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a low-cost, high-value solution to networking in the home, and the setting-to-work could not be more simple.
on 31 October 2013
These adapters represent good value for money, are simple to set up and they work.
The come well packaged: lots of clear plastic film to remove (essential - it covers the ventilation slots). The units are the size of an old-fashioned power supply. The Ethernet cables are generously long.
I was able to set these adapters to work very easily: plug in the downstairs unit, plug in the upstairs (connected to my router), press the button on the upstairs unit, press the button on the downstairs unit (within two minutes) and they saw each other straight away. I then plugged in the Ethernet cables and the set up was complete. The network came to life immediately.
I am using these adapters to connect my Sky+ box downstairs to my router upstairs. Downloading programmes is fast: the requested content is available a minute or so after initiating the download and it streams in faster than it plays back. In effect, a programme can be almost instantly downloaded.
The value-for-money measurement will be complete when I see how long the units last. Assuming they are 'plug and forget' and last a significant length of time (a previous manufacturer's model didn't), these adapters represent a low-cost, high-value solution to networking in the home, and the setting-to-work could not be more simple. Five stars.
March 2014 update: less than six months in, one of these units appears to have stopped working and I have bought some TP Link replacements. Perhaps I was unlucky ... or perhaps, for the price, that's to be expected. I'm not marking them down in case my experience is atypical.