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Enhanced 1000 Mbps Data Transfer Rates
HomePlug AV2 Compatible
2 x Gigabit LAN Ports
802.11ac Wi-Fi Connectivity
2 x Amplified Antennas
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This is a YMMV device. If you have good wiring with all proper grounds and everything to the circuit breaker is good. This device works well. If you don't have good wiring it gets progressively worse.

If you're having trouble with these kinds of devices. You may need a 3rd unit to plug in near your circuit breaker even if there is nothing to use on it. So the Data Travel distance is cut down between nodes.

AV2000 is better then AV1000 etc. Because it uses more frequencies to attempt at a higher speed connection. So it bonds connections together. Even if the net result it 50Mbps vs the theoretical 2000Mbps. You still get a connection. Where as a AV500 or AV1000 would have even less or no connection because it's not trying as hard.

These devices are AV1000 class. But at $40 bucks it's half price right now.
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I was looking for a Powerline deal. This seems like a great one. Thanks! Now, just need 1 cheap thing to add to get that free expedited shipping lol.
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How do these work. Do you plug one of them into the wall near your router via ethernet and then plug the other one anywhere else in the house?
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How do these work. Do you plug one of them into the wall near your router via ethernet and then plug the other one anywhere else in the house?
Yep. I have a Netgear one and it's been working great. Super easy way to get better wifi coverage in areas far away from your router.
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Yep. I have a Netgear one and it's been working great. Super easy way to get better wifi coverage in areas far away from your router.
So do these work wirelessly like a WiFi Extender or do they use your power cables or both? I have a spot in my house that doesn't get coverage even with a WiFi Extender, will this do the trick?
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So do these work wirelessly like a WiFi Extender or do they use your power cables or both? I have a spot in my house that doesn't get coverage even with a WiFi Extender, will this do the trick?
They basically turn your power lines into ethernet cables from what I understand (not really, but same effect). So they will work even if you put the adapter in a dead spot. They will create their own separate network, so you'll just have to switch devices by the second adapter to that network. There supposedly is a way to just use them as extenders by cloning your existing wifi, but I haven't bothered trying to do that.
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Will I have to connect to a different network if I connect to this thing, or will this just extend my current network.
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I had a WiFi dead zone in one of the houses and bought this exact product to try and provide signal to a couple of bedrooms. At first I had intermittent signal and slow throughput, and it got worse from there.

Save your $.
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So do these work wirelessly like a WiFi Extender or do they use your power cables or both? I have a spot in my house that doesn't get coverage even with a WiFi Extender, will this do the trick?
This is a YMMV device. If you have good wiring with all proper grounds and everything to the circuit breaker is good. This device works well. If you don't have good wiring it gets progressively worse.

If you're having trouble with these kinds of devices. You may need a 3rd unit to plug in near your circuit breaker even if there is nothing to use on it. So the Data Travel distance is cut down between nodes.

AV2000 is better then AV1000 etc. Because it uses more frequencies to attempt at a higher speed connection. So it bonds connections together. Even if the net result it 50Mbps vs the theoretical 2000Mbps. You still get a connection. Where as a AV500 or AV1000 would have even less or no connection because it's not trying as hard.

These devices are AV1000 class. But at $40 bucks it's half price right now.
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I had a WiFi dead zone in one of the houses and bought this exact product to try and provide signal to a couple of bedrooms. At first I had intermittent signal and slow throughput, and it got worse from there.

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You need to try different outlets if possible, they can be finicky. For example they don't like being near 240v lines so if the cable supplying your outlet goes near big appliances like a dryer or something, you'll get interference.
I've plugged into one outlet that kept overloading the circuit and flipping the breaker, moved it to an outlet 10' away and it worked great.
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i tried this adapter just last week and it didnt workout too well for me.

had one end plugged into a wall outlet downstair by the stairs/and my pc is upstair about 10 steps up. i was topped out at 100mbps and i have the fios gigabit connection. and yes i have replaced all cables to new cat 6 so i ruled that out. i then moved my whole pc downstair and test it, topped out about 250-300 when both adpater is like 3 ft away. returned it and ran cables striaght from modem to pc and gets constant 700+.
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It's definitely YMMV. I bought this same model last time it was on sale. I've used powerline connections in my house before, but this didn't work for me. I spent a day trying to get it to connect between two outlets that I know both go thru the only breaker box in my house. No go.
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I'm mainly interested in having Ethernet connections far away from my router. Will this do the trick? How does it work and how is it different from a regular extender. Sorry I have been reading description and comments and still am unclear. Thanks.
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