Summary: great product. i literally just plugged it into the wall socket and it blinked for a little bit before the lights went solid, and now i have my extenders on the other side of the house (purchased as a 3rd adapter). this replaced some old airlink powerline adapters that would emit a high pitched static-like noise non-stop. this gigabit adapter does not make a sound. i am so happy that everything worked so well, i'm lost for words.
Summary: I bought this item for use on wireless network devices that don't do well under wireless conditions, and where I don't have access to an Ethernet plug. This is a great device for running Ethernet signals, (miraculous to me), through household electrical wiring.
Summary: This information is for the TL-PA511 model which I purchased from a source outside of Amazon but I would imagine holds true regardless! As far as I can tell the only difference between the 511 and 411 model is that the 511 has a gigabit NIC, so if you have purchased the 411 model then the fastest speed you will get from it is 100 mbps due to the slower NIC.
Summary: For the past few years I have been cussing ROKU out of my own ignorance....Hard for me to admit because I always "thought" I was pretty tech savvy. Constant stutters, freezes etc on my ROKU boxes even using the best rated and fastest routers (I now have 6 of them), left me assuming it was either COX or ROKU that sucked. Turns out it was me, not them. Setup is not even any sort of set up.
Quick and easy setup and a stable network connection
Jennifer A. Ray, Amazon
21 July 2012
Summary: For years, I've networked my TiVo DVRs with TiVo's wireless adapters and they've worked well for transferring shows between the TiVo devices in my home. Last year, TiVo introduced a new feature that allows streaming shows between TiVos in your home. This is a big deal because some shows are now encrypted and can't be transferred from one device to another, but you can stream them.
Summary: The TP-LINK "AV500 Powerline Gigabit" adapters are a great way to extend an Ethernet connection in a large house where a wireless router will not work. We live in a very old Victorian house that has fairly thick walls so our 1st floor wireless router does not reach to the 3rd floor rooms, so we have used the older Netgear 200 Mbps Powerline adapters to address the problem in the past.
Summary: These work perfectly and had very easy setup. I got them working in about 5 minutes. I used them with another TP-Link power line set, the TL-WPA281. That way I can have multiple connections throughout the house. The speed is impressive. I have heard of other people having issues with getting other brand adapters to work, these were a breeze to set up and work right out of the box. If I need any more adapters, I will definitely get these.
Summary: I have one adapter plugged into my living room outlet behind my entertainment area and the other is in a separate building out in my backyard, the 'Shack', as it is known. This is easily a wire path of 250 feet or more. Guess what??? Plug and play! It works! Nothing to set up, just plug them in and in seconds it works! I am not getting the best throughput it is capable of, but that is because of the distance I am using these to cover.
Summary: This item is as described. In reading some of the other reviews, I believe the confusion is in the initial paring of the units. All I did was plug them into two different outlets in the same room (clearly they were on the same circuit) and paired them, I did not even bother to plug in any Ethernet cables. I then moved one unit near my router and the other unit to a distant bedroom, hooked up the Ethernet cables and everything worked as described.