TP-Link TL-PA211KIT AV200 Nano 200Mbps Powerline Adapter - Twin Pack
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What This Product Does
TP-LINK's TL-PA211KIT powerline adapter takes advantage of your home's existing electrical wires to transfer data while simultaneously transferring traditional power. That means, with no additional wiring required, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure. With its miniature design, you'll enjoy the flexibility of plugging it anywhere in your home.
Miniature Design, Ultra-compact
With its new ultra-compact housing design, TL-PA211 is much smaller than TP-LINK's legacy mini 200Mbps Powerline Products. At just 28.5mm thick and with its high quality, elegant white shell, it nearly blends completely in front of any power outlet.
Up to 200Mbps, 300 Meters
With advanced HomePlug AV technology, TL-PA211KIT provides users with stable, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps on a line length of up to 300 meters. Together with its built-in powerful AES encryption, the TL-PA211KIT 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.
Reduces Power Consumption Up to 75%
The TL-PA211, a new-generation Powerline Adapter, with its practical design and sophisticated Power-Saving Mode consumes less power when compared with existing Powerline Adapters. When there is no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, it will automatically switch from its regular "Working" Mode to "Power-Saving" Mode that will reduce its energy consumption by up to 75%*.
*Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environmental factors
Pair Button for Easy Network Security
Simply by pushing the Pair button on the adapters, users can set up a hassle-free Powerline network within minutes, complete with 128-bit AES encryption for network security and data protection.
It's that simple.
*NOTE* - the two adapters need to be placed in the same electrical circle and not plug them into an extension lead.
You can download the User Quick Installation Guide following the link.
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Ethernet cable (RJ45) x 2
Quick Installation Guide
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Easy to set up and very reliable. The product description states that it can transmit up to a distance of 300 m. I previously could not get wireless broadband coverage into my garden office; this pair of TP Links has done the job perfectly.
Please note that this comes with 2 ethernet cables (1 m length) so no need to buy separate cables (...as i did!).
Both ends plugged into extension cables (surge protected) contrary to recommendations & on different mains circuits (in a 50 year old house with standard one double socket per room!)- no issues at all. Plugged in & paired on same circuit. Relocated to final positions, switched on & instant connection, no messing. Reported 'only' 100Mbs link but not tested actual download speeds, may get better if using wall sockets, who knows, but still a darn sight better than the 1Mbs I frequently got via wireless.
Minor gripe is size - due to nature of one of my power extension towers where the actual sockets are angled at 45deg it impacts on neighbouring sockets, but no big shakes!
Delivery was awesome too! Ordered on Monday night, advised delivery expected following Monday but arrived the Thursday before - just 3 days from order to delivery!!
For info: 1 metre cables included & Windows 7 compatible.
Delivery was great - less than 48 hours from placing the order.
I have a 20 year-old house, a desktop with Windows 7, a laptop with Windows 7, and an xbox.
As usual with units like this, I followed the documented instructions diligently.
24 hours later, having gone through the manual, the web site and Google several times, I was no further forward and very frustrated.
PLUG AND PLAY 0 OUT OF 10 for me.
I'd rung the 'help' line four times. It kept saying "We appreciate your call, but we're all busy now. Why don't you go to our website. If you require immediate, over the phone assistance, please try again later"!!! That summed it up. No deal - just recorded messages each time.
ACCESS TO HELP LINE 0 OUT OF 10.
One final phone call before I returned them to Amazon. It was answered! And a young lady from Thailand or the Phillipines solved my problem with an undocumented fix!
HELP LINE PERSONNEL 10 OUT OF 10.
You are provided with a utility program with the units. One of its functions is to do a factory reset on one of the devices. (This is as opposed to doing a physical reset directly on the device itself.) We did a computer-based reset on each unit in turn and, bingo! they became plug and play!
Edit 11 April 2012. Sorry the above might not be comprehensive, but see this from Comment 12 today.
I can't lay my hands on the disc or the manual at the moment (big mistake?), but I've just downloaded a copy of the user guide (...). As I said in my post, you must use the software provided on the disc which came with the units. Then I THINK that you use the RESET button on the MAIN tab.Read more ›
They weren't as plug and play as I'd hoped, but I am still awarding them 5 stars as TP-Link can't be held responsible for the state of my home mains power system, and I want this point to preface all the comments I make below. It may be I experienced these problems purely because of the way our houses' wiring is set up, but I just wanted to go through my issues in the hope that it will save someone tearing their hair out in future.
At first, no matter where I put the plugs they wouldn't connect by following the provided instructions.
In the end, this is what worked for me. I plugged both of them in to the same extension block near the router and plugged one ethernet cable into the router and one into my laptop, making sure both were on. I had the utility program supplied on the CD up and running on my laptop too, which tells you as soon as they are connected. At this stage, you should have the power and ethernet LEDs lit up green on both plugs.
They were virtually next to each other on the extension, so I pressed the pair buttons at the same time. Hold until the LEDs on both plugs blink off and then on again (about 8-10 seconds). Within a few seconds, the middle 'powerline' LED lit up on both plugs.
Then I unplugged the plug I wanted in my bedroom and quickly went to plug it in upstairs. Quickly. Once it was in and I'd hooked up the ethernet cable to my laptop, then all 3 LEDs lit up and I was connected.
My (uneducated) guess is that because of my mains wiring, the initial connection needed to be on sockets very close to each other.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased these originally for my XBOX consol. The WIFI was not as strong in our conservatory. These were excellent. I have no problems with internet connection. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Toonjedi
Unfortunately my tp links broke recently and I had to get replacements, however they did last 4 years and were constantly on for this period. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mr James E C Bint
Not too bad for the price. I'm using one pair to connect my modem that sits downstairs next to the phone socket to the router upstairs. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MS