Summary: Overall i am happy with the product. It is, even though it does dc once in a while, the connection is relatively consistent compared to the wireless. Considering the range my pc is from the router, I am playing games without too much frustration. It is a big step-up from the wireless computer gaming, for sure. However, there are lots of other alternative Powerline adpaters. There would be one that performs well and does not disconnect once in a while like this one.
Pros: Good speed/ping while it is working, plug-and-play
Cons: random disconnection at least once/day., Does not occur that often (1 or 2 times per day) but when it does, it dc's for 1 minute. Usually It occurs during the nights and I would usually be surfing the web at this time so its not a big deal for me but for some it may be.
Great for remote locations or where there are lots of solid obstacles
Daniel H., Newegg
31 December 2013
Pros: This TP-Link adapter is quite useful for using on the edge or outside the range of a wireless AP. This adapter gives acceptable networking speeds while previous generations were way behind the times as far as connection speeds. The box states 200mbit speeds but that is only in full duplex mode since it only has a 10/100mbit RJ-45. The ability for this adapter to transmit over up to 300 meters, roughly 985 feet, of 110 wiring means that you can have a fairly large hous...
Cons: Only real downside I can think of is that it must be plugged into an unprotected outlet (not into a surge protector). This is cumbersome without running a longer LAN cord so it can reach the outlet since more often than not, the location of all the networking equipment or AV equipment on the other side is not near an outlet and should always be using a surge protector. Once it is setup though, it is in my opinion a flawless system.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews. great product, easy setup. it took me less than five minutes to set it up. I got speed that almost the same as hard wire connection. Very easy to setup. so far so good. I am happy with my purchase.
Pros: I have always been incredibly curious about these devices. A magical box that could turn your home power circuits into a network connection! I was delighted to find out that the experience was exactly as I had hoped!
Cons: None that I can think of. Wish I had bought them sooner!
Pros: Powerline adapters fill a niche between WiFi and Ethernet. Gigabit Ethernet provides consistantly high performance but requires CAT6 wiring which can be difficult to run in most houses. WiFI requires no wires at all but it's performance degrades quickly with each wall that it has to pass through and with total distance. In my house my 802.11AC router can only deliver a couple of megabits to the room that's farthest from the router. Siting in the middle are Powerline a...
Cons: Powerline adapters are half duplex devices. I ran bidirectional bandwidth tests in all of the same locations. As you can see in the table below, true Ethernet hardly degrades at all when operating with bidirectional traffic, whereas the TPLInk adapters degrade by nearly 50%.
Summary: My recommendation: Before you order these, investigate the wiring in your house, to make sure that you can connect them where you want them. If you find that you can't, then you'll likely want to spend a bit more to get a wireless setup, instead.
Pros: You can't beat the price, especially when they're on sale. I'm using my pair now, and they seem to be working quite well, with decent Internet speeds.
Cons: The main con isn't the fault of the device design, but rather an unfortunate side-effect of the way U.S. houses are wired. Part of my house is wired to one incoming "hot" leg, and the rest of the house is wired to the other incoming "hot" leg. These devices can only work when they're both plugged into outlets that use the same hot leg. So, I can only use mine when both devices are plugged into the same side of the house. If I take one to the other side of the house, I...