From what I have read this seems to work better in newer houses
M. Parsons "M", Amazon
3 November 2014
Summary: Have not been able to get these to work. I found via google it can vary by your houses wiring. I live in a house built in 1968 with aluminum wiring. I am switching over to copper pigtails soon, but I don't know if that will make any difference.
Summary: The adapter would routinely disconnect and not fix itself until unplugged and plugged back in. Upgrading the firmware bricked the device and tp-link support refuses to replace it. Never buying from this company again.
Summary: Great idea. Worked out of the box all over my house. A couple weeks in it started dropping the connection. A month in it would not hold. All green lights and now no connection at all. 1.5 month life span is not satisfactory for me.
Summary: Like most, I've been trying powerline adapters to avoid running ethernet in the house. I'm running Apple TV as well as a cablecard to a Ceton setup w/ 3 extenders. I tried the TPlink adapters and had consistent issues with them dropping connection to one another.
Summary: Performance degraded tremendously when the adapters were on different circuits. Within the same room, I easily got 50Mbps between the two adapters. As soon as I moved one of the adapters to another room on a different floor, performance dropped below 5Mbps. So disappointing.
Summary: If you cross power line phases with this device, the performance is astoundingly low (15Mbps). Wireless is MUCH better than this thing in that case. This essentially means that you are limited to finding outlets that are on the same phase or you may as well toss this thing in the trash and use...
Summary: Does not perform as intended within 25ft to 75ft. House was built in 2009. Tried and tested mutliple plugs and peak performance was about 25megabits. When I attempted to get support for the device from TP Link.
Summary: product isn't bad but customer support is the worst ever ... they don't pick up ..... and if you do get through you wont be able to understand anyone because they speak the worst English ever ....
Summary: First of all my model is the top TL-PA511 AV500 with gigabit ,but just a waste.I'm IT specialist and familier to switches ,hubs and networks.And my home to use that item is a small place .Nearly I tried all the plugs at my home to find the green light which means reception is good.And my cable...