Product Brief: TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit

Product Brief: TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit
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Not cheap, but the TP-Link AV500 Powerline Starter Kit works wonderfully and is a superior alternative to wireless around the house in most situations.

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$110 AUD
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One of the most important aspects of powerline networking kits is that they just work, straight out of the box.
 
The theory behind them is that they plug straight into a power point and bridge an ethernet connection. For all intents and purposes they appear to your hardware as part of the cable.
 
TP-Link’s AV500 kit comes with two such adapters, enough for one connection.
 
We tested them by replacing an existing set of powerline adapters, and found that they paired easily and we were soon up and running again.
 
Ultimately the speeds you’ll obtain from a powerline kit will be down to the vagaries of your home wiring, but we didn’t notice any slowdowns over the existing set of ‘gigabit’ powerline adapters we were using.
 
These aren’t a cheap solution, but they work wonderfully and are a superior alternative to wireless in most situations.

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