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TP-Link TL-WPA281 V3 AV200 Powerline 300M Wi-Fi Ex&hellip by TP-Link
Bought this as a replacement for a faulty older version.

V1 of this product looked awful due to the old fashioned physical design. This is much more aesthetically pleasing and the LEDs aren't so bright so it is less distracting when plugged into a visible power socket. It also has the advantage of two RJ45 ports and the Wi-Fi signal is stronger.

It was really simple to set up with the Wi-Fi clone feature but my main router is a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND so I would expect it to work effortlessly. Pairing was no problem with the other TP-Link powerline adapters I have. After the initial setup, I needed to do some additional manual configuration to change the administration… Read more
Logitech Harmony Smart Control for iPhone/Android &hellip by Logitech
I've used Harmony remotes for years. Once you get over the setup hump, it is fantastic to be able to consign half a dozen remote controls to a box somewhere and press one button to turn all the kit on and configured to the right inputs/outputs.

However they don't tolerate being dropped on the floor by teenagers too well and if your kit is tucked away in the corner somewhere it becomes tiresome having to hold the remote up in the air so that the infra-red has a chance of making it to some of the boxes. The physical design of the remotes has also been a little agricultural in the past.

This new Smart Control fixes all those problems. The harmony hub gets located near… Read more
TP-Link TL-WPA281 300Mbps AV200 Wireless N Powerli&hellip by TP-Link
Update 21st March 2014:

TP-Link support sent me some beta firmware that largely fixed the Bonjour problems I mentioned below. However I still got the problem every few days. They now suspect the actual hardware is faulty and a replacement is en route. I must say that TP-Link's support has been nothing short of excellent and has made me more likely to buy their products in future.

Original review:

This is an inexpensive product and I think the maxim "you get what you pay for" applies. I only gave it three stars because of the design, poor Mac support and WiFi flakiness.

This product has a very old-fashioned design. It is utilitarian, big and… Read more

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