Summary: These adapters worked great in my 2-story town-home that was built in the 70's! My wireless router and cable modem are downstairs, but I needed a wired connection for a work-at-home PC upstairs in my bedroom. I've previously tried wireless range extenders, they worked....but barely. I read the reviews on these Power line Ethernet adapters and decided to try them out. From my ISP I'm getting 60 Mbps down and 12 Mbps up, upstairs on the opposite side of the house...
Excerpt: Does not perform as advertised. The room where the extension was placed was less than 100 feet from the base and the signal improvement was marginal at best (100 mbps at router, 38 at laptop.) Tech support says "it must be your house wiring." My house is not that old (20 years) where this should be an issue. Easy enough to install, etc. but not worth the time or money in my opinion. Maybe you get what you pay for.
I wish I knew about these little buggers years ago ...
1 October 2014
Summary: I wish I knew about these little buggers years ago. While connectivity sometimes does (seemingly) randomly dip out, forcing me to still rely on wifi, over all this is a huge improvement. I get speeds through the TP-Link that approach, if not equal, my internet speed when hooked up directly to the modem.
Summary: Almost as fast as a normal wired connection-way faster than my wifi connection at the other end of the house. EASY setup! Only problem is it goes into standby mode and when I turn on my TV amazon prime does not come up right away, have to wait several seconds for the connection to start before I hit the "amazon" button or it says no connection. I know...SEVERAL SECONDS! Its almost intolerable.
Summary: This product does not work consistently. The signal it transmits for streaming is sometimes very strong and many times very weak. This powerline adapter brand is not one that would be purchased again. I will try another brand of powerline adapter. It was a cheap price and I guess you get what you pay for.