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Great product but be aware how to set up,
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This review is from: TP-Link TL-PA211KIT AV200 Nano 200Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack (Accessory)
Great product, but BEWARE...
When pairing two adapters, only hold the button down for between 3 and 8 seconds, then let go (I counted to five). The power light on the front will then flash.
Don't do what I did, and hold the button until the lights flashed, then let go. This is too long (about 12 seconds) and the pairing will not work.
Lastly, if you are 'pairing' three (or more) adaptors, make sure they are in very close proximity, just during the pairing process. If you don't get to the third adaptor within a couple of seconds of the first two to pair it, you'll never get all three communicating.
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2011 20:56:08 BDT
Thanks for mentioning the bit about not holding the pair button for too long. We finally have on demand TV on our Freesat box thanks to you !!!
Posted on 2 Dec 2011 06:04:47 GMT
Ramanesh Keith Nair says:
you're a real life saver. i was about to give up on the paring process and thought my homeplugs were faulty, but i stumbled upon your post and bingo, everything works flawlessly. Like you, i too thought i had to hold down on the piaring button until the lights flashed. Thanks a million mate!
Posted on 3 Jan 2012 16:24:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jan 2012 19:13:16 GMT
A Delve says:
I held the button down until they flashed and repeated this process many times until I decided they were faulty and sent them back. Thanks very much for the information.
Update: I contacted TP-Link technical support to find out whether the PA211's will work on different circuits as one reviewer quoted - I needed to know because the house we are in has been wired with downstairs sockets on one circuit and upstairs sockets on another. TP-Link technical support said they definately will not work in this situation - so if your computer is upstairs [and many people's are you cannot add another access point downstairs unless all your sockets are on the same circuit.
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 18:00:54 GMT
Kevin Evans says:
You're completely right about not holding the buttons for too long. Thanks for posting that tip!
Posted on 7 Jan 2012 19:28:12 GMT
Again - Great tip on holding the pair buttons for 5 seconds. When you do that they work a treat. Thanks very much.
Posted on 8 Jan 2012 19:33:47 GMT
Gadget Guy says:
Yet another great tip,well done.
Posted on 27 Jan 2012 09:50:10 GMT
Mr. Jonathan Eade says:
hi, i already have to mains ethernet adaptors in my house, i was wondering if you can have more than 2 working at any one time, and if so do they have to be the same make?
Posted on 12 Feb 2012 09:20:30 GMT
@nick10230 you are a star! Your tip saved me tearing my hair out. For me it seemed only natural to hold the button down on both adapters until they reset, which as you say is too long. The other point to note is to be watchful of the 2nd 'Powerline LED' that should be solid or blinking but never Off. I had remained focussed on the Ethernet LED which was always solid or blinking suggesting the adapters were connected. Thanks again!
Posted on 4 Mar 2012 17:10:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Mar 2012 17:11:24 GMT
Spent all day yesterday trying to get these working with my laptop after PC died. Like others I was mistakenly holding down 'pair' button too long. Now working after reading your review. Many thanks!