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TP Link TL-PA511 500 Mbps Gigabit Single Powerline Adapter
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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 500 Mbps
- Plug and Play, no new wires or configuration required
- Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 75%
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TP-Link's 500 Mbps Gigabit Powerline Adapter turns your existing electrical circuits into an extremely high-speed network without the need for wires or drilling.
With a link rate of up to 500 Mbps over electrical wires, it is ideal for all types ofbandwidth-intensive transmissions, including HD and 3D movie streaming. No configuration is required; users simply plug their adapters into their power sockets and establish networking infrastructure in a flash. Moreover, the device saves a lot of energyby entering Power-Saving mode when the Ethernet link is not transferring data.
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Top Customer Reviews
However, when removing it out of the box i was a bit shocked just how big this thing actually is. But i thought this was ok as long as it did its job. And it does but.......
Because it is so big, it wouldnt allow me to fit ANY plugs next to it in a double socket, not even my tiny phone charger. Now before you read this and think 'wow this must me massive', the plug sockets throughout my newly built property are different to what are usually common place. all my sockets have the switches on the outside rather then in the middle. this means the actual sockets are closer together then they would normally be.
I didnt want to send it back because i wanted internet for my tv and also not loose a socket. so i ended up buying a few double sockets with the common place switches in the middle which was an extra £13 for two of them.
The product works how its suppose to, linked up great in seconds on plugin in. BUT make sure your double plug is acceptable for the size of this thing.
rated 3 stars because it cost me £13 more for double sockets
Simply plug one into the same socket where the broadband router is, and the other in the socket beside the computer, dvd player with netflix, playstation or xbox etc. You plug the ethernet cable (supplied) into the back of these devices (they all have a port for this) and thats it. Yoy now have a direct wire between your router and your device without the need to run wires all around the house.
My download speed went from 300kps to 4meg per second instantly. DO NOT pass these up.
The average speed that I get between sockets in the kitchen and those in the lounge is 180 Mbps (as reported by the TP-Link tool), and real world transfer rates for things like file copies is more like 2.5 MBps (roughly 30 Mbps). My house was built in 2007 and has modern wiring, so that's not the limiting factor here.
This bandwidth is sufficient to stream DVD quality movies, but barely enough to stream HD. In all, the real world transfer rates are little better than the cheaper 200 Mbps devices.
Also, the firmware that these devices run is pretty old, and TP-LINK are very slow indeed (if ever) at updating newer versions on their website. If you are a geek and want the latest software on your devices, you might be better to look for a different brand running the same INT7400 chipset.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does what it says on the tin. Plugged in and worked immediately with my two existing units.Published on 29 Jan. 2015 by statler
Works well in the main, though I do suffer from the problem, reported by others, that it doesn't always wake up when it's gone into sleep mode. Read morePublished on 15 Nov. 2014 by ECP
This was expensive and the post/packing was equally expensive. It failed to meet my needs when set up despite my efforts and those with a more technical inclination. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2014 by Eamonn Leahy
Use this for our TV to connect ot the internet, and it is solid. Never drops the signal.Published on 14 Oct. 2014 by Christopher Hunter
These have been connecting the telly and computer to the router (that's using one pair and a single, but they may come in threes as well) for a few months now and I've never had a... Read morePublished on 21 July 2014 by Ross