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sr71 02-07-2013 04:31 AM

TP-LINK TL-PA411KIT AV500 Mini Powerline Adapter Starter Kit $45AC@Newegg
 
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$44.99 [newegg.com]
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EMCXVXN59

ladnick 02-07-2013 06:53 AM

Hi,
Any one has any experience using this unit? I am in the market for a 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit.
Thanks

shippy 02-07-2013 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladnick (Post 57425988)
Hi,
Any one has any experience using this unit? I am in the market for a 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit.
Thanks

Got these for $40 on Black Friday 2012 and they are working great to stream HD video & HDTV through my 1958 house.

nxsfan 02-07-2013 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladnick (Post 57425988)
Hi,
Any one has any experience using this unit? I am in the market for a 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit.
Thanks

I upgraded from good quality Trendnet 200mbs adapters to these. Using these I can finally stream all my BD backups to my media centers. I jumped from around ~4MB/s to ~8MB/s.

ladnick 02-07-2013 07:29 AM

Thanks guys
I was concerned about their life spans of these puppies as I have heard that these get very hot and the throughput goes down (or the unit gets damaged).
Do you guys keep it on 24/7/365 or turn them ON when needed?
Thanks

LiquidRetro 02-07-2013 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladnick (Post 57425988)
Hi,
Any one has any experience using this unit? I am in the market for a 500 Mbps powerline adapter kit.
Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by shippy (Post 57426086)
Got these for $40 on Black Friday 2012 and they are working great to stream HD video & HDTV through my 1958 house.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladnick (Post 57426868)
Thanks guys
I was concerned about their life spans of these puppies as I have heard that these get very hot and the throughput goes down (or the unit gets damaged).
Do you guys keep it on 24/7/365 or turn them ON when needed?
Thanks

I also picked these up on Black Friday weekend. I am impressed with them. While I don't get anything near the advertised speed this is to be expected. They are faster than the N Wifi I had and was using to try and stream video from a Plex server to a Roku. In the past electrical noise has been the death of these and performance (IE turn on the microwave and watch speeds die). When I got them I tested them hard and could not stop my movie from streaming. I turned on/off lights, microwave, oven, blender, Dyson, garage door, AC, Noisy LED strip, and more.

Mine might get warm if that but not hot. I leave them plugged in all the time because I want network connectivity on my devices all the time. Power use is quite small. In the summer if we have a really bad thunderstorm on the way I will probably unplug them (Switching computer to wifi) since since you can't protect them with a UPS or surge protector.

jbstrom 02-07-2013 07:49 AM

A while back I was looking at something like this that had 4 ports on one of the transceivers. Can a cheap $10 switch work on the end of one of these or can it be only one device plugged into it?

I'm trying to get my two office computers upstairs off of my way crowded 54g wireless.

Sweetnesz 02-07-2013 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by jbstrom (Post 57427348)
A while back I was looking at something like this that had 4 ports on one of the transceivers. Can a cheap $10 switch work on the end of one of these or can it be only one device plugged into it?

I'm trying to get my two office computers upstairs off of my way crowded 54g wireless.

Yes a switch will work with these

shippy 02-07-2013 08:22 AM

In for another pair. This saves me the time, effort & $$$ to wire my home with Cat6 (which I would really love to do).

Allthesame 02-07-2013 08:26 AM

In for one kit. Had a pair of Netgear XAV2001 and pair of TL-PA211. Lightning strike two days ago seems to have taken out one of the XAV2001. Great timing, thanks Newegg and OP.

brygx 02-07-2013 08:30 AM

The newer "nano" version is only $10 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833704165

Any comparisons?

Wildpir8 02-07-2013 08:30 AM

Hate seeing 10/100 ethernet ports on 500Mbps units.

Allthesame 02-07-2013 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brygx (Post 57428366)
The newer "nano" version is only $10 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833704165

Any comparisons?

Mine adapters are in a location that is not visible, so smaller size for $10 more is not the better deal.

Wildpir8 02-07-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brygx (Post 57428366)
The newer "nano" version is only $10 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6833704165

Any comparisons?

