapter Starter Kit 300Mbps AV200 WiFi Powerline Extender Starter Kit AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through
Speed over Powerline 200Mbps 200Mbps 200Mbps 500Mbps
Additional Power Socket YES YES
Multiple Ethernet Ports YES
Wireless Extension YES
Plug and Play YES YES YES YES
Multimedia Streaming YES YES YES YES

Installation Guide

You can download the User Quick Installation Guide following the link.

Box Contains

AV200+ Multi-Streaming Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit TL-PA251
RJ-45 Ethernet Cable * 2
Quick Installation Guide
Resource CD

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 100Mbs per unit connection max, but solid 100Mbs 23 July 2013
By Clever Spud TOP 500 REVIEWER
Style Name:500Mbps Passthrough|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
So the 500Mbs is the network bandwidth for the entire over-the-electrical-wires network that the TP-Link adapters create but realistically you're going to max out on a per connection basis at 100Mbs - which is hardly surprising as the adapters use 100Mbs ports (confirmed on the TP-Link website)and come with old spec Ethernet cables. This is pretty disingenuous and I'm knocking a star off straight away for that.

I don't know if the network will "bleed" into the wider electric grid, allowing eg a neighbour to access the network, though obviously at degraded speeds, but I figured it was safest to set up a new private network. Pairing the two adapters was a breeze, once I figured out that pressing the pair button for "1 second" meant just pressing it briefly whereas actually pressing it for around a second didn't start the process at all.

My internal wifi is pretty decent but streaming some large video files from my NAS hasn't been possible over wifi, with a lot of stuttering and buffering. First impressions with the AV500s were disappointing, with the same stuttering, though not quite as bad - then I realised my PC was downloading and installing Windows updates in the background. After that things went MUCH smoother and I can say I'm pretty happy with them. Obviously I'd much prefer a 1Gbs home network but I guess there's still no way around that except to lay the wires myself and that would mean effort...

Regarding the form factor. The two plugs are relatively bulky and won't sit side by side on the same extension powerstrip. Why you would ever want them to do so beyond initial set-up is beyond me. It's optimal to place the adapters directly into a socket, with no intervening extension cables and so there should be plenty of room for them.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly simple 9 Sep 2013
Style Name:500Mbps Passthrough|Verified Purchase
I wanted to connect a Sky+HD to On Demand service but the wireless connector was pretty hopeless and kept losing the signal. The Router was in another room and I didn't fancy running a cable so I turned to the TP-Link powerline starter kit.

Simplicity itself - pair the units using the button then attach one to the Broadband Router and the other to the Sky box. On Demand up and running at full speed with no dropouts.

Happy days!
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Worked for just over a year...Cap bows out 1 Dec 2013
By A Cactus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Style Name:200Mbps Passthrough
I would have given this kit of two passthrough Powerline adapters a high rating as they just worked as advertised. Plug and play. Worked for exactly 14 months from first use. Never had to do a thing to make them work or keep them working. Then overnight one of them is just dead to the world. Pass through mains works but LEDs showing no power, no activity. Nothing. Expired. Like the guarantee I guess but cannot find my documents now. Its a brick. Tried other sockets, reset, zilch. The other unit looks OK. With an hour to closing had to do a high street dash to buy a same brand replacement for a single unit (which now look slightly different) but at least it paired with the remaining unit and crucial homework can continue.

This is the first networking item I have ever purchased with such a short life. Usually I replace tech because of obsolescence after 5 years. Well I just bought one more TP-link Powerline adapter to be sure of as fuss-free, get back online, asap. Time was short. Will try a different brand next time..

[update] After a search I see these types of devices failing for a simple well known reason. The electrolytic smoothing capacitors blow out with time. This is unforgivable as the industry went through this plague already many times. Using the cheapest electrolytic components is unforgivable for something plugged in 24/7/365. Just opened mine up and yep, a black 6.3V 1500μF has a bowed out top. Others look fine. for history of this, search 'capacitor plague'
UPDATE: fixed with one of these Capacitor Electrolytic 6.3v 1500uf Price for 5. Sprang back to life.TP-link corner screws will destroy their hidden fixing holes be careful. 5th screw in middle hidden under label so pierce through to access.
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122 of 131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective 11 Aug 2012
Style Name:200Mbps Passthrough|Verified Purchase
While I have a Wi-Fi network set up at times the performance can drop especially when a lot of devices are being used. Bought these to connect my desk top PC. There is lots of information on Powerline devices available , but in outline they use your existing electrical wiring to transfer data. These units are better than other Powerline devises as they don't block a power socket.

Set up is really simple, plugged the one into the nearest wall socket to the router and connected with the cable supplied. The other one plugged in near the PC and connected to the Ethernet port. While they seemed to create a connection straight away I wanted to pair them properly. Simply press the button on the bottom of one for about five seconds and then press the button on the second one and the network is established. Since set up they have worked perfectly.

A couple of points ; the units supplied are with UK style plugs and sockets (the picture on Amazon is the European model). These should be plugged directly into the wall socket and any extension/multiway connector plugged into the pass-through socket.

The cables supplied are only about a metre long so may be worth getting extra ones if your sockets are a distance from the equipment. TP-Link recommend CAT 5 or better. The connection is at the base of the plug so you need some clearance below the socket.

A small CD is supplied that contains the documentation and a utility. I downloaded this from the TP-Link website and is useful to check speed etc and can be used to add another unit if necessary. However seems that to add a third unit you simply need to press the button on the bottom on one of the existing units and then press it on the new third unit and it will join the network.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Plug & play
Very easy to install, no messing about.

Purchased for a friend who wanted their TV connected to the internet. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by D. Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great product plugged it in followed the intructions and my dvd player was connected to the internet in minutes.
Published 20 hours ago by Patricia Cavana
5.0 out of 5 stars These are brilliant, hooked up to router in one room downstairs ...
These are brilliant, hooked up to router in one room downstairs and then to second computer and smart television upstairs. Absolutely no loss of computer speed or TV definition.
Published 1 day ago by Ralph M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good value and excellent coverage. Does what it says on the tin.
Published 1 day ago by DickWorm
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy to use no set-up required:)
Published 1 day ago by Richard K Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Compact and neat
Published 1 day ago by Mrs Mary Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
Excellent product, small and sleek so as not to intrude on other plug sockets while able to provide an additional socket of its own. Speeds are similar to other AV200 kits. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Steve Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works brilliantly and setup was too easy.
Published 2 days ago by Mr. M. Rasheed
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't expect these to work that well. I ...
I didn't expect these to work that well. I get 150M broadband speed out the back of my router. Upstairs, plugged into the second repeater, I get about 75.
Published 2 days ago by Ryan D Mesches
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising...
Ok i'm a skeptic. I have Cat5e thru my house. I didn't trust these things at all. Until now...

I actually bought these for my father in law, as the thought of laying... Read more
Published 3 days ago by damikeh
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