Summary: This thing worked ok, the internet speeds were a little slow but may be because of my home wiring. However, they function erratically. Sometimes they would both sleep, most of the time only one would sleep (power saving mode) at any given time. When my computer would start up they would wake up about 30% of the time so I would have to reset them to get internet.
Summary: I bought this kit for use in a remote farm. I followed the setup instructions to a "T." It saw both devices when connected to a router and to a 2nd laptop. However, neither allowed connection to the internet despite using the cables provided with the kit and Cat5e from the router to a computer. I then tried a direct line from the original unit (Device 1) to the 1st computer. Again, no ability to connect, but I saw an indication that it offered 382Mbps capability.
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 internet speed is 40mps when I checked for speed I'm getting maximum 15mps thats mean freezing 3d content streaming.
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. Some non native English speaking support agent said they don't support Windows 8 with this product and would not assist me further. Waste of money and time.
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: 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 wireless. Also, the FAQ for this device states that devices such as washing machines and air conditioners can cause LOS and that such devices should "be avoided". What?
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. If you can, use a MoCA adapter instead.
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. I updated the firmware per the support instructions and it did not make any difference.