This is a better deal for $10 more. [newegg.com] Gigabit ethernet ports.

ladnick 02-07-2013 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildpir8 (Post 57428666)

is it because of Gigabit Adapter?
Does it really impact that much? Sorry if my question is silly

Allthesame 02-07-2013 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildpir8 (Post 57428666)

You are correct about the gigabit ports but then need to submit a $5.00 rebate.

Wildpir8 02-07-2013 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Allthesame (Post 57428988)
You are correct about the gigabit ports.

"10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port"

soobaerodude 02-07-2013 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ladnick (Post 57428948)
is it because of Gigabit Adapter?
Does it really impact that much? Sorry if my question is silly

Here's a throughput chart for various powerline adapters [smallnetbuilder.com]

The Powerline 500 adapters with gigabit ports average 82mbps while Powerline 500 with 10/100 average 54mbps

niczon 02-07-2013 09:47 AM

I love these things for the reliable LAN, but I cannot for the life of me understand why they don't add a pass-through plug for these devices as a matter of course. Since these must go into the wall, they suck up a perfectly good socket (sometimes both plugs if they are badly designed) which means I now have to run my APC protecter through another socket, or add something that should not be on the APC (like a desk lamp) through the APC.

All the ones with pass-through plugs always seem way more expensive.

ladnick 02-07-2013 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soobaerodude (Post 57429594)
Here's a throughput chart for various powerline adapters [smallnetbuilder.com]

The Powerline 500 adapters with gigabit ports average 82mbps while Powerline adapters with 10/100 average 54mbps

Thanks that's some great info

zonedguy 02-07-2013 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niczon (Post 57430390)
I love these things for the reliable LAN, but I cannot for the life of me understand why they don't add a pass-through plug for these devices as a matter of course. Since these must go into the wall, they suck up a perfectly good socket (sometimes both plugs if they are badly designed) which means I now have to run my APC protecter through another socket, or add something that should not be on the APC (like a desk lamp) through the APC.

All the ones with pass-through plugs always seem way more expensive.

I have the same complaint about most powerline adapters. I've used these pass-through extension cords to combat this situation with fantastic success in the homes of three relatives: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...hs_product

Tweak42 02-07-2013 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niczon (Post 57430390)
I love these things for the reliable LAN, but I cannot for the life of me understand why they don't add a pass-through plug for these devices as a matter of course. Since these must go into the wall, they suck up a perfectly good socket (sometimes both plugs if they are badly designed) which means I now have to run my APC protecter through another socket, or add something that should not be on the APC (like a desk lamp) through the APC.

All the ones with pass-through plugs always seem way more expensive.

I have read a few complaints about passthru models downside that over drawing current by appliance connected can cause the powerline adapter to shutdown.

bndrpa 02-07-2013 10:51 AM

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Allthesame 02-07-2013 10:57 AM

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Originally Posted by bndrpa (Post 57431908)
Is this dead? Showing $64.99 for me.

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bndrpa 02-07-2013 11:06 AM

I did not. I did not see the coupon in the thread. Using the slickdeals app I think I am missing the original post as the first post visible is in the middle of the thread??

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Allthesame 02-07-2013 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by bndrpa (Post 57432246)
I did not. I did not see the coupon in the thread. Using the slickdeals app I think I am missing the original post as the first post visible is in the middle of the thread??

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OK, I assume the coupon is still working and sometimes I think they might not accept if you did not get the email with the coupon. When I signed up for a new account it had a message about the coupon working if I agreed to receive future email notices.

jasoncwlee 02-07-2013 12:03 PM

TP-Link tends to failed after 1 year. I have 3 and 2 failed. The capacitor was blown, lazy to replace the capacitor so I switch to ZyXEL. See part1 [kphonline.co.uk] and part 2 [kphonline.co.uk]

wind&salsa 02-08-2013 09:33 AM

I want to help a friend improve her existing wifi range, where she has cable modem to a modem in a small cottage office 6-10 ft away from main house. There's a dedicated extender/repeater in the house's hallway near a room facing the cottage. That room has the best coverage of the main house. However, the rest of the house has wireless (dis)connection issues from various devices. I am aware of various factors that can affect wifi coverage. The cottage is a home office, and would want internet line to remain there. But, I have not yet done any visual evaluation.

Is there a good chance that plugging the extender onto such a powerline would significantly improve the range? Thanks


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