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

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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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Technical Details
Item Weight68 g
Product Dimensions11 x 5.8 x 4.3 cm
Item model numberTL-PA251KIT
SeriesAV200+ Powerline Starter Kit with AC Pass-Through
Wattage3 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 10,222 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available4 Oct. 2011

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

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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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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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This product worked first time. Plug in at both locations, press the button on the underside of each unit, bingo. Thats it. Could not be simpler. You do not even lose the plug socket as each unit has a pass through connection. Highly recommended. I even got an improvement in my broadband speed at the remote location. Win, win, win.
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I plugged these in, hooked one unit into my router, the other in to my daughter's blu ray player with some Ethernet leads.

I pressed the button on the bottom of both units for "between 3 and 8 seconds", dashing up the stairs to do this within 120 seconds.

I set windows media player 11 up as a DLNA server, restarted my pc, went up back stairs and my little girls DLNA blu ray player played Winx quite happily from my pc through the powerline.

Really easy to get this set up, the only issues I had was with the software that comes on the tiny cd supplied in the box. The utility program refuses to load on one pc and instantly crashes on my laptop. But I don't care as the powerline network is working, the kit is cheap and it is doing the job I want the kit to do..

As the cd is one of those tiny ones, some computer cd drives will not accept them, but all the drivers/ manuals are on the TP Link website and I found them with no trouble.

The instructions say don't use them with extension leads, but my daughter's room is childproof. The power to her tv is by an extension lead with a million cable clips holding it in place and I am not disturbing that. I used the extension lead in place, and my network seems to work just fine.

I did plug a powerline wifi extender into another extension lead and that has surge protection. It didn't work and I found out that one of my old extension leads has built in surge protection when I looked to see the problem!

The units are rated at 10 amps for the pass through socket.

The only way to reset one of these is through the software, and that is a problem as the software is rubbish so I knocked off a star for that. I am not going to complain about the rubbish English in the manuals as it is so bad it makes me laugh!
